Women Leading Post-Dobbs Victories in the States

For Immediate Release: June 24, 2023
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SBA Pro-Life America Unveils Interactive Map Highlighting State Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Women who serve in statehouses across the country are celebrating momentum for life on the first Dobbs anniversary. More than 50 female legislators today issued statements on the fight for life in their states as they have led the advancement of protections for the unborn and policies supporting mothers. In the first year following Dobbs, two dozen states now have laws protecting unborn children between conception and 12 weeks.

To commemorate the anniversary and track progress for life in the states, SBA Pro-Life America has released updates to lifesavinglaws.com, where Americans can view current state laws through an interactive map. In addition to the protection laws the map previously tracked, visitors can now see state parental rights laws, abortion pill laws, ballot measures, Alternatives to Abortion (A2A) funding, pre-Dobbs viability laws, and violence against pregnancy centers.

SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser offered her thanks to those leaders championing life-saving measures in the states:

“We celebrate one year of momentous progress in the fight for life. Twenty-four states now have laws protecting unborn children between conception and 12 weeks, and statehouses across the country have passed new measures to support moms during pregnancy and after a child is born. The result is tens of thousands of lives have been saved this year alone.

“Much of the progress for life is thanks to the bold leadership of pro-life women in the states, who have carried the weight of the greatest human rights battle of our time with little praise and in the face of vicious opposition. In far too many instances, the contributions of pro-life female lawmakers have been overlooked because their role in advancing the cause for life does not fit the pro-abortion narrative. Today, we recognize these women and express our gratitude.”

Twenty-two of the 24 states with strong pro-life policies have laws protecting babies with a heartbeat or sooner. The most recent victories occurred in the last two months, with Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Nebraska establishing new protections.

Additionally, Montana established new laws to prevent taxpayer-funded abortions, ensure that abortionists report complications when women are harmed by abortion pills, protect the lives of abortion survivors and require the licensing of abortion facilities. North Dakota Gov. Burgum signed a measure protecting babies at all stages. Idaho became the first state to outlaw abortion trafficking of minors. A Wyoming measure prohibiting dangerous abortion pills was also recently signed.

Many states also enacted pro-life safety net measures this year. Florida allocated $25 million for pregnancy help centers; North Carolina established new funds for childcare and paid parental leave for teachers and state employees; Mississippi Gov. Reeves signed eight measures to support mothers; and West Virginia Gov. Justice established the Mothers and Babies Support Program to aid women in need.

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.



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