The Dobbs v. Jackson decision by the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade is one of the most momentous Supreme Court decisions in 50 years.
Dobbs v. Jackson doesn’t outlaw abortion, as many abortion rights supporters have said, but returns the authority to make decisions regarding the legality of abortion to the states.
Following the announcement of the decision by the Supreme Court, North Carolina Speaker of the state House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) issued a press release stating that the North Carolina General Assembly was days away from adjourning and would not take up the abortion issue in this session.
Moore stated, “Today’s decision from the United States Supreme Court is long overdue and a major win for protecting life! The end of Roe v. Wade rightfully returns authority back to the states to determine abortion law.”
He continued, “While I remain unequivocally pro-life, the short budget adjustment session does not afford us sufficient time to take up the issue. However, North Carolinians can rest assured that we are taking the necessary steps to ensure that current restrictions on the books will be enforced. North Carolinians can also expect pro-life protections to be a top priority of the legislature when we return to our normal legislative session in January.”
The “current restrictions” include a law banning abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.
Moore and President Pro Tem of the state Senate Sen. Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) sent a letter to North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein stating that since the legal underpinning of the decision to bar the enforcement of that law is now erased, “we respectfully call on you and the Department of Justice to take all necessary legal action to lift the injunction currently barring the full enforcement of our State’s abortion restrictions found in N.C. Gen. Stat. 14-45.1(a), 14-44 and 14-45. We request a response to this letter by July 1, 2022, making clear your intention to do so. If we do not receive a response, we stand ready to take the necessary steps to restore North Carolina’s abortion laws to where they were before Bryant struck them down.”
Life starts at conception as we know it and ends when life leaves the body as we know it. To take a life at any time during that time is murder. We all should be respectful for life from the start to the end giving ourselves to each other in the most possible caring of life. The process of life is the truth and the truth is the process of life. This is the unbroken circle and man can not break the unbroken circle.
Not everyone agrees with your opinion. We should all be respectful of that.
Right. There are many different opinions. This is politicized because some people want to force their opinions on someone else.
Personally, I think your choice is none of my business. I just don’t want to pay for someone else’s abortion.
The LEFT will squeeze all the goodie they can out of this one. Yet another issue to divide the country into warring camps. That is what they want.
This one was pushed by the repubs. Both sides seem to like the divide. Sad really.
Can someone explain this?
-source: 2019 USA Today article citing a study by the Guttmacher Institute, a left/center group that is pro-choice:
1% of abortions are for pregnancies caused by rape.
-source: 2020 Planned Parenthood annual report:
Number of abortions performed annually by PP- 354,871
Percentage of PP clients who get abortions- 96.9%.
Percentage of all abortions in the US performed by PP- 40%
How did the 351,322 people who had PP abortions not by rape get pregnant?
How do you account for such a large percentage of PP clients who end up having abortions? Less than 4 out of every 100 pregnant PP clients end up not having an abortion?
Doesn’t PP provide free contraception? Aren’t they the leading provider of sex ed curriculum in the nation?
Please convince me that PP is in the business of saving lives not taking them.
PP provide birth control for a large part of the communities they serve. Not sure where the 96.9% of clients of PP came from given that the most common transaction or service they provide is birth control.
The first thing that happens at conception brings out SOUL to this earth and then a body is created around our SOUL. Our SOUL remains in the body until our body is no longer needed. The only thing that dies is the body and our SOUL lives forever. Life is simple.
Then the magic fairy sprinkles it soul dust so we get high and dance the fairy dance while farting to the tune of magic carpet ride.
Life is a miracle because it ISN’T simple.
Good explanation for why pro-lifers believe as they do. This is in contrast with the pro-choicers because they appear to be non-religious, secular.
Appear is right. Many in the religious sector feel intense pressure to publicly declare that they are pro-life when actually they are pro-choice. That is why it is so common to call out pro-lifers that have actually had abortions earlier in their life.