WASHINGTON—Representative Scott Franklin, a member of the Pro-Life Caucus, issued the following statement in response to the release of the Supreme Court’s opinion on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case:

“This landmark Supreme Court decision rights a fifty year wrong in defense of life. Roe was a clear overreach by the Court. Our nation was founded on the fundamental principle we are endowed by our creator with the unalienable right to life—a right that must be protected. For half a century, passionate pro-life advocates have worked on behalf of this decision. We celebrate together. I’m disappointed that a draft of the Dobbs decision was irresponsibly leaked earlier this year, leading to acts of domestic terrorism and violence across the country. I urge all sides to remain peaceful and respect the legal process in response to this ruling.”