The battle over abortion is raging across the country.
And the Left is working tirelessly to marshal their troops.
Now non-religious Americans are quickly becoming known as one deadly voting bloc.
When Roe v. Wade was overturned last year in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling, many evangelical Christians and Catholics didn’t see the ruling as a political win but rather as a spiritual victory.
Serious dangers in victory
For decades, religious conservatives have been working and praying to end the scourge of abortion.
White evangelical Protestants and traditional Catholics have, since the 1980s voted mostly Republican and mostly because of the abortion issue.
They understood the horrors of a Court decision that allowed the mass murder of millions upon millions of babies.
And they mobilized, organized, and flexed their political muscle to change the law to try and stop the wholesale slaughter not seen since the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot.
The thought that the United States had “legally” killed more than 60 million people since 1973 was a huge motivating force.
But while that was happening the radical pro-abortion Left was mobilizing too.
The abortion industry became a multi-billion dollar death camp and radical pro-aborts were doing everything in their power to continue the flow of blood money.
Roe’s fall could be changing the dynamics
But last June’s fall of Roe appears to be changing those dynamics, and not in a good way for the Pro-Life movement.
As is typical of the political Right, they saw Roe overturned, declared victory, and many of them went home.
Not the Left.
For example, beginning in 2021, the share of religiously unaffiliated Americans (including atheists, agnostics and people who identify with no religion in particular) who said abortion was a critical issue started to rise.
And in 2022, for the first time, the share of religiously unaffiliated Americans who said that abortion was a critical issue was higher than the share of Christians who said the same.
Unfortunately, many Christians have simply gone home while the radical Left continues to organize and mobilize.
Republicans like Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R-SC) who have become spokespeople for the pro-abortion forces are not helping.
With people like Mace in the party, many Pro-Lifers feel betrayed and uncertain if the Republicans can even be trusted.
But there is good news
Despite all of this, there are Pro-Life groups, like Students for Life of America (SFLA) who are not simply celebrating the court’s decision to overturn Roe.
Instead these groups are continuing to organize, mobilize, and push Pro-Life legislation in both state legislatures and in Congress.
They understand that the fight to stop the slaughter of babies is a long fight that will take a concerted effort.
Those efforts by groups like SFLA are going to be vital as surveys show that abortion has become much more important to religiously unaffiliated Americans than it was in the past, while becoming less of a critical concern for Pro-Life Christians.
Unless countered by real and effective political action, an entirely different group of people could become the next generation of “abortion voters” and they will vote to kill children.
“Religiously unaffiliated people are worried about this issue in a way that they weren’t before Dobbs,” said David Campbell, a political scientist at the University of Notre Dame. “And evangelicals are maybe feeling some more ambivalence about abortion restrictions now that they’re actually happening. We’re in a very different era now and it’s changing how people are feeling about the salience of the issue on both sides.”
That’s why it is crucial for Pro-Life Americans to get more active, get more organized, and mobilize.
Unless they do, all the ground gained through repeal of Roe could be lost.
And it really is a matter of life or death.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.