Week in Review – SCOTUS Primed to Overturn ‘Roe’ Following Leaked Draft Decision—Leads to Temper Tantrum from the Left; Corporate America Backs Employees Who Seek Abortions
On Monday night, a draft decision from the Supreme Court was leaked to the public. The draft stated the Supreme Court’s decision on the Dobbs v. Jackson case would overturn Roe v. Wade.
On Tuesday, Chief Justice Roberts confirmed that the leaked draft was in fact authentic, although the draft is not a representation of the final ruling, which is expected to come in June.
If this draft ruling is in fact what will be handed down in June, Roe v. Wade will be overturned. The fight then turns to all 50 states, each of which will have the authority to put laws into effect that control abortion in their jurisdiction.
Make no mistake—if Roe v. Wade is overturned, a grave injustice will be undone, but babies will still be murdered. In fact, the word “baby” is not mentioned in the draft decision written by Justice Samuel Alito. Until the personhood of the preborn child is declared, abortion will continue.
Many states will look to enshrine abortion in their state constitutions. Democrats are now moving to codify abortion into our Constitution. Bernie Sanders stated in a Tweet that Congress must codify Roeand end the filibuster to do so: “Congress must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country NOW. And if there aren’t 60 votes in the Senate to do it, and there are not, we must end the filibuster to pass it with 50 votes.”
And now Senator Chuck Schumer is echoing the same sentiment, saying he will do everything in his power to pass the House bill—Women’s Health Protection Act—that makes abortion the law of the land.
This SCOTUS leak has led to a week of chaos as the Left encourages their supporters to protest, and even riot, in the streets. In Los Angeles, the city has seen days of riots since the leak, leading to damage to city property and people throwing “rocks and bottles” at city police officers.
The leak has even prompted corporate America to chime in, with several companies now stating they will pay for employees to travel to abortion friendly states. The list includes Amazon, Citigroup, Bumble, Levi, Lyft, Uber, Match Group, Salesforce, and Yelp. All nine companies pledge to pay for their employees to kill their children.
ALL in the News – ALL’s Take on the SCOTUS Leak Makes Headlines; CLM Blog Becomes Regular on LSN and Leads to Radio Interview
Following the leak of the SCOTUS decision on Dobbs v. Jackson, Hugh Brown, executive vice president of ALL, was interviewed by the Associated Press, giving American Life League’s unwavering position on life. Judie Brown interviewed with World Magazine, where her quote was released in an exclusive e-blast: “In a phone call this morning, American Life League President Judie Brown told me the draft decision leaves unanswered the question of whether or not an unborn baby is a person. I want the court to stop trying to regulate killing people,” she said. “Abortion kills people. It kills a person. . . . Until the court bites the bullet and deals with the truth, we’re going to continue to have regulation upon regulation that allows some killing but not others.”
American Life League published its official take on the SCOTUS leak in a press release, posted to the ALL website. ALL’s comments were used in a LifeSiteNews article on the matter.
Once a week, ALL’s Celebrate Life Magazine posts an editor’s blog on its website. The content can range from helpful advice to deep dives into current events. This week’s blog discusses Mother’s Day. The blog was featured as an exclusive on LifeSiteNews.
Last week’s CLM blog prompted an interview with Driving Home the Faith on Sacred Heart Radio. Susan Ciancio, the CLM editor and blogger, was interviewed on a case of assisted suicide in a church. Listen to the interview here.
Last week, the bi-monthly STOPP Report was sent to its list of subscribers. This issue featured pro-life happenings around the country.
Every Friday, ALL executive vice president Hugh Brown hosts a talk-radio show on the Radio Maria USA network. The show is a continuance of Jim Sedlak’s Pro-Life Activism from Creation to Deathand can be heard live every Friday at noon (ET). Each show features an update on what is happening in the pro-life world and frequently guests will appear on the show to provide first-hand updates and experiences.
Twice a week, Judie’s commentaries are distributed to an expansive media list. The list contains over 100 media outlets, such as Fox News, The Federalist, Breitbart, and The Daily Caller, among others. Judie’s commentaries are each featured on the front page of ALL.org. Each commentary is also featured as a part of Judie’s recurring column on Renew America.
Video of the Week – Hugh Brown, executive vice president of American Life League, converses on Relevant Radio’s “Trending with Timmerie.”
The discussion covers Planned Parenthood’s targeting of children and the scandalous behavior Catholic high school students encounter on social media.
Action Item of the Week – Coming Soon to Theaters: The Matter of Life
We stand at a critical point in history, where abortion is being challenged in the highest courts. It is time that everyone understands the pro-life cause and forms beliefs on more than what is voiced in the media. Get your tickets now for the two-night-only film presentation that is scheduled to take place in select theaters nationwide May 16 and 17 only!
The Matter of Life speaks to the topic of abortion with tasteful reality and loving grace. Featuring the stories of women, former abortion clinic workers, historians, religious workers, pro-life atheists, and many more, The Matter of Life stresses entering this conversation with understanding, love, and support. Doing so is critical to save the lives of preborn babies and to care for the women who carry them.
For a “sneak peek,” more information, and to purchase tickets, visit thematteroflife.org.
Pro-life Social Media – It’s hard to decide who is doing more to mangle Church teaching
It’s hard to decide who is doing more to mangle Church teaching—Church leadership or the women hosts of ‘The View.’
Whoopi Goldberg: “[Biden] is a Roman Catholic. He does not believe in abortion.” pic.twitter.com/6hT7NbUVY3— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) May 5, 2022
If Biden genuinely did “not believe” in abortion, he would never describe the destruction of preborn, human life as “a woman’s choice.” Those aren’t the words of a devout Catholic; those are the words of a pro-abortion apostate.
Somebody let Joe Biden know…— Ian Haworth (@ighaworth) May 5, 2022
Joe is Catholic and doesn’t believe in abortion and Jill is a doctor and would make a helluva Surgeon General. https://t.co/kOjDrAYPuZ— John Nero (@realjohnnynero) May 5, 2022
Yeah, Joe and Nancy. Two great catholics.— ⭐Sir Joe Guybee 🇺🇸 WWII Photos⭐ (@JGuybee) May 5, 2022
Biden is as much as a Catholic as I am a woman.— Syzmon Thomas (@ThomasSzymon) May 5, 2022
Who watches this garbage?!— Mark G. 😼 (@g21951431_g) May 5, 2022
The Washington Free Beacon does, so we don’t have to.
Biden picking man’s laws over God’s laws. He’s a catholic in name only. Whoopi has not a single clue.— Angie (@Ang_Ang72) May 5, 2022
Doing further damage to the faith is co-host Sunny Hostin, herself a Catholic who “personally” believes murdering preborn children is wrong, but . . .
‘Proud Roman Catholic’ Sunny Hostin thanks ‘The View’ for teaching her that *she* was wrong to tell other people not to abort their babies. pic.twitter.com/vnHXfefrqS— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) May 5, 2022
Imagine telling others, “I think selling children into sexual slavery is wrong . . . for *me*, but I am not going to make that judgment call for anyone else.”
So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. – Romans 14:12 pic.twitter.com/Q1Q56He1Lq— Vlad The Venerable (@TheRealVladigar) May 5, 2022
Sunny has a broken sense of charity. Charity requires we tell others the wrong they have done or plan on doing. Failure to do so not only endangers their souls, but our souls as well.