CITIZEN: U.S. Supreme Court may be poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, return abortion issue to the States

Members of The Family Foundation team attended oral arguments in Washington, D.C. as Kentucky prepares for after Roe.

On December 1, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case which could overturn Roe.

TFF Team members joined many pro-life supporters and leaders outside the Supreme Court.

After more than 62 million lives lost, it is past time for our nation’s High Court to overturn Roe and allow states to once again protect the right to life of their most vulnerable citizens.

That’s why The Family Foundation signed onto a legal brief arguing that the Court must overrule the clearly erroneous decisions in the Roe and Casey abortion cases — their holdings violate the fundamental right to life given by God, which has long been recognized in common law and is protected in the Ninth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Our brief came alongside Mississippi’s, which advocates for overruling Roe and Casey through persuasively arguing that the legal standards have proven unworkable, the decisions have inflicted significant damage, science and society have changed, and there is a lack of reliance on the cases.

The sanctity of life is one of The Family Foundation’s core issues and it has advocated for every pro-life law in the Commonwealth during the past 32 years. All of those pro-life laws sent the same message: We will affirm life in every way we can while under Roe v. Wade and prepare for after Roe, protecting the wellbeing of both the preborn and mother.

Not only has Kentucky become a pro-life leader, but it is also well-positioned for Roe’s aftermath.

In 1994, The Family Foundation helped establish the Kentucky Association of Pregnancy Care Centers. Those centers, numbering about 50 throughout Kentucky, were honored by the General Assembly in 2018 for their free services to those facing an unplanned pregnancy.

In 2019, the Kentucky General Assembly enacted a trigger law that will automatically prohibit abortion, except for the life or physical health of the mother, upon Roe being overturned.

In 2021, the General Assembly proposed an amendment to make clear that the Kentucky Constitution contains no right to abortion or abortion funding. If ratified by voters in November 2022, this amendment will ensure that the injustice of Roe is not merely exchanged for that of activist justices closer to home.

Kentucky is ready for the Court’s decision, expected in June.


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