Last week, we reported on a Buzzfeed News report into pro-life victories in the 2010s. The report focused on how pro-lifers had succeeded over the past 10 years in passing pro-life laws and closing abortion facilities.
Now, another pro-choice website, Vox.com, has come out with its own article saying that “abortion rights could be dismantled” in the 2020s.
They write, “This year, five states passed laws banning abortion before most people know they’re pregnant. Alabama passed a ban on the procedure at any stage of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest. In Ohio, lawmakers introduced a bill that would create a crime called “abortion murder,” punishable by life in prison.
For many, restrictions like these would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. But as we look ahead to 2020, the anti-abortion movement could be on the brink of its biggest success yet: dismantling the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade.”
Reagan Barklage, the Western Regional Director for Students for Life of America agreed with Vox’s assessment. “The pro-life movement is incredibly active, even in states that would seem to be hostile to pro-life beliefs. Overseeing states like California and Washington, I can tell you that the pro-life generation is energized to abolish abortion and to see Roe v. Wade reversed.”
Even when Roe is reversed, abortion will not be completely abolished, but states will be able to ban abortion completely. Students for Life of America is already preparing for a post-Roe America through specific policy changes and changes on campus. You can read about our work to create life-affirming cultures on college campuses here.