Former President Donald Trump praised the Supreme Court’s Friday ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. The former president, who appointed three conservative justices to the bench, told Fox News that he believes the decision should have always been up to the states.
Fox News reports:
“This is following the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago,” Trump told Fox News.
When asked if he had a message for any of his supporters who may be pro-choice, Trump told Fox News: “I think, in the end, this is something that will work out for everybody.”
“This brings everything back to the states where it has always belonged,” Trump said.
When asked whether he feels he played a role in the reversal of Roe v. Wade, after having appointed three conservative justices to the high court, the former president told Fox News: “God made the decision.”
Former Vice President Mike Pence also reacted to the news to Breitbart, calling for a nationwide ban on abortions.
According to Mediaite:
“Today, Life Won. By overturning Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court of the United States has given the American people a new beginning for life, and I commend the justices in the majority for having the courage of their convictions,” Pence said in response to the 5-4 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case.
“By returning the question of abortion to the states and to the people, this Supreme Court has righted an historic wrong and reaffirmed the right of the American people to govern themselves at the state level in a manner consistent with their values and aspirations,” Pence continued in the statement. “Now that Roe v. Wade has been consigned to the ash heap of history, a new arena in the cause of life has emerged, and it is incumbent on all who cherish the sanctity of life to resolve that we will take the defense of the unborn and the support for women in crisis pregnancy centers to every state in America. Having been given this second chance for Life, we must not rest and must not relent until the sanctity of life is restored to the center of American law in every state in the land.”