Buoyed by the number of laws being passed at the state level and dozens of federal judges being confirmed, pro-life advocates are hailing a tipping point and “shift” happening across the U.S. on abortion.
The “scales [are] finally tipping” in favor of the unborn, said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser as she addressed hundreds of guests gathered Monday for the annual Campaign for Life Gala, held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.
“It’s about time, don’t you say. The time is now,” she said.
Supermodel and businesswoman Kathy Ireland, who served as mistress of ceremonies, also celebrated the “incredible shift happening in America.”
“We work and pray as though it is only a matter of time,” she said.
In recent months, several states in the South and Midwest have passed laws banning virtually all abortions or at the moment when a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Dannenfelser attributed the “tidal wave” of pro-life momentum across the U.S. to the radicalism of the other side. She urged those in attendance to travel to and spend tourist dollars in states like Georgia where major companies and Hollywood actors have boycotted due to their recently adopted abortion restrictions.
Her group’s goals for the coming year include re-electing President Trump, whom she called the most pro-life president in history; electing pro-life legislators to both chambers of Congress; passing legislations that prohibit abortions on the basis of sex and disability; and overturning Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a 2016 Supreme Court decision that struck down restrictions — such as requiring they have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles — on abortion providers.
Honored for his leadership in the U.S. Senate, particularly his facilitation of two Supreme Court justices and 110 federal district and appellate court judges confirmed to lifetime appointments on the bench, Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, was presented with the Distinguished Leader Award.
During his remarks, the Kentucky Republican, who is the Senate Majority Leader, criticized Democrats for their “extremism” on the abortion issue.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter