Roe v. Wade has been overturned. Doesn’t it just thrill you to read that sentence?
Yesterday, June 24, 2022, will forever be known as one of the greatest days in our nation’s history. In its ruling on the Dobbs v. Jackson case, the United States Supreme Court stated:
We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely—the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. That provision has been held to guarantee some rights that are not mentioned in the Constitution, but any such right must be “deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition” and “implicit in the concept of ordered liberty.”
The Court came to this conclusion by determining that Roe v. Wade was “egregiously wrong” and incorrectly decided because a supposed right to an abortion is not deeply rooted in our nation’s history or legal tradition.
So, what does this mean? It means the fight for life has just begun. As the Court stated, “…We thus return the power to weigh those arguments to the people and their elected representatives.” It means that your state and federal lawmakers will be able to determine what happens to the lives of preborn children.
You can visit AfterRoe.com to find out where your state stands on the issue of life and how you can get involved in this next phase of the pro-life movement!
Our team was on the ground in front of the Court when the decision was announced – there were tears of joy, and even dancing! Then, we celebrated the historic ruling by hosting a 6-hour live stream with our friends and allies across the nation!
We were honored to be joined by GOP Whip Steve Scalise (LA), RSC Chairman Jim Banks (IN), Congressman Mike Johnson (LA), and Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ)! We also had incredible interviews with the Family Policy Councils of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin! And we loved having our national allies join us, including Alliance Defending Freedom, Concerned Women for America, Family Research Council, the Human Coalition, March for Life, and Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America.
You can still watch yesterday’s live stream HERE!
It’s important to remember that the fight for life has just begun. The Biden Administration’s Department of Justice issued a press release yesterday stating they are urging Congress to codify abortion and are promoting abortion-by-mail drugs. Democrats in Congress were infuriated by the decision. Pro-choice organizations have threatened violence and rioting. And left-leaning states will fight hard to keep abortion legal in their states.
But today, as we prepare for the next phase of a post-Roe America, we must remember that over 60 million preborn children have been worth fighting for. We must honor the prayer warriors and pro-life heroes who have gone before us to pave the way so that this day would come. And we must continue helping women in need, engaging with state Family Policy Councils, voting for righteous leaders, volunteering at our local crisis pregnancy centers, and loving the women and families who need healing from the trauma of abortion.
Yesterday, Roe v. Wade was overturned. And today, we look to a future when abortion will be unthinkable.