States seeing a lot of pro-life success stories

Thursday, May 6, 2021
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

21-week babyPro-life activists are successfully getting life-saving legislation on the books, even in states that have not been friendly to the movement.

According to LifeNews.com, the Guttmacher Institute, an arm of the abortion industry, has issued a policy analysis of state laws that restrict abortion. It indicates a record year for passage of pro-life laws so far.

Dr. Michael New, a research associate at The Catholic University of America and associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, tells One News Now 61 state laws have already been passed, with 13 states having passed at least one. Eight have passed gestational age limits.

"Some highlights include Idaho and Oklahoma, [which] have passed laws that protect preborn children after a fetal heartbeat can be detected," Dr. New reports. "Montana passed a 30 week abortion ban, and in Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed legislation that would ban abortion due to a prenatal diagnosis such as Down syndrome -- a lot of success stories with the states."

New

So even though the federal and some state governments are sold out to child termination, pro-lifers are seeing success.

"Pro-lifers are playing good defense in blue states," Dr. New continues. "The Reproductive Health Act of New Jersey, which would legalize abortion for all nine months of pregnancy and allow non-doctors to do abortions, that's been stalled. Efforts to repeal the parental involvement law in Illinois, that's also been stalled. And pro-lifers defeated the assisted suicide bill in Connecticut."

Meanwhile, according to a new book, the pro-life community needs to become more knowledgeable on U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding abortion.

January 22nd, 1973, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun wrote the decision that overturned abortion laws in all states. Now, in his new book, "Evil Twins-Roe and Doe: How the Supreme Court Unleashed Medical Killing," author Brian Johnston raises an important issue and says people trying to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision need to focus just as much attention to another case.

Johnston

"Roe v. Wade sounds like it actually restricts abortion as you read through it," he says. "It's very confusing and, in fact, every legal expert, both pro-life and pro-choice, agree that Roe v. Wade doesn't make sense. It's Doe v. Bolton that gives the power to those twin decisions."

In the rush to allow non-physicians do surgical and chemical abortions was hidden another startling revelation.

"The question is who's going to do the killing," Johnston notes, "and in Doe v. Bolton, he authorized doctors and doctors alone. They can kill at their discretion at any time in pregnancy."

Until and unless Roe and Doe are both overruled, Johnston, the western director of the National Right to Life Committee and chairman of the California ProLife Council, contends the effort to unlock the Supreme Court’s grip on abortion will not happen.

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