June 24th is now a historic day. After nearly 50 years, Roe v. Wade’s reign finally came to an end.
This now-important date, June 24th, falls between two other dates of independence. Just 4 days earlier, the nation had celebrated Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of slaves in 1865. And just 6 days from today, we will celebrate America’s Independence Day, July 4th.
All of these dates are important and signify the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another in the life of our nation. Historically, on each of those days, an oppressive and destructive way of doing things passed away and new life-filled opportunities arose. At times, those opportunities brought mighty challenges, but challenges that led to better lives for an entire nation.
If you’re like me, you may sometimes wonder if you had been alive during a historic time, would you have stood up for what was right and fought for justice?
Today, that question is not rhetorical. We find ourselves considering the challenges we face in the next chapter in the fight to end abortion, and wondering what we can do to help. The answer, in most cases, depends on where you live and how God has uniquely gifted you.
In order to help cut through the confusion, the misinformation, and the deluge of conflicting data, Family Policy Alliance has created a Personal Pro-Life Profile. In just moments, you’ll get personalized information about what is happening in your state and how you can get involved.
- Want to know what challenges face lawmakers in your state? Find out here.
- Wondering how you can use your professional or volunteer abilities to be involved in the movement? Find out here.
- Wishing you could put your passions to use in the pro-life movement? Find out how here.
Once you have your Personal Pro-life Profile, we need you to do one other thing…
Please help us by sharing this message on social media. By using those two little buttons (one for Facebook and one for Twitter) beside the word “Share” below, you can automatically set up a post that you can personalize and share.
Please use this to tell your friends and family about our Personal Pro-Life Profile and the important information it provides.
Other than supporting our work financially, sharing this (and other) messages is one of the easiest and most important ways you can help us spread the word about the end of Roe and the new frontier that now exists in our nation in the fight to end abortion.
Find out what is happening in your state HERE. And then share this message today!
Director of Audience Engagement
The past two days can only be accurately described as an all-out assault on Life. In response to the overturning of Roe by the Supreme Court, Governor Murphy, Senator Nia Gill, Assemblywoman Lisa Swain, and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, have put forth one of the most lawless bills one can imagine.
Senate bill 2642 and Assembly bill 3974 would prohibit the governor from handing over an individual to another state who has been charged with performing or aiding in an illegal abortion. In other words, New Jersey doctors can travel across state lines and commit an illegal act in violation of another state’s abortion laws without facing legal consequences. Governor Murphy will have the power to use our state law to shield these doctors from any liability or prosecution.
This will empower the pro-abortion movement to carry out illegal abortions in states that regulate them. Abortionists who reside in those states will not perform them because they would face lawsuits or possibly arrest. Therefore, the Big Abortion lobby wants to send out-of-state abortionists into pro-life states to end the lives of babies, and then “extract” them back to the safe haven of radical abortion governors in their home state!
Please consider also calling your State Senator and Assemblymembers TODAY and tell them to Vote NO on Senate bill 2642 and Assembly bill 3974.
Thank you for spreading the word!
Standing for Life,
It’s been three days since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Already, several states have enacted stronger pro-life laws, while lawmakers in others have announced their intent to stop such laws from going into effect.
On social media and in the news, you’ve probably seen a mixture of reactions. Joy, anger, thankfulness, fear. Beautiful posts about the dignity of life and the invaluable work of pregnancy care centers. Heartbreaking calls to action to fund Planned Parenthood, or help women seek abortions out of state. It’s all there, and it all points to the significance of the moment: Roe v. Wade was overturned.
Here at Family Policy Alliance, we know that’s good news, even the best political news of our lives. We are now living in a nation After Roe: a nation where, at last, we have the opportunity to truly protect human life.
It’s a moment to celebrate and praise God for his faithfulness. At Family Policy Alliance, we began our celebration with a livestream all afternoon on Friday, featuring pro-life leaders from around the country. You can still watch the live stream HERE!
If you’ve wondered….
- Where your state stands on abortion
- What pro-life leaders will do next to protect life in your area
- How you can personally make a difference for the pro-life movement After Roe
…be sure to visit www.AfterRoe.com, and explore the whole site! There, you’ll find helpful information about your state (including, in many states, a message from state pro-life leaders!), pro-life merchandise, and a variety of ways to engage with the national pro-life movement.
Want it all in a quick, one-stop shop? Check out our brand-new Personal Pro-Life Profile! In just six questions, we’ll give you a personalized report on ways you can uniquely be involved in the pro-life movement, details about your state’s pro-life stance, and a free image to share on social media!
We’re entering a new phase of the pro-life movement in America, and your voice matters more than ever. Together, let’s make America a nation where life is truly cherished!
Director od Strategy
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.
