STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – In a 6-3 ruling announced today, the United States Supreme Court overturned its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, effectively ending recognition of a constitutional right to abortion, and returning the power and authority to allow, limit, or ban abortion back to individual states.
Justice Alito wrote the majority opinion saying, “We end this opinion where we began. 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.”
“The opinion also reinforces the power of “states’ rights” and both the Ninth and Tenth Amendments,” said State Representative Mark Finchem. “I am overjoyed that the Court vacated what was essentially a bad opinion from 1973 that has since cost over 60 million babies to be killed in their mother’s wombs. Today, the Court provided a window of opportunity for the People to understand their reasoning, detailing five reasons why Roe and Casey should be overruled: ‘the nature of their error, the quality of their reasoning, the “workability” of the rules they imposed on the country, their disruptive effect on other areas of the law, and the absence of concrete reliance.’”
Mark Finchem is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives serving Legislative District 11, which includes portions of Pima and Pinal Counties. Follow him on Twitter at @RealMarkFinchem.
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“Arizona Representative and candidate for Arizona Secretary of State, Mark Finchem released his thoughts on today’s SCOTUS action regarding Roe v. Wade. Finchem agrees with the court’s decision and believes that the issue of abortion is where it belongs, with the states.”