Will Roe v. Wade Stand—and What Comes After?
On Wednesday December 1st, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, a critical case that represents the best chance at overturning Roe v. Wade that the pro-life movement has ever seen. The seven Supreme Court justices who decided Roe v. Wade had no idea the decision would cost 62 million American lives and counting. They didn’t know what we know from ultrasounds. And they certainly didn’t know about the incredible pro-life movement that would rise up. But now they do.
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After 49 horrific years, Roe’s reign of terror may soon end—either with this Dobbs case or another future case. But that doesn’t mean abortion will end right away. Instead, the battle for life could quickly shift to the states. Many legal experts believe that the Justices will not completely ban abortion in America. Rather, they will return the issue to every state.
Each state would be responsible for regulating abortion. Each state would decide the destiny of their unborn children.
Our mission? Plan for a pro-life America and a pro-life South Carolina after Roe.
In South Carolina, should Roe be overturned, the Heartbeat Bill that was signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster in February of 2021 would become law. This would protect the lives of unborn children once a heartbeat is detected. This law would prevent 98% of the abortions performed in 2021.
“While the overturning of Roe is a vital step in the pro-life movement, we know there is much more to be done for children across South Carolina,” Palmetto Family president Dave Wilson stated. “At Palmetto Family, we are widening the focus to the adoption and foster care crisis in our state. Permanence is a key to life after Roe in South Carolina.”
Palmetto Family is proud to partner with the other state family policy councils across the country and Family Policy Alliance to launch the After Roe campaign, dedicated to raising up a movement of people ready to protect the most vulnerable in more powerful ways than ever before.
Take a look at what South Carolina will look like After Roe here.
After Roe, your pro-life vote matters even more. Our lawmakers are even more responsible for the lives protected or the lives lost in South Carolina, without Roe to blame. And, we have more work to do than ever supporting babies and their mothers in embracing the sanctity of life.
Even before Roe ends, the work of After Roe has already begun in South Carolina.