Former Congressman and businessman Jim Renacci on Friday celebrated a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that reversed Roe v. Wade.
Because of the decision, abortion laws will now be left to individual states—rather than a mandate that abortion is a constitutional right.
“We end this opinion where we began. Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion.
In celebrating the decision from the Court, Renacci called on leaders of the state to take action to further protect the lives of the unborn.
“The Pro Life Community and I are thrilled to see the ruling handed down by the United States Supreme Court today overturning ROE vs WADE. The vast majority of Americans have been waiting for decades for this day,” Renacci said in an emailed statement. “On January 22, 1973, the SCOTUS clearly legislated from the bench. Now, abortion legislation is returned where it belongs, to the states. 49 years and 60 million deaths of unborn children later, the Supreme Court rights a wrong. It is time for Ohio to step up and make this state one that protects life.”
“As a Christian, a Catholic, Father and Grandfather, nothing is more important than the sanctity of life. ”
In light of the ruling, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost quickly filed a motion to end an injunction that blocked a six-week ban on abortion. Originally, the law that was passed by the state legislature was blocked due to Roe v Wade. However, because that case is overturned, the judicial system could now allow the six-week ban to be implemented.
BREAKING: We filed a motion in federal court moments ago to dissolve the injunction against Ohio’s Heartbeat Law, which had been based on the the now-overruled precedents of Roe and Casey. pic.twitter.com/4TTYv8jeU2
— Attorney General Dave Yost (@DaveYostOH) June 24, 2022
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