By KATIE EUBANKS, ERIN KATE GOODE, LAURA KNIGHT, AND JANET THOMAS
The United States Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of June on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the first case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, which made abortion a constitutional right nearly 50 years ago. An overturning of Roe would make abortion illegal in Mississippi except in the case of rape or when the mother’s life is in danger, but each state could restrict or allow abortion as it sees fit. MCL asked three Mississippi pro-life organizations what they will do if Roe is overturned.
Erin Kate Goode
Executive director, Center for Pregnancy Choices Metro Area
At the CPC Metro, we have been praying and preparing for the Dobbs decision. No matter what the court decides, the CPC Metro and pregnancy resource centers across the state will continue to play a vital role in the lives of women who are facing unplanned pregnancies. If Roe is overturned, Mississippi residents will likely be targeted by abortion providers in other states. We must continue to address the circumstances and pressures that cause women to consider abortion if we truly want to see it become an unthinkable option.
The CPC Metro has increased our outreach and expanded our services so that we can reach even more women and serve them more comprehensively beyond the pregnancy decision. Our community has overwhelmingly responded and built a growing network of ongoing support through mentoring, support groups, practical education and resources.
No matter what the court decides, the CPC Metro will be here to offer support and hope to women facing unplanned pregnancies. We are honored to serve together with you as our community’s response to the abortion crisis, and to extend the love of Christ to those who are most vulnerable. Join us as a volunteer or supporter by visiting cpcmetrofriends.org. Your donations are tax-deductible and may qualify for individual or business tax credits.
Board president, Pro-Life Mississippi
Pro-Life Mississippi is hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn the egregious decision of Roe v. Wade. If Roe is overruled, we expect the abortion industry to continue spreading deception, and Pro-Life Mississippi will continue to share the truth. PLM will always stand for life in all stages, even in a post-Roe era.
The mission of Pro-Life Mississippi is to equip people to protect life each day in their own community, and to build a culture of life one relationship at a time. Our district network stands ready to reach each local community with the truth about abortion, infanticide and euthanasia, through tables or booths at local festivals, community awareness campaigns, pro-life speaker events, and church-based outreach ministries.
Pro-Life Mississippi was instrumental in lobbying for the recent bill offering $3.5 million in Mississippi tax credits for donations to charitable pregnancy resource centers. PLM will continue to support abortion vulnerable women by referring them to these PRCs, as well as providing some direct assistance through PLM’s own benevolence fund. We also hope to influence future policy that would continue to foster a culture of life ethic in Mississippi.
Executive director, Choose Life Mississippi
Choose Life Mississippi celebrates 20 years of financially supporting approximately 40 Mississippi pregnancy care centers through the sales of Choose Life specialty tags totaling nearly $4 million! Blessed to be a blessing helping women overturn Roe every time they choose life, Choose Life Mississippi will continue in a post-Roe America to help pregnancy centers do the incredible work for LIFE that they do to provide compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual support to women in their unplanned pregnancies.