At issue in Whole Woman's Health v Jackson is whether the Supreme Court should issue an injunction (pending appeal and disposition of a petition for certiorari) to prevent enforcement of a law known as the Heartbeat Act, which bans most abortions if the physician detects a heartbeat. It also allows private citizens to sue abortionists that violate the law.
"We're going to be outside of the court when Texas says they have a right to use innovative tools to protect life and law," says Kristi Hamrick of Students for Life of America (SFLA). "Let's be clear: Abortion was not written in invisible ink into the Constitution, but states' rights are in the Constitution."
Hamrick adds that millennials and Gen Z are a lot more conservative on the life issue than people think.
"Almost seven in ten believe that we should be able to vote on abortion-related policy," Hamrick relays from the findings of a national Institute for Pro-Life Advancement poll. "That means Roe [v Wade] needs to be reversed and returned to the states, where people can have a voice and a vote on abortion. [Also,] more than seven out of ten believe that there needs to be limits on abortion."
SFLA, which was outside the Supreme Court in October for the abortion-related case out of Kentucky called Cameron v EMW Women's Surgical Center, P.S.C, also plans to be outside the Supreme Court in December when justices hear arguments in an abortion case from Mississippi known as Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Org.
Meanwhile, many foreign countries are upset with pro-life successes in America.
Marie Smith of the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI), a non-partisan global outreach of Gospel of Life Ministries that works to identify, unite, and strategize with pro-life groups, lawmakers, and religious leaders to advance respect for life in law and policy, tells American Family News the European Union has responded by passing an urgency resolution that condemns America's pro-life laws.
"It's non-binding, but it expresses the sentiment of a majority of members of the European Parliament that they want Texas to overturn its law," Smith explains. "They want the Supreme Court to overturn the Texas law, and they want the U.S. to secure access to abortion throughout the country."
The E.U. wants the U.S. to pass a bill already approved by the House that would make abortion legal in all states and nullify all pro-life laws passed by the states.
"We're also being attacked by so-called experts at the United Nations," Smith continues. "They too are issuing statements attacking the Texas law, attacking pro-life laws, promoting the concept that abortion is healthcare -- not one word about the dignity of the unborn child's life [or] the need to protect the unborn."
She believes this effort by influential abortion activists overseas to take the states to task has to do with the pro-life successes.