Public Papers of George Bush, 1989

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Author: George Bush  | Date: July 3, 1989

Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Abortion
July 3, 1989

We welcome this decision. By upholding the Missouri statute, the Court appears to have begun to restore to the people the ability to protect the unborn. We continue to believe that Roe v. Wade was incorrectly decided and should be reversed.

Americans obviously differ over the difficult issue underlying this case—the morality and appropriate legal status of abortion. Any decision in this area will stir strong feelings. Nevertheless, I have confidence that the American people will continue to express their deeply held convictions on this subject within the bounds of civility and our legal institutions.

NOTE: In "Webster v. Reproductive Health Services" the Supreme Court ruled that States had the power to restrict abortion on demand.

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Chicago: George Bush, "Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Abortion," Public Papers of George Bush, 1989 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, George Bush, 1989 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1750-1751 Original Sources, accessed September 30, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L295Y94H4WUKV8E.

MLA: Bush, George. "Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Abortion." Public Papers of George Bush, 1989, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, George Bush, 1989 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1750-1751, Original Sources. 30 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L295Y94H4WUKV8E.

Harvard: Bush, G, 'Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Abortion' in Public Papers of George Bush, 1989. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, George Bush, 1989 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1750-1751. Original Sources, retrieved 30 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L295Y94H4WUKV8E.