As prepared for delivery:
I rise today as the United States Supreme Court is considering one of the most consequential cases of my lifetime.
The case, Dobbs v. Jackson, will have enormous implications for the future.
Simply put, it will determine whether abortions performed before a baby is considered viable are lawful.
Here’s why this is so important:
- As early as just five weeks, unborn babies are forming blood vessels
- By ten weeks, pain receptors have started developing
- And at 15 weeks, babies have developed hearts and pump 26 quarts of blood per day
With its potential to overturn Roe V. Wade and save millions, Dobbs v. Jackson is a beacon of hope for innocent life.
That’s why earlier this year, I joined dozens of my pro-life colleagues in signing a brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold the Mississippi law in question, which outlaws abortions after 15 weeks.
There is nothing more fundamental and sacred in our Constitution than the right to life.
I humbly ask that you join me in praying for the Supreme Court to uphold pre-viability restrictions on abortions.