SCOTUS Debates Landmark Roe Vs. Wade Case
Father, help us to maintain justice and to do what is right in Your eyes. Isaiah 56:1
Pro-life activists are hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court will take the opportunity to listen to “scientific” reasoning to overturn elements of Roe v. Wade as the high court has agreed to hear a challenge to a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of gestation.
The CEO of the pro-life ministry Save the Storks is confident that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization could lead to erosion of the court’s precedent defining abortion access as a national right.
On Monday, the Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to the state of Mississippi, agreeing to review a unanimous decision by a three-judge panel on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that the Mississippi law is unconstitutional. . . .
Save the Storks CEO Diane Ferraro told The Christian Post that she is optimistic that the Supreme Court will erode the influence of Roe. . . .
Crediting Mississippi for doing “a phenomenal job putting the science together,” Ferraro asserted that the Supreme Court has “the scientific facts on how a baby does feel pain in the womb at 15 weeks.”
According to Ferraro, “this is presenting an updated viewpoint to the Supreme Court justices for them to consider.” . . .
Ferraro told CP that the court’s decision to hear a case on Mississippi’s 15-week abortion law “will help open the door for them to hear other cases.”
“And the fact they are willing to hear this is so encouraging to … us and to anyone who is pro-life,” she stated.
More than 500 pro-life bills have been introduced at the state level in the first four months of 2021 and dozens of them have become law.
Maintaining that her organization was “encouraged” about the widespread passage of pro-life laws across the U.S., Ferraro attributed the surge in pro-life legislation to the fact that “we have so much science to back us up.” . . .
Other pro-life organizations have praised the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the Mississippi case and pointed to science as to why the justices should revisit existing abortion precedent. . . .
Citing the wave of pro-life legislation at the state level, Dannenfelser remarked that “it is time for the Supreme Court to catch up on scientific reality and the resulting consensus of the American people as expressed in elections and policy.” . . .
Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, applauded the Supreme Court for “examining the Mississippi law.” . . .
Ferraro alleged that the state laws and “this case that’s going to the Supreme Court” are “reminding women that we have 2,700 … pro-life pregnancy resource clinics across the country” that provide free ultrasounds to show mothers the heartbeat and the baby’s picture.
The activist said those are things mothers don’t see “when she goes to an abortion clinic.”
Save the Storks has forged relationships with many of these pregnancy centers, providing them with mobile medical units called “Stork Buses” that provide women with no-cost pregnancy testing and ultrasounds. On Wednesday, the pro-life organization delivered a brand-new bus to the Horizon Pregnancy Clinic in Huntington Beach, California.
The deployment of a “Stork Bus” to Huntington Beach is part of Save the Storks’ strategic initiative to place the buses in “mission critical markets” where “abortion rates are highest,” Ferraro said. . . .
Ferraro reported to CP that the Stork buses, which have been on the road for nine years, have saved an estimated 8,000 babies from abortion. The pregnancy centers, in partnership with Save the Storks, also establish long-term relationships with mothers after they give birth to their babies. . . .
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(Excerpt from The Christian Post. Photo by Getty Images.)
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