State Sen. Liz Brown (R-Fort Wayne) made the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court released its highly-anticipated Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision:
STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2022) – “Today, the U.S. Supreme Court gave us the decision we've all been anticipating a decision overturning Roe v. Wade and allowing states to protect life.
"When I stood outside of the Supreme Court on Dec. 1 during the oral arguments for Dobbs, there was hope in the air. Hope that after fifty years of abortion on-demand, without limits, we could finally turn a new page. Today begins a new chapter in our nation’s history.
“By overturning Roe, the justices are returning abortion policymaking to the states. Hoosier elected officials are better positioned to set abortion policy than unelected judges, as we are answerable to voters and they are not.
“As someone who strongly believes in the sanctity of life, I regret unborn babies will continue losing their lives in states with liberal abortion laws. In Indiana, we affirm the dignity of mother and child. We must seize this opportunity to empower women and protect unborn human life. This spring, 100 Hoosier legislators wrote Gov. Holcomb calling for a special session should the Supreme Court send abortion policymaking back to the states. With this ruling, we must act immediately in the upcoming special session.
“It is our duty to empower women, affirm life and protect the smallest among us.”