Supreme Court Denies Abortion Activists AGAIN
We believe 2022 is the year for life. As the 49th annual March for Life is taking place in Washington, D.C., today, the Supreme Court has just delivered another blow to the abortion industry. The Court has blocked yet another challenge by the abortion industry to stop the Texas abortion law that created a ban on abortion after six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.
ACLJ Senior Counsel CeCe Heil explained how in the past the Supreme Court would have tried to block this legislation:
We would have expected that even in this case. . . . This whole entire time that this Texas law has been attacked, the Supreme Court has allowed the Texas Law to remain in effect, which, of course, has had the effect of saving babies' lives. So, that is something we have not seen prior to this current configuration of the Supreme Court.
Even though this could be the last March for Life under Roe v. Wade, the battle for life will keep going throughout the states if overturned. CeCe Heil added how it becomes a state issue:
We’ve said all along that getting rid of Roe v. Wade basically gets rid of the bad decision that created a fabricated right to abortion . . . there is no right to abortion to be found in the Constitution. If Roe v. Wade does get overturned, it will be a state issue. We will still be fighting for the right to protect a baby’s life. And we are seeing that in this case in Texas, they want to protect a baby’s life at six weeks or at a heartbeat. The Mississippi case, the Dobbs case, is a 15-week ban on abortion. These cases will continue on, just in a different way with Roe out of the way.
ACLJ Senior Counsel for Global Affairs Mike Pompeo reiterated how we will need to double down on our efforts on the fight for life even if we get Roe v. Wade overturned at the Supreme Court:
We are on the cusp of a historic change that will provide deep protections for human life and for the dignity of every human being. I feel joy. I am waiting for this decision. . . . This won’t be our last march. We’ve been marching for years. We used to host the kids from Kansas who would come in for hot chocolate after the cold march on the Capitol. It was such a lovely thing to see the next generation of pro-life Americans coming to Washington. We will need to keep it up. The Left and the Progressives will continue to attack no matter what the Supreme Court does. But I am hopeful that the Supreme Court will bestow a real blessing on these unborn children. And America will be a place that has more respect for human life than it has had since 1973.
Life is just one of the many things we are fighting for. President Biden made clear in his speech yesterday that he doesn’t know what we stand for when he said:
Think about this. What are Republicans for? What are they for? Name me one thing they are for. And so, the problem is here that I think what happens – what I have to do, and the change in tactic, if you will: I have to make clear to the American people what we are for. We’ve passed a lot. We’ve passed a lot of things that people don’t even understand what’s all that’s in it, understandably.
It is a bigger approach than just life. Senator James Lankford joined us on Sekulow live at the March for Life event to discuss other issues that matter to us like school choice. He explained his legislation regarding school choice:
The basics of this are you have to allow parents to be able to make decisions for what is best for their child. It is even child to child. And this is not a discriminatory issue on public schools. This would be public schools, private schools, parochial schools, charter schools, magnet schools, home schools, all of those options to be able to be out there for those individual parents to be able to make decisions on what’s right for an individual child. . . . Right now, how we are set up, is if you live in this house, no matter what your child is like, what their educational needs are, this is what you are mandated to go to. We know that is not best for children.
Sen. Lankford added what the atmosphere is like at the March for Life today:
Let me just tell you. It is freezing cold out here, but it is like being at a college football game. There is so much energy and enthusiasm in the crowd. It is really remarkable. I have been at, I don’t know how many March for Life events, but it is a different kind of electricity this year where we have so much anticipation that we are going to finally be in a post-Roe America in the months ahead.
We envision 2022 and beyond to be a pro-life and pro-school choice era. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but it is possible with the support of our ACLJ members.
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