Diaz-Balart Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade


Date: June 24, 2022
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart issued the following statement on the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

"Today, the Supreme Court of the United States has applied sound constitutional principles to arrive at its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization," Diaz-Balart said.

"SCOTUS overturned decades of wrongful jurisprudence based on the unfounded decision that the U.S. Constitution provides a right to abortion. Legal scholars of varying ideologies have questioned the faulty reasoning of the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade, such as Laurence Tribe, who stated, 'One of the most curious things about Roe is that, behind its own verbal smokescreen, the substantive judgment on which it rests is nowhere to be found.'

"As Justice Byron White wrote in his prescient dissent in Roe v. Wade, the majority opinion in Roe, 'is an improvident and extravagant exercise of the power of judicial review...' Justice White also stated, 'this issue should be left with the people and to the political processes the people have devised to govern their affairs.'"

Congressman Diaz-Balart concluded by saying, "This decision is long overdue. The Supreme Court is to be commended."