June 24, 2022: Roe vs. Wade has finally been overturned. 63 million unborn children lost their lives under the shadow of this ruling.
With this monumental reversal, many of the same tasks are still before us:
- Having conversations that give voice to the rights of unborn children is just as important now as it was before Roe was overturned. Now, the decision is with the states and regardless of where you are, unborn children are far too often seen as burdens and less than human. In states where it’s illegal or greatly restricted, it will take work to keep it that way. For many others states, access to abortion is easily accessible and pro-life advocates need to work to change those laws. That change can happen, but we need to work for it.
- Supporting women and their babies and connecting them to resources is something we’ve been doing for a long time, and we’ll continue to do that in the future. Our concern for human flourishing doesn’t end at birth. We oppose abortion because all human beings deserve equal protection from violence. That goes for humans after birth as well.
- As many people respond to this decision in anger, rage, and fear, may our witness and conversations display peace, civility, compassion, and support for every human being because every human being matters.