A great deal of misinformation and outright lies is circulating since Roe v Wade was overturned. “Roe v Wade was overturned.” I love typing those words!
We want to help keep you informed in the midst of this historic event and equip you to effectively engage on behalf of the unborn.
Here is a partial list of false statements by abortion advocates and what your response can be to each.
This is an outrage, a vast majority of Americas support abortion!
Our advice: “Relax.” The Court’s action doesn’t outlaw abortion, it simply returns decision making to individual states where the so-called “vast majority” reside. The truth is pro-abortion activists and politicians greatly overstate America’s support for abortion – and they know it. During the first five months of 2021, 489 pro-life bills were passed. Pro-life Americans are in the majority, and it shows.
Now that the Court has taken away our right to abortion, they will take away our rights to contraception and same-sex marriage. Some even claim the Court will ban interracial marriage.
Justice Alito wrote in his majority opinion, “we have stated unequivocally that [n]othing in this opinion should be understood to cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion.” He specifically referenced contraception and same-sex relationships as examples.
Thousands of women will die without access to abortion.
The opposite is true. Women and their babies will thrive without abortion. Poland passed legislation ending most abortions and women’s health improved in all monitored categories. Croatia experienced similar improvements in women’s health.
Conservatives on the Court and the Republican Party are taking women back in time.
It is the feminists and other pro-abortion activists who want to take women back. Roe is based on science and medicine that is over a half-century old. Amazing advancements like 4D ultrasound and fetal surgery attest to the beauty and wonderment of the child developing in the womb. Today’s women will not go back in time to the twisted notion that abortion until birth is the ideal.
The US Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe has made America an embarrassment to the rest of the world.
The Court actually freed our nation from a humiliating legal decision that has been criticized by many academic liberal elites including former justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The right to abortion is not found in the constitution.
Further, 96% of all progressive European nations limit abortion to before 15 weeks. Most limit it to 12 weeks. No European nation allows elective abortion through all nine months of pregnancy like the US. Overturning Roe means we’re merely catching up with the rest of the world.
Denying poor women abortion will increase poverty and economic woes in our nation.
Any economic cost from denying women abortions is far and away eclipsed by abortion’s negative impact on our nation’s economy. Senate Republicans on the Congressional Joint Economic Committee issued a report on abortion’s impact on the American economy. They found a $6.9 trillion negative impact in 2019 alone, representing 32% of the gross domestic product (GDP).
A philosophy of “abort the poor” smacks of eugenics that wants to weed out the less-desirables and it should be soundly rejected. Christ said feed the poor, not kill the poor.
“An American woman is 14 times more likely to die by carrying a pregnancy to term than by having an abortion.” Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan in their dissent.
Several states do not report abortion statistics, and those that do release inconsistent data. 11 studies in countries that keep adequate data on pregnancy and their outcomes show that women who have abortions have a much higher mortality rate than women who give birth.
“Republicans seek to punish and control women.”
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi
No pro-life legislation criminally penalizes women. They are seen as the victims. Approximately 3,000 pro-life pregnancy help centers offer a wide range of free resources to women and men facing an unexpected pregnancy. Resources that include help with rent, food, utilities, and aid in furthering their education. These free services are designed to empower women, not control them. Ask anyone when was the last time a woman went to Planned Parenthood and received these resources? Never.
The battle continues.
Already the ACLU of Arizona is suing to stop pro-life legislation, and a Civil District Court Judge issued a temporary block on three pro-life laws in Louisiana. Radical Left pro-abortion activists are unable to advance their abortion agenda by a vote of the people, so they attempt to inflict their will on us through sympathetic judges and courts. We can expect to see more such judicial harassment, so we will have to fight for every life saved.
One of my favorite quotes was by pro-abortion feminist Jill Filipovic who tweeted, “We told you, we told you, we told you. THEY told you.” Meaning the pro-lifers. This is one statement I believe is true. We told anyone who would listen that abortion was not supported by the Constitution and that we would dedicate our lives to work for the day that Roe v Wade was finally relegated to the ash heap of history where it belonged – a tragic black mark on America’s history.
That day has come, but the work continues until every innocent human life is protected from the moment of fertilization to natural death. We’ve been telling them that also.
Please share this information as widely as you can. Our greatest success comes from more people understanding the truth about abortion.
Together in the fight for LIFE,