U.S. Rep. Blake Moore is locked in a three-way battle for the Republican nomination for his seat in Congress. His opponents are former civilian intelligence officer Andrew Badger and former Morgan County commissioner Tina Cannon.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a final bid to win the approval of voters prior to Tuesday’s primary balloting, U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (R-UT) has released a statement praising the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
”I am thrilled with the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade,” the incumbent congressmen said. “The ruling gives back to states like Utah their constitutional authority to protect the lives of millions of children and support expecting mothers.”
Roe v. Wade was the controversial 1973 Supreme Court decision that guaranteed women a constitutional right to abortion.
In a landmark ruling released Friday, the High Court overturned that ruling, calling Roe v. Wade “fundamentally flawed.”
In a mailer released by Moore’s campaign staff last week, they stated that Moore is “emphatically pro-life.”
His campaign argues that Moore has proudly supported legislation to stop taxpayer funding of abortions; protect the conscience rights of healthcare providers; protect babies who survive abortions; prohibit abortions in any state after 20 weeks of pregnancy; and to require reporting on deaths and adverse events connected to abortion drugs.
On Friday evening, Utah’s so-called “trigger law” went into effect. That law, when triggered by a Supreme Court decision like the one announced June 24, makes abortion illegal in Utah in almost all cases.
But Senate Bill 174, which was signed by former Gov. Gary Herbert following the general session of the Legislature in 2020, still allows abortion in cases of rape or incest, birth defects or if the mother’s life is at risk.
Moore is also in favor of promoting adoption as an alternative to abortion; improving the foster care system; and providing resources for expectant mothers in need.
“Being pro-life means more than protecting unborn children from the tragedy of abortion,” he says. “It means changing our culture to support expecting moms; families with children; and low-income parents who are struggling to make ends meet.
“It means providing resources and support for women navigating unexpected pregnancies and amplifying our foster care and adoption systems.”
Moore says that he had been invested in supporting children in foster care since he was in high school and was honored to serve on the board of Raise the Future before being elected to Congress.
Raise the Future is a non-profit group that believes that every child in foster care deserves to have a caring adult by their side.
They support children in foster care by listening to their needs and matching them to adults they can depend on, thus raising the bar for what it means to support vulnerable youth and families as they navigate life.
In Congress, Moore has co-sponsored legislation to support expectant mothers including the Care for Her Act and the Adoption Outcomes and Affordability Act.
Those bills would expand the Child Tax Credit; provide grants for housing and job training; and enhance medical support services and mental health counseling for mothers considering adoption.
“We must use this moment in history to review how we support women and low-income families,” Moore insists. “We must empower them with a helping hand to provide healthy, safe and stable outcomes for their families.
“We must fight for every child to receive equal opportunities, no matter the circumstances of their conception or birth.”
Moore is locked in a three-way battle for the Republican nomination for his seat in Congress. His opponents are former civilian intelligence officer Andrew Badger and former Morgan County commissioner Tina Cannon.
The GOP primary is on June 28.