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June 24, 2022

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Statement by Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson on the SCOTUS Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson

“As an adopted child myself, I am grateful for this decision.”

Tallahassee —

Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby) today released the following statement regarding the final United States Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson, which overruled decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, affirmatively returning authority regarding the regulation of abortion to the states.

“As an adopted child myself, I am grateful for this decision. The court is finally righting a grievous wrong.

“It’s hard to believe we live in a country that has permitted the murder of 63 million innocent children over the last 50 years. Every abortion kills a human being made in the image and likeness of God who deserves the chance to grow up in a loving family.

“I particularly like that the Court mentions, in outlining views of pro-life Americans, ‘a woman who puts her newborn up for adoption today has little reason to fear that the baby will not find a suitable home.’ That is certainly the case here in Florida. Florida is a state that values life. I have been proud to support pro-life, pro-family policies that not only protect innocent, unborn babies, but also support children, parents, and other caring adults willing to raise a child who is not their own.”