By Rep. Chris Smith
Editor’s note Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) is the Co-Chair of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus. He issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the Dobbs v. Jackson decision.
Dobbs is the game changer—and God-willing, the beginning of the end of the culture of death.
It is an engraved invitation to policy makers at every level including Congress and the President to protect unborn children from the violence of abortion.
The sacred burden to double down on our vital life-saving work has never been clearer.
As we all know far too well, the purveyors of death have aggressively fostered a culture of denial, disrespect and bias against babies and have employed an endless array of deceitful tactics designed to trivialize and mask an ugly reality.
There is nothing humane or benign about abortion. Abortion is not healthcare, unless one construes the precious life of an unborn child to analogous to a tumor to be excised or a disease to be vanquished.
Many states like my state of New Jersey have enacted extremist laws that legally sanction the killing a baby for any reason whatsoever right up to the moment of birth.
Before Republicans took control, the House twice passed radical legislation to permit abortion-on demand until birth while simultaneously eviscerating every pro-life policy achieved over the past 50 years.
President Biden—the Abortion President—has made it absolutely clear that he is eager to sign it into law. We can’t let that happen.
On the positive side, fourteen states post-Dobbs ban abortion while others have enacted laws to prohibit abortions at 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 15 weeks, 18 weeks and 20 weeks. Another 8 states have new protections that have been blocked by lower courts, and we hope they will be sustained.
Finally, you have—and continue to—to educate a nation, always believing that truth well-presented shatters pro-abortion myth and hyperbole.
Because you care so much—and sacrifice so much—millions of children and their mothers have been spared the agony of abortion.
Because you care so much—and sacrifice so much—millions of women who have had abortions have discovered the peace that surpasses all understanding and experienced profound reconciliation through faith in our amazing God.”