Interest is rising among pro-lifers as the Supreme Court approaches the end of its term. Does Judge Alito’s draft opinion leaked to Politico indicate that the Supreme Court is ready to overturn Roe v. Wade?
Is the first step of the Movement coming to fruition? Will the judges return the abortion issue to the states where step two begins: passing life-affirming laws without the threat of Roe sticking to attempts to return protection to the tiniest American?
Today’s ABC News account by Devin Dwyer, Isabella Meneses, and Sarah Herndon began with interviews with many grassroots pro-lifers. They were allowed to make a plea for the protection of unborn children. They then turned to pro-abortionist Mary Ziegler, a leading historian of abortion law at Florida State University Law School, for a statement of pro-life “momentum” from a pro-abortion standpoint.
“There were decades of crumbling in Roe, which softened it for this final blow,” Ziegler said. “Anti-abortion groups would try to shape who is in court, but also give the court a lot of opportunities to erode abortion rights.” She added: “The conservative movement has been around since the 1980s, but it has become much more powerful and effective.”
The authors wrote of a “critical milestone”: the “election of Donald Trump in 2016, who explicitly pledged during his campaign to nominate judges who would overthrow Roe.” Mr. Trump chose three judges with excellent credentials: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.
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The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute states that 26 states “certainly or probably will ban abortion immediately if Roe falls.” But there are other states, such as Virginia, where Governor Glenn Youngkin “was elected in November 2021 with a platform that would roll back abortion rights in the main political swing state.”
“Listen, we won — and we’ve been saying all along that I’m pro-life,” Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin told ABC News as he marched alongside protesters in Richmond, the first sitting governor to do so.
We will follow the court until they have expressed an opinion and then explain their conclusion.
Whether you have been in the Movement for more than 40 years. Like me, or new to our cause, it’s a very exciting time to be a pro-lifer.
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in National Right to Life News Today – an online column on pro-life issues.