Honoring True Champions of Life
As we approach the landmark Supreme Court case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, we can thank God for the Mississippi state and local leaders who have been among the Champions for Life that contributed to make this historic moment possible. The oral arguments that could overturn Roe v. Wade would not be possible without the courage of pro-life leaders, many of whom we will recognize on November 30th, one block from the Supreme Court during the Appealing for Life Night of Recognition and Intercession.
These 4 Champions for Life from Mississippi are among many in Mississippi and include United States Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, Governor Phil Bryant, Attorney General Lynn Fitch and State Representative Becky Currie. What is notable is that three of these champions are strong women who are pushing back against the radical left narrative that abortion is a women’s health issue. In addition, for the first time a pro-life woman, is among the nine Justices on the Supreme Court!
Rep Currie, a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, who served as the author of State House Bill 1510, the “Gestational Age Act”, which created a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade by challenging the viability standard established by the Supreme Court and pushing back Mississippi’s current abortion ban by 5 weeks. The bill prohibits abortions after 15 weeks except when there are risks to the life or physical health of the mother, or fatal fetal anomalies.
Attorney General Lynn Fitch offered the Amicus Brief on behalf of the Petitioners in which she stated, “Roe and Casey are thus at odds with the straight-forward, constitutionally grounded answer to the question presented. So, the question becomes whether this Court should overrule those decisions. It should. The stare decisis case for overruling Roe and Casey is overwhelming. Roe and Casey are egregiously wrong.”
Governor Phil Bryant is making no secret to the fact that his rationale for signing this Mississippi bill into law was to overturn Roe v. Wade. He believes the question of when life should be protected, is a state’s rights issue and a child’s life in the womb should be protected!
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Mississippi. She will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the IFA Night of Recognition and Intercession.
Senator Hyde-Smith was initially appointed by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant in April 2018. Throughout her career she has demonstrated her commitment to supporting policies and legislation to protect the lives of unborn children. In July of this year, Senator Hyde-Smith added her name along with 228 GOP lawmakers urging SCOTUS to overturn Roe v. Wade. “In taking Mississippi’s pro-life law, the Supreme Court has a chance to reconsider the current misguided abortion jurisprudence, as a Senator, as a woman, and as a mother, I think this case offers us a chance to overturn roe and return the abortion issue to the political process and away from activist judges,” stated Sen. Hyde-Smith.
The Senator also introduced legislation to protect the lives of women by controlling the distribution of chemical abortion drugs, which have high complication rates for incomplete abortions, infections, severe bleeding, and death. She has voted for the Rand Paul Amendment to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s abortion giant, on August 23, 2018. She signed onto a letter urging the Administration to issue new prolife regulation surrounding the Title X family planning program and signed onto a letter urging the Administration to reverse Obama-era policy by requiring separate billing and payment for abortion coverage in Obamacare exchange plans
Senator Hyde-Smith introduced this year the Woman’s Right to Know Act. “Any medical decision, let alone a life-and-death decision, must be an informed one,” Hyde-Smith said. “This legislation would ensure physicians make expectant mothers aware of all medical risks associated with abortion. This is a sensible and basic safeguard to protect both the life of the mother and the child.”
Please pray for the event on November 30th where all these exceptional Champions for Life will be honored.
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Pray: Lord, we thank you for the Champions for Life from Mississippi whose state has passed and defended the bill that will be argued before the Supreme Court on December 1st. Bless U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, Governor Phil Bryant, AG Lynn Fitch and State Rep. Becky Currie. Protect them and bless them for their courage to stand for life. Grant them wisdom from your Holy Spirit’s power and overturn Roe, in Jesus’ name. Amen
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