METROPOLIS – State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) released the following statement upon learning of the leaked first draft opinion by the United States Supreme Court that would overturn the Roe. v. Wade decision of 1973 and the Casey v. Planned Parenthood decision on 1992.
“As a pro-life legislator, I rejoice at the possibility presented by the apparent coming decision by the United States Supreme Court that would overturn the wrongly-decided cases of Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood. As Justice Alito reportedly wrote, the decision in Roe was wrong from the beginning.
I am deeply concerned that someone with a clear political motivation would leak an unpublished, unconfirmed decision from the Supreme Court in an apparent attempt to intimidate justices or to sway the court.
So many lives have been ended by abortion procedures in the last 50 years. I pray for the lives lost and affected by abortion, and joyfully celebrate that unborn children may soon have the protection that has not been afforded to them since this decision was first made.”