State Organizational Development & Conventions

We Must Stay Focused

Feb 14, 2022

By Carol Tobias, President

Editor’s note. This appeared in the February issue of National Right to Life News. Please share this, and all the other news stories and opinion pieces, with you pro-life family and friends. Sign up for NRL Daily News here.

On December 1, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding a Mississippi law that protects preborn children after 15-weeks gestation. Both sides in the abortion debate have been talking about whether the Court will use Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v Wade.

Pro-lifers are, of course, excited about the possibility of protecting more babies and their mothers.  The abortion industry is doing its best to scare women into thinking their lives will be forever ruined if Roe is overturned.

But pro-lifers must be prepared for however the court rules.  What if they don’t overturn Roe?  When agreeing to hear a challenge to the Mississippi law, the court said it would decide “whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.”

What if the court answers that question and goes no further?

We will be disappointed, of course, but I urge you to keep your eyes on the biggest battle we have this year– the election of pro-life US Senators.  Let me tell you why these senate elections are so critical to the future of millions of unborn children, and just as important as what the Supreme Court does.

Pro-abortion Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have already passed their so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” — one of the most pro-abortion bills ever considered in our country. 

It is a bill that would strip protections from the most vulnerable members of our society, and from the very women these Democrats claim they want to protect. It would nullify virtually all federal and state laws that protect mothers and their unborn children from abortion. It would require us all to pay for unrestricted abortion for any reason with our tax dollars. 

This bill should be called the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act” because it isn’t about protecting women’s health. It’s about protecting abortionists and the abortion industry’s financial bottom line. 

This single bill would undo virtually all our efforts to protect mothers and their unborn children from the tragedy of abortion.  Even if the U.S. Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade, passage of this bill in Congress would mean nationwide abortion on demand throughout pregnancy! 

If we don’t do everything we can to restore pro-life majorities in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate this November, this nightmare of a bill could become reality. 

Right now, the only thing stopping Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) from advancing the Women’s Health Protection Act in the Senate is the legislative filibuster that requires 60 votes to advance bills for a final vote. Right now, there are 48 votes to end the filibuster. With pro-abortion Vice President Kamala Harris ready to break a tie vote, Schumer only needs 50. 

Imagine waking up on Wednesday, November 9, with pro-abortion Democrats having won 2 more Senate seats and retaining control of the U.S. House. Sen. Schumer would have the votes necessary to change the Senate’s rules and eliminate the filibuster, which would open the flood gates for a pro-abortion wish list to become reality. 

In addition to passing the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act,” Congress would pass a permanent repeal of the Hyde Amendment, leading to taxpayer-funded abortion. 

And in order to protect abortion, Democrats are also determined to add at least four more radical pro-abortion justices to the US Supreme Court. 

Then it wouldn’t matter what the Supreme Court did. If Senator Schumer gains majority control of the Senate, we won’t have just lost a battle. We will have lost the war. 

So, yes, we all want the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade.  We want the ability to fight state by state to protect babies.  But we must keep our focus on the elections.

Our nation is once again at a crucial crossroads. We have the power and ability to ensure that on Election Day, our nation chooses the path that leads to a Culture of Life in America — a society that protects unborn babies and their mothers, a society that protects the medically vulnerable and disabled; a society that values the lives of the most defenseless. 

We cannot, and we must not, allow an opening for President Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer to do the abortion industry’s deadly bidding. We must be united and shout with one pro-life voice that their pro-abortion extremism has no place in America and will not be tolerated any longer. 

It seems like every election in recent memory has been labeled “the most important election in a generation.” But this year, those words have never been more true. 

Whatever the Supreme Court does, our real battle is in November.

Original article appeared in NRL News Today.

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