Today, the United States Supreme Court overruled the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, which had established a constitutional right to an abortion. As a result of this decision, the Supreme Court ruled that an abortion is not in fact, a constitutional right, and this ruling gives individual states the power to establish their own abortion laws.

As a lifelong Christian, I stand with the Bible on the belief that life begins at conception, and that abortion kills a living fetus. However, there are many people who believe otherwise. Our founding fathers were meticulous in structuring the foundations of our government, wisely separating individual branches of our government to provide checks and balances to limit the ability of one branch to usurp excessive power. They created a formal process to establish laws, and a process to reverse those laws deemed to violate the Constitution. That’s what makes our democracy the envy of the world, and why people are lining up at our borders to live here.

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of abortion-whether you agree or disagree on today’s ruling, the ruling today is not indicative of a system breakdown. We establish laws in our country and we elect people to enforce those laws. If we don’t agree with those laws we have a system in place to change those laws. As governor of Wisconsin, I will enforce the existing laws in our state, and those laws that the people of Wisconsin have issue with, I will follow the established system to lawfully change those rules.

In closing, I pray for peace in our communities, our state, and our nation, and may God Bless America!

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