The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade , the 1973 landmark case that established a person’s right to an abortion. Mississippi will likely be one of 13 states to ban the abortion procedure immediately due to a trigger law passed by legislators in 2007.
Mississippi Today is compiling a list of statements from politicians, advocates and others:
Attorney General Lynn Fitch
Gov. Tate Reeves
U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo
Speaker of the House Philip Gunn
State Auditor Shad White
ACLU of Mississippi
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker
“This is a momentous day for our nation, and Mississippi led the charge. This decision is an answered prayer, marking the beginning of the next chapter in our fight to protect the unborn,” said Wicker. “The Court’s ruling confirms what many legal experts have known for decades – that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and the power to set abortion policy should rest with the people and their elected representatives.”
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