‘Come together’: Marco Rubio lauds SCOTUS’ ‘right’ decision in abortion case

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The Senator looked to the future in his Friday press release.

Sen. Marco Rubio issued a decidedly sunny press release in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case.

That ruling overturns federal abortion precedent established in 1973’s Roe v. Wade case. Rubio lauded the decision “to allow states to regulate abortion” as “right constitutionally and morally” while calling for Americans to “come together.”

“For nearly half a century, a nation founded on God-given rights denied those rights to its most vulnerable citizens and more than 63 million Americans never got the chance to pursue their dreams,” Rubio continued.

Rubio contends that the federal government “must do more to support mothers and their babies.” He plans to introduce the Providing for Life Act, which will incentivize adoption, provide grants for churches and other nonprofits to offer mentoring on motherhood, increase food funding for women, infants and children, and expand the child tax credit for working families.

Ahead of this ruling becoming public, Rubio expressed considerable concern about the leak of the draft ruling and potential violence from abortion rights demonstrators.

This week, Rubio co-introduced legislation that would impose criminal penalties on those leaking Supreme Court confidential documents, including draft Supreme Court rulings. The bill came after chilling warnings from Rubio about the climate created by the leak.

“My sense is that this leak was a strategically planned one, designed to get ahead of something and to generate exactly what you’re seeing, primarily to try to intimidate these Justices,” Rubio told Fox Business Network viewers in May, predicting the leaker would be hailed as a “hero on the Left.”

Rubio wrote Attorney General Merrick Garland a week later, warning of “an ongoing, coordinated campaign of intimidation against the majority of the justices on the Supreme Court” and demanding redress.

With the draft decision now final, however, Rubio and other Republicans will probably focus on a post-Roe future.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


7 comments

  • Jim

    June 24, 2022 at 11:50 am

    Fetuses are now “citizens?” Rubio says so.

  • PeterH

    June 24, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the majority opinion overruling Roe, but also wrote his own concurring opinion that seemed to caution against use of Friday’s decision to undermine other rights not mentioned in the Constitution.
    “The text of the Constitution does not refer to or encompass abortion,” Kavanaugh wrote. “To be sure, this Court has held that the Constitution protects unenumerated rights that are deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition, and implicit in the concept of ordered liberty. But a right to abortion is not deeply rooted in American history and tradition.

    Kavanaugh’s narrative is absolutely incorrect and flawed. Abortion like marriage “is deeply rooted in our Nation’s history and tradition.’ The procedure has been in practiced by doctors, and midwives since the beginning of time. Abortion will proceed ….it may be banned but it will not end.

    • U.R. ITBOY

      June 26, 2022 at 9:39 am

      “….it may be banned but it will not end.” Really Petey?
      Sort of like using heroin, drunk driving, child abuse, teens with pistols, war crimes, WIRE FRAUD, cheating on your taxes, stuffing ballot boxes, dumping oil in the ocean, burning down churches (insert your favorite banned practice here). If we follow your logic, I guess, then we will un-ban all the above and everything else that finds support among a tiny, sick and bullheaded minority of Americans, including you.

  • Don’t Look Up

    June 24, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    Rubio’s magical thinking that the nation should come together is ridiculous! The lines between blue states and red states will become more pronounced and over time red states will continue to experience a brain drain. Young Americans will not be enticed to relocate to a red state that deprives them of the right to health care. Young people move to blue states because of access to superior education, theater, museums, international airports and shared intellect and shared privacy.

  • Arthur Ziegler

    June 24, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Buybull Boy calls for Americans to “come together”.
    If someone was trying to force another religion down Little Marco’s gullet he would not be advocating for people to “come together”.

    As this country circles the drain toward a Fascist Theocracy I am looking forward to the battles between various xtian sects over
    which delusional faction should be dominant. Will it be the Catholics? No? How about the Evangelicals? Mormons? Snake handlers ? Oh so many flavors to choose from. Seems like a Sunni/Shia situation is inevitable.

  • Tjb

    June 24, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    Why did not Marco support the gun bill passed in the senate today? The Souls of the 17 Stoneman Douglas massacre are asking.

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