The Pro-Life Movement is Busy

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The pro-life movement found encouragement in Wednesday’s oral argument before Supreme Court in case Dobbs. Although the arguments may have led to a decision in favor of life, that does not mean that the pro-life movement isn’t busy.

The Georgia Life Alliance is Georgia’s largest pro-life group and the state affiliate to National Right to Life. They are the most prominent pro-life group in Georgia, with their involvement in churches, civic groups, students, and lobbying at State Capitol.
GLA played a key role in Georgia’s Fetal Heartbeat Bill, as well as foster and adoption reforms and disability legislation. So that Georgia voters can verify and select the pro-life candidates, they certify them.

GLA representatives believe that the Court may not completely repeal Roe, but rather develop a new definition to allow states to adopt viability-based restrictions on abortion.

Two specific instances stood out to the representative. One was when Justice Samuel Alito was asking one of the pro-abortion lawyers whether states have the right to protect babies in the womb if a mother is using drugs. The attorney replied in affirmative. He believes she has consolidated the arguments of the pro-life movement, that a baby in utero is worthy of protection.
The second case was about stare decisis, the adherence to precedence. One of the pro-abortion lawyers argued that the Court did not overturn precedent cases regarding racism and segregation simply because they were wrong. Rep. claims that such an argument is disingenuous, and exposes the weaknesses of the argument for abortion rights.

Pro-life advocates could also be disappointed if the Court announces its decision next summer.

It will be a long time before we hear the ruling on Dobbs.

When Texas’ abortion restrictions were passed, the Texas frontline stakeholders didn’t expect it to become law. They weren’t prepared. Families, children, and women had many needs that were not being met.

Georgia’s pro-life movement must be ready for the implementation of the heartbeat law.
So that we don’t just deny that we are anti-abortion, but can prove that we are pro-life beyond birth, we need to be prepared to serve our communities.

GLA was involved in the passage of laws to prevent pregnant prisoners from being shackled. This includes paid parental leave for foster and adoptive parents. The GLA has been involved with legislation such as Gracie’s Law which prohibits discrimination in organ transplantation against people with disabilities, and Simon’s Law which prohibits the granting of do-not-resuscitate orders to anyone without permission from a parent or guardian.

Next on the agenda for GLA are Betsy’s Law and the 2022 governor’s races.

A ruling in Dobbs is expected by the end of spring or early summer. It’s time for the people to decide. He believes it would be ideal for Roe to be overturned and the states to decide on legal prohibitions. However, he is not convinced that this will happen.
Most likely Roe and Casey will not be overturned. However, the Court will remove the viability standard from states and modify the undue load. This ruling will allow pre-viability standards to be established and a structure to ensure that different circumstances are considered for states interested in protecting human life.

Although it is possible that Georgia will be allowed to have its heartbeat bill by the Court, Alabama’s complete abortion ban could still be repealed. The next stage of the abortion debate will be the question of personhood, which could lead to the elimination of Roe. Joshua and other advocates believe that being pro-life doesn’t mean banning abortion but promoting a culture of living.

Find a local pro-life organization or local pregnancy center to get involved in your area. You can also get your synagogue or church involved in elevating a culture for life if you are a religious person.