Tennessee & Virginia Governors react to U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade
The United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, which now allows individual states to control legislation regarding abortions. Tennessee Governor Lee released a statement following the Dobbs ruling, saying he is is happy authority has returned to the states.
Tennessee’s trigger law will go into effect thirty days after SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, which criminalizes performing or attempting to perform an abortion, except in cases where it is necessary to prevent death or serious injury to the mother.
Virginia Governor Youngkin takes the same stance as Governor Lee, saying he plans to encourage Virginia representatives to introduce legislation to protect life when the General Assembly returns in January.
Today’s landmark Supreme Court decision marks the beginning of a hopeful chapter for our country. After years of heartfelt prayer & thoughtful policy, America has a historic opportunity to support women, children & strong families while reconciling the pain & loss caused by Roe.
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) June 24, 2022
My statement on the safety and security of Virginians after the Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling: pic.twitter.com/JI7ju0FSdw
— Governor Glenn Youngkin (@GovernorVA) June 24, 2022