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The Republican Party of Dane County applauds the Supreme Court's decision today in overturning Roe v. Wade.
Supreme Court precedent has never been absolute! A century ago, previous decisions supported the horrible institution of slavery and it took a Civil War to finally rid our nation of that travesty. Decades ago, the Supreme Court similarly erred in what some claim created a new "right" to abortion.
Despite the rhetoric from the pro-abortion left, this is first and foremost a ruling that solely returns rights to the individual States. It does not prohibit abortion, but rather leaves it to the states and our elected representatives to decide if abortion is legal and what restrictions on it might exist. Thus, the immediate impact is that individual states now have the right to weigh in on the issue of abortion and the United States, including Wisconsin, is immediately more pro-life today.
As this moves back to the states, we invite the ongoing debate over abortion here in Wisconsin. Medical and scientific advances have made it clearer than ever before in human history that abortion takes the life of an unborn child. We are ready and proud to defend the position of life in that debate.
Unfortunately, Democrats went to war to preserve slavery during the Civil War and appear ready to resort to violence and intimidation again today over this decision. The Republican Party of Dane County stands in solidarity with pro-life and pro-family organizations that have been and continue to be under threats of violence. We call on all levels of law enforcement and our elected to officials to aggressively investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the recent and, potentially, future attacks against those promoting life.