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Pro-life leaders, Stefanik celebrate anniversary of Roe's overturn: 'Transforming the nation’

FIRST ON FOX: House Republican Conference chairwoman Elise Stefanik and Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America (SBA) president Marjorie Dannenfelser celebrated the first anniversary of the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Nearly one year ago on June 24, 2022 — amid raucous national conversation, protests and counter-protests, and an illegal decision leak — the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, returning the decision on abortion to the national and state legislatures.

Conservatives have been celebrating since the Dobbs decision overturned Roe and the subsequent aftershocks protecting life across the country, and pro-life leaders are gearing up for the one-year anniversary of their movement’s big win.

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Stefanik, who said she was proud to have the support of Susan B. Anthony List when she ran for office, told Fox News Digital that understood the importance of life since she was young. However, as the newest mom in Congress following the birth of her son Sam about two years ago, the issue took on a new dimension.

“But I know how important this is as a young mother to stand up as the voice for the voiceless, to make sure that we continue to embrace a culture of life in this country and pass strong pro-life legislation as we continue to see today,” Stefanik said.

“The Democratic Party is extreme and radical. They want to get rid of the Hyde Amendment. They want taxpayer dollars to go towards funding abortion,” the New York Republican continued. “They want abortion on demand up until and after the moment of birth.”

Dannenfelser noted that “almost half” of state legislatures across the country are pushing for protections of the unborn and proposing laws to help struggling mothers escape poverty, abusive relationships, and homelessness “instead of giving them an abortion and showing them the door.”

Stefanik said pro-life Americans “have a huge opportunity this Congress in the Republican majority to continue to stand up for life,” whether its on issues of federal tax dollars going to abortion services or “standing up for pregnancy crisis centers.”

“I also am a strong advocate for those young mothers who face challenges, whether it’s child care, whether it’s making sure that they have the support they need, which is why I’ve been such a strong advocate,” Stefanik said.

Dannenfelser said that “the question hanging over the GOP primary is: What is the nature of the federal responsibility when it comes to establishing a limit?”

“In the Supreme Court decision, [Supreme Court Justice Brett] Kavanaugh made it clear that… every elected representative, including Congress, has that prerogative,” Dannenfelser said.

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