Editor’s note: The following article was reprinted with permission from the NJ Family Policy Alliance’s newsletter.
By Len Deo
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, a critical case that represents the best chance at overturning Roe v. Wade that the pro-life movement has ever seen. The seven Supreme Court justices who decided Roe v. Wade had no idea the decision would cost 62 million American lives and counting. They didn’t know what we know from ultrasounds. And they certainly didn’t know about the incredible pro-life movement that would rise up. But now they do.
After 49 horrific years, Roe’s reign of terror may soon end—either with this Dobbs case or another future case. But that doesn’t mean abortion will end right away. Instead, the battle for life could quickly shift to the states. Many legal experts believe that the Justices will not completely ban abortion in America. Rather, they will return the issue to every state.
Each state would be responsible for regulating abortion. Each state would decide the destiny of their unborn children.
Our mission? Plan for a pro-life America and a pro-life New Jersey.
Family Policy Alliance put together information on New Jersey’s current laws on abortion limits, safety and health of women, and the protection of fundamental rights here.
Sadly, post-Roe in New Jersey means abortion will still be legal in most circumstances, which means your pro-life vote matters even more. Our lawmakers are even more responsible for the lives protected or the lives lost in New Jersey, without Roe to blame. And, we have more work to do than ever supporting babies and their mothers in embracing the sanctity of life.
AfterRoe.Com has helpful information about what we’re doing to fight for life in a post-Roe world in our state and across the country. Sign the AfterRoe pledge to start the post-Roe pro-life movement NOW.
Lame Duck session is here. This time of the year makes us nervous because the outgoing New Jersey House and Senate members have little to no accountability because they are finished in the New Year. And for the members re-elected, they know that people are too busy to keep an eye on them during the Christmas Season.
We here at the Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey stand vigilant. We are watching what bills New Jersey lawmakers intend to debate and vote on, including the Reproductive Freedom Act. This bill enshrines into New Jersey law such egregious pro-abortion policies, making abortion legal up to and even after the birth of the baby.
This is why we must stay alert and keep fighting to protect babies in New Jersey!Len Deo is the founder of the New Jersey Family Policy Alliance.