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Gov. Ricketts’ Statement on Roe v. Wade Being Overturned

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Alex Reuss, 402-471-1970

Justin Pinkerman, 402-471-1967


Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts’ Statement on Roe v. Wade Being Overturned


LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court ruled that “the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion” and overturned both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey:


Roe v. Wade took away the states’ right to regulate abortion and cost millions of babies their lives.”


“Today’s Supreme Court decision restores the rights of the people, and as a result our future generations will have a chance at life.”


“The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe is an answer to millions of prayers on behalf of the unborn and a victory for human life.  I will be working with our legislative leaders to determine what more we can do to protect our preborn babies.”