WASHINGTON, D.C.– Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
“The power to make abortion law should have always rested with elected officials, not the Supreme Court. Today’s decision correctly returns this authority to legislatures and gives the American people a direct say in the way abortion is governed in their state. This is a historic ruling that will undoubtedly protect millions of unborn lives.
“While reasonable Americans may disagree on this issue, we should all understand that violence and criminal conduct are an unacceptable response to this decision. In the past six weeks, churches have been put on high alert, pro-life centers – including one right here in Wisconsin – have been vandalized, and a man attempted to assassinate a Supreme Court Justice. We now have groups calling for riots and ‘a night of rage.’ Regardless of where one falls on this debate, its incumbent upon us all to ensure the events of the past six weeks are not repeated in the days ahead.”