Pro-life activists, students, and organizations are gathering on Friday in our nation’s capital for the first March for Life since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. It’s a celebration of the fact that the federal government no longer has the authority to rule abortion, the murder of a pre-born child in the womb, a federal right protected under the Constitution — it’s clearly not, by the way — which allows those who believe in protecting the right to life to organize on a state level and push for bans of the practice and its potential criminalization.
According to the Daily Wire, “The gathering comes just days before the 50th anniversary of Roe, in which the Supreme Court declared a constitutional right to abortion. With Roe gone, pro-life groups and legislators now see an opportunity to expand protections for life even as deep blue states further entrench abortion in their own state laws and constitutions.”
“The pro-life movement has just experienced a major victory in the fall of Roe v. Wade, but our work to build a culture of life is far from complete. This year’s march will reflect upon the Dobbs decision as a critical — and celebratory — milestone but will also be a time to look forward to the next steps, such as the need to continue marching annually in Washington, D.C., as well as expanding marches in the states, to advance legal protections for the unborn,” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini went on to say in a statement obtained by The Daily Wire.
Mancini continued, saying that the next steps for those involved in the pro-life movement is to put support behind maternity homes and other pregnancy resource centers for women who are in need of assistance. We have to show that we truly do care about women who find themselves pregnant and feel like they have nowhere to turn, otherwise they will believe the lies they are told about abortion being the only option they have for dealing with the situation they are dealing with.
We live in a culture that seemingly worships death. Look how militant pro-abortion activists were — and still are — in their attempts to protect the “right” to shed the blood of pre-born children. It’s a religious rite for these individuals, regardless of whether they admit that or not. They will go to anything lengths to discourage women who are in unexpected pregnancies, filling their head with falsehood, saying they can’t handle being a mom, they’ll have to give up their dreams and ambitions, or that it’s not really a human life growing in their womb, or whatever egregious deception that will convince them to get the procedure.
Pro-lifers need to support alternative organizations to these abortion providers so women don’t feel like the only option is to murder their babies.
“One such group that serves pregnancy centers in the U.S. and around the world is Heartbeat International, a network of pregnancy resource centers with over 3,000 affiliates. The group, which received a surge of phone calls in the months following the leak of the Dobbs draft decision, argued that the end of Roe is only the beginning of the pro-life movement,” the Daily Wire reported.
“The mission has not changed for us or our centers at all. What we have seen is this shift, primarily to the growth of the abortion pill,” Andrea Trudden, communications director for Heartbeat International, went on to tell The Daily Wire during an interview. Heartbeat International manages the Abortion Pill Rescue Network, an organization that provides resources to help reverse pill abortions.
The report said, “Medication abortions, which now account for over 50% of all abortions according to some estimates, are only expected to increase, especially with the FDA’s removal of abortion pill restrictions under President Joe Biden. One reason is that abortion pills, which can be mailed, are seen as a potential way for those seeking abortions to bypass state laws. In Texas, some estimates show abortions down as much as 99% post-Dobbs, though activist groups are still concerned about the prevalence of the abortion pill.”
The future of the pro-life movement is also in organizing legislative initiatives at the state level that will make the practice of abortion illegal and even criminalized. It’s not enough to prevent access to this barbarism, it must be made a criminal offense as a means of discouraging people from getting back alley abortions or worse, attempting them by themselves.
While we’ve won a major battle by having Roe overturned, the war is far, far from over.
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