On June 22, we asked our social media followers: “If Dobbs does end up overturning Roe v. Wade, how will you mark the occasion?” Little did we know that Roe would be thrown on the ash heap of history just two days later! Here are a few of our favorite responses:
Madison U.: Coincidentally I will be interviewing for a job/volunteer position at a pro life maternity home in about a week or so. Our work will only really get started once it’s overturned.
Kelsey H.: (1) Donate to several pro-life and pregnancy resource organizations. (2) Fly my pro-life flag!
Evan S.: Add it to the “Fortnight of Freedom” (i.e., Juneteenth – 4th of July).
Jill C.: Quietly. While it is overdue, the decision will mean extended abortion services just across the Red River in Minnesota. That will make the work at our North Dakota pregnancy resource center all the more challenging.
Jordan W.: Same thing I always do: more sidewalk advocacy, more training, more planning, more working.
Joy H.: Contacting my pregnancy support centers and see what they need in terms of help against reactive protesters.
Natalie I.: I think we need to organize a vigil to honor and remember the 64 million babies killed via abortion since Roe v. Wade as a reminder to do better as a nation.
Beth H.: No reason to mark it all in Colorado because the legislature made sure this session that the death toll was high. After all, that was why [the draft decision] was leaked: to help the pro-aborts make sure that the death toll remains high.
Julie L.: Encourage the government and citizens to offer real love, support and care for pregnant women and families with babies so that they never feel trapped into abortion being their only option.
Dale K.: At best that’s a minor victory. Because it takes one fight and turns it into 50 smaller battles. But we were never going to end abortion through the courts anyway. You have to change people’s hearts. That’s the real battle.
Rebecca D.: I’m sincerely hoping that it’ll be while I’m already safely at the National Right to Life convention in Atlanta, Georgia, where I can celebrate with like-minded people. I will probably enjoy a nice celebratory cherry coke and/or ice cream.
Zachary G.: Pushing the science even harder, but more focused on my own state of Oregon. Advocating for mandatory ultrasounds (3D preferably). Science always wins!
JoAnna W.: I’ve already celebrated by signing up to volunteer at a local pro-life organization that offers pregnant homeless women help and support.
Carrie L.: Celebrate for the babies saved. Weep that my governor announced we’ll be an abortion tourism state. And continue to get more involved supporting abortion-vulnerable women who are pressured into it. Abortion should be unthinkable, and women deserve better.
Elise M.: I hope I can mark it by having my baby! I’m 38 weeks+2 days and could go into labor any second! Wouldn’t that be lovely?
[Photo credit: Rehumanize International]