MIC’D UP—PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S STRATEGY
Down, but not out
The pro-abortion crowd may be driven by evil, but they aren’t stupid. They are already hedging their bets in case of an overturn of Roe v. Wade and starting a scorched earth campaign to prevent future legal defeats.
The 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade legalized abortion on a national level, calling it a fundamental constitutional right. If it is ever overturned, the question of abortion would then devolve to the states.
The pro-life movement has turned its attention from Roe itself and has ramped up a campaign of state and local restrictions. These operations, taking place at the grassroots level across the country, have been effective in restricting access to abortion.
As pro-life initiatives and laws begin to choke off the flow of blood, the pro-abortion lobby has changed gears.
Instead of bringing out the big guns and appealing to the Constitution itself, in many battles abortion advocates are limiting themselves to state law on purpose. This way they can have legal precedents in their favor to fall back on if the day comes when the Supreme Court decides it’s a matter that should be returned to the states.
This is exactly what they did in a recent case in a Kansas appeals court during a lawsuit regarding partial birth abortion. Abortion advocates limited their attack to using just the Kansas constitution. The appeals court was split down the middle, and the abortion advocates got their way.
The case is to be appealed to the Kansas supreme court, but for now, the abortion lobby has its precedent.
We are called to be innocents as sheep but wise as serpents. If the national hemorrhage is to be staunched, the pro-life movement must adjust their strategies accordingly.
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