Grand Rapids, MI — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade in its entirety, returning the issue of abortion back to the states. The U.S. Supreme Court justices solidified the decision in a (6-3) ruling.

The following statement is attributed to Right to Life of Michigan President, Barbara Listing:

The U.S. Supreme Court justices who voted to overrule Roe are on the right side of history today. This monumental day gives the states the ability to restore legal rights to the unborn hopefully, in turn, ceasing the unjust slaughtering of the innocent in our country. We stand by our justices and thank them for their courage and wisdom in overruling a law that has plagued our society for the past 50 years.

We urge the public and pro-abortion activists to accept this decision without violence and retaliation. The overturning of Roe v. Wade was made possible by working with the legal system and following laws. We know that one day Michigan’s 1931 abortion law will be enforced again, and the unborn will be protected against ableism, sexism, and racism. We will continue to peacefully work towards this through the legal system.

We will also continue to use our resources and time to protect the right to life… In the meantime, we know that lives will be saved every day and families will be finding support at the 150 pregnancy resource centers across the state.

We honor the 63 million lives lost from abortion in the past 50 years by dedicating all our efforts towards keeping Michigan a life-affirming state. We cannot change the past but thanks to the overruling of Roe v. Wade, we can control the future for our children and families.

For more information:
RLM Director of Communication/Education Anna Visser, (616) 532-2300,

Background information:
Current prolife laws
Pregnancy resource centers in Michigan