For Immediate Release: June 28, 2022
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: “The Dobbs v. Jackson decision overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey is a major win for the pro-life cause,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin. “Even more than that, though, this decision is a major course-correction for the Supreme Court away from decades of judicial activism.”
The 1973 Roe decision fabricated a constitutional right to abortion, largely drawing from Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) in which the Court essentially fabricated a constitutional right to privacy. The reality is that nowhere in the Constitution will one find a mention of privacy or abortion.
“For fifty years, Roe has served as the pinnacle of judicial activism and legislating from the bench,” Martin continued. “Law-making is not the responsibility of the court. From Griswold to Lawrence to Obergefell, judicial activists who legislate from the bench have overstepped their constitutional boundaries. At its base, the Dobbs v. Jackson decision addresses that very issue, frankly not the issue of abortion itself.
“Justice Alito’s opinion thoroughly and correctly demonstrates that the Supreme Court had no constitutional grounding for Roe in 1973 or Casey in 1992. Justice Thomas’s concurring opinion rightly indicated that this doctrinal change ought to be more broadly applied as well.”
Martin concluded, “I am so grateful to have a Supreme Court that is actually defending the Constitution. It’s far past time for the court to rein itself in, interpreting the law only and not making it. Dobbs is a giant victory for American jurisprudence, returning moral and political issues to the realm of the elected legislatures. America is ruled by We the People, not a panel of black-robed kings. Dobbs is a victory for the American people and their Constitution.”