Did Roe get overturned? The abolitionist lawyer explains…

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past two days, you’ve heard about the Supreme Court document leak that suggests maybe the Court is really going to overturn Roe.

It is unprecedented for a Supreme Court opinion to be leaked before their official decision is filed, so this is EXTREMELY unusual.

So what does it mean?

First of all, what was leaked was only a first draft of a majority opinion circulated privately among the justices back in February after they heard oral arguments in the Dobbs case. This draft shows that, at least back in February, the votes were there to overturn Roe.

The leaked document is NOT the final decision of the Court and it doesn’t tell us if there have been any more drafts since then or if any of the justices have changed their votes.

I talk more about the possibilities of how and why this opinion may have been leaked in the video above. We have to wait for them to issue their official opinion in this case before we know what we are really dealing with.

Still, it is encouraging to see justice Alito using such strong language saying, “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start” and, “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled.”

That sounds great!

I am happy to see this strong language in the draft opinion and I would be grateful to see such an evil, unconstitutional opinion as Roe v. Wade overturned.

Does this mean abortion will be abolished?

But the truth is that even if the Supreme Court issues their official opinion as it was written in the leaked draft, abortion will not be abolished in Texas or across the country … not in one single state.

Even in the states like Texas that have Trigger Bans that go into effect if Roe is overturned, abortion will not be abolished.

Does that surprise you?

The news headlines make it sound like EVERYTHING hinges on the Supreme Court. But does it really?

Pro-abortion politicians and advocates vigorously point to Roe v. Wade as proof that they have a Constitutional right to abortion. Have you noticed they never point to the actual Constitution?

And most Pro-Life legislators and governors point to the Supreme Court as the reason they won’t protect preborn babies in their states right now. Notice they also rarely point to the text of the Constitution either.

On the other hand, abolitionists have been saying Ignore Roe for a long time because we know it is our duty to follow the higher law and obey God and uphold the Constitution rather than submitting to the Supreme Court when they issue evil, unconstitutional opinions.

It is important to look under the hype of the headlines and figure out what is really going on underneath.

What about the Texas Trigger Ban?

What is really going on here is that the “Constitutional right to abortion” is a complete fiction imposed on the states by a lawless Supreme Court and Texas as well as every other state has willingly submitted to it for nearly 50 years.

In fact, even though Texas passed a trigger ban that would only go into effect if Roe was overturned, we STILL denied equal protection for preborn babies in that law.

What?! Why?

Think about that, the law was literally written and passed assuming that Roe would no longer be an obstacle, yet the “protections” it provides for preborn babies are much less than the protections we have as born people. WHY?

Don’t we want babies to have the same protections of the law that we expect for ourselves?

Apparently not. If Roe really is overturned and the Texas trigger law goes into effect, there would be some stiff penalties for abortion providers… but not for mothers who may willfully abort their children themselves.

Around 2300 abortions on average are carried out each day in the U.S. and the vast majority of those are not forced. Women are voluntarily seeking abortions that they want. That demand for abortion will still exist if Roe is overturned.

But under the current laws like the Texas Trigger Law that is poised to go into effect if Roe is overturned, women are exempted from criminal or civil liability for the abortions they seek.

This means that we will continue to see an explosive rise of self-managed abortions under these laws. Self-managed means that women are seeking abortions outside the mainstream medical system and doing them with coat-hangers or by pills at home without medical supervision. This method of abortion is already happening and rapidly increasing in popularity even when abortions inside the medical system are available. Women often prefer it because it is cheaper, more convenient, and easily available.

Abortion “bans” that exempt mothers from liability are pushing the transition to self-managed abortion.

Is that what we’re after? Just pushing the abortion market to a different kind of abortion? And one that is much more dangerous for the mother.

Is that really what we want?

No. We want equal protection and nothing less!

Abolition bills that provide equal protection under the law are still needed to actually abolish abortion.

What do we do now?

In light of all this, the work we are doing through Abolish Abortion Texas and the Foundation to Abolish Abortion (FAA) is more important than ever!

It is through FAA that we, along with 20 other organizations, filed the ONLY abolitionist Supreme Court brief in the Dobbs v. Jackson case.

In our amicus brief we argued that:

  1. The Court must do their duty before God and under the Constitution and overturn Roe.
  2. It is the duty of the Court, not to just overturn Roe and return the issue to the states, but to go further and define preborn human beings as persons from the moment of conception under the 14th amendment, and give them equal protection.

Scores of Pro-Life amicus briefs were filed by other organizations and attorneys in this case, and they nearly all argue that the Constitution is neutral on abortion.

We disagree.

If a fetus is a person, and they are (every bit as human as you and I), then the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution REQUIRES states to provide them with the equal protection of their laws.

It’s not complicated.

The Constitution isn’t neutral on abortion.

The Bible certainly isn’t neutral on abortion.

Neither we nor the Supreme Court nor our legislators, governors, or anyone else should be neutral on abortion … no neutrality on murder.

This shouldn’t be controversial to say.

So what do we do now?

In the short term we PRAY.

Pray for the justices as they continue deliberating on this case. Pray that they would read our amicus brief and be convicted to do their duty in this case. They should overturn Roe and they should declare preborn humans to be “persons” under the 14th amendment. Pray that they will be persuaded to do so.

In the long term we must keep doing what we have always done:

  • Keep repenting of all the ways we have perverted justice and practiced partiality against our preborn neighbors.
  • Keep calling abortion murder and a sin because that’s what God calls it, and never apologize for that.
  • Keep preaching the Gospel to women and men entangled with the sin of abortion, because abortion is murder BUT we serve a God who forgives repentant murderers.
  • Keep putting on the pressure for the complete abolition of abortion, no compromises.
  • Keep demanding equal protection and nothing less for every single human being from the moment of conception.
  • Keep putting our armor on, because this is a spiritual battle not just a political one.

Regardless of what happens with the Dobbs decision, states have not just a right but a DUTY to provide equal protection for preborn children regardless of what the Court does.

That duty doesn’t change, so our message as abolitionists doesn’t change.

Be encouraged, but remember there is a lot of fighting left to do!

NOW is the time to keep pushing for righteous bills to abolish abortion no matter what the Supreme Court decides. You can help us TODAY by chipping in $25, $50, $100, or more today to HELP FUND THE WORK!

Among other things, our work through the Foundation to Abolish Abortion (501c3) assists abolitionists and legislators across the country with drafting solid legislation to abolish abortion tailored to their state. Your donation helps us provide the tools needed to abolish abortion state by state. Your help is needed now more than ever!

We want to see bills to completely abolish abortion filed and passed in all fifty states! Do you?

Thank you for standing with us in the fight to abolish abortion in Texas and across the country!

For life, for justice, and for the glory of God,

Bradley Pierce

Bradley Pierce
Abolish Abortion Texas