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Op-Ed: SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Mississippi Abortion Ban Case, Huge Conservative Legal Victory Possible

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The Supreme Court’s decision to take up Mississippi’s petition to reinstate its landmark ban on late-term abortions has brought forth an outpouring of giddiness and trepidation.

Pro-life Americans are by turns hailing the opportunity for the greatest legal victory for the unborn in decades and declaring the case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a litmus test on the usefulness of the entire conservative legal movement.

I don’t want to downplay Dobbs’ importance. Mississippi’s law, protecting the lives of unborn children after 15 weeks, is one of the bravest acts on behalf of mothers and children by any American legislature and striking in its common sense and humanity.

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That every one of America’s 50 states is, by judicial fiat, one of the very few places on earth that allow children to be killed on-demand this late into pregnancy is a disgrace whose correction is long overdue.

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Furthermore, the Supreme Court merely agreeing to hear Mississippi’s appeal after lower courts struck the law down represents a victory unto itself. To get to this point, at least four justices had to have agreed that this area of the law is in need of clarification and perhaps correction.

Amicus briefs from many of the country’s leading pro-life lawyers will introduce arguments at the highest level of American jurisprudence that may seed future legislation and lawsuits even if Mississippi’s law is not allowed to go into effect.

Veterans of the pro-life movement, however, will recognize that we are in familiar territory. Each generation of the struggle, it seems, has had a moment like this one.

The Supreme Court, fresh from a series of Republican appointments, appears to be ripe for a pro-life shift. A novel challenge to the pro-abortion legal regime emerges, and the eyes of the nation turn to the steps of a courthouse in Washington, D.C., to decide the fate of countless defenseless children in the womb then and for decades to come.

We were here in 1992, after Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas joined the court. The pro-life movement pinned its hopes on the most serious challenge yet to Roe v. Wade’s cruel ruling, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and yet was left disappointed.

Fifteen years later, after Samuel Alito and John Roberts took their seats on the bench, the same drama played out again in Gonzales v. Carhart, the challenge to the partial-birth abortion ban.

Sometimes these moments pan out for us, as they did in 2007 when the Supreme Court upheld the federal ban on partial-birth abortion. Sometimes they do not, as in 1992 when a supposedly right-wing court upheld the “essential holding” of Roe and created the modern pro-abortion legal framework of this country.

But in no case do these moments ever represent the sum total of the pro-life movement. We are never going to win the battle to protect mothers and the unborn from the evil of abortion with any one law, any one court case or even any number and combination of them.

Clearing states to protect children after 15 weeks gestation would be a great victory, but win or lose, Dobbs will not be more than a single clash in a much broader effort.

Pro-lifers should acknowledge that there is no cavalry coming to save all the unborn children of America, not even from the halls of our state legislatures or from the bench of the Supreme Court.

We ought therefore not to use the arguments in Washington to distract us from the good we must do on the streets of every town and city in America to protect the unborn and comfort mothers considering abortion.

Our work at Let Them Live does not stop due to a single court case or legislative victory. Come what may, we still know there is so much good that can be done by convincing vulnerable women that they are not alone, that life and motherhood is a real option, and that we can help them if they choose this better way. We have already done so with dozens of mothers, providing the funds and support they needed to let their children live.

The pro-mom, pro-baby movement is more important than ever. It is our moment to show mothers that there is a better option for them and their babies and destroy the demand for abortion once and for all.

Women will undoubtedly be searching for help and answers if this case does reverse Roe and Casey, and we have to be standing there with a massive flashing neon sign of love and generosity to meet them.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Tyranny: Concerned Parents Arrested After School Board Cuts Off Comments on Trans, CRT Policies

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Two Virginia parents protesting critical race theory and transgender policy proposals at their children’s schools were arrested Tuesday during a meeting of the Loudoun County School Board. The public comment session was held so parents could voice their concerns over the teaching of CRT as well as a new policy on “transgender and gender-expansive students.” Instead, the board ended the meeting midway and two parents were arrested. Two arrests made at the Loudoun County, Virginia school board meeting after it was declared an unlawful assembly and some parents here to protest against critical race theory and a transgender policy refused to leave right away #CriticalRaceTheory pic.twitter.com/dsZDrqJ0Gp — Gabriella Borter (@gabriellaborter) June 22, 2021 A total of 259 people had signed up to offer public comments, but the meeting was shut down after just 51 had spoken, according to Fox News. Ian Prior, a father of two students and a spokesman for the parent advocacy group Fight for Schools, slammed the board for refusing to allow parents to have a say in how their children are educated on controversial topics such as critical race theory and transgenderism. Prior told Fox News that it’s imperative for parents to “get a seat at the table” to help shape what their children learn in the classroom. Otherwise, schools become vehicles for the mass brainwashing of children with destructive left-wing propaganda. https://youtu.be/AntKpOTq0Fc The brouhaha at the Loudoun County School Board meeting came after former Republican state Sen. Dick Black slammed the board for suspending teacher Tanner Cross in May for stating at a school board meeting that he doesn’t believe “a biological boy can be a girl and vice-versa.” Two weeks ago, a judge ordered Cross’ school to reinstate him, saying his statements were constitutionally protected free speech under the First Amendment. After…

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Confirmed: Disguised Leftists Infiltrated Trump Crowd on Jan. 6, Said They Told FBI How to Infiltrate MAGA

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Recently released videos prove what conservatives have been saying for months now: Trump supporters were not the only ones at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Two leftists infiltrated the Jan. 6 mob that stormed the Capitol and later said they told the FBI how to “infiltrate Trump rallies.” The two men are Walter Masterson and Peter Scattini and a quick look skim through their respective Twitter feeds shows that they are, indeed, leftists. It’s been stoked by the media & by the president. It goes beyond institutional distrust & disgust. So many are painting these protestors as a monolith, when in reality it was an amalgam of families, business owners & anarchists who believed they were fighting for “their” America — Peter Scattini (@jpscattini) January 7, 2021 COVID Nurse at the MAGA Rally does not believe in wearing a mask. pic.twitter.com/1SvKyFpPCf — Walter Masterson (@waltermasterson) December 13, 2020 Multiple videos on Scattini’s YouTube channel show him and Masterson — disguised as reporters from One America News Network — asking questions to a number of Trump supporters outside the Capitol on Jan. 6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6uCSMnHO7w&t=1556s An additional video blog posted on Feb. 17 features Scattini explaining how FBI agents approached the two men after their Jan. 6 stunt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WajJZZfoLXg “They introduced themselves as two agents of the FBI and one officer of the NYPD and asked if they could come inside and, of course, we said yes,” Scattini said. “We talked to them for about an hour, we are not in any trouble, but that was super weird.” “Walter is giving them tips on how to infiltrate Trump rallies.” This lines up with a recent assertion made by Fox News personality Tucker Carlson that the FBI had agents on the inside during the Jan. 6 incursion. “Strangely, some of the key people who…

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