Returns Abortion Policy-Making to the People
Praise the Lord!!!
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court’s long-awaited decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was released, reversing the landmark abortion decisions Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
For decades, the Supreme Court imposed a destructive and unworkable abortion policy on the entire nation. Because it declared abortion a “constitutional right,” the people could not change abortion policy through the legislative process.
The only way to do so ultimately was either to amend the Constitution, or to have the Supreme Court reverse its decision.
It took 49 and a half years, but the Supreme Court finally acknowledged in Dobbs that “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion” and that therefore “the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”
For further information, check out the following excellent resources regarding the Dobbs decision:
- The text of the actual Supreme Court decision
- Talking Points regarding the Dobbs decision – Priests for Life
- Ohio Right to Life statement on the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v Wade
- Dayton Right to Life reacts to Supreme Court Decision
- Special Dobbs Edition of Right to Life Action Coalition’s Friday Five
- Why abortion never was a “constitutional right”
For the first time in nearly 50 years, Roe is no longer the law of the land. A great injustice has been corrected, and that gives us new hope for our nation and a reason to rejoice.
Later in the day on June 24th, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost quickly filed a motion in Federal court requesting the federal judge to rescind his order and remove its injunction on Ohio’s Heartbeat law (signed into law in 2019 banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected). In his filing, Attorney General Yost wrote, “Because there exists no just reason for delay, Defendants respectfully request this Court immediately dissolve the preliminary injunction and dismiss the case.” The Court agreed, and Ohio’s Heartbeat Law is now in effect! (On June 29, the Ohio abortion industry & the ACLU filed a lawsuit in the Ohio Supreme Court to block the Heartbeat Bill. The motion was DENIED — The Heartbeat Law is still in place!)
The battle to protect life has been returned to the people of the United States. Sadly, those who want legalized abortion will not give up. That’s why Lorain County Right to Life will continue to work to make abortion not just illegal, but unthinkable. We will continue to work to support moms, their babies, and their families. We will continue to pray and work toward the day when all human life from conception to natural death is respected and protected.
Thank you for partnering with us to save lives. It’s a new day for life! Alleluia!
Lorain County Right to Life