Former President Donald Trump celebrated the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday, saying in a statement that he “delivered everything as promised.”
In a move that many say couldn’t have happened without Trump’s three Supreme Court appointments — Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett — the court handed down a decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which overturned the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade and returned the issue of abortion to the states, many of which are poised to severely restrict the procedure.
The former president released a statement following the decision, celebrating the victory for the lives of the unborn.
“Today’s decision, which is the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation, along with other decisions that have been announced recently, were only made possible because I delivered everything as promised, including nominating and getting three highly respected and strong Constitutionalists confirmed to the United States Supreme Court,” Trump’s statement read.
“It was my great honor to do so! I did not cave to the Radical Left Democrats, their partners in the Fake News Media, or the RINOs who are likewise the true, but silent, enemy of the people,” the statement continued.
“These major Victories prove that even though the Radical Left is doing everything in their power to destroy our Country, your Rights are being protected, the Country is being defended, and there is still hope and time to Save America!” the statement concluded.
Trump, who has been teasing a potential 2024 ‘rematch’ presidential campaign against President Joe Biden, also celebrated the victory in an interview with Fox News.
“I think, in the end, this is something that will work out for everybody,” the former president said. “This brings everything back to the states where it has always belonged.”
When asked about his role in bringing about the historic ruling, Trump instead said that “God made the decision.”
The court ruled 6-3 in favor of upholding a Mississippi law which banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, though only five of the justices actually voted to overturn Roe. The sixth, Chief Justice John Roberts, issued a concurring decision stating that he would have upheld Mississippi’s abortion ban without overturning Roe.
During a bitter address to the nation from the White House, Biden gave credit to Trump’s judicial nominees for the ruling.
“It was three justices named by one president, Donald Trump, who are the core of today’s decision to upend the scales of justice and eliminate a fundamental right for women in this country,” the president said.
Democrats across the country have voiced their anger and opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision.