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U.S. Supreme Court Should Affirm That Life Is a Human Right in Key Abortion Case

November 19, 2021

What do the United States, China, and North Korea have in common?

If you guessed that each of these countries permits abortion-on-demand throughout all nine months of pregnancy, you’d be correct….sadly.

Somehow, abortion activists have conveniently left this fact out of their ongoing narrative. But not only is America one of a small handful of nations that permits extremely late-term elective abortion, it’s actually one of only seven countries that permits elective abortions after 20 weeks at all.

Thankfully, more states are trying to do something about it. And one of those is Mississippi.

In 2018, Mississippi passed the Gestational Age Act. This law limits abortions after 15 weeks in gestational age, permitting them only in medical emergencies or for severe fetal abnormality. A law like this is important because life is a human right. And this law protects both the lives of unborn children and their mothers.

After all, at 15 weeks, unborn babies already have a heartbeat. They can move around, kick, and hiccup. But they can also likely sense pain. Now, just imagine what an unborn baby at 15 weeks gestation or later goes through when it’s crushed or torn apart during an abortion. It’s brutal, disgusting, and heart-wrenching.

How can we allow such a barbaric practice in our society?

But Mississippi’s law is not just about protecting these precious unborn children. It’s also about protecting their mothers. Women face a higher risk of needing a hysterectomy, other reparative surgery, or a blood transfusion in abortions performed after 15 weeks.

But that’s not all.

As a woman’s pregnancy progresses, she also faces an exponential risk of dying due to an abortion.

To be sure, Mississippi’s law is common sense. But predictably, abortion activists have labeled it as extreme. That’s why it’s so important that we get the word out about the benefits of Mississippi’s law to as many people as possible. One simple way you can do that right now is by standing for women, children, and life on your social media accounts using #LifeIsAHumanRight.

By creating an online movement like this, we can combat the voices of these abortion activists. Because there’s plenty they don’t want to tell you—like the fact that Mississippi’s law is consistent with75% of countries worldwide which do not permit elective abortion past 12 weeks gestation!

Thankfully, earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court gave us a golden opportunity to bring light to the sanctity of life. The high court agreed to hear a case involving this law. In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Court will decide whether states can pass laws that protect life from abortion before an unborn baby is viable, or able to survive outside the womb.

Oral arguments are set for December 1 for what many say will be one of the highest-profile abortion cases in decades. And if your heart has been broken for the more than 60 million lives lost since Roe v. Wade—along with the countless mothers who have suffered physically and psychologically—you should pay attention. Mississippi’s law highlights a conflict between the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe and the Court’s repeated affirmation in subsequent cases that states have a legitimate interest in limiting abortion and protecting “vulnerable and innocent life” from the moment of conception.

Please join us in praying for the attorneys who will argue on behalf of the Mississippi law and the Supreme Court justices who will hear this case. Every human life is valuable. And the majority of Americans support commonsense laws like Mississippi’s, which protects unborn children and their mothers.

The Supreme Court should uphold Mississippi’s law—and affirm that #LifeIsAHumanRight.

Stand for Life

The sanctity of human life will take center stage at the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming months. Please stand for life and share this blog post with your social media followers using #LifeIsAHumanRight.

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