U.S. Representative Tracey Mann (KS-01) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overturned the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade that federally legalized abortion services across the country.
"50 years ago, the Supreme Court legislated from the bench with Roe V. Wade and declared abortion a Constitutional right grounded in a woman's right to privacy -- a legal move that was shaky, biased, and wrong. Since the ruling, 62 million American children were robbed of their right to life.
The U.S. Supreme Court does not have constitutional grounds to legalize abortion services nationwide, and the ruling in 1973 stripped away the states' rights to decide. It took away the American people's right to decide whether our country values the lives of every citizen, born or unborn. Today's decision gives the power back to the American people as designed in our Constitution.
We have witnessed a monumental win for the pro-life movement. Brave American advocates from all walks of life called for this ruling and tirelessly pushed back on the evil of abortion and the radical left, but we still have an uphill battle ahead.
On August 2nd, Kansans will be the first citizens to go to the voting booth and decide whether our state will allow abortion services - the very thing that the U.S. Supreme Court has stated we have the right to do as outlined in the Constitution. Kansans are trail blazers by nature, and I encourage everyone to educate themselves on this issue before taking to the polls later this summer.
Today is a day to celebrate. Today is a day of answered prayers. Today, the Supreme Court rectified a wrong that has plagued our country and resulted in the deaths of millions. May America's heart and soul be transformed by this ruling."
Rep. Mann believes life begins at conception; and he will fight to protect the life of all Americans, born and unborn. Since taking office in January of 2021, Rep. Mann has supported more than 20 pro-life pieces of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives including H.R. 18, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, and H.R. 554, the SAVE Moms and Babies Act of 2021. Rep. Mann also introduced legislationrequiring the executive branch to notify Congress and the American public before issuing any new executive order pertaining to pro-life provisions and the right to life guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Rep. Mann is a proud father and will continue to stand for the life of every child.