Friday, June 24, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For Interviews Contact: [email protected] 407-251-5130
U.S. Supreme Court Rules
Roe vs Wade is No More. Final Answer.
“We hold Roe and Casey must be overturned.”
“It’s time to heed the Constitution and
return the issue of abortion to the states.”
Orlando, FL. – One of Florida’s leading pro-life organizations, the Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC), issued the following statement after the opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was issued.
FFPC President John Stemberger stated:
“I’ve been working my entire life time for this moment, since 1982. It’s a bit surreal, overwhelming, and emotional. The Court’s decision is clear and persuasive. It is solid, both constitutionally and morally. But this is not the end, it’s simply the beginning of the struggle to protect unborn children which now returns where it belongs to all 50 states. We look forward to working with the Florida Legislature on the next steps to legally protect unborn children, and provide for their mothers. In addition, we will also be working with all 200 pregnancy centers in Florida to provide additional financial and human support so that they can care for an increased number of women and their babies. We can and should love them both, and adoption is always the better option. Since the Roe decision in 1973, more than 63 million preborn children have had their lives extinguished. This is a national tragedy.”
The majority opinion in Dobbs reflects the essence of the earlier draft leaked opinion and Justice Samuel Alito writes for the five-member majority of the court when he states:
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overturned. The constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely – the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment…Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences…It is time to heed the constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
“Thinking Clearly After Roe” is a five-point national strategy document authored by our President, John Stemberger. Tens of thousands of hard copies and digital copies have been distributed around the country. You can see and download the booklet here: https://www.flfamily.org/wp-
The full decision of the Supreme Court in Dobbs can be downloaded by PDF here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/
Today at 3:30 pm EST our President, John Stemberger, will be streaming live on the Florida Family Policy Council Facebook page with our Director of Pastoral Ministries Dr. Kevin Baird discussing the case. Also tonight from 10-11 pm EST there will be a Twitter “Spaces” forum where Stemberger will be dialoguing with other state policy leaders from around the country. Please join us for these forums.
Stayed tuned for other email updates which will come out today.
# # #