MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) and Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) today released the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court’s ruling to strike down Roe v. Wade:

“The Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade is a historic decision to rightfully return the issue to the states, and it is a transformative judgment to move our country forward while honoring the vision that the United States of America was founded on. The Court has been diligent in its efforts to interpret the constitutionality of this landmark case, and the decision today displays the Court’s faithful and impartial pledge to ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under law.

“In Alabama, we have fought tirelessly for decades to protect the unborn and uphold our Christian, conservative values. As a legislature, we remain committed in our efforts to defend those precious lives that are unable to defend themselves, and we will continue to fight for their right to life. We have listened to the voices of Alabamians from all four corners of the state, and the protection of the unborn remains a top priority for the vast majority. Today is a monumental victory for the pro-life movement, and we look forward to continuing our efforts to ensure that all life is protected and the voiceless have a voice.”