Planned Parenthood and the Abortion Lobby in Panic Mode Over Case That Could Undo Roe v. Wade


Ali Holston

August 9, 2021

5 min read

Pro Life



Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry are in panic mode and for good reason. As we’ve reported, the Supreme Court will soon hear a landmark case that could potentially undo Roe v. Wade’s pre-viability rule and decimate the legal killing of children who are still in their mother’s womb.

We’ve told you before that Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization stems from a 2018 measure in Mississippi that made it illegal to obtain an abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. It also called into question whether  “all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.” We’ve reported that this directly contradicts the bombshell 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide prior to viability, Roe v. Wade.

Mississippi recently filed its opening brief in the case, and the ACLJ has filed three amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs on behalf of itself, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), and the Elliot Institute, a pro-life medical research organization. The abortion industry, including Planned Parenthood officials and pro-abortion activists, are shaken, and it shows as they prepare to file their briefs at the Supreme Court.

The President of Planned Parenthood, Alexis McGill Johnson, tweeted:

There are 15 other cases one step away from the Supreme Court that could determine the future of abortion access. But make no mistake: We were made for this moment. We were made for this work. And we are prepared for this fight.

We’re prepared to fight, too, Mrs. Johnson, and we’ll be there to defend life in every single one of those cases.

On a recent pro-abortion podcast called “Let’s Get Uncomfortable,” Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director for Constituency Campaigns, Amanda Matos, said state politicians are “emboldened by the new makeup of the Supreme Court and they see this as a pathway to eliminate abortion through the court system. They just want to be the first to ban abortion."

One pro-abortion activist, who actively tries to undercut the lifesaving work of pro-life sidewalk counselors, decried the impact this case could have on the abortion agenda nationwide in a recent interview:

If they win this case and the process begins and Roe is overturned, abortion will be illegal in the state of Mississippi. 11 states will follow quickly behind that. There will only be, like, 13 safe states if that happens. . . . The closest place that women could go from here if we’re lucky would be Georgia. . . . If not . . . Colorado or Illinois . . . and people can barely afford to get from North Mississippi to Jackson. How in the [***] are they going to get to Illinois? So it’s the beginning of the end.

She got one thing right, this could be “the beginning of the end” for abortion. But we just have one question: Where is your compassion for the unborn?

In response to a similar law just passed in Texas, Planned Parenthood tweeted:

The effects could be devastating, but we’re fighting back.

We are hopeful it is, if “devastating” means saving hundreds of thousands of innocent unborn babies’ lives. But to be clear, if the Supreme Court’s decision doesn’t go in their favor, The National Abortion Rights Action League has already taken steps to try to undercut any potential ruling in state after state:

The Supreme Court could take away our reproductive freedom. And the only way to fight back is to keep the pressure on and pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to guarantee access to abortion, no matter what state you’re in or what the Court says.

They also let it be known via Twitter that abortion “feels” like an Olympic sport.

And the group Women’s March said:

The GOP has introduced over 500 anti-abortion laws in 47 states this year. They won't end abortions entirely. What they will do is hurt young, poor, and Black and Brown people, and increase unsafe abortions. We’ll never stop fighting for universal abortion access in America.

The VP of Government Relations and Public Policy at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund falsely claimed in a recent interview that the Mississippi Attorney General’s fight to overturn the “right” to abortion is just “taking what has been the quiet agenda and speaking it directly out loud . . . this is not being a secret or hidden agenda anymore.”

Wake up. This has been one of the loudest fights of the century.

This battle has been so intense, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer verbally threatened Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh during a protest in front of the Court in March of 2020 on the day they were hearing one of the most anticipated cases of that session, June Medical Services v. Russo, an abortion case.

Schumer actually said:

Now we stand here today because behind me, inside the walls of this Court, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments, as you know, for the first major abortion rights cases since Justice Kavanaugh and Justice Gorsuch came to the bench. . . .
From Louisiana, to Missouri, to Texas — Republican legislatures are waging war on women — all women. And they’re taking away fundamental rights. I want to tell you Gorsuch, I want to tell you Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.

At the ACLJ, we will not let spineless radical Left politicans, like Chuck Schumer, who are beholden to the abortion industry that fills their campaign coffers,  bully us into backing down from this ongoing fight. We know what’s right. We stand for what’s right. We will not stop until the lives of countless unborn babies are saved. Take action with us as we file multiple amicus briefs to defend them at the Supreme Court.