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Conservative Leaders Applaud Justice Alito and The Supreme Court’s Work on Roe v Wade

The conservative leaders who participate in the Conservative Action Project have just released a Memo for the Movement entitled "Conservatives Applaud Justice Alito and The

Supreme Court’s Work on Roe v Wade." The memo makes the point that the unhinged overreaction from the left has willfully misrepresented the impact of a final ruling which strikes down Roe. There will be no “nationwide abortion ban.” Rather, the issue of abortion policy will simply return to the states, where voters, rather than unelected judges, will decide the issue for themselves.

The full text of the Memo to the Movement and a list of signers as of CHQ post time follows:

May 11, 2022

Washington, DC

Despite the unprecedented and egregious nature of the recent leak from the Supreme Court, the conservative movement is thrilled with the superb legal reasoning and analysis presented by Justice Samuel Alito in his draft opinion striking down Roe v Wade.

While we acknowledge the draft nature of the opinion, we are tremendously gratified to see the Court acknowledge what the conservative movement and legal practitioners across the spectrum have known for decades: since its inception, Roe was wrongly decided.

As Justice Alito stated in the draft opinion, “Roe was “egregiously wrong from the start,” its reasoning was “exceptionally weak,” and it has had “damaging consequences.” Moreover, Alito wrote that, “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives…. That is what the Constitution and the rule of law demand.”

The unhinged overreaction from the left has willfully misrepresented the impact of a final ruling which strikes down Roe. There will be no “nationwide abortion ban.” Rather, the issue of abortion policy will simply return to the states, where voters, rather than unelected judges, will decide the issue for themselves.

Indeed, as Alito’s draft opinion stresses that this is an issue that should not be determined by judicial fiat, but rather by the democratic process: “The permissibility of abortion, and the limitations upon it are to be resolved like most important questions in our democracy: by citizens trying to persuade one another and then voting,” he wrote.

For the first time in 50 years, the pro-abortion movement will have to justify their cause in the democratic arena, which entails defending the gruesome and horrific practices of abortion and the blatant exploitation of women on which the abortion industry relies.

The left has engaged in a vicious assault on the norms of the Court and the country to prevent this democratic process from happening. Whoever leaked the draft of an opinion in a pending case is engaged in an overt attempt to bully the Court out of its deliberative proceedings and shake the foundations of an impartial application of the rule of law. We condemn it in the strongest terms.

We are profoundly grateful for the deeply researched and clearly reasoned scholarship of Justice Alito and those who stand with him. It would be our greatest privilege to see Roe struck down in our lifetimes – and to celebrate the lives of the millions of unique and precious souls who will be saved as a result.

As a movement, we have stood arm-in-arm to defend the cause of life for decades. We will continue to support pregnant mothers throughout every stage of pregnancy and motherhood and defend the cause of human dignity through resources, state, and federal policy advocacy.

We urge the Court to remain steady in its work and committed to its course. And we look forward to a final opinion that rights the tragic wrongs of Roe.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III

Attorney General

President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

Penny Y. Nance

President & CEO

Concerned Women for America

The Honorable Tony Perkins


Family Research Council

Kevin Roberts, Ph.D.


The Heritage Foundation

The Honorable Brooke Rollins

President and CEO

America First Policy Institute (AFPI)

David N. Bossie


Citizens United

Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project and President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute

Lori Roman


ACRU Action Fund

The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli, II

Senior Fellow

Center for Renewing America

Chad Connelly

Founder and President, Faith Wins

Wesley Denton

Chief Operating Officer

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

Tom Jones


American Accountability Foundation

L. Brent Bozell III

Founder and President

Media Research Center

Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.

President and CEO

First Liberty Institute

David Bozell



The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell


The Leadership Institute

Lisa B. Nelson

William L. Walton

The Bill Walton Show

Resolute Protector Foundation

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

Family Research Council

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer


American Values

The Honorable James C. Miller III

Budget Director for President Reagan (1985-1988)

The Honorable Matthew Buckham


American Accountability Foundation

Craig Shirley

Reagan Biographer

Presidential Historian

Rod D. Martin

Founder & CEO

The Martin Organization, Inc.

