For Immediate Release
June 24, 2022
VP, External Relations, Live Action
Historic SCOTUS Decision Reverses Roe, Ends Forced Abortion Nationwide
Live Action is just Getting Started as Nation Recovers from Killing 63 Million Babies.
Washington, D.C. – This morning, the Supreme Court released their opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, upholding the Mississippi law in question and overturning prior precedent which established a right to abortion in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Live Action’s President and Founder of Live Action, Lila Rose, released the following statement:
“Roe v. Wade is over. Children will live because of this decision to overturn the constitutional fiction of Roe v. Wade. In America, over 63 million children have died at the hands of the abortion industry since Roe restricted the ability of communities to protect innocent lives almost fifty years ago. This decision is an important step forward for the protection of innocent life in our nation, but the work of the pro-life movement is just getting started.
While overruling Roe is a necessary first step, giving states the prerogative to regulate abortion is not a final victory. While this decision will give states the right to protect their youngest citizens, many of our nation’s largest states, such as California, Illinois, and New York will still legalize and even subsidize the killing of our youngest children. We will not have true justice until the Supreme Court acknowledges the truth that under our Constitution, every American – born or preborn – has an inherent right to life protected by the 14th Amendment.
Science conclusively proves that a unique and biologically distinct human life begins at the moment of fertilization. Every child regardless of their age, should be protected from the horrors of abortion and the abortion industry. Going forward, the pro life movement must advocate for the Supreme Court to grant equal protection under the law to all humans, even from the very beginning of every human’s life. Starting today, every single state in our nation must act swiftly to codify protections for preborn children into state law and resource mothers and fathers to ensure the American family is healthy and ready to flourish without the grave violence of abortion.”
About Lila Rose & Live Action – Lila Rose founded and serves as president of Live Action. Live Action is a 501(c)3 human rights non-profit and the digital leader of the global pro-life movement. Live Action exists today to shift public opinion on abortion and defend the rights of the most vulnerable. With over 5.6 million social media followers and 1.4 billion lifetime video views, Live Action reaches up to 100 million people per month – saving lives and transforming hearts, with 38% of surveyed followers saying Live Action’s content has changed their position on abortion. Through compelling educational media, human interest storytelling, investigative reporting and community activism, Live Action reveals the humanity of the preborn and exposes the abortion industry exploiting women and families for profit. Lila is also the author of ‘Fighting for Life: Becoming a Force for Change in a Wounded World. Find Lila on Twitter at @lilagracerose, and Instagram at @lilaroseofficial, and Facebook at @lilagracerose. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org.