On June 24, 2022 the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. After almost 50 years of guaranteeing abortion as a federal right, the decision to legislate abortion was turned over to the states.
Each state has determined within their borders what abortion will look like.
According to a map on the Center for Reproductive Rights, our country is divided into 5 categories of abortion access.
The categories are: Illegal, Hostile, Not Protected, Protected, and Expanded Access. Sadly, the categories are defined with a pro-abortion slant. So if a state is considered hostile, that means that abortion is banned with restrictions and the state is “hostile” to abortion practices. The not protected category refers to the fact that abortion is accessible but not protected under state laws. This category should really say “your unborn children will not be protected here”.
Of the 50 states that make up the United States only 13 have made the killing of innocent children illegal. On the other side of the argument, 11 states have expanded access for abortion, unfortunately California is one of those states. Instead of protecting the unborn child, California and 10 other states have made it easier and more inviting to obtain an abortion.
When Roe v. Wade was overturned many in the pro-life movement hoped that access to abortion would be decreased so that eventually, across this country, it would become unthinkable.
That has not happened, in fact abortion is still a thriving business, but we will not become discouraged, and we will not look the other way or ignore that over 2500 abortions a day are performed in this country.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the overturning of Roe v. Wade we will stand a little taller and speak a little louder.
We do not celebrate the 11 states that have expanded their access, but we do celebrate that abortion is no longer considered a constitutional right, we celebrate with those 13 states who have made abortion illegal and have saved countless lives.
We celebrate the beginning of the end of abortion.
Will you join us as we share the message, abortion takes a life and that we want California to follow it’s sister states and make abortion illegal?
Right to Life of Kern County will be hosting our Memorial Cross Display from June 17th to June 25th to commemorate the overturning of a horrendous law. We cannot forget the millions of lives lost since the passing of Roe v. Wade in 1973.
My hope is that the crosses will capture the attention of those who drive by and that they will stop, pause, pray and perhaps rethink their stand on abortion.
If you would like to participate in setting up our cross display, please call our office at 661-864-7508 for more details.
To see the categories of each state click on the link below.