Alabama leaders reacted Friday, after a historic ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Roe v. Wade. "Today is a giant step forward for our country as, after decades, Roe is finally overturned. Folks, after almost 50 years of standing up for unborn babies, our prayers have been answered," Gov. Kay Ivey said. "The fight continues, though. Here in Alabama, we have been preparing for this day when the decision-making authority on abortion is rightfully returned to the states." The governor noted that she signed a sweeping abortion ban in 2019, but a federal judge issued an injunction, blocking the law from taking effect. State Attorney General Steve Marshall Friday filed an emergency motion with a federal court, seeking an end to the injunction, which was granted. Marshall called it "a historic day." The attorney general says "the issue of abortion now returns to the states--and the State of Alabama has unequivocally elected to be a protector of unborn life." Members of the congressional delegation also weighed in on the ruling. "Today, we celebrate a decision by the Supreme Court that will save the lives of countless unborn Americans," said Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover). "This decision will allow states to protect life and ends nearly five decades of poorly decided precedent that was clearly outside Constitutional bounds. I applaud the Supreme Court for issuing this opinion despite threats of violence from left-wing activists attempting to change the outcome."