Will Roe v. Wade Stand—and What Comes After?

December 1

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, a critical case that represents the best chance at overturning Roe v. Wade that the pro-life movement has ever seen. The seven Supreme Court justices who decided Roe v. Wade had no idea the decision would cost 62 million American lives and counting. They didn’t know what we know from ultrasounds. And they certainly didn’t know about the incredible pro-life movement that would rise up. But now they do.

After 49 horrific years, Roe’s reign of terror may soon end — either with this Dobbs case or another future case. But that doesn’t mean abortion will end right away. Instead, the battle for life could quickly shift to the states. Many legal experts believe that the Justices will not completely ban abortion in America. Rather, they will return the issue to every state.

Each state would be responsible for regulating abortion. Each state would decide the destiny of their unborn children.

Our mission? Plan for a pro-life America and a pro-life Rhode Island after Roe.

In 2019 the Rhode Island Senate passed the Reproductive Privacy Act, H5125B, a bill to codify the protections of Roe v Wade into Rhode Island State Law. Like New York and Virginia, all restrictions on abortion up until birth and even after were essentially removed. To pass the bill, the Senate had to stand firm against a series of proposed amendments from 2 courageous legislators, Senators Jessica de la Cruz (Republican) and Elaine Morgan (Republican).

  1. An amendment requiring the anesthetization of the fetus before beginning the abortion procedure.
  2. An amendment requiring that late term abortions be done “in cases of emergency” rather than “in the judgement of the physician.”
  3. An amendment requiring abortion clinics to maintain facilities comparable to those in hospital surgical units.
  4. A state level “Hyde” Amendment, that would prohibit state funding for abortions except in the case of rape, incest or the life of the mother.

A new opportunity may be forthcoming! The Pro-life community came together back in 2019 with rallies numbering 300-400. We will need those courageous voices once again when the time comes. Remember this is a spiritual battle, and the Word of God and Prayer are our weapons in this battle for the lives of the unborn.

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The Family Policy Alliance chapter in our state is proud to partner with the other state family policy councils across the country to launch the After Roe campaign, dedicated to raising up a movement of people ready to protect the most vulnerable in more powerful ways than ever before.

After Roe, your pro-life vote matters even more. Our lawmakers are even more responsible for the lives protected or the lives lost in Rhode Island, without Roe to blame. And, we have more work to do than ever supporting babies and their mothers in embracing the sanctity of life.

Even before Roe ends, the work of After Roe has already begun in RhodeIsland.

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For Faith, Family and Life,
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David Aucoin

Chairman, Board of Advisors – Rhode Island

P.S. Our vision is a nation of 50 pro-life states, including Rhode Island! But we can’t do this without YOU. Join After Roetoday!