Pro-lifers are taking to the streets to celebrate today’s ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson case, which overturns Roe v. Wade! The Pro-Life Action League has organized 100 rallies all across the country, most of which are taking place today.
See the press release below for a statement from Pro-Life Action League Executive Director Eric Scheidler along with more details.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pro-Lifers Celebrate Overturning of Roe v. Wade at Nationwide Rallies
Landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Ruling Welcomed at 100 Sites Coast to Coast
Contact: Eric Scheidler, [email protected]
CHICAGO, June 24, 2022 — Pro-life advocates will gather today to celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. The ruling, released today, overturns the 1973 case Roe v. Wade, which swept away state laws protecting the lives of unborn children, and doomed more than 60 million of them to the violence of abortion. Under the new Dobbs ruling, abortion policy will be set by the citizens of each state through their elected representatives. In response, pro-lifers will gather in 100 cities and towns across the country for celebration rallies organized by the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League.
“Today we celebrate, but tomorrow our work really begins,” said Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League. “Are we willing to do what it takes to create the conditions in which every family will thrive, in which every mother and child will truly be safe from abortion? That’s the question we all need to answer honestly, both pro-life and pro-choice. My answer is an emphatic YES.”
Scheidler expressed his gratification at the role the Pro-Life Action League and the “activist wing” of the pro-life movement played in bringing about today’s victory. “For nearly 50 years, we’ve kept abortion on the front page,” Scheidler said. “We’ve never let America forget about the violence being done to unborn children. We’ve never let the American conscience become comfortable with abortion. Today we see the impact of such diligence.”
- What: Pro-life rallies celebrating the Dobbs decision
- When: Today and in the days to come, various times
- Where: 100 U.S. cities and towns — Full list with maps at OverturnRoe.org
- Who: Pro-life Americans of every background
- Media Contact: Eric J. Scheidler, [email protected]
Scheidler continued: “Until today, the United States was one of only a handful of countries—including China and North Korea—to allow abortion on demand, for any reason or no reason, through all of pregnancy.” Scheidler noted that the Mississippi law just upheld in the Dobbs ruling limits elective abortion to 15 weeks, which actually makes it more permissive than the laws of nearly every European country.
“No woman should ever be told that she must abort her own child as a condition for achieving her dreams,” Scheidler said. “We’re eager to create a new future in which every unborn child is welcomed and every family is supported by the community.”