State laws, dropping 'life' from Declaration, reminder of pro-life fight

State laws, dropping 'life' from Declaration, reminder of pro-life fight

State laws, dropping 'life' from Declaration, reminder of pro-life fight

The annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. is being called another huge success by its organizers and participants but a longtime pro-life activist says the fight is continuing in the nation’s capital and in state legislatures across the nation.

Tens of thousands peacefully marched over the weekend in what was the first annual march after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Roe v. Wade decision last summer. The landmark Roe, which turns 50 this year, is considered a sacred-like ruling to the abortion-supporting Left but was viewed as unconstitutional by many pro-life activists. 

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Steven Ertelt, editor of the Life News website, tells AFN the end of Roe was not the end of the abortion battle but just the beginning of a legal and cultural fight involving everything from state lawmakers to pharmacies selling dangerous abortion pills.

“We have about a dozen states protecting babies from abortion,” he advises. “But even in those states we have abortion activists who are pushing back, trying to get those laws off the books, trying to find other ways to promote abortions, get women to abortion businesses in other states.”

That leaves 36 other states, he adds, where there is no legal protect for the unborn in the womb.

Then there is the abortion-worshipping Democratic party and the Biden administration. On the same day as March for Life, Vice President Kamala Harris praised abortion in a speech in Florida to celebrate Roe’s 50th anniversary. In that speech, it didn’t go unnoticed Harris omitted the word “life” when she paraphrased the Declaration of Independence to promote “freedom and liberty” in the nation.

“We are each endowed with the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness," she said. 

Harris also omitted the word “Creator" in her pro-abortion speech. That is a pretty fundamental portion of the historic document since it told King George mankind’s freedoms and liberties come from God and not a government or a king.

“We have a lot of fires to put out,” Ertelt concludes, “and the battle to protect the lives of unborn children continues.”