On December 1, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Arguably the most important abortion challenge of our day, the case will determine the constitutionality of a Mississippi law that restricts abortions after 15 weeks, and it could lead to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. In the wake of this monumental case, here are five videos to help you better understand the truth about abortion and the court cases that got us to where we are today.
We Must Protect Human Life
By 15 weeks, the time period at the center of the Dobbs case, the child in the womb already has fully-functioning major organs and her heart has beat more than 15 million times. She can respond to touch and taste, wiggle her fingers, and can feel pain. This video gives a glimpse of the amazing development happening inside the womb and briefly describes how abortion ends that growing life:
2nd Trimester Surgical Abortion: Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)
While many people like to pass abortion off as “health care,” there is nothing caring about it. In this video, former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino describes in detail the gruesome way in which preborn children in the second trimester (the same age as the babies protected by Mississippi’s law) are torn limb by limb from their mother’s womb. And, as Dr. Levatino explains, the procedure carries some serious risks and adverse effects for women, too, further debunking the notion that abortion is routine health care:
The True Story Behind Roe v. Wade
Abortion is widespread today thanks to Roe v. Wade and its sister case, Doe v. Bolton, two pivotal cases that provided much of the framework for how abortion is viewed in the United States. However, few people realize that the very foundation of these court cases was based on corruption and double-speak. Live Action founder and president Lila Rose breaks down the lies and sheds light on the twisted way in which abortion became legalized in America:
The Pro-Life Reply to: “Abortion is a Constitutional Right”
Abortion is lauded as a constitutionally-protected right in America. But that understanding falls apart when you consider the 14th Amendment, which says that no state may “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of the law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Josh Craddock, an affiliated scholar with the James Wilson Institute, takes a close look at the historical understanding of the 14th Amendment and why that matters when determining whether or not the preborn child is considered a “person”:
How the Sexual Revolution Hijacked Feminism
In this video, Lila Rose explores how the sexual revolution and the abortion movement — led by men — hijacked the women’s movement. Within the sexual revolution came the idea that in order to be on equal footing with men, women had to forgo things like marriage and motherhood. However, as Rose explains, true feminism does not mean that a woman has to kill her own child in order to be treated as an equal. Instead, true feminism celebrates and accommodates all aspects of a woman’s being — including her motherhood:
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