May 6, 2022


The Dobbs Case and the Pro-Life Generation

By: Peyton Holliday

I remember sitting in my 8th grade American history class in my small town Christian school and trying to remember everything that I had learned that year. A focal point of the class was Roe. Vs. Wade —a case during Reagan’s presidency that legalized abortion in America. For some reason I wasn’t sure that I could remember that come exam time, so I was reading it over and over in my mind that day. I don’t even remember if it was on the exam, but I remember stressing over that question. 

Today, in 2022, there is an opportunity to change that and it looks like that will be happening— which is unbelievable, but also exciting for the pro-life movement. 

My generation is the most pro-life generation since Roe v. Wade was passed. My generation has experienced abortion first hand unlike many other generations before us. Many have seen the effects of abortion on our friends and family and not only do we care about the unborn children, but we care about the women as well. We have seen abortion affect our everyday lives unlike other generations before us as aboriton has become more accessible.

Story after story comes out about women who have died or suffered terribly because of an abortion, and my generation is seeking to change that. 

I wonder now if in 20 years one of my own children will be sitting in an 8th grade classroom trying to remember Roe. V. Wade was what legalized abortion and that Dobbs V. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was the case that made abortion a state issue and no longer a federal government issue. 

Abortion today is no longer “safe, legal, and rare,” but it has become the rallying cry of those on the far left. With access to abortion pills that girls can take at home, abortion is no longer rare and no longer safe. It can even be argued that abortion was and never will be rare and safe. It is a dangerous procedure for women and one that happens far more often than it should.

As American women look towards the future, there should be rights for all women—including those in the womb and those outside of the womb. 

While the Dobbs case is still in official negotiations, there has been a major leak that the justices will use this case to overturn Roe V. Wade. Leaks of this magnitude from the highest court in the land is unprecedented. It is a momentous moment in American and women’s history and one that I am proud to be alive to see. 

Looking at our Constitution there is an amendment that people seem to forget—the 10th Amendment. Basically, it states that any laws not pertaining to the federal government are reserved for the states to decide. If Roe V. Wade is actually overturned, then the states will be once again responsible for their own laws and also for keeping the 10th Amendment. 

This is an opportunity that we in the pro-life movement have to make a difference and to see change. This has been a long awaited for moment in the ongoing saga of pro-life issues, but one that finally has arrived. I am proud that my generation has picked up the gauntlet and run with it. This is our chance to make a difference not just in our corner of the world, but a difference nationally. 

As a Mississippian, I am also excited to see my state rise as we come out of this case on the winning side. I have no idea what will happen in the end, but I do hope that one day instead of stressing about remembering Roe V. Wade, students will be sitting in school alongside classmates that their mother’s decided to keep and alongside classmates that are alive because of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Here’s to the future of our country and the future of women everywhere—inside and outside of the womb.