It’s been one year since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with the Dobbs decision.
The historic decision has been met with wild applause by Americans who cherish life.
And Pro-Lifers are celebrating the massive impact it’s already had.
State pro-life laws are saving babies
Estimates are that 200,000 children have been born since Roe was overturned who otherwise would have been aborted.
Since the landmark court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, statistics show some 25 million women of childbearing age now live in states where the law makes it at least tougher to get abortions.
Most are led by Republicans, and 14 of those states have banned abortion in most cases at any time during pregnancy.
“There’s no way to really know at this point, but the best guess that we have is about 200,000 children were born this year that would not have been born,” said Senator James Lankford (R-OK) at a news conference.
“That’s 200,000 kids, that’s 200,000 smiling faces on playgrounds. That’s 200,000 silly songs starting in kindergarten. That’s 200,000 families.”
But it’s not all good news, 20 Democrat-controlled states have passed legislation securing access to the deadly procedure, in some states up to and even after birth.
But it looks like the tide is turning, a Marist national poll shows two in three Americans believe “abortion should only be allowed, at most, within the first three months of pregnancy.”
Efforts by pro-life groups are working
“At the three abortion mills in this city of Charlotte, we’ve had 176 moms that have changed their mind,” shared Flip Benham, a pro-life activist in North Carolina. “They get on this great big mobile sonogram unit. We get them sonograms, whatever they need.”
“We get them church families that will take them in,” he continued.
“I go up, I can say, ‘Hey, I’m Miss Tina. I’m a volunteer here. Here are the things to expect,'” explained Tina Marshall, the founder of the Black Abortion Defense League. “And they’re usually very thankful. And I always tell them, if you need anything, I’m sitting right here on the corner.”
So it is a time for more work, but also for celebration.
“I think we just need to take a step back and remember that this is a cause for celebration,” Melanie Israel, a policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation told CBN News. “There are thousands and thousands of human beings who are alive today because of the Dobbs decision.”
Students for Life of America (SFLA) hosted a huge one-year anniversary rally and gala in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the court’s decision.
SFLA combined the rally and gala with training for its activists, who have become the leading edge of the post-Roe generation.
SFLA has the right idea – celebrate the victory and the lives saved, while also preparing the Pro-Life movement for tougher fights ahead.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.