MTGOP Statement on SCOTUS Dobbs Decision

June 24, 2022

HELENA, Mont. – In a 6-3 ruling, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the State of Mississippi in Dobbs v. Jackson, and in doing so overturned the Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing the right to abortion nationwide. In response to the Court’s decision, Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt released the following statement:

“Today’s ruling begins the process of righting a historic injustice for millions of babies who never had the chance to see the light of day and returns decision making powers back to the American people through their elected officials,” Chairman Kaltschmidt said. “I also applaud the Supreme Court Justices that refused to cave to the radical left who threatened their homes, their families, and their children. Today is a great day for those who stand for life and while there is still much work to do to protect the lives of the unborn, this ruling is an enormous first step. The United States should not have abortion policies that match brutal regimes like North Korea and China. The Montana Republican Party will continue to stand up for the unborn and fight to protect the sanctity of life.”

Since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, over 63 million babies in the United States never had the opportunity to see the light of day and reach their God-given potential;  The Supreme Court’s decision will turn the regulation of abortion policy back to the individual states to debate and craft.

In Montana, our Republican elected officials have a strong record of standing up for life. Senator Daines is the founder of the Pro-Life Caucus in the United States Senate, Congressman Rosendale has a 100% pro-life rating, Governor Gianforte signed 4 pro-life bills into law last year, and Attorney General Knudsen has been fighting to defend them in court.

While Democrats like Democrat nominee Monica Tranel have pledged to expand abortion, Montana Republicans will always stand up for the sanctity of human life.