A time for optimism, action for Pro-Life Movement
The US Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments on Dobbs v Jackson, Mississippi’s late-term abortion case that will protect the state’s unborn babies once they reach the age of 15 weeks.
All eyes are on the Court due to its new makeup and its historic potential for impacting Roe v Wade. As such, the pro-life community is presented with an exceptional educational opportunity. We can appeal to the majority of Americans who are uncomfortable with abortion on demand throughout pregnancy and advocate for this commonsense protection for America’s unborn children.
At a time when more Americans are focused on abortion, Life Issues Institute will be marshaling its resources and influence to reach millions of Americans using key, persuasive points that will turn more hearts and minds toward life.
One, we have extreme laws that allow abortions to be performed at any time during pregnancy for any reason. This is out of step with the rest of the world.
A recent analysis of abortion law in 50 European nations reveals:
- Nearly all these nations limit abortion before 15 weeks.
- Most of them limit abortion to 12 weeks.
- No European nation allows abortion throughout pregnancy like the US as evidenced in New York, Maryland, and California (and other states).
More than two-thirds of the world do more to limit abortion than the US. America is one of only a handful of nations that allows legal abortion throughout pregnancy. We are in the company of China and North Korea.
The central question surrounding Dobbs v Jackson is whether states can protect babies prior to viability. Viability isn’t a distinction of humanity, but merely the milestone of man’s ability to sustain life outside the womb.
The 15-week-old unborn baby is a stunning display of advanced fetal development. Each day her heart is beating 26 quarts of blood to sustain the function of all her body systems that are now present. She has eyelashes, fingernails, and fingerprints. She can feel pain.
Roe v Wade reflects outdated science and medicine and should be reversed and placed on the ash heap of history. However, most court watchers expect the likely outcome will be an incremental gain – the ability of states to protect babies prior to viability.
During a renewed focus on abortion, we can show our fellow Americans how extreme the nation’s abortion laws are. We can also showcase the beauty and wonder of the developing unborn child. By being a window to the womb we will change more hearts and minds on abortion and further advance our mission of protecting innocent human life from fertilization to natural death.