Hagerty Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision Properly Returning Abortion Authority to the American People

June 24, 2022

WASHINGTON—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:

“I believe we have a moral duty to protect unborn children who cannot protect themselves. Today is a consequential day, not only for those who believe that all life is a precious gift, but also for American democracy and the rule of law. This decision doesn’t ban abortion—it simply returns decision-making on abortion to the people. That’s how it should be in a republic—matters not addressed by the Constitution should be decided by the people through their elected representatives, not by nine unelected judges in Washington, D.C. I will continue to strongly advocate for pro-life policies that safeguard our children and our families.”