Judges Attack Pro-Life in the Courts

Judges Attack Pro-Life in the Courts
  • Pro-Life groups are trying to overturn Roe v. Wade and believe the current Supreme Court might be the one to make that happen.
  • President Trump was the first president to ever speak in person at the annual March for Life rally. 
  • In 2017, 18% of pregnancies ended in abortion.
  • Lawmakers across the country are pushing for heartbeat laws. 

(NewsReady.com) – Every year, hundreds of thousands of lives are lost to abortion and the pro-life movement wants to stop it. When President Donald Trump was elected, he was a beacon of hope to many because of his staunch support of pro-life endeavors. Unfortunately, the courts have dealt some significant blows to states that passed laws limiting the procedure.

Georgia Law Struck Down

In 2019, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed a ban on abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy into law. The state became the fourth in the nation that year to pass such a bill.

At the time, Kemp said he knew the law would likely face legal challenges and he was right. Almost immediately, Planned Parenthood Action Fund announced the organization would be suing Georgia.

On July 13, District Judge Steve C. Jones struck down the law. In his decision, the judge said HB 481 violated the constitutional precedents established by the court’s Roe v. Wade ruling. Georgia doesn’t plan to give up on the fight, however. Kemp’s spokesperson, Candice Boce, said the state “values life” and will continue “fighting for the rights of the unborn.”

Tennessee Loses Battle

On July 10, Governor Bill Lee (R) signed one of the toughest abortion laws in the country. District Judge William Campbell was waiting for the bill to be signed — when it was, he blocked it. In Campbell’s ruling, the judge said he was “bound by the Supreme Court holdings prohibiting undue burdens” on women who are seeking the procedure.

Not All Bad News

The good news is if states appeal the rulings, it could get them one step closer to the Supreme Court and a Roe v. Wade challenge. The hope is getting these appeals in front of the high court will force the justices to finally take another look at whether or not the abortion precedent should be changed.

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