The Texas Young Republican Federation released the following statement today regarding the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

Today, America remembers a solemn anniversary, the 50th anniversary of one of the darkest decisions in American history, Roe v. Wade. This decision, which originated in a small Dallas courtroom and ultimately reached the Supreme Court of the United States, led to the deaths of 75 million American citizens.

However, this decision did not stand the test of time. Decades of tireless work by millions of pro-life Americans ultimately led to the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court on June 24, 2022.

Thanks to the efforts of the Texas legislature, led by Speaker Dade Phelan, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and Governor Greg Abbott, Texas had already prepared and passed a trigger law, finally ending legal abortion in the state.

As we mourn the lives lost to abortion, we also celebrate the lives saved in Texas and remember the work that still needs to be done. Banning abortion is an important step, but our ultimate goal is to create a culture where abortion is not only illegal, but unthinkable.

To achieve this goal, we will continue to work to win the hearts and minds of Texans, through appropriate public programs and private charities. We will continue to support women and create a culture that values life, both in the womb and out.

In the private arena, organizations such as the Fifth Ward Pregnancy Center have provided help, comfort, and basic necessities to women, thanks in part to the support of the Texas Young Republicans, who have helped raise thousands of dollars for diapers, formula, and medicine for mothers and children.

The work to promote a culture that values life is ongoing, but today, we are grateful for the efforts made to end abortion and remember the journey that started in a Dallas courtroom and ended at the Capitol in Austin.