Roe v. Wade is soon to fall, either directly if the Supreme Court reverses it, or indirectly, as President Trump’s pro-life federal judicial appointments continue to rule to allow states to pass pro-life laws, creating a de facto overturning of Roe.
Kristan Hawkins, the president of Students for Life of America, recently had an op-ed published in the Washington Examiner that lays out a vision for the pro-life movement for what a post-Roe America should look like.
She writes, “Women must be informed of the help available to them through Pregnancy Care Programs, community-based assistance and maternity homes, Moms Day Out, food banks, and parenting classes, among others. And the tax status of nonprofits, including faith-based nonprofits, must be protected as a vital support system for parents. Social services for needy families must be well-funded and well-publicized through the media and community partnerships, including healthcare providers, community centers, and houses of worship.”
Hawkins continues, “Women must also be informed of their Title IX rights — something Students for Life of America’s Pregnant and Parenting Bill of Rights aims to do. The law protects pregnant and parenting students from losing housing, scholarships, program placement, and accommodation. Women and employers must also be educated on the Pregnancy Non-Discrimination Act so that women don’t face workplace harassment or prejudice.Business incentives should be enacted for encouraging family-friendly policies such as flex-time, on-site daycare, job sharing, and career mentoring.”
You can read the full op-ed here.
Hawkins’ speaking tour for the 2019-2020 school year is about making abortion illegal again and the policies needed in a post-Roe America.
You can watch a video of one of the speaking tour stops below: