Rubio Spearheads Resolution Celebrating Anniversary of SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v Wade

Rubio Spearheads Resolution Celebrating Anniversary of SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v Wade

Mateo Guillamont
Mateo Guillamont
June 19, 2024

Senate Republicans have filed a resolution in anticipation of the two-year anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade in Dobbs v Jackson.

US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) led the resolution, which celebrates SCOTUS’ Dobbs ruling.

“I will always support the sanctity of life,” said Rubio. “This anniversary serves as a time to celebrate the great work that has been achieved by the pro-life movement and reaffirm our commitment to support families and protect the unborn.”

Over a dozen senators joined Rubio’s resolution, which outlines their commitment “to protecting the unalienable right to life and guarding unborn lives against lethal violence.”

In Dobbs, SCOTUS proclaimed “the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion,” and returned the right to regulate abortion back to the states.

Since then, many states have enacted laws protecting the unborn at earlier stages of life than was possible under the Roe regime.

States such as Alabama, Florida, Idaho, and Indiana all enacted pro-life laws almost immediately after Dobbs was published.

Other states, such as California, Michigan, and Vermont, responded to Dobbs by amending their constitutions to include the right to an abortion.

Last year, the anniversary of Dobbs was harnessed by Republican and Democrats alike to mobilize voters.

Since the landmark decision, Democrats have galvanized Democrat voters by foreshadowing the potentiality of further abortion regulation.

Conversely, Republicans have largely used Dobbs to attract pro-life voters.

Nonetheless, there has been hesitancy from the Republicans, especially on the national stage, to fully articulate the party’s abortion principles that will guide policy decisions.

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Mateo Guillamont

Mateo Guillamont

Mateo is a Miami-based political reporter covering national and local politics

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