🏛 Will the Supreme Court actually overturn Roe?

(Check out Tami Fitzgerald's interview with ABC11 to learn more)

Last night a draft opinion on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case was leaked to the press. According to the 100 page opinion obtained by Politico and written by Justice Samuel Alito, the Court has voted to strike down the Roe v. Wade decision. Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed the draft's authenticity, and strongly condemned the leaker's betrayal.

In the draft, the majority opinion states: "Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division."

We agree.

If the draft opinion holds, this means that the American people will be able to decide the issue of abortion through their elected state officials. Unfortunately, as Carolina Journal reports, "The current status of the law is that abortion is legal for any reason until viability in North Carolina — or after viability at an abortionist’s discretion. That would be what the law returns to if Roe is scraped. Under that scenario, North Carolina would have the most liberal abortion laws of any nearby state except for Virginia. . . . Updating North Carolina’s law would become a priority for pro-life advocates in a post-Roe world."

We believe the people of North Carolina have the right to decide the issue by enacting laws that protect unborn children and honor women, and that is exactly what we are prepared to do. If Roe and Casey are overturned, as the draft opinion indicates, we must build consensus for the strongest protections possible for unborn children and women in North Carolina, and we are ready for this moment in history.

We must also continue to support pregnant women and children in need, as the pro-life movement has already been doing in our state for decades. There are hundreds of pro-life pregnancy centers, thousands of churches, and millions of North Carolina citizens who are here to provide a safety net for women who experience unplanned pregnancies and their babies. The pro-life movement is here to love and serve both mother and child.

We have a lot of work to do preparing for the scenario where—LORD willing—Roe v. Wade is finally overturned. If you support our work fighting for North Carolina's unborn, would you consider making a needed pro-life donation of $25, $50, $100, or more today?

In gratitude,

Tami Fitzgerald,
Executive Director, NC Values

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