Abolish Abortion Texas, whose mission is to abolish abortion in Texas by mobilizing Christians to influence civil government in obedience to the Great Commission, had raised the money to post a billboard outside Boyd, Texas. "62 Million Dead and Counting: IgnoreRoe.com," it read.
"We're trying to reach more people with the message that Roe v. Wade is not the law of the land," shares Bradley Pierce, an attorney who heads the group. "The Supremacy Clause of the Constitution says that this Constitution and the laws that shall be made pursuant thereof are the supreme law of the land, and we don't believe that Roe v. Wade was made pursuant to the Constitution; we believe it's unconstitutional. That's why it should be overturned."
The billboard was up for one day before opponents of the message threatened the land owner, who then opted to take down the sign.
"It's not surprising [and] very telling that people who are pro-death for little children would also be fine with making death threats to people in order to shut down our message," Pierce notes.
Nevertheless, his group still plans to set up similar billboards in the future as funding allows.
"We believe in following the Constitution, providing equal protection, and doing it all for the glory of God," Pierce tells American Family News about his organization. "It's a message that a lot of people are learning about and laying hold of and supporting, and it's a movement that's growing."
Pierce adds that because the Roe v. Wade decision violated the Constitution, states do not have to follow it and can establish their own abortion policies.