There is real reason to be sad about some things in America. But on the Second Amendment, abortion, and federal regulation, there’s reason to be happy and real Americans know it. Marjorie Dannenfelser, of Pro Life America, reminds us what has happened.
I know the Rolling Stone is basically a rag for extremely dumb people to write stuff in, but Dobbs is not a religious result. Next! https://t.co/1vO2cIl0eY
— Mitchell (@Mitchel13290681) July 6, 2022
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Dannenfelser: With the Supreme Court’s historic reversal of its ill-founded abortion precedents, we are officially living in the Dobbs era.
The contrast between pro-life and pro-abortion reactions couldn’t be starker. The pro-life movement has long been ready to greet this moment – we’re full of hope and eager to get to work. The pro-abortion side is marked not by reflection on how they have failed to serve and meet the needs of women, but by lies, terror and yet another push by congressional Democrats to impose abortion on demand until birth nationwide.
Now that the people and their elected representatives are free to enact policies that reflect their values, lives are being saved immediately. Within days, at least a dozen states have moved swiftly to enact broad protections for unborn children and mothers, and more are poised to follow.
Abortion advocates realize they’re losing the battle for Americans’ hearts and minds. With the president’s public approval at an all-time low, pro-abortion Democrats are throwing fuel on the fire to try to rally their base.
President Biden decried the decision, saying, “Women could be punished for protecting their health… poor women are going to be hit the hardest. It’s cruel.” Vice President Harris called it “a health care crisis” and invoked a laundry list of unrelated precedents supposedly threatened, ignoring Justice Samuel Alito’s explicit writing that Dobbs pertains to abortion and only to abortion, the intentional killing of an innocent child.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., quickly called for another vote on the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act – legislation that would expand abortion on demand until the moment of birth and block new and existing pro-life laws. This follows her refusal to condemn attacks on pregnancy centers, houses of worship and other peaceful pro-life advocates. More than 40 incidents of violence, vandalism and intimidation have been documented since the leak of the draft opinion.
Not to be outdone, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called for tents to be set up in national parks for carrying out abortions – imagine this sight on your family vacation to Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon. Warren announced a bill to “crack down” on pregnancy centers just over one day after a Virginia center had its windows smashed.
Daily we see and hear false claims that women will be thrown in jail, that medical professionals will refuse care for miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, and more. Hillary Clinton stated bluntly, “Women are going to die.”
Scaremongering like this is not new. To be absolutely clear, abortion is not health care. It is not a treatment for miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy – even Planned Parenthood knows that. As Dr. Christina Francis, head of an organization that represents thousands of pro-life OB-GYNs, puts it, “The only intent of an abortion is to produce a dead baby.” Pro-abortion lies put countless women and their unborn children at serious risk. They must not be allowed to drown out the truth that real hope and help are available.