On Our Knees

A National Prayer Initiative for Life

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We invite you to join On Our Knees, a nationwide prayer initiative for the unborn and for the U.S. Supreme Court as it reconsiders abortion law in America.

In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court is reviewing Mississippi’s law limiting abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Specifically, the Supreme Court will consider whether all pre-viability bans on abortion are unconstitutional.

We know unborn children are human beings who deserve protection: now is the time to humanize our laws.

On Our Knees calls upon the Lord asking for His mercy and favor. We aim to join the scores of people who have been praying faithfully and working valiantly on behalf of the unborn. Whether you have been engaged in this work for decades or today is your first day, we welcome you to join us in prayer.

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31 Days of Prayer for Life

Our prayer guide can be used to pray for our nation during the roughly nine months (October 2021-June 2022) that the Supreme Court will hear arguments and render a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

About the Dobbs Case

In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing Mississippi’s law limiting abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The law was passed in 2018 by overwhelming majorities in the Mississippi state legislature and signed by then-Governor Phil Bryant. Specifically, the Supreme Court will consider whether all pre-viability bans on abortion are unconstitutional.

The Court will hear oral arguments on December 1, and we anticipate a decision in the early summer of 2022. A range of outcomes are possible, but our prayer is that Roe v. Wade will be upended and lives will be saved. Further consideration of laws protecting the unborn would be returned to the 50 states, where citizens’ voices can be considered and where lawmakers must answer to the voters.

Science has advanced considerably since Roe and Casey were decided in 1973 and 1992 respectively. Modern technology allows us to observe more about life in the womb than ever before. We know that by 15 weeks, children in the womb have fully formed noses and lips, eyelids and eyebrows; they can suck their thumbs; and they feel pain. Yet the United States remains one of just seven countries – including China and North Korea – to permit late-term abortion on demand. By contrast, 47 out of 50 European nations limit elective abortion prior to 15 weeks.

We know unborn children are human beings who deserve protection: now is the time to humanize our laws.

Lawmakers across America, acting on the will of the people, have done just that – introducing more than 500 pro-life bills this year alone. We pray the Supreme Court will continue the work begun in the states.

Info on Dobbs

Attorney General Lynn Fitch's Brief

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch will defend her state’s law before the Supreme Court. In her outstanding brief she submitted to the court she states her case clearly:

“Under the Constitution, may a State prohibit elective abortions before viability? Yes. Why? Because nothing in constitutional text, structure, history, or tradition supports a right to abortion… Roe and Casey are egregiously wrong… [and] have proven hopelessly unworkable.”

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Polling

80% of Americans reject abortion after the first three months of pregnancy [Source]

55% of likely voters are more likely to support a 15-week limit on abortion after learning that an unborn child can feel pain [Source]

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Fetal Development Facts

The viability standard is highly outdated. In the nearly five decades since Roe was decided, science and technology have revealed much more about fetal development. By at least 15 weeks, babies in the womb:

  • Have a heartbeat (by 6 weeks)
  • Develop pain receptors (week 7)
  • Have arms, legs, fingers and toes (10 weeks)
  • Can kick and will jump if startled (10 weeks)
  • Almost the entire body responds to light touch (13-14 weeks)
  • Have fully developed hearts (15 weeks)
  • Can taste and make facial expressions, yawn, hiccup, swallow, and suck their thumbs (15 weeks)

The Voyage of Life

Be amazed.  Modern medicine and science tell us more about the development of each human being from fertilization to birth than ever before.  Join us on a journey where science enlightens us at every step, from the first time a human heart beats, toes wiggle, ears hear music, and unborn eyes see light – all before being born into the world.  It’s a journey you’ll never forget!

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