WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (FL-26) issued the following statement after today’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
“The Supreme Court’s ultimate duty is to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Today, they did just that. Roe V. Wade was fundamentally wrong from the very beginning. Nowhere in the Constitution is the right to abortion declared, and as properly interpreted by the Tenth Amendment, those rights are guarded by the individual states. With this decision, abortion rights will now be properly decided by the people’s elected representatives in their respective state legislatures, the place where rights not enumerated in the Constitution ought to be debated and decided.
I applaud the Supreme Court for siding with the Constitution and not giving in to the social and political pressures that sought to influence our Court’s jurisprudence.”
Originally published at https://gimenez.house.gov/2022/6/gimenez-statement-on-the-supreme-court-s-dobbs-decision