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Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Sign Onto Amicus Brief to Revisit Roe v. Wade

Gabriella Hoffman
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Republican lawmakers signed onto an amicus brief calling on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to revisit Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973.

Among the 39 Republican Senators and 168 representatives who signed on, two Democrats—Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN)— were listed.

Axios listed the U.S. Senators who signed on:

  • Sen. John Kennedy (La.)
  • Sen. Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.)
  • Sen. John Barrasso (Wy.)
  • Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.)
  • Sen. John Boozman (Ark.)
  • Sen. Mike Braun (Ind.)
  • Sen. Richard Burr (N.C.)
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy (La.)
  • Sen. John Cornyn (Tex.)
  • Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.)
  • Sen. Kevin Cramer (N.D.)
  • Sen. Mike Crapo (Idaho)
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.)
  • Sen. Steve Daines (Mont.)
  • Sen. Michael Enzi (Wyo.)
  • Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa)
  • Sen. Deb Fischer (Neb.)
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa)
  • Sen. John Hoeven (N.D.)
  • Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (Miss.)
  • Sen. James M. Inhofe (Okla.)
  • Sen. Ron Johnson (Wisc.)
  • Sen. James Lankford (Okla.)
  • Sen. Michael S. Lee (Utah)
  • Sen. Jerry Moran (Kan.)
  • Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.)
  • Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio)
  • Sen. James Risch (Idaho)
  • Sen. Pat Roberts (Kan.)
  • Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah)
  • Sen. Mike Rounds (S.D.)
  • Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.)
  • Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.)
  • Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.)
  • Sen. Thom Tillis (N.C.)
  • Sen. John Thune (S.D.)
  • Sen. Pat Toomey (Penn.)
  • Sen. Roger F. Wicker (Miss.)
  • Sen. Todd Young (Ind.)

Supporters of abortion will decry this move as an affront to women’s rights and rehash the common refrain that Republican lawmakers are anti-women.

If the law is overturned, it would return the issue to the states—seen as more rightful place to debate the issue as more Americans are trending pro-life and are more opposed to tax payer dollars going to Planned Parenthood. As Slate recently noted, the Hyde Amendment (which forbids federal funding of abortion) is actually more popular than Democrats believe.

In August of last year, Planned Parenthood withdrew from Title X funding following an announcement by the Trump administration forbidding referrals to abortion.

The Resurgent will continue to monitor updates on this and if Roe v. Wade will be overturned or revisited 47 years later.

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