2023 Cornerstone Articles
Facts and Misinformation Regarding the Supreme Court’s Decision
Concerning the Dobbs v Jackson Case
We are people who care about facts and truth.
Facts are not opinions or personal interpretations of events. Facts actually exist and are supported with evidence.
Facts are essential to a healthy society.
In contrast, misinformation or inaccurate information is often used to deceive deliberately.
And blatant lying and manipulation in society should be confronted.
This article aims to provide the facts and expose false information regarding what the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided regarding the Dobbs v. Jackson Woman’s Health Organization case.
One piece of misinformation that has been widely proffered is that the Dobbs case decision made abortion illegal. This is absolutely false. Anyone who tells you this is misguided or flat-out lying to you.
The truth is that the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v Jackson decision returned abortion regulation to the elected state branches, where it had existed until the Roe v Wade decision in 1973.
The Supreme Court justices returned to the citizens of each state the right to decide what they want to do about issues such as should parents get notified before their minor child has an abortion, how far along a pregnancy can be aborted, what to do when an unborn child unexpectedly survives an abortion procedure, how to assure that women never feel forced into having an abortion and general safety standards for women seeking abortions such as requiring that abortion clinics become accredited to ensure that women get the best medical care possible.
Washington State is among the states that are expanding abortion rights. Governor Inslee has declared our state an abortion sanctuary for women seeking abortions from other states.
Meanwhile, other state lawmakers are choosing to regulate abortion services in their states.
Regulation of abortion is common in other countries in the world. According to a comprehensive analysis by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, 47 of 50 European nations prohibit elective abortion after 15 weeks. This report stated that no European country allows elective abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.
In fact, states that choose to regulate abortion are seen by many as a small step closer to European and global norms.
Wenatchee Right To Life is dedicated to promoting the truth about essential life issues. We hope this article empowers you to confidently address any misinformation about the Dobbs v Jackson case you may encounter.