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Governor Reeves proclaims June 2022 as Sanctity of Life Month

By: Anne Summerhays - June 29, 2022

The proclamation comes days after SCOTUS released its decision in Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban which overturned Roe v. Wade.

On Wednesday, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves announced that he has proclaimed June 2022 to be recognized as Sanctity of Life Month.

The proclamation comes days after the United States Supreme Court released its decision in Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban case known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which overturned Roe v. Wade.

The Court ruled 6 to 3 in favor of the state’s right to enact such pro-life legislation and sided with Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s argument that such decisions should be returned to the elected representatives in each state.

Following the official release of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, Governor Reeves released a statement on social media calling it a “joyous day.”

In his proclamation of the Sanctity of Life Month, Governor Reeves stated:

“With the Dobbs decision, and the authority now rightly ‘return[ed] to the people and their elected representatives,’ Mississippi must now turn to the work ahead, to take every step to support mothers and children through policies of compassion, to ensure every baby has a forever family that loves and cherishes them, and to build and sustain our new pro-life agenda – a culture that values the inherent dignity of every individual, restores the wonder of life and, in President Reagan’s enduring reminder, champions the ‘sense of the worth and dignity of every individual.’ Standing on the shoulders of giants in the pro-life movement, we rejoice and press on knowing that our work is not yet done.”

Reeves encouraged all citizens to celebrate the Sanctity of Life from the unborn to natural death, and urge all to be dedicated to the profound truth that all life is a gift from God, who endows every individual with immeasurable worth and potential.

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Anne Summerhays

Anne Summerhays is a recent graduate of Millsaps College where she majored in Political Science, with minors in Sociology and American Studies. In 2021, she joined Y’all Politics as a Capitol Correspondent. Prior to making that move, she interned for a congressional office in Washington, D.C. and a multi-state government relations and public affairs firm in Jackson, Mississippi. While at Millsaps, Summerhays received a Legislative Fellowship with the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi where she worked with an active member of the Mississippi Legislature for the length of session. She has quickly established trust in the Capitol as a fair, honest, and hardworking young reporter. Her background in political science helps her cut through the noise to find and explain the truth. Email Anne: