The Supreme Court sent signals that we may be closer to the end of Roe v. Wade than ever.
The nation watched as the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) gathered December 1 to hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which concerns a Mississippi 15-week abortion ban.
Mississippi’s law directly challenges Roe’s supposed constitutional right to abortion. If nothing else, the very fact that SCOTUS is even debating the law shows a shift against Roe.
Having always been a hotly contested subject, abortion divided the nation in two after the Supreme Court rendered their decision in Roe v. Wade in 1973.
As SCOTUS convened, large crowds gathered from both sides of the debate to demonstrate or to protest.
A group of young students gathered in a circle to pray. Some holding signs chanted “Hey hey, ho ho, Roe v. Wade has got to go!”
On the other side, a group of abortion activists shouted “Abortion pills forever,” as they gleefully consumed mifepristone abortion pills on the Supreme Court steps.
Since the Dobbs oral arguments, the media and abortion activists have been speculating wildly on what the nation would look like after Roe is overturned.
The issue of abortion would be decided by each state legislature if Roe is reversed.
Because the Texas Heartbeat Act protects preborn children once the heartbeat is detected (typically at six weeks), many are pointing to Texas as an example of a post-Roe world. Since the Texas Heartbeat Act took effect on September 1, abortions in the state have purportedly fallen by half.
The abortion industry is panicking, and abortion activists have been worked up into a crazed frenzy.
New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday condemned SCOTUS for even considering abortion bans. She proclaimed that, “There is no democracy in this country if women cannot make decisions about their own healthcare and their bodies.”
Ironically, Maloney also proclaimed her desire to pass abortion legislation so that “all people are free to make their own decisions about their bodies.”
“All people.” Would that include preborn babies, Representative Maloney?
As much as the abortion industry, media, and Democrats try to paint abortion as exclusively a women’s rights issue, the central question in the abortion debate must always remain: Is the preborn life a human being?
If the fetus is a human and is alive, then the Right to Life of preborn women and men are called into question. Abortion denies them the Right to Life, period, end of sentence.
The debate we see today is not new. Abortion was a highly debated subject before Roe and will remain so after Roe is overturned.
What is new is the technology and scientific research that tells us with absolute certainty that the preborn child within a mother’s womb, often simply referred to as a “fetus,” is indeed 100% a human being.
Does this look like a non-human to you?
This reality is backing abortion activists into a corner. Arguments about “viability” and “potential Life” no longer hold the same weight when you realize you are talking about an actual human being.
That is why activists such as those at the Supreme Court steps are shouting while taking abortion pills. As sad and tragic as their actions are, shouting in rage is the last resort of people who have lost the debate.
Just last week, enraged abortion advocates delivered a bomb threat to the Texas Right to Life Austin office. The angry letter read in all caps: “LETS BOMB TEXAS FOR LIFE AND CHANGE IT TO – TEXAS FOR DEATH.”
This is the second bomb threat our staff have received over the Texas Heartbeat Act within the last few months.
There is no justification for killing a baby. Anger and rage is all abortion activists have left.
The Supreme Court is expected to render their decision on the Mississippi case next summer. In the meantime, the abortion industry is sure to do everything within their power to permanently enshrine abortion atop our society.
Pro-Lifers must continue to bravely defend Life at all stages.