Phoenix – Former Congressman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Salmon today issued a statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:
“Today is a historic moment for the millions of Americans who believe in the sanctity of life.
“After decades of tireless advocacy, the U.S. Supreme Court has stood up in defense of the Constitution and acknowledged the important role of the states in protecting our world’s most vulnerable. Countless babies’ lives will be saved as a result of this ruling, and, as governor, I will do everything in my power to advance pro-life policies and advance a culture that respects the sanctity of life.
“These courageous justices deserve credit for doing what is right amid unfair threats and political pressure – and I am forever grateful to the pro-life movement for all of the work they’ve done to make this beautiful day possible.”
In September 2021, Salmon called on Arizona state lawmakers to move forward with new pro-life legislation after the U.S. Supreme Court’s initial ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
In January 2022, Salmon and his wife Nancy helped lead the annual Arizona for Life March & Rally by holding the banner at the front of the march.
In March 2022, Salmon predicted at a meeting of the Estrella Conservative Republican Club:
“Guess what [the U.S. Supreme Court is] going to do this summer? Everybody foresees it. They’re going to uphold Mississippi’s law banning abortion after 15 weeks. A lot of us believe they’re going to turn the ability to regulate abortion back to the states, which is what it should have been all the time. And, if we do that, Arizona has got a great law on the books and we’ll be saving a lot of babies’ lives.”
The following week, Salmon applauded Governor Doug Ducey for signing Senate Bill 1164, pro-life legislation that will “guide the conscience of parents-to-be” and “empower the formation of healthy, happy families across Arizona.”
In May 2022, Salmon responded to the draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson, saying that “the U.S. Supreme Court appears primed to save countless babies’ lives by delivering what pro-life Americans have been dreaming about for decades.”