By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
My Fourth of July festivities seemed brighter this year, and my appreciation of my country appeared greater than ever. Why?
Because I celebrate last year’s overturn of the dreadful Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision. I honor my nation for doing the right thing— determining that there is no federal Constitutional Right to abortion, which takes the life of an innocent human and wounds that child’s mother.
I feel more patriotic, knowing that our Supreme Court is back on the track of strict Constructionism. The High Court is no longer reading the Constitution as a proabortion blueprint but recognizing it as a time-tested document which mentions nothing of a so called “right to abortion.”
Since the June 24, 2022, Dobbs decision, laws have been enacted in a number of states to provide protection for the preborn child and her mother. Lives are being saved and hearts are being changed, and that is cause for a red-white-and-blue celebration!
Certainly, we have battles ahead to ensure that every child is welcomed in life and protected under the law. But we have made significant progress in turning the ship of state around through last year’s Dobbs decision.
We can move boldly forward, knowing that we are no longer ham-strung by a disastrous 1973 Supreme Court decision which caused the deaths of an estimated 64 million preborn children and caused countless numbers of women to suffer the unspeakable pain of losing a child. The post-Roe era offers promise and possibility—and I am here for it!
As technicolor fireworks fill the skies, let us celebrate the marvel of human life, and rededicate ourselves to protecting it.