1-Year Anniversary of Roe V. Wade Overturning; Estimated 200,000 Babies Saved

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One year after the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which returned the issue of abortion to states, 14 Republican states have enacted laws which make it harder to get an abortion at almost any time during pregnancy. Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) recently said at a news conference, “the best guess that we have is about 200,000 children were born this year that would not have been born.  That’s 200,000 kids, that’s 200,000 smiling faces on playgrounds. That’s 200,000 silly songs starting in kindergarten. That’s 200,000 families.” In stark contrast, 20 states led by Democrats have enacted laws ensuring abortions are available.  Melanie Israel, a policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation said, “I think we just need to take a step back and remember that this is a cause for celebration.  There are thousands and thousands of human beings who are alive today because of the Dobbs decision.”