Sullivan Reacts to Supreme Court "Dobbs" Decision

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling today in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization.

"I support the Supreme Court’s decision today, which returns the authority to regulate abortion 'to the people and their elected representatives.'

"I recognize that abortion is a profoundly emotional issue upon which many Alaskans have strongly held views and serious disagreements. The decision today does not by any stretch end that debate. However, it does take the debate out of the realm of federal courts, and gives it back to the states and the people of our country, where I believe it belongs. The people and their representatives, not federal judges, are in the best position to deliberate and decide such an important issue.

"As a pro-life Catholic, I believe there is no greater gift than that of life. Going forward, I will continue to support legislation protecting the most vulnerable in society, including by expanding quality child care and opportunities for adoption. Working with all Alaskans, I will continue to focus on these issues."

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