The overturning of Roe v. Wade last year was seen as a major victory in the Pro-Life movement.
But that was just the beginning of the next chapter for the people fighting for the protection of innocent unborn children.
But these new trends have many pro-life advocates concerned that they won a major battle but they are losing the war.
Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, states with trigger laws got all the attention
In June of 2022, the Supreme Court changed the course of history by overturning a decades-old ruling that enabled abortion across the United States.
Roe v. Wade was a landmark ruling that Pro-Life activists have been working to overturn since the 1970s. They knew at the time that it was just the beginning of a new chapter in their fight.
The ruling didn’t outlaw abortion, but rather just put the power to legislate the Right to Life at a local level.
This meant that the focus shifted away from a national strategy of bringing cases to the highest court, leading them to embrace state level activism.
Dozens of states had trigger laws in place that took effect once the Supreme Court precedent faded away.
Celebration broke out in the Pro-Life community as they saw decades of hard work beginning to pay off.
Now the same activists are starting to see a disturbing trend that they are struggling to get a handle on.
Ballot initiatives that expanded abortion in states, changed the tone for Pro-Life groups
Abortion activists began to bring about ballot initiatives in several states to add abortion to state constitutions.
Even in Republican strongholds, where lawmakers strongly profess Pro-Life stances.
Kentucky and Kansas were two states that saw expansions of abortion through ballot measures in 2022.
Now with the next election less than a week away, Pro-Life groups find themselves praying for their cause in Maryland and Ohio where the Radical anti-life activists are campaigning for similar initiatives.
The National Catholic Register suggests that pro-abortion advances are being fueled by “clever media campaigns” that are funded by national groups like Planned Parenthood.
Many media groups latched onto the overturning of Roe v. Wade as an attack on women’s health and made it seem like this was the end of women’s rights entirely.
But that might not be the truth, as access continues to expand in states across the country.
Some people want to know why ballot initiatives are being so successful.
Pope Paul VI said that contraceptives could pave the way for “lowering of moral standards”
Writers at the National Catholic Register suggested that there could be a connection between the use of contraceptives and abortion.
They argue that there’s a fine line between the use of artificial contraceptives and abortion.
“Some contraceptives can act as abortifacients, often unbeknownst to the users. But the connection between them is not just functionary. It has profound consequences for individuals and society both,” wrote Daniel and Nellie Kuebler.
The Kueblers say that one consequence is “gradually increasing toleration and acceptance of abortion.”
The couple cited an encyclical written by Pope Paul VI that expressed concern that the use of contraceptives “could open wide the way for marital infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards.”
This gradual increase in tolerance for abortion could be what is driving ballot initiatives around the country.
People no longer see the original purpose in sexual relationships and instead focus on their personal pleasure.
Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.