While those who are pro-life have yearned for the day when Roe v. Wade is overturned, we must be cautious and wait until the Supreme Court officially releases any decision on the Dobbs case. Even though a draft opinion has been leaked to the public showing that, as of February, the Court was poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, this is not the final decision, and votes can still be changed. The leak could be a pro-abortion staff member’s last-ditched effort to save Roe v. Wade. An investigation has ensued.
While the draft sounds hopeful, we will need to wait for the final decision by the court to be released. If Roe v. Wade is indeed overturned, then the issue will be returned to the states and to the voters. In Michigan, we already have a law that would go into effect banning abortion except to save the life of the mother. Of course, this will be challenged by those who wish to defend he “right to kill” babies in the womb. There is already a petition drive underway in Michigan to enshrine abortion in the State Constitution. If this petition comes to you, please do not sign it, and advise others not to sign it either. If passed, it would even strike down any and all restrictions that we have been able to put in place, including parental consent laws.
As God’s people, we must stand fast in defense of innocent human life and be the voice for the voiceless. The battle for Life will not end even if and when Roe v. Wade is overturned. We need to continue to pray—for the Justices, for the nation, for our State leaders, for women facing a crisis pregnancy, and of course, for the unborn babies who are such helpless victims in the plague of abortion. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer!
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