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Wrong in 1973,“The Supreme Court now has the chance to correct its mistakes”

by | Dec 8, 2021

Editor’s note. Many pro-life Republican gave floor speeches in response to oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case heard by the Supreme Court regarding the Mississippi law that protects unborn babies after the 15th week. We will repost two a day.

Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR). Madam Speaker, the first unalienable right named in the Declaration of Independence is the right to life. The Preamble of the Constitution further built the framework for this most fundamental liberty. ‘‘We, the people . . . in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity’’—none of which can truly be accomplished when the law allows the murder of unborn children. 

The Supreme Court got this wrong in 1973 and now has the chance to correct its mistakes and uphold the constitutional right to life. It is absurd to argue, as the plaintiff in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization does, that our founding document can be used to prevent duly-elected State legislators from protecting life. The Supreme Court must right this wrong. Our Nation should never put an unwritten right to privacy before the enumerated right to life.

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