Following the Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Congressman John Curtis (UT-03) issued the following statement:

I am proud to witness today’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of human life. I welcome the overturning of Roe v. Wade and appreciate that state policymakers can now enact laws that align with their values. Personally, I believe these laws should include the preservation of life, but I also appreciate that this ruling allows elected officials, closer to the people, to draft laws that align with their state’s moral views. We must, at a federal, state, and local level, adopt policies that support children in foster care systems, ensure easy and affordable access to contraception, and provide robust resources for women with unplanned pregnancies.

While I see this ruling as a cause for celebration, I am also cognizant of those who feel differently. As this difficult debate continues, I implore all Americans at all levels of government to use this opportunity to learn from one another, treat each other with compassion, and find ways to work together to solve our differences rather than push one another away.