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Shirkey statement on SCOTUS overturning of Roe v. Wade

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, issued the following statement on Friday, after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade:

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a victory for those, like Sue and I, who believe in the precious miracle of life. It also affirms the importance of federalism and states’ rights.

“But just as the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision caused dismay and sadness for millions of pro-life Americans, l know today’s ruling upsets many of my fellow citizens who see the issue differently.

“At this critical moment, every American – especially those in elected office – has an important decision to make. We can seek common ground, or we can contribute to the widening divisions between our people.

“Despite our strongly held differences on this very personal issue, I believe there is common ground to be found in celebrating life, supporting moms and dads, elevating families, and ensuring every child has a loving home. I hope the governor, attorney general, and my colleagues in the Senate join us in this effort rather than stoking emotions and fears to further divide our nation and state.”