Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) applauded the Supreme Court ruling on Friday, striking down the 49-year-old restriction on life enshrined in Roe v Wade.
The governor said in a statement,
“The prayers of millions have been answered,” DeSantis said in a statement. “For nearly fifty years, the U.S. Supreme Court has prohibited virtually any meaningful pro-life protection, but this was not grounded in the text, history of structure of the Constitution. By properly interpreting the Constitution, the Dobbs majority has restored the people’s role in our republic and a sense of hope that every life counts.”
By properly interpreting the Constitution, the Supreme Court has answered the prayers of millions upon millions of Americans. pic.twitter.com/CsPFpNnUPk
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 24, 2022
DeSantis promised that Florida would continue to defend life and would work to expand pro-life protections. He concluded by vowing to promote “adoption, foster care and child welfare.”
The 6-3 decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Care Organization followed an unprecedented first-ever leak of the high court opinion. The leak prompted protests around the country, violence, and vandalism targeting pro-life organizations, including churches.
Radicalized pro-abortion activists have also called adherents to express their “rage” in the streets, unleashing their fury against “those who are destroying us.” In addition, the pro-abortion supporters have threatened more attacks with the Courts ruling Roe unconstitutional. The activist group, Jane’s Revenge, claimed responsibility for several attacks.
DeSantis said in May, “Sending unruly mobs to private residences, like we have seen with the angry crowds in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices, is inappropriate,” when he signed HB 1571 into law, which prohibits picketing and protesting outside of a person’s place of residence.