Lamborn statement on Roe v. Wade draft decision
Last updated 5/3/2022 at 6:19pm
Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Doug Lamborn issued the following statement in response to unconfirmed reports Monday from the Supreme Court indicating that a majority of Supreme Court justices are poised to overturn Roe v. Wade:
"I pray and am hopeful that these reports are true, and the Supreme Court does the right thing," Lamborn said. "The 1973 Roe v. Wade decision was tragically wrong and has cost over 73 million unborn children their lives. I have always fought for the lives of the unborn and will never waiver in my fight."
Lamborn's office notes, these reports may or may not be true, and even if true now there is no finality to draft opinions of the Supreme Court until they are officially published. Lamborn further stated that what this shows is that "the Supreme Court, bolstered by three conservative justices nominated by President Donald Trump, is capable of showing the courage and integrity to right a historic wrong."
"Roe v. Wade was poorly conceived and written, with no clear explanation of how a right to abortion was contained in a constitution that did not mention it at all. In fact, up until 1973, abortion was outlawed in almost every state for the entire history of our country.
"Overturning Roe v. Wade would return the highly contentious issue of abortion back to the states for elected representatives to decide. It would not be decided by nine unelected judges.
"Many people have hoped and prayed and worked mightily to defeat abortion. Returning it to the states would let at least the socially conservative states of this country regulate or prohibit it."
Congressman Lamborn introduced more pro-life legislation in his years in the Colorado General Assembly than anyone in its history. He continues to introduce and to cosponsor pro-life legislation in Congress.
"While the facts are still to be determined, if the U.S. Supreme Court does indeed return the issue of abortion back to the states, in those states in which life is respected multitudes of the unborn will be allowed to live," Lamborn's office stated.