Maybe you’ve heard the amazing news.
As of 10:11 ET this morning, babies in America have a fighting chance.
After nearly 50 years, the Supreme Court finally overturned its travesty of Roe v. Wade!
This for certain is a moment to celebrate, to thank God – and also to thank you for your support and co-labors that have helped make this historic moment possible.
But this is not the end of the abortion battles. Truly, now it begins.
Like before, it will be a state-by-state battle. But now the stakes are much higher. With no court decision standing in the way, abortion can actually be ended state-by-state.
As the pro-abortion Left’s antics today show, they are going all-out to defeat pro-life candidates and stop every attempt to end abortion in the states. Already, pro-abortion ballot measures are popping up, and the fight for the control of state legislatures may be the most intense we’ve ever seen.
Your gift today will help support pro-life candidates and defend life at every turn, working strategically with our network of allies at the state level.
Thank you, on this historic day, for standing for life!
President & CEO
Minutes ago, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Today is a day that we will remember for our entire lives – and a day which, for many of us, we have spent our entire lives waiting. And now, because of today, millions more will have their lives.
We’d be remiss not to take this moment to reflect on the many, many heroes who have argued in court, passed laws, lobbied their elected leaders, prayed outside abortion clinics, offered a helping hand to women, and so much more to get to this moment.
And yet, really, we have been straining toward the starting line. Today, a unique race began in each of the 50 states and in the federal arena.
Our goal: that every person is treated as a person, no matter their age, size, location, abilities or any other characteristics. This means not only ending abortion but ensuring that children inside the womb have the same full legal status as children outside the womb, that parents and children receive the support they need, and that ours is a culture which comes to fully embrace life.
As of this moment, America has entered a new phase. We are a nation After Roe. We survived. Now, let’s help others thrive.
TO CELEBRATE THIS MOMENTOUS AND LONG-AWAITED VICTORY, WE ARE LIVESTREAMING ALL DAY, starting at approximately 12 pm ET (11 am CT / 10 am MT / 8 am PT)
AFTER ROE CELEBRATION AND LIVESTREAM
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We’ll be giving live updates from the Supreme Court, providing decision analysis, and talking with state and national leaders. Plus, we’ll dive into what you can do to make a difference in the world After Roe. And, we’ll be answering your questions live! Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
If you are ready to jump in and make a difference, visit www.AfterRoe.com for information about what’s happening in your state and to discover your place in the After Roe movement.
Praising God with you,
President & CEO
This is the moment we have been praying for. The Supreme Court will soon release their final ruling on the Dobbs case. This decision could once again allow states to promote and protect life without the federal bench restricting the will of the people. What a victory this will be for the pro-life movement!
The pro-abortion extremists are unhinged and resorting to acts of violence and vandalism to intimidate Supreme Court justices, prolife pregnancy centers, and churches. Gross and vile protests are on display outside the home of Justice Amy Comey Barret, and a man was recently arrested after traveling to the D.C. area to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Thankfully, New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith (R) has crafted a bill to protect pro-life pregnancy centers.
“The violence against religious institutions and pro-life women’s centers — which give expectant mothers diapers, baby clothes and, when they can find it, baby formula free of charge — does not so much represent a new threat as it does a transference of aggression. I’ve been in the movement for 50 years, and I’ve always believed when we got to the point where that so-called constitutional [‘right’ to abortion] was about to be eviscerated, you would see the violence which is directed at unborn children directed at the pro-life movement… America stands on the verge of reversal of Roe v. Wade. I think this is the beginning of the end.” Congressman Chris Smith, District 4, NJ
However, as Congressman Chris Smith leads the way to protect pro-life pregnancy centers, seven other New Jersey members of Congress voted against legislation expanding security for Supreme Court justices and their families. Josh Gottheimer (D), Tom Malinowski (D), Bill Pascrell (D), Donald Payne (D), Mikie Sherrill (D), Albio Sires (D) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) all opposed the Supreme Court Police Parity Act. Despite their opposition, this bi-partisan bill passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives 396-27!
This is why the pro-life movement needs your voice and energy more than ever! We cannot allow radical voices to jeopardize this pivotal moment in history. I want to personally ask you to join us and a coalition of pro-life organizations this Saturday, June 25 from 11AM-1PM at the Statehouse in Trenton, NJ. (Information below)
Events like this often happen during the week when the legislature is in session, but many of you are at work. This is your opportunity on a weekend, when the media will be focused on the Supreme Court decision, to express your unwavering support for Life.
Fighting for your family,
While the nation waits to find out if the Supreme Court will actually overturn Roe v. Wade, we’re thrilled to invite you to hear from one of the lawyers asking the Court to abandon Roe.
