Friday's ruling from the Supreme Court overturning the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing the slaughter of the unborn sent shockwaves throughout the pro-life community. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist-Dallas says it is a day pro-lifers will celebrate forever.
"Friday's historic ruling is the greatest judicial reversal, really, since Brown v. Board of Education. This is historic; it's monumental," Jeffress tells AFN.
More than 63 million abortions have been committed since Roe was decided – the equivalent of ten-and-a-half Holocausts. Jeffress says even though Friday's decision only takes the issue back to individual states, many more children are going to have a chance at life.
"It's a victory for the millions of yet-to-be-born children who are now going to get to live out their God-ordained lives," he shares.
Later the same day, President Joe Biden reacted angrily to the decision … and, in a surprise to no one, blamed his predecessor:
Biden: "It was three justices named by one president, Donald Trump, who were the core of today's decision to upend the scales of justice and eliminate a fundamental right for women in this country."
Jeffress says for once, he agrees with President Biden. "There is one reason for today's historic ruling – and that is in 2016 evangelicals elected President Donald J. Trump to the presidency of the United States … and he appointed three conservative, pro-life justices," the pastor explains.
While in office, Trump appointed Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett – all of whom are currently serving on the bench and were among the majority in overturning Roe.
Prepare for a firestorm …
Over the weekend, bands of pro-abortion protestors reacted violently following the release of the high court's decision ending federally mandated abortion "rights." For example:
- A crazed mob in Portland, Oregon, smashed windows and vandalized buildings Saturday night.
- A Longmont, Colorado, pregnancy center was set ablaze hours after the decision.
- Law enforcement was forced to use tear gas to break up a sizable pro-abortion mob outside the Arizona State Senate building in Phoenix – and state senators were forced to remain inside the building as virtual hostages during what was described as an "attempted insurrection."
- The Vermont State House was also vandalized with graffiti saying "If abortions aren't safe, you aren't either" – the calling card of the pro-abortion domestic terrorist group known as Jane's Revenge.
American Family Association issued an Action Alert to its supporters last week in anticipation of the Roe ruling and the potential for a violent response from those who describe themselves as pro-choice.
"[Their response] shows us the vile nature of the people who are part of the pro-abortion movement," says Rob Chambers, AFA's vice president of policy and legislative affairs. "They are not beholden to any ethic other than the culture of death."
The AFA Action Alert calls on concerned citizens to encourage their state leaders – specifically, their governors and attorneys general – to be take bold steps to hold accountable anyone responsible for domestic terrorism.
Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates AFN.net.