“We had a great turnout at our annual Legislative Reception, Tuesday May 17th.
Thank you to Gary Taphorn and Rob Tuttle for organizing this outstanding event. We were very excited to hear from AG Yost and to meet with all of our prolife colleagues in the Ohio House and Senate. We hope to see you all next year! “
After Roe v. Wade is Overturned, State by State Battle to Protect Babies From Abortions Begins.
What will pro-life legislation look like in a post-Roe America? Well, it really will depend on the state. Some states, will be facing some new battles, others will be facing much of the same. So, it is necessary to understand that much of the country will be divided into three categories when it comes to what will be happening with respect to pro-life abortion related legislation.
States with Pro-Life Abortion Prohibitions: Twelve states have passed what are known as Abortion Trigger Bans, which are laws that are triggered into effect. Specifically, they are triggered when Roe is overturned and they will prohibit the practice of abortion within those states. Furthermore, there are other states that have constitutions that expressly state that abortion is not a right and that have bans on the books.
In Purple States: Here is an interesting dynamic. It is in these states where some things are truly getting ugly when it comes to the enforcement of the pro-life laws that already exist. It has become even clearer as it looks that Roe will be overturned that there will be elected officials who will assume office that will refuse to enforce pro-life laws.
In addition to the passing of private enforcement mechanism, that was found originally in the Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinances and in the Texas Fetal Heartbeat Law, to existing pro- life laws, these states will need to continue doing what they have been doing and that is passing incremental pro-life laws. They will eventually have to work their way up to a full ban and that may take some time in these states.
Radically Anti-Life States: Clearly, there are states that have passed laws that have enshrined the so-called “right” to abortion. Much of what these pro-life policy makers have been doing will continue. However, there has been an increase in these states to even radicalize even further. Banning pro-life pregnancy centers and such has been an ongoing effort over the last several years.
Sadly, in many cases, it seems like pro-life forces are on their toes with trying to defeat or fight pro-abortion measures. Very few pro-life bills even make it out of committee. Yet, there can be success with pro-life safety net legislation. These may be common ground initiatives that, while not drastically reducing the abortion rate like other pro-life laws, can still help.
There will still be fights to legalize abortion in states where it is banned. These issues will not simply disappear when Roe is no more. While there will be a patchwork of laws throughout the United States, each state will have it’s own unique pro-life battle left to wage. In many ways, it will not be too dissimilar to what it looks like this very day. But one thing is for sure, pro-life incrementalism has proven to be successful and it will eventually work in these states as well. Eventually, legalized abortion will become a thing of the past.
This Boy’s Life Was Saved When His Mom Changed Her Mind During the Abortion.
Babies Go to Congress invites U.S. Senators and Representatives to meet with moms and their babies, to hear the moms’ stories to illustrate that pregnancy help organizations are good for America. Heartbeat is the nation’s largest network of pregnancy help.
Manuela and Chris faced an unplanned pregnancy and thought that abortion was their only option. They pursued a chemical abortion and Manuela had taken the first of two abortion drugs when the couple experienced immediate regret.
They were helped by Crossroads Pregnancy Center, part of the Abortion Pill Rescue® Network (APRN) managed by Heartbeat, and they were able to reverse the chemical abortion with APR.
Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) was one for whom Oliver whose the introduction to APR, and the Congressman was taken aback. “Was this your first child?” the congressman asked … “That’s, that’s the, that’s him?”
Manuela shared that she had called Planned Parenthood after starting the chemical abortion asking for help with stopping the process. “They told me there was nothing they could do at all,” she said. “They didn’t give me any information or choices about reversing the abortion.”
Norman asked about the logistics of chemical abortion and APR, including how quickly a mom experiencing regret from starting a chemical abortion must act to try and save her child through APR.
“So, the sooner the better,” Heartbeat’s Director of Medical Impact Christa Brown explained. “We want to get the progesterone to them as soon as we can to reverse the effects of that mifepristone.” Many lives have been saved even within 72 hours, explained Brown, who manages the daily operations of the APRN hotline. Brown detailed abortion pill specifics for him, and the regret experienced by many women who take it.
“What we commonly hear is that regret,” she said, “and it sets in so quickly that many of them are calling us from the parking lot of the abortion facility or on their way home, because the regret is that fast.” Norman concurred with the need to raise awareness about APR and chemical abortion, encouraged pro-life advocates to let their voices be heard.
In Michigan, ‘rogue decision’ blocks longtime state abortion law.
Michigan’s longstanding law against abortion cannot be enforced if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, a state judge said Tuesday in a temporary injunction. Michigan adopted a law criminalizing abortion as a felony, except when necessary to save the life of the mother, in 1931.
“After 50 years of legal abortion in Michigan, there can be no doubt that the right of personal autonomy and bodily integrity enjoyed by our citizens includes the right of a woman, in consultation with her physician, to terminate a pregnancy,” Court of Claims Judge Elizabeth Gleicher said May 17, issuing a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the state law.
According to Gleicher, the right to an abortion is almost certainly guaranteed under the state constitution’s due process provisions that protect bodily integrity, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Critics noted that the judge is a donor to Planned Parenthood and previously represented Planned Parenthood in a failed challenge to precedent upholding the state abortion law.
“The Michigan court of appeals has already held that this exact same 1931 law is valid under the constitution, in a case where Planned Parenthood sued, and lost, when represented by the very judge who issued today’s opinion,” he added.
“Even more extraordinary, that same judge makes annual contributions to Planned Parenthood, in effect, indirectly subsidizing the very same legislation she is now decided, and has also received an Award as a Planned Parenthood advocate. She should have recused herself from the case, and not participated in it.” When Gleicher disclosed this information, the Michigan Republican Party called on her to recuse herself from the case, but she declined.
John Bursch, Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel and former Michigan solicitor general, said the Alliance Defending Freedom legal group had initially been invited to submit arguments, but then was excluded from participating because it wasn’t a party to the case.
“We are unquestionably going to take legal action. I would expect such a decision to be announced by the end of the week,” said Bursch, whose legal group represents the two organizations.
Starbucks on Dangerous Grounds with Abortion
Starbucks pays big bucks for their PR firm’s advice – – but not as much as they’re about to pay for ignoring it. “Don’t take a stance you cannot reverse,” Zeno Group warned corporate clients after the Supreme Court leak. A lot of major brands have listened, terrified of becoming the next Disney. Not this one. The coffee giant, who’s never been afraid to stir the pot, is out with their most outrageous policy yet — and every cup you buy helps pay for it.
Starbucks wanted to make a real statement, announcing that not only would they help employees abort their children — but they’ll pay to send the ones parents keep out of state to change their sex.
In today’s market, which hasn’t exactly been kind to corporate zealots,Starbucks move sounds delusional. Look at Target, whose racks of chest binders and packing underwear is already tanking the company’s stock.
But the reality is, the truly woke — like Target and Starbucks — don’t care about your business. They care about making a political point. If that means upsetting half of their investors, then, in the infamous words of CEO Howard Schultz, “sell your shares.” As he said then, “Not every decision is an economic decision.”
Maybe Starbucks doesn’t care about the boycott that’s brewing — but their investors will. “Subjects that divide the country can sometimes be no-win situations for companies,” Zeno cautioned, “because regardless of what they do they will alienate at least 15 to 30 percent of their stakeholders … Do not assume that all of your employees, customers, or investors share your view.” If Starbucks is part of your daily grind, it’s time — as Christians — to reconsider. “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (I Corinthians 10:31). One day, we’ll all be held accountable for how we managed what God gave us.