The nation is strongly reacting to the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional. Among the loudest voices are the pro-life leaders and politicians who know this decision can lead to a great increase in taxpayer-funded abortions. While many are celebrating this ruling as a great victory, pro-lifers are greatly disturbed by the decision.
Lila Rose released this message on her Public Facebook page:
The Supreme Court has upheld both Obamacare and the HHS mandate, forcing Americans to pay for the expansion of the abortion industry and untold deaths of pre-born children. The youth of America will not stand for this—and this historic election, we will vote for liberty and life.
Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, sent out a letter sharing some of his thoughts:
The Supreme Court today officially declared that our current government pays no heed to the Constitution. Neither the President, nor Congress, nor the Supreme Court appears willing to protect life or liberty. If ever there were a time in history when the American people needed to be informed voters on Election Day, this is it.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, released this YouTube video as a response to the health care law. Here are some powerful comments from the video:
Contained in this law are the seeds of radical social policy that will forever change the moral and social landscape of America.
This ruling hurts American families.
Today the American dream, gave way to a real American nightmare.
Republican leader Rick Santorum commented on the ruling:
Today’s outcome is the worst of all scenarios. Not only are our rights being taken away and Americans are being forced to do something we don’t want to do, but now we are being burdened with the biggest permanent tax increase in our nation’s history. This is a sad day.
Walter Hoye, president of the Issues4Life Foundation, shared a powerful quote from Frederick Douglas on his Facebook page:
Pastors: The Supreme Court has ruled that taxpayer-funded abortions at every corner is indeed and in fact constitutional. “Nevertheless, this is no time for the friends of freedom to fold their arms and consider their work at an end. The price for liberty is eternal vigilance.” – Frederick Douglass, (1862).
Hoye goes onto say: “In the words of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, founder of his order, the Society of Precious Blood when asked by his prefect to do the politically expedient, but morally wrong, Gaspar replied … I cannot! I must not! I will not!”
Ryan Scott Bomberger, leader of the Radiance Foundation and creator of the toomanyaborted.com billboards, remarked:
Obamacare is now simply a new tax? Let’s remember how SUPREMELY wrong the Supreme Court has been: Dred Scott (blacks are not people), Plessy vs. Ferguson (allowing ‘Separate but Equal’), Minor vs. Happersett (barring women from voting). Thankfully, the Supreme Court DOESN’T have the final say. Repeal Baby. Repeal.
Kelly Clinger, pro-life activist and speaker for Operation Outcry Silent No More, said: “Another widespread death decree was just accepted in America. A victory for Obama means a defeat for unborn children. Have mercy, God.”
She also responded with “If this doesn’t wake up the sleeping giant, namely the CHURCH…we must side with LIFE at any cost!!”
Stephen Broden, an African-American pro-life pastor, said: “Two things are apparent in Roberts’s abandonment of the constitution. 1. Roberts believes that congress has a right to tax us out of our liberties, and 2. Liberal justices never abandon their position only so-called conservatives. It’s always a conservative that throws conservatism under the bus.”
The Alliance Defense Fund is a legal alliance defending the right to hear and speak the truth through strategy, training, funding and direct litigation. They released this comment:
ObamaCare treats American citizens like subjects. This administration has used health care law to become a dictator of conscience. The court’s decision is alarming and deeply wrong. ObamaCare holds your health care hostage and offers no real choice. Either comply and abandon your religious freedom and conscience, or resist and be fined for your faith. All current ADF legal challenges to the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate will proceed, and we are confident that the Supreme Court will strike it down as unconstitutional.
It seems like everyone has an opinion on the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling. You’ve heard the voices of pro-life leaders across our country. What are your thoughts?