Join us TODAY to hear from Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch. You may know that the Dobbs case everyone is watching – the case that might overturn Roe – started in Mississippi. The state passed a law protecting babies as young as 15 weeks old – and they’ve been busy defending it in court ever since! When the case reached the Supreme Court this December, though, they made a bold decision to ask the Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. Now, it could be the case that finally ends the reign of Roe, which has led to the death of more than 62 million Americans.
Empowering Women, Promoting Life
Meet One of the Lawyers Behind Dobbs
(Video will be live at 2pm Eastern Time June, 17th)
Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch is Mississippi’s first-ever woman Attorney General and was included in the TIME 100 list for 2022. She previously served as Mississippi’s State Treasurer and in multiple other government positions for the state – all while raising three children as a single, working mother. Defending the dignity of human life has been a hallmark of her career in public service. That extends beyond the life issues at stake in the Dobbs case to supporting the most vulnerable and helping them to achieve their best futures. Her work includes helping trafficking victims, fighting for women at work and as mothers, addressing root causes of poverty, fighting the rising cost of insulin, and supporting victims of crime.
Don’t miss this exciting event!
Recently, the Albuquerque City Council voted on an amendment to the budget that allocates $250,000 to Planned Parenthood. The amendment was sponsored by Tammy Fiebelkorn, city councilor for District 7, who states, “I’m proud to have sponsored this amendment to provide vital support for Planned Parenthood.”
The amendment was passed in a 6-3 vote, with two conservative council members voting for the amendment rather than supporting the conservative values they claim to protect. If left to stand, this appropriation of funds will go into effect on July 1.
There’s still hope.
City Councilor Renee Grout is sponsoring a resolution to reappropriate the funds that are designated for Planned Parenthood. Grout, and other conservative council members, are working to reallocate the $250,000 to support pregnancy education and care projects in the city.
It is possible!
NM FAM is proud to be working with Councilor Grout to see this resolution come to fruition. If we hope to change the culture of our state to one that cherishes life and sees families thrive, we cannot have taxpayers’ dollars specifically earmarked to fund operations like Planned Parenthood.
Unfortunately, many women facing unplanned pregnancy feel that abortion is their only option. They need to know there are other, better, more life-affirming options available to them.
Help us support Councilor Grout and this resolution to STOP the funds to Planned Parenthood. Email the Albuquerque city councilors and tell them to support the reappropriation of funds from Planned Parenthood to pregnancy education and care projects.
Help us change the culture of New Mexico!
Last week, Governor Murphy relaunched his plan to enrich New Jersey’s Big Abortion industry. His renewed call to mandate insurance companies cover the entire abortion cost without any copayments, and to codify into state law that non-physicians can perform unsafe abortions on women, has rightly infuriated people across the state.
“Gov. Murphy’s radical proposal calls for free abortions with no limits right up to birth, and he wants struggling New Jersey families to pay for abortions for everyone through even higher taxes and health care premiums.”
– Senator Steve Oroho (R), Senate Minority Leader
“The Catholic Bishops of New Jersey join to express our disappointment and outrage over Governor Murphy’s announcement regarding proposed legislation to expand access to abortion in New Jersey, an act that by its very nature terminates human life. If enacted, this legislation would mandate health insurance coverage for abortions, codify regulations that allow non-physicians to perform abortions; and create a public fund that dedicates taxpayer money to pay for abortions.”
– Joint statement from the New Jersey Catholic bishops on Governor Murphy’s proposal that all health insurers in New Jersey provide coverage for abortion services
“Governor Murphy and the pro-abortion legislators want everyone onboard their sinking ship of free abortion on demand. But more and more people are seeing abortion for what it is: a grave injustice and assault on women and their babies in the womb. In my church, immigrants, African Americans, and people across generations are united for life.”
– Brennan Coughlin, Fellowship CrossPoint, Chesterfield
“This bill is demoralizing and tears at the very fabric of our morality. As legislation goes, so goes our society, and the governor is plunging us into an even deeper state of immorality with this bill. This bill is detestable and no one with a Biblical worldview should support anything that puts the life of any child at risk, whether in the womb or outside of the womb… it makes no difference.”
– Pastor Alex McCormick, Impact Church, Burlington, NJ
Friends, these little babies are precious. Planned Parenthood, NJ Family Planning League, New Jersey Abortion Access Fund, and many others might have no concern for the lives of the least of these, but we do!
The work of the pro-life movement in NJ will be hard and strenuous in the months and years ahead. I am encouraged by the numerous pro-life voices and organizations that are working together to save lives and to assist women to find the help they need. Be on the lookout for future emails telling you how to take action to stop this heinous injustice against these little ones.
Fighting for your families here in the Garden State!