“Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health – a case which will decide the constitutionality of a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Heartbeat International filed an amicus brief in support of the 15-week limit on abortions and urging the Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. This is the most important abortion case in 30 years.
For 50 years, states have been unable to protect infant life before viability. First Roe (through its so-called trimester framework) and then Casey (with its viability line and undue burden standard) acted to prevent any law that states passed to protect babies before the 24th week of pregnancy. After today’s argument, it seems like those prohibitions are about to change”.
I copied these paragraphs from Heartbeat International’s news release on December 1, 2021.
Dobbs vs. Jackson Mississippi Women’s Health is a Supreme Court case that has the potential to turn the tide for pro-life organizations in our country! For such a time as this we have been chosen to watch this unfold before our eyes; what an incredible thing to witness as the battle for life continues.
I’ll admit, I don’t understand legislature and court proceedings fully and rely heavily on information shared with me by organizations like Heartbeat who do a tremendous job of keeping us informed. If you are like me, here is a link with some great resources regarding this supreme court case.
From Heartbeat International’s Amicus Brief. “Every day across the Nation, pregnancy help organizations serve women facing unintended pregnancies so that abortion is not their only option and giving birth does not mean sacrificing their educations, careers, or ability to “participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation.”
THAT’S US! We are here, helping women choose life!
This is just a small piece of their statement; I encourage you to read the entire brief as it takes a powerful stance on addressing why abortion laws that were established years ago should be overturned.
There is so much to this case, but in summary, it addresses the viability of unborn babies as well as the social standards surrounding the issue.
Our Supreme Court heard arguments regarding this case on December 1 and expect to release the result of their decision during the summer of 2022. Please be praying for God’s Holy Spirit to reveal truth to our supreme court justices through all they heard in that discussion and that their hearts will be moved to vote in favor of protecting life.
Merry Christmas and God bless,
Melanie Smeenk, CEO