The Supreme Court said they weren’t people. They were proven wrong.
Whenever great moral sicknesses infect a society, the road to recovery is usually long and rough.
And as you know, it’s been forty-six years since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.
That 7-2 decision by unelected judges overturned laws in all 50 states and legalized the killing of more than 62 million unborn babies.
You see, in Roe v. Wade the Supreme Court said that unborn babies weren’t “persons.”
But Roe v. Wade wasn’t the first time the Supreme Court denied legal protection to certain people.
In 1857, the Supreme Court decided Dred Scott v. Sandford.
This case, another 7-2 decision, declared that African Americans were not persons, and therefore had no legal protection or rights.
But just declaring it so didn’t change the facts.
You and I know that the abolitionists continued to fight, and ultimately the rights of all born people were secured regardless of race.
You and I must show the same resolve in ensuring that the right to life is protected for all unborn persons as well.
That’s why your National Pro-Life Alliance is fighting to pass the Life at Conception Act to legislatively bypass Roe v. Wade.
Thanks to you and other National Pro-Life Alliance members, we started this Congress with an all-time record number of original cosponsors for the Life at Conception Act in the House and Senate.
And as support for the Life at Conception Act continues to grow, I have no doubt that you and I will ultimately overturn Roe v. Wade and end abortion-on-demand.