Pro-life focus in a post-Roe world

Pro-life focus in a post-Roe world

Pro-life focus in a post-Roe world

If the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of life, an associate scholar says pro-lifers will face challenges and opportunities.

The court is expected to rule on the viability of the unborn and whether Roe vs. Wade should be overturned by June, which would leave abortion decisions to the states. Dr. Michael New, associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, says pro-life groups and individuals need to plan on three things should the rulings favor life.

New, Dr. Michael New

"First is the rise in chemical abortions," he begins. "What's concerning is that the Biden administration, the FDA recently lifted the in-person dispensing requirements for chemical abortion drugs. So that means that women can get these dangerous chemical abortion drugs without a proper in-person medical exam."

A medical examination would be necessary, especially for an ectopic pregnancy.

"Some states will protect preborn children, but others won't," Dr. New continues. "We need to be aware that women may just choose to travel and obtain abortions in those states where laws are more permissive."

He also makes note of the state attorneys general, such as in Wisconsin, who will refuse to enforce pro-life laws should Roe be overturned.

"Other state attorneys general and other local law enforcement may not prioritize enforcing pro-life laws," Dr. New adds.

So while strategies are being developed, Dr. New submits the most crucial focus should be to see that pro-lifers are elected to official positions at every level.