Pro-lifers feared this law would be used to federally fund abortions . . . and they were right

The abortion lobby is working overtime to try and enshrine abortion-on-demand into every state constitution.

Pro-life activists are redoubling their efforts to counter this trend and protect the unborn from future assaults on their rights.

And now, in a stunning blow to the sanctity of life, a Judge has decreed that taxpayer dollars must foot the bill for abortions. 

When the Equal Rights Amendment was first pitched, pro-lifers contended that it would be used to push abortions . . . and now they’re being proven right. 

District Court Judge Erika Ballou’s ruling, citing Nevada’s version of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), has ignited a firestorm of controversy, sparking renewed fears among pro-lifers.

The battle began when the state chapter of the ACLU, a far-left organization, teamed up with the abortion group Silver State Hope Fund to challenge Nevada’s exclusion of abortion services from its Medicaid program. 

Citing the state ERA, which prohibits discrimination based on various factors including sex, the lawsuit argued that denying Medicaid coverage for abortions violated this constitutional provision.

While the ERA’s language may seem innocuous, critics have long warned that it could be manipulated to advance a radical abortion agenda.

Nevada’s acceptance of this argument has sent shockwaves through the pro-life community, reaffirming their worst fears about the ERA’s potential consequences.

Responding to the ruling, Melissa Clement, executive director of Nevada Right to Life, expressed grave concern over the misallocation of Medicaid funds. 

“This decision diverts precious resources intended for life-saving medical interventions to fund the life-ending procedure of abortion,” she lamented to the Nevada Independent

“It betrays the trust of Nevada citizens and undermines the sanctity of human life.”

Clement also emphasized the need for grassroots activism to counter judicial overreach. 

“We must reject initiatives that grant judges unchecked power to reshape our laws,” she urged. 

“The fate of our state’s policies should rest in the hands of its citizens, not in the whims of a few unelected judges.”

This ruling comes on the heels of a similar setback for the pro-life movement last fall when a proposed state constitutional amendment affirming the right to life was dismissed by another Nevada Judge. 

These legal battles underscore the urgent need for pro-life advocates to mobilize and defend the unborn at every turn.

Indeed, the fight for life extends beyond the courtroom to the ballot box. 

As the November elections loom, the pro-life movement faces a critical juncture. 

With multiple abortion-related ballot initiatives on the horizon, the stakes have never been higher. 

Now is the time for pro-life Americans to unite, stand firm in their convictions, and defend the most vulnerable among us.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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