Former Vice President Mike Pence praised the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the historic abortion rights case Roe v. Wade on Friday, saying the Supreme Court “corrected a historic error” in its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization.
Pence, who has staked his career in extreme opposition to abortion rights, was one of the first prominent Republicans to mark Friday’s decision, which also overturned Rowe’s “Casey is against family planning” decision.
“By returning the issue of abortion to the states and the people, the Supreme Court corrected a historical error and upheld the right of the American people to self-government at the state level in accordance with their values and aspirations,” Pence said. says in the statement.
While Friday’s decision would almost immediately ban or severely restrict abortion procedures in at least 22 states, Pence pushed for further nationwide action.
“Now that the case of Roe v. Wade has been consigned to the dustbin of history, a new arena has emerged in the cause of protecting life, and all who cherish the sanctity of life must decide that we will stand up for the unborn and support women in pregnancy crisis centers in every state of America. ‘ Pence wrote. “Having been given a second chance at life, we must not rest and must not give up until the sanctity of life has been restored at the center of American law in every state of the country.”
While serving as a deputy to former President Donald Trump, Pence has advocated for more conservative judges in court. He openly criticized Chief Justice John Roberts as “a disappointment to conservatives” and called on Republican voters to go to the polls in the 2020 election to secure an even stronger Conservative majority on the court.
Although Trump served only one term, he still managed to appoint three right-wing judges to the court: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. All three agreed with the majority opinion of Judge Samuel Alito in Dobbs, as did Clarence Thomas. (Roberts agreed with the decision, but did not join Alito’s opinion.)
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