The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the longstanding 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling.
The ruling was expected after a Supreme Court memo was leaked, where Justice Samuel Alito penned the argument to abolish the ruling.
The Court’s decision in the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that would allow the state of Mississippi to put in place a 15-week abortion ban, like the one recently signed into law in Florida, was the stroke that banned abortion.
While pro-Life advocates and Conservative Republicans rejoiced, pro-Choice, pro-abortion activists, and elected officials dressed down the Supreme Court decision and the Trump-appointed justices that helped overturn the landmark abortion ruling some 49 years ago.
Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is arguably one of the state’s loudest proponents of a woman’s right to choose, posted a scathing rebuke to the ruling on social media, calling the ruling “repulsive” and “immoral.”
Rep. Wasserman Schultz said several years ago that abortion would be abolished.
“An extremist Supreme Court majority just turned women’s bodies into government property, forcing pregnancy onto millions of women who now face horrific medical, financial, and emotional harm,” said Rep. Wasserman Schultz. “It’s a repulsive, immoral decision that erodes women’s constitutional and human rights and shows just how far out of step extremist Republicans and their judicial picks are with most Americans.”
Progressive State Representative Anna Eskamani tweeted that the Supreme Court ruling was a “devastating blow to our collective freedom as women and Americans. And it follows a clear and consistent Republican effort to end the right to abortions.”
Eskamani added, “Abortion is about freedom, options, self-determination, and a free society. This SCOTUS decision completely strips us of our collective freedoms, taking away our power to control our personal decisions and handing it over to politicians”
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried also asserted her support or abortion rights while at the same time taking a jab at her primary opponent, Rep. Charlie Crist, who as a Republican, was pro-life.
As was to be expected, Republican lawmakers were ecstatic over the Supreme Court decision.
Here is what a few of them said after the ruling came down:
“Today’s decision, which is the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation, along with other decisions that have been announced recently, were only made possible because I delivered everything as promised, including nominating and getting three highly respected and strong Constitutionalists confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. It was my great honor to do so! I did not cave to the Radical Left Democrats, their partners in the Fake News Media, or the RINOs who are likewise the true, but silent, enemy of the people. These major Victories prove that even though the Radical Left is doing everything in their power to destroy our Country, your Rights are being protected, the Country is being defended, and there is still hope and time to Save America! I will never stop fighting for the Great People of our Nation!”—President Donald Trump
"The monumental news in Dobbs v. Jackson is historic. Since the founding of our nation, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have been key tenets in the United States, and today's news has solidified our most basic right—the right to life. For the most vulnerable among us, this decision affirms the undeniable value of life and the protection and respect for all unborn children. This is a historic day. Life wins!"—Rep. Kat Cammack
“The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will protect millions of innocent babies. Right now, I’m at the Supreme Court for this huge victory for the sanctity of life!”—Rep. Brian Mast
“Todays decision means that the laws regarding abortion in your state will now be decided by elected legislators in your state.”—Senator Marco Rubio
Law enforcement agencies across the country expect violent riots to break out as result of the Court decision.