Senator Mike Lee: Supreme Court Must Overturn Roe v. Wade and Protect “Pre-Born Human Life”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 2, 2022   |   9:27AM   |   Washington, DC

Senator Mike Lee of Utah has been a solid pro-life advocate for years in the United States Senate and, over the weekend, he headlined the Utah County Republican Women banquet. During the event he talked about a number of political issues but said the nation’s highest court should overturn Roe v. Wade.

Much of his talk focused on the Supreme Court ruling which ushered in an era of abortion on demand and has killed 63 million babies.

Lee said the Supreme Court should reverse Roe so there can be protection for “pre-born human life” under the Constitution.

But the senator also said overturning the radical abortion case would empower women by helping them find legitimate pregnancy help and support and alternatives to abortion. And he said it would finally allow people a voice in the abortion debate — which has been dominated by the courts for decades.

“It’s going to re-empower you,” he said. “Not just citizens generally, but Utah County Republican Women. It will put you back in the driver’s seat on what it means to operate a government properly. No longer will this undebatable matter be kept on debate. It will now be front and center.”

That could happen as soon as next month in the Supreme Court ruling in the Dobbs case. In the Dobbs case, Mississippi lawyers asked the high court to overturn Roe or, at the very least, allow states to protect unborn babies from abortion by 15 weeks, as most other countries do.

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The Wall Street Journal published a strong editorial Tuesday urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow voters to protect unborn babies’ lives again. In that editorial, WSJ wondered if Roberts wasn’t trying to peel away one of the conservative justices to deny a majority to the group that would favor overturning Roe.

The newspaper editors said the court has an excellent opportunity through the Mississippi case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health to correct its 1973 abortion ruling and restore the contentious issue to the people.

“This is the moment for the Justices to turn the issue over to the voters,” the editors wrote.

Since 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds, perhaps thousands, of mothers have died in supposedly “safe, legal” abortions. If Roe is overturned, researchers predict more than half of states would strongly restrict or ban abortions and hundreds of thousands of unborn babies’ lives would be saved from abortion every year.