by Father Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life
Among the absurdities I’ve heard during this election season are the following assertions:
“It doesn’t matter who gets elected President – it’s been over 40 years since Roe v. Wade and abortion is still legal.”
“Even if a politician says he’s pro-life and that he’ll appoint pro-life judges, nothing changes.”
“Overturning Roe v. Wade would only be a symbolic victory.”Maybe you’ve heard statements like these from people who identify as pro-life. They express a frustration with what some think is a lack of progress in protecting the unborn from brutal deaths.
In fact, though, the above charges are just plain wrong. What’s more, they serve only to prevent progress, protect the abortion industry, and hurt babies, their mothers, and their families.
The undisputed truth -- documented by researchers such as Dr. Michael New -- is that pro-life laws save lives. And these laws now exist because the judges who upheld them were appointed by presidents who sought to protect human lives.