Dear Friends of LIFE,
Are you aware that we are embarking on a historic time for LIFE in our country?
This week, the Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which has been identified by legal experts as potentially the most consequential abortion case since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. The outcome of this case may very well result in a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade (the case that legalized abortion on demand in the United States)!
40 Days for Life organizers throughout the U.S. are holding nationwide prayer vigils at local abortion clinics to storm heaven with PRAYER.
For the next TWO days [5am to 8pm — Tuesday, November 30 and Wednesday, December 1]faithful from throughout Louisville are invited to stand in prayer for one hour at the local EMW abortion clinic.
See the schedule & choose your hour(s) to participate:40daysforlife.com/louisville ORsend an email to: email@example.com
THIS. IS. IMPORTANT. Please join us on the sidewalk … your prayers and fasting make a difference! In your prayers… * Implore God to touch the hearts of the Supreme Court Justices tasked with deciding this case, pray for them by name. * Send a powerful message to those that drive by. * Pray to save lives from abortion, for the unborn that have no voice and for all to respect life from conception to natural death. *Fast and pray for an end to abortion.
If you simply can’t make it to the sidewalk, please fast & pray from wherever you are!
To learn more about this historic case & necessary efforts at the State level, read below.
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Oral ArgumentWednesday, December 1, 2021
The U.S. Supreme Court hears the oral argument in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case (No. 19-1392 on the SCOTUS docket) is a challenge to a 2018 Mississippi law called the Gestational Age Act, which bans elective abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy.
Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act protects the health and wellbeing of pregnant mothers, the life and dignity of unborn children and the integrity of the medical profession by limiting abortion to 15 weeks gestation age except in medical emergencies or for severe fetal abnormality.
The specific question the Court will answer is whether a state may enact limits on abortion before viability, i.e. when the baby is capable of living outside the mother’s womb. The Supreme Court will consider the correctness of its previous rulings in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which severely limits the ability of states to protect their interests in unborn life and maternal health. Notably, the State of Mississippi explains in its brief that neither the right to an abortion nor the viability line have any basis in constitutional text or history, and that medical research into fetal development over the last half century establishes that states have a compelling interest in protecting unborn life at 15 weeks.
This case represents the most significant challenge to Roe v. Wade and the viability standard in Planned Parenthood v. Casey in a generation. A decision by the US Supreme Court on this historic case is expected at the end of June, but that date is subject to change. [Continue reading for information pertaining to efforts on the State level.]
Let’s all pray for the Justices to be guided by great wisdom and compassion.
SCHEDULE & ACCESS TO PROCEEDINGSA rally and speeches in front of the Court begins at 8 AM Eastern. The Court convenes to hear oral arguments in the Dobbs case at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.
Video livestream is not permitted in the Court, but audio livestream is available.
You can livestream the audio by registering here. Click on “Can’t Make It?”
You can also access the Court’s audio livestream at:
or at: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/live.aspx
These sites will also offer a rebroadcast, if you are not able to listen live.
WHAT’S NECESSARY AT THE STATE LEVEL
Yes, America is now in its best position in generations to end abortion in its entirety at the federal level. But … there may very well be more on the line than just the fate of this legislation alone.
The Supreme Court’s ruling will likely come down to determining whether any state law that places restriction(s) on pre-viability abortion(s) are constitutional — potentially opening the door to a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade itself.
In fact, the state of Mississippi has already formally asked the Supreme Court to overturn Roe in its own brief defending their law.
If the Supreme Court ultimately decides that life should be recognized as a constitutional right to be protected under the law, every state should begin taking steps as soon as possible to ensure that no innocent life is lost due to the state-sanctioned, murderous act of abortion ever again.
Overturning Roe, in itself, does NOT mean the automatic elimination of abortion in our country. It will be up to the states to do that themselves when the time comes, and some, like Ohio (you can read HB 480 HERE), are already taking action to make that happen.
ALL citizens are asked to please take a moment today to contact your own State Legislators and ask them to follow in Ohio’s footsteps by preparing legislation to ban abortion in your state when the Supreme Court, God-willing, overturns Roe v. Wade during its current session.