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By August 25, 2021 October 15th, 2021 No Comments

Dear Friend,

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 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 a small handful of countries – including China and North Korea – to permit late-term abortion (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.

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.

We encourage you to join our weekly prayer calls – simply dial (833) 380-0736 on Mondays at 8:30 pm Eastern/5:30 pm Pacific – and to use On Our Knees: 31 Days of Prayer for Life.

We encourage you to join our weekly, 15-20 minute guided prayer calls – by dialing (833) 380-0736 on Mondays at 8:30 pm Eastern/5:30 pm Pacific – and to use the On Our Knees: 31 Days of Prayer for Life prayer guide.

Please visit dobbscase.com for more information, including links to Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s outstanding brief. In the introduction she states 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.”

Pray with us for an end to abortion in America.

Sincerely,

Marjorie Dannenfelser, Eileen Bakke, Diane Black, Sheri Schulze, Kristen Short

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