“When I think of the pro-life movement, equality is the first thing that comes to mind”.
On January 15th, hundreds gathered in Rockford for the second annual Rockford Walk for Life. In my speech at the rally, I tried to energize the crowd with a message of hope.
I started by explaining the clear contrast between the pro-life and pro-abortion movements:
‘Whereas we support the rights of preborn and born humans, they only support the rights of born humans. Whereas we support the rights of preborn girls, they support the right to sex-selective abortion, a practice which has caused 160 million girls to be missing from this world. Whereas we support the rights of the preborn of all races, they support the right to race-selective abortion, a practice in which young pregnant women are forced by their families to abort their pregnancy after becoming pregnant by a man of another race.’
After discussing the social, scientific, and legal developments that have invalidated Roe v. Wade, I cited the three reasons why I am exceedingly confident that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe this summer with its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
- The Court’s months-long delay in rendering the decision to hear the case was historic. Such a long delay suggests that the justices inclined to overturn Roe were likely assessing whether there were enough justices to overturn it; they would not be likely to hear the case otherwise, as another failure to overturn Roe would likely inoculate it from ever being overturned since it would then have been upheld by the Court for a third time (the second time being 1992’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey).
- On September 1st, the Court permitted Texas’s 6-week Heartbeat Bill to go into effect, which means Roe is no longer good law in Texas; nor is it good law throughout our Nation, since every single state can now protect the preborn before viability even though such laws violate Roe’s viability standard—which prevents states from restricting abortion before the 24th week of pregnancy.
- During the December 1st oral argument for the Dobbs case, justices signaled that they are poised to overturn Roe. In response to the hearing, pro-abortion news outlets declared that the Court will:
- New York Times: The End of Roe Is Coming, and It Is Coming Soon
- The Washington Post: The question is not whether ‘Roe v. Wade‘ is overturned — but how
- The Atlantic: The End of Roe
- The New Yorker: The Supreme Court Looks Ready to Overturn Roe v. Wade
The crowd was set ablaze, on a frigid Illinois day, by the prospect that the pro-life movement would finally see the end of Roe; that it would finally achieve a victory it has fought for since 1973; that it would finally secure its main object of ensuring that all humans, born and preborn, are equally protected in our Nation.
We must keep praying that the dedicated constitutionalists on the Court have the strength and courage to fulfill their constitutional duty to overturn Roe and permit states to protect preborn humans!
It is very important for Illinoisans to remember, though, is that while the prospect of Roe being overturned is great news for much of America, it puts Illinois and, for that matter, the entire Midwest, in a very precarious position.
Because of Illinois’s radical, pro-abortion laws, not only will it remain business as usual for the abortion industry here in our state, thousands upon thousands more women will cross our border to have the lives of their children ended here. We must act now to stop this disaster from unfolding.
We encourage you to check out one of our upcoming Ground Zero Tour events. Our next tour stop will be on February 23 in Springfield. We are also planning a stop in the Metro East region as well as more events in Chicago and throughout the Chicagoland area. Stay tuned!