Washington D.C., May 6, 2022 / 15:56 pm
If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the case that legalized abortion nationwide in 1973, the leader of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus says it will be an answer to prayer.
“I think many of us didn't think we’d lived to see the day, perhaps, when the United States Supreme Court would overturn Roe v. Wade,” Sen. Steve Daines, the founder and chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, told CNA. If the decision stands, “this is the answer, I think, to the prayers of so many millions and millions who have prayed vigilantly for this moment.”
The Montana Republican’s comments came following the leak of a draft opinion Monday night of the Supreme Court case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Mississippi abortion case directly challenges Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which upheld Roe in 1992. If the draft, which the Supreme Court confirmed is authentic, accurately represents the court’s final decision, the issue of abortion will be up to each individual state.
“This is a moment to right historic injustice, to reverse what was a terrible opinion by the 1973 Supreme Court,” he said. “This will be a fundamental transfer of power — assuming the decision holds up — from the courts back to the American people and elected officials, and that's where it belongs.”