Christina Murphy Lusk


The Martin Foundation

Sherri R. Martin

Executive Vice President

The Martin Organization, Inc.

Jeff Hunt

Director, Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University

Nancy Schulze

Founder, President

RCW Speakers

William Shaker


Washington Marketing Group

Tom DeWeese


American Policy Center

Robert D. Thompson

Former Administrator

The Weyrich Lunch (1999-2016)

Gary Marx

Senior Advisor

Judicial Crisis Network

The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.

Managing Editor

Grace-Marie Turner


Galen Institute

Jack Park

Conservative Activist and Donor

Law Offices of Jack Park

Sean Noble


American Encore

Austin Stone

Chief Operating Officer

Center for Urban Renewal and Education

Saulius "Saul" Anuzis


60 Plus Association

James L. Martin


60 Plus Association

Karen England


Capitol Resource Institute

Brian Rogers


The Jesse Helms Center

Seton Motley


Less Government

Richard Scurry

Robert K. Fischer

Meeting Coordinator

Conservatives of Faith

Dr. Richard Rounsavelle



Joan Holt Lindsey


Lindsey Communications

Floyd Brown


The Western Journal

Mario Navarro da Costa

Director, Washington Bureau

Tradition, Family, Property

Ron Pearson

Executive Director

Conservative Victory Fund

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.

Marjorie Dannenfelser


Susan B. Anthony List

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)

Thomas Fitton

President, Judicial Watch, Inc.

President, Council for National Policy

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio

The Honorable Paul S. Teller, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Advancing American Freedom

The Honorable Mary Vought

Executive Director

Senate Conservatives Fund

Myron Ebell

Director, Center for Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Scott T. Parkinson

Thomas E. McClusky


Greenlight Strategies, LLC

Rachel A. Bovard

Senior Director of Policy

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

Cleta Mitchell, Esq.

Senior Legal Fellow

Conservative Partnership Institute

Terry Schilling


American Principles Project

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Chief Domestic Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)

Jenny Beth Martin

Alfred S. Regnery


Republic Book Publishers

The Honorable Russ Vought

Director, Office of Management and Budget (2020-2021)

James C. Dobson, Ph.D.

Founder & President

Dr. James Dobson Family Institute

Kristen A. Ullman


Eagle Forum

The Honorable Jake Hoffman


Arizona House of Representatives

Andrew Roth


State Freedom Caucus Network

Ralph Benko


The Capitalist League

Guillermo J. Aragon

Chief Strategy Officer

Martin Capital

Lourdes Cosio

Campaign for the American Future

Shawn A. Mitchell

Former National Chaplain, National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Jay Mount


MDS Communications Corporation

E.C. Sykes

General Partner

Aslan Ventures

Shannon O. Royce


Christian Employers Alliance

Judson Phillips


Tea Party Nation

Thomas Pyle


American Energy Alliance

Kay R. Daly


Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

Lee Beaman


Beaman Ventures

Gerard Kassar

State Chairman

NYS Conservative Party

Stephen T. Whelan


The Witherspoon Institute

Elaine Donnelly


Center for Military Readiness

Charles J. Cooper

Assistant Attorney General, President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

Cooper & Kirk, PLLC

Tim LeFever


Capitol Resource Institute

Fr. Frank Pavone

National Director

Priests for Life

Mark J. Fitzgibbons

President of Corporate Affairs

American Target Advertising

Donna Rice Hughes


Enough Is Enough

Kelly Monroe Kullberg

General Secretary, American Association of Evangelicals (AAE)

Richard Norman

Founder and President

The Richard Norman Company

Rob Chambers

Exec. Vice President

AFA Action

Eunie Smith

President Emeritus

Eagle Forum

Andresen Blom


Hawaiian Values

Allen J. Hebert

President & Chairman

American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston

C. Preston Noell III


Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

  • abortion

  • Roe v. Wade

  • leaked draft opinion

  • Justice Samuel Alito

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