Pro-Life Action League Statement on Leaked Dobbs Ruling


Contact: Eric Scheidler, ejs@prolifeaction.org

Pro-Life Action League Statement on Leaked Dobbs Ruling

Chicago, May 3, 2022 — In response to the leaked “first draft” of a majority opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, Pro-Life Action League executive director Eric Scheidler issued the following statement:

The leaked draft majority opinion by Justice Samuel Alito in the Dobbs v. Jackson case suggests that we are about to enter an entirely new landscape on abortion in the United States. After nearly 50 years and the violent deaths of over 60 million innocent unborn children, America is finally emerging from the abortion nightmare. Soon, in many states, unborn children will be welcomed back into the human family, recognized as our brothers and sisters and protected by law. In other states, like my home state of Illinois, these children are under constant threat. Our task now is to bring this expansion of human rights—the fundamental right to life—to every state. To do that will require a radical transformation of our laws, our healthcare system, our economy and our very way of life, so that no woman ever feels compelled to resort to the violence of abortion to enjoy the liberty and prosperity that are rightfully hers. Not only women, but our entire country has been held hostage by Roe v. Wade, which has poisoned our federal politics for nearly 50 years. Moving on from Roe presents a tremendous opportunity to finally solve our nation’s deepest problems.

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