House Republicans have introduced a Congressional resolution to declare June “Month of Life” to celebrate the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. With the nation;s highest court finally, after nearly 50 years, giving the states the ability to protect babies from abortion, there is great reason for celebration.
West Virginia Republican Congresswoman Carol Miller introduced the resolution, according to Fox News.
The resolution, which 46 of Miller’s colleagues have co-signed, establishes that the “right to life” is one of the founding principles of the United States and that a right to terminate a pregnancy does not exist anywhere within the pages of the Constitution, whereas the rights of states do and “should be respected and supported.”
The document highlights the role of scientific and medical technology in “demonstrating the humanity of the unborn child” and supports tasking states with providing ‘necessary resources’ to women and families experiencing unplanned pregnancies so that they can find “life-affirming alternatives” to abortion.
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In a statement provided to Fox News Digital, Rep. Miller, a grandmother of seven, said she knows “the joy that children bring to a family” and celebrates the United States’ highest court’s decision for reaffirming that “all children, no matter their age, should be cherished.”
Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., signed the resolution as well.
“As a new mom, I know there is nothing more extraordinary than the miracle of life. Hearing Sam’s heartbeat for the first time was the greatest blessing and gift for our family,” Rep. Stefanik told Fox News Digital. “This June, we celebrated the historic Supreme Court ruling that will save countless lives, and this resolution is a reminder of our commitment to defend the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for every American.”
Although the resolution won’t be approved in a Democrat House run by abortion activist Nancy Pelosi, introducing it now and building support for it during the next session of Congress would go a long way towards getting it approved if and win Republicans win back the House in November.
As LifeNews reported, the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, with a 6-3 majority ruling in the Dobbs case that “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion” — allowing states to ban abortions and protect unborn babies. The high court also ruled 6-3 uphold the Mississippi 15-week abortion ban so states can further limit abortions and to get rid of the false viability standard.
Chief Justice John Roberts technically voted for the judgment but, in his concurring opinion, disagreed with the reasoning and said he wanted to keep abortions legal but with a new standard.
Texas and Oklahoma had banned abortions before Roe was overturned and Missouri became the first state after Roe to protect babies from abortions and South Dakota became the 2nd. Then Arkansas became the third state protecting babies from abortions and Kentucky became the 4th and Louisiana became the 5th and Ohio became the 6th and Utah became the 7th and Oklahoma became the 8th and Alabama became the 9th. This week, Mississippi became the 10th and South Carolina became the 11th,Texas became the 12th with its pre-Roe law and Tennessee became the 13th.
Michigan, Wisconsin and West Virginia have old pro-life laws on the books but there is question about whether they are applicable and will be enforced.
Ultimately, as many as 26 states could immediately or quickly ban abortions and protect babies from certain death for the first time in nearly 50 years.
The 13 total states with trigger laws that would effectively ban all or most abortions are: Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
“Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Alito wrote.
“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences,” Alito wrote. “And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”
This is a landmark day for the Pro-Life movement and our entire nation. After staining the moral fabric of our country for nearly 50 years, Roe v. Wade is no more.
Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer authored a joint dissent condemning the decision as enabling states to enact “draconian” restrictions on women.