Since the repeal of Roe v. Wade, a number of states have passed legislation to save babies.
And even more are considering at least moderate measures to do so as well.
But now Joe Biden’s DOJ is actively working to destroy state law by monitoring these Pro-Life actions.
Biden’s U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland recently strongly downplayed the rights of states to establish their own Pro-Life legislation.
His statement came even after the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.
Returning the issue to the states is exactly what the Supreme Court did
“In the Dobbs decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution ‘does not confirm a right to abortion’ and returned the ‘authority to regulate abortion’ to ‘the people and their elected representatives,’” explained Mary Szoch, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council.
But Merrick Garland doesn’t care about the law, recently saying the Department of Justice is “monitor[ing] state laws and enforcement actions to ensure that states do not infringe on federal protections of reproductive rights.”
Most legal experts are pointing out the brazen and bizarre nature of Garland’s comments in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision last June, which overturned Roe v. Wade.
As the Family Research Council’s Szoch put it, “In other words, the court found that states have the right to protect their youngest, smallest, most vulnerable citizens. Merrick Garland is attempting to usurp the authority of Pro-Life states to protect their people. He is encouraging abortionists to continue exploiting women and killing children, and he has proven he is going to use the FACE Act to prosecute anyone who stands in his way.”
The FBI’s extreme measures
The trial of Pro-Life activist Mark Houck is scheduled to begin in a federal courtroom in Philadelphia.
The highly disputed claims against Houck by the FBI are from an incident near an abortion facility between Houck and Planned Parenthood activist Bruce Love.
Love was allegedly shoved by Houck in response to Love accosting Houck and his then 12-year-old son.
Observers of this case have noted the extreme measures taken by the FBI to arrest Houck at his home in front of his wife and children.
Houck is one of over two dozen other Pro-Life activists who have been charged with FACE Act violations by Biden’s DOJ.
“The Biden Department of Justice’s prosecution of Mark Houck is pure harassment, meant solely to intimidate our nation’s Pro-Life sidewalk counselors who provide vital resources to help pregnant women at risk for abortion,” said the Thomas More Society’s Peter Breen, the attorney representing Houck.
But there is even more harassment from the DOJ.
As Szoch said to the Washington Stand, “Garland’s comments regarding chemical abortion also reveal the DOJ is clearly ignorant of federal abortion mailing statutes which explicitly state that it is illegal to send drugs intended to produce abortion through the mail.”
“Instead of attempting to steal power from the people, perhaps the Biden administration’s DOJ should familiarize itself with federal law and start doing its job protecting the weak and vulnerable,” Szoch continued.
She concluded, “As we eagerly hope and pray for that to happen, Pro-Life states across the country should continue passing laws protecting unborn children and their mothers from the tragedy of abortion.”
States have enacted over 150 Pro-Life measures in the last two years alone, with 12 states enacting bans on most abortions in 2022 following the Dobbs decision.
Estimates are that Pro-Life legislation in just the 14 states with the strongest laws have saved over 125,000 unborn lives already.
And estimates are that 200,000 lives will be saved annually going forward because of the existing laws.
The states simply must continue to pass Pro-Life legislation regardless of Merrick Garland’s threats and intimidation.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.