Former mayor and congressman Lou Barletta, leading Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, today issued the following statement regarding the leaked opinion that indicates that the U.S. Supreme Court may be about to overturn Roe v. Wade:
“If this turns out to be accurate, it will be a long-awaited victory for unborn children. In the time since Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973, tens of millions of babies have been killed, and all through the decades, the pro-life movement has fought to get to this point. If this draft ruling is indicative of the final majority opinion, it will save untold millions of innocent lives in the future.
“As I have made clear, I will not prejudge or predict what kinds of legislation may come before me, but I will be a pro-life governor, and I will sign pro-life legislation.”