Lisa Murkowski Celebrates Roe vs. Wade Decision That Has Killed 63 Million Babies in Abortions

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Feb 23, 2022   |   12:33PM   |   Washington, DC

Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski told reporters Tuesday that she is worried about Roe v. Wade being overturned this year.

The Alaska lawmaker is one of two pro-abortion Republicans in the U.S. Senate, and she is running for re-election this fall.

On Tuesday, after speaking to the Alaska Legislature, Murkowski told reporters that she is “concerned” that the U.S. Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade through a Mississippi case this summer, according to the AP.

In the case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, Mississippi asked the high court to allow states to protect unborn babies by banning abortions at the very least after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Murkowski said the Mississippi case and other decisions by the court recently “are causing concern for those of us who have said that Roe v. Wade was rightly decided,” according to the report.

Since 1973, Roe has forced states to legalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions up to viability and allows abortions without limits up to birth. The ruling resulted in more than 63.5 million unborn babies being killed in “safe, legal” abortions.

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Murkowski said she respects “a woman’s right to control her choice with reproductive health; that is not without limitation, however, and I have also made that clear. So we are all watching with great interest the direction that the court may take.”

The Alaska senator has a mixed voting record on abortion. According to the National Right to Life Committee, she supports the Hyde Amendment, which bans taxpayer funding for abortions, but she recently opposed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would protect late-term unborn babies by banning abortions after 20 weeks.

Murkowski’s primary opponent, Republican Kelly Tshibaka, is pro-life and has received endorsements from state Republican Party leaders, according to the report.

If the Supreme Court gets rid of Roe, the Guttmacher Institute estimates 26 states “are certain or likely to ban abortions.” And researchers estimated that abortion numbers would drop by about 120,000 in the first year and potentially even more in subsequent years if the high court allows states to ban abortions again.

A ruling on the Mississippi case is likely in June.