Cobb County

‘This is a day pro-life supporters hoped for’: Pro-life advocates celebrate historic ruling

COBB COUNTY,Ga. — Pro-life advocates across the nation are reacting after learning the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade.

In Marietta, Channel 2′s Michele Newell spoke with pro-life advocates at a pregnancy care center that provides resources for pregnant women.

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“I’ve been crying most of the day. We have prayed for this moment for so long, and even though we believed it was going to happen, I think I’m still just in utter shock that this day is actually here,” said Suzanne Guy, co-leader of Marietta 40 Days for Life.

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The National Right to Life Convention in southwest Atlanta was filled with emotions from pro-life advocates from across the country after they heard the news.

“I cried. I don’t usually cry. It’s not the end, it’s the beginning of a lot to do to protect babies,” said Karen Cross, political director of the National Right to Life committee.

Cross said she had two abortions before dedicating her life to the pro-life movement.


“I realized I was not in good circumstances. I felt I had no choice but to have another abortion, and so I did.” Now, Cross said she is looking forward to seeing the pro-life movement go forward.

“Babies are going to be saved. Moms are going to be saved from the trauma of abortion,” she said. “We can’t save them all, because some states have abortion through birth laws and some states will have protective laws-- but we can save some.”

Here in Georgia, Guy told Newell that they hope the Life Act will be allowed to go into effect.

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“We rejoice today that the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health will uphold some protection for unborn babies, their vulnerable mothers and fathers, and the communities where abortion tears families apart,” Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer said in a statement regarding the ruling.