Local leaders sound off about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V. Wade

Official statement from the Victoria County Democratic Party and District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud

VICTORIA, Texas – Victoria County Democratic Chair Woodrow Wilson Wagner II released the following statement on behalf of the local party:

“It’s not over. Amidst the tears and cheers that have saturated social media in the past few hours, we must now focus our energies on restoring and preserving rights and privileges for all American citizens henceforth. This is not a hippie liberal talking point. As Chief Justice John Roberts wrote today, “The Court’s decision to overrule Roe is a serious jolt to the legal system.” For the first time in its history, the Supreme Court has abolished a right that it once recognized. This is unprecedented and very disturbing especially given what Justice Clarence Thomas also wrote today: “We should reconsider all the Court’s substantive due process precedents.” For those who want all abortions to be illegal, are you also wanting to outlaw contraception and same-sex marriage? Are you okay with the state forcing a woman who is a victim of rape or incest to have a child? Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that it was not constitutional for states to ban assault weapons, yet today that same Supreme Court ruled that it was constitutional for states to ban abortions? Can someone please explain “states rights” and “pro-life” to me again? Indeed, if today has taught us anything, it must be that elections absolutely have consequences. Every election. Every office. Every candidate. All of it matters. Does it matter to you? Will this “jolt” activate your conscience? Will you convert your rage and disgust to action? Don’t just “boo,” but vote. Don’t just “like,” but vote. Don’t just “jolt,” but vote. It’s not over. It’s never over. So say we all! 🇺🇸”

By Woodrow Wilson Wagner II
Victoria County Democratic Chair

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District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision:

“Today will be remembered in our nation’s history as one of the greatest milestones in the fight for life,” Congressman Cloud said. “The rescinding of Roe v. Wade will be a major step in America’s journey to protect the unborn. Our God-given rights depend on safeguarding the first essential, inalienable right —the right to life.”

“In the nearly five decades since Roe v. Wade was enacted, science and technology have expanded our knowledge of fetal development. We now know that at 15 weeks, unborn babies have fully developed hearts, feel pain, and have fully formed noses, lips eyelids, and eyebrows. In fact, 71% of Americans support having significant limits on abortion. Now that the Supreme Court’s decision is final, elected officials at the state and federal level will be empowered to pass laws to protect the lives of the unborn.”