Texas Right to Life filed an amicus brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization at the Supreme Court of the United States today. The court will determine the constitutionality of a Mississippi law that prohibits elective abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation, affording the justices an opportunity to revisit and reverse Roe v. Wade. Texas Right to Life urged the Supreme Court to do just that.
For almost 50 years, Roe has perpetrated grave injustice against the nation’s most defenseless. The decision has upended our constitutional order, depriving Americans of their ability to democratically enact legislation that protects preborn children. Dobbs formally asks the justices “whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.” The answer is no—because the Constitution forbids no such law at any point in pregnancy.
We join Mississippi in asking the Supreme Court to reverse Roe. States must retain their proper authority to assert their interest in protecting preborn Life, including through state laws that predate Roe but were never repealed by state legislatures. Texas should have the power to enforce our pre-Roe statutes.
Concerns about respecting precedent are misplaced. Roe is too egregiously wrong and undermined by scientific advancement to warrant such respect. The abortion industry kills over 50,000 preborn Texans every year. Roe has no place in our nation’s future. The Supreme Court must not only rule for Mississippi but once more give states complete jurisdiction to protect preborn children from senseless killing in the womb. Oral arguments will take place later this fall.
You have the chance today to stand up for Life and tell the Supreme Court to do the same. Please give a gift of $500, $350, $90, $35, or more today to help us testify, defend, and pass life-saving legislation.