Pro-Life Victory in South Dakota

I’m writing from Amsterdam in the Netherlands where I am speaking on the effects of abortion on men. I will also lecture in Bonn, Germany, on the same topic before returning.

There has been an important development on the home front that I want to talk about in the context of Europe where I am now. South Dakota’s governor, Mike Rounds, signed the bill protecting their most vulnerable citizens, unborn babies. The governor’s comments were outstanding and I want to share them here.

“In the history of the world, the true test of a civilization is how well people treat the most vulnerable and most helpless in their society. The sponsors and supporters of this bill believe that abortion is wrong because unborn children are the most vulnerable and most helpless persons in our society. I agree with them.”

Protecting unborn children and their parents from abortion requires bold leadership like South Dakota’s Governor and Legislature. We must build on the momentum this victory is producing. While at a meeting of governors in Washington, DC, last week, Governor Rounds was surprised by the number of fellow governors who encouraged him to sign the bill and indicated they too would pursue such protection for babies in their states. Mississippi and Ohio are working on this type of bill now.

My European colleagues were very excited to realize the South Dakota bill is proceeding and that Roe vs. Wade may be challenged. Abortion has been our deadliest export and many nations around the world are looking to us to reverse Roe and end abortion in America. Then, they feel, will be the opportunity for them to be more effective in protecting innocent human life in their own countries.

A speaker at this international pro-life conference, who spoke in grave tones about where the European Court was headed on abortion, became more optimistic about the future when I told him about the direction America was going to correct Roe.

Our cause is urgent, so we better do all we can to end this modern day holocaust they call abortion. Please keep our efforts, as well as those of pro-lifers around the world, in your prayers.

I’ll keep you posted.

Bradley Mattes
President, Life Issues Institute

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