Friday, June 24, 2022

Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson Releases Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Raleigh, NC
Jun 24, 2022

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States released its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

Lieutenant Governor Robinson states, "I am overjoyed with the decision by our Supreme Court - for decades we have been praying for a day like today and it is finally here. I have experienced the pain of abortion in my own life and know the long-term effects it can have on families.

That is a huge reason why I fight so hard for the life of the unborn. With this decision, our elected officials must act and protect our Justices from further attempts of intimidation and violence.

This opinion gives control over abortion back to the states - where it rightfully belongs.

However, here in North Carolina, this is cause for work, not celebration. Currently, in North Carolina, abortion is legal for any reason up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. This is unacceptable. With the Supreme Court’s decision to return authority over this issue to the states, it will now be our duty to carefully craft legislation that will safeguard the life and health of all our citizens, born and unborn.”