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It has been two years since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, when the Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. Spanning the nearly 50 years of Roe’s history, over 63 million preborn children lost their lives to abortion. June 24, 2022 was a momentous day in American history, but as we have seen over the past two years, the fight is far from over. The Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson didn’t outlaw abortion from our nation completely – it turned the decision on abortion legality back over to the states. This decision has allowed many states, including Indiana, the opportunity to enact near-total abortion bans, significantly lowering the number of abortions in the state. During the first quarter of 2024, 98% fewer babies were aborted in Indiana than during the same quarter of 2023 (before the ban was enacted). Unfortunately, many states have used this opportunity to expand abortion access. Some, like Michigan, have even enshrined abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy into their state constitutions.

Learn which U.S. states have legalized and banned abortion since Dobbs.

Since the overturning of Roe, abortions are up 10% nationwide, with over one million abortions reported in 2023, according to a report released by the Guttmacher Institute. In 2023, 63% of abortions were chemical, up from 53% in 2020. It is clear that even though abortion is no longer protected by federal law, hearts and minds still need to be reached on state and local levels, especially as misinformation circulates on the news, social media, and in pop culture. Giants of the abortion industry, like Planned Parenthood, have worked overtime to push a false narrative about abortion, reframing abortion as an act of “women’s healthcare” or “reproductive freedom”, and reframing the overturning of Roe as an “attack on reproductive rights”.

Over the past two years, pro-life organizations, pregnancy resource centers, and passionate pro-life advocates have continued to stand on the frontlines, sharing the truth in love, providing safe spaces for pregnant women in need, and calling on our legislators to consider the well-being of both mother and preborn child when making state policy decisions. Your voice, and your prayers, are more important now than ever, as we draw nearer to the election in November. May God strengthen us in our protest against injustice, our compassionate outreach to vulnerable mothers, and our genuine desire to see every human being take their first breath.

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” – 1 Corinthians 15:58

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