Following are a few reactions to Friday’s historic U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson. The ruling overturned both the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and the 1992 decision in …
Following are a few reactions to Friday’s historic U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson. The ruling overturned both the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and the 1992 decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey:
“The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson is a victory for the rule of law.
“I’m not talking so much about the opinion itself. I’m talking about the Supreme Court majority’s demonstration that it will do what it thinks is right despite unprecedented pressure from the media, from Democrats in Congress, from ‘activist’ groups and even from angry mobs and attempted assassins who show up at their homes. …
“Extremist rhetoric — of the sort that’s called ‘hate’ when it comes from the right and ‘passion for justice’ when it comes from the left — raised the temperature to the point where a would-be assassin actually showed up at Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house. … Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., even threatened Kavanaugh and other conservative justices that they would ‘pay the price’ for overturning Roe. … [T]he way this case has been handled by the political class says bad things about the political class — and about the state of our nation.”
— New York Post columnist Glenn H. Reynolds
“For 50 years, women have relied on their constitutional right to make their own medical decisions, but today that right has been tragically ripped away. That means it’s now up to the states to determine whether women get reproductive health care, and in North Carolina they still can.
“I will continue to trust women to make their own medical decisions as we fight to keep politicians out of the doctor’s exam room.”
— Gov. Roy Cooper
“I am overjoyed with the decision. … for decades we have been praying for a day like today and it is finally here. I have experienced the pain of abortion in my own life and know the long-term effects it can have on families. … This opinion gives control over abortion back to the states — where it rightfully belongs.”
— Lieutenant Gov. Mark Robinson
“Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court is a historic victory for the millions of Americans who believe that every life is precious and deserves protection. And it is a victory for the millions of unborn children who may now realize the most fundamental of all human rights, the right to life.”
– Ted Budd, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate
“The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is wrong and dangerous. … This decision completely dismantles our constitutionally right to make decisions for our own bodies and families without government interference.”
– Cheri Beasley, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate
“Today’s ruling is monumental for the sanctity of life. With the overturning of Roe & Casey, America can once again claim to be a moral leader throughout the world.”
— Bo Hines, Republican candidate, North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District
“I’m angry. This decision to overturn decades of judicial precedent will strip away a woman’s right to privacy and to make her own healthcare decisions. The government has no business getting between a woman and her doctor in that decision-making process.”
— Wiley Nickel, Democratic candidate, North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District
“It is no exaggeration to say that ‘Roe is on the ballot.’ …
What happens next will be up to Congress and the state legislature. Rarely has a vote had more direct consequence. Know where candidates stand. Don’t let others speak for you at the ballot box.
See you at the polls.”
— Capital Broadcasting Company (owner of WRAL TV in Raleigh)