Pro-Family Legislation Readied For Potential Reversal of Roe

Several states with Republican-led legislatures have been active since the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion in May that indicates Roe v. Wade could be reversed soon. New legislation protecting unborn children from abortion and expanding benefits for pregnant women and new mothers is being actively considered around the nation.

Despite the left-wing progressive narrative that pro-life lawmakers ignore the needs of women in need, much of the legislation being proposed supports the work of pregnancy resource centers. Those facilities have been targeted by domestic terrorist organizations in recent weeks, threatening the financial, medical, educational, and vocational support they provide to mothers in need.

Arizona, Florida, Tennessee, and Texas are among states that have enacted legislation that extends health benefits for low-income mothers. Medicaid benefits for new mothers are typically extended for up to a year after the birth of a new child.

Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said at a press conference last month that the state considers the needs of women in crisis should be treated with the same importance as the lives of unborn children.

Focus on the Family recently reported on the Embrace Life program as a counter to claims by abortion activists that pro-life groups do not care about mothers or children after birth. Embrace Grace president Amy Ford said that the group is active in 540 churches nationwide and in eight countries.

Ford explained how church-centered pregnancy resource centers help women start new cycles to become spiritually healthy and brave for their children.

Heartbeat International vice president Cindi Boston spoke with Breitbart News about her organization’s work as a network for pregnancy resource centers. She emphasized their work on involving fathers in the birth and care of their children.

Boston said that oftentimes men have changed their minds about being involved “simply because a male mentor spoke plainly to them.” She added that when an older male mentor talks with young fathers about the responsibility and joy “of being a dad, the young men rose to the occasion, got involved, and stayed involved.”

In the event that the Supreme Court does in fact overturn Roe v. Wade, the issue of abortion regulation and prenatal care will be returned to each state legislature to address according to the direction of local voters and policymakers.