My Statement on the SCOTUS Roe v. Wade Decision

June 24th, 2022


Former AZ Supreme Court Justice & current Attorney General Candidate, Andy Gould, on the Roe v Wade SCOTUS Decision

The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs is unquestionably a victory for the rights of unborn children. But it is also a great victory for the rule of law. After laboring under the flawed reasoning of Roe v. Wade for almost 50 years, the Court stated the obvious: the Constitution is silent on the issue of abortion. Stated another way, it neither expressly nor impliedly legalizes or outlaws abortion. Rather, as the Court made clear, this deep moral issue must be decided by people through their duly elected state legislators. As a former Justice on our Arizona Supreme Court, I know how difficult it is to make tough decisions, and I applaud the courage of the Justices on our Supreme Court for having the courage to follow the Constitution.