Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them.
Today is the 27th day of the 40 Days For Life campaign and, so far, 281 babies have been saved from abortion. Story after story from the front lines proves that women who visit Planned Parenthood are in desperate need of knowing they have a choice other than abortion. As one campaign participant put it, “Women often just need to know that they are not alone.” Of course “pro-choice” advocates hate women actually being presented with choices, so it comes as no surprise that each year 40 Days For Life campaigns are threatened with being shut down; this year being no exception. Life Site News reports Wilmington, Delaware is the latest example in which city officials claimed they would be ticketing the campaign for their lack of a supposed permit needed to exercise their First Amendment rights. No such permit was actually needed and once legal help was called in the city backed off.
It’s unfortunate that pro-lifers must call upon legal aid simply for helping to provide alternatives to abortion, but part of the fight for life must be had within the courts. One Alabama Supreme Court Justice, Tom Parker, seems to have become public enemy number one for the pro-abortion side. According to the New Republic, not only has Parker “figured out how to dismantle Roe v. Wade,” but his “writings fuel the biggest threat to abortion rights in a generation.” The post at New Republic is written to as an alarm bell to alert the left but it actually serves as a great example of how Parker is winning for the pro-life movement. In fact, one of his writings is described as “a kind of masterpiece of pro-life reasoning.” Says the New Republic:
Step by step, Parker lays out his evidence: laws that give inheritance rights to unborn children, laws that ban pregnant inmates from being executed, laws that give fetuses legal guardians for the purposes of protecting their interests, laws that allow parents to sue for damages if fetuses …read more