LIFE 2015! Why New Year Must Launch Pro-Life Revolution

Written by Kevin Fobbs on January 1, 2015

The New Year has arrived and with it a change which has been a long time coming for an unborn baby’s right to life. After over 55 million plus deaths that have tragically occurred since the 1973 Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion all over the nation the tide may be changing. In 2014 the life movement made progress against nation’s largest abortion mill: Planned Parenthood.

In states like Texas, where the abortion machine has tangled in the courts, the final showdown will certainly end up in a full Supreme Court hearing. Recently the Supreme Court intervened and blocked key parts of a 2013 Texas law which closed all but eight facilities that provided abortions in the state according to Fox News. But some provisions still remain intact.

Abortion restrictions are growing tougher and tougher as state legislatures are deciding that standing up for life is supported by its citizens despite anti-life pro-abortion mainstream media attacks. Recently, the Democrats and pro-abortion forces lost a key Texas governor’s race when they decided to back Fort Worth state Senator Wendy Davis. She lost to State Attorney General Greg Abbott, after making abortion her singular platform issue. The senator gained fame after engaging in a 13-hour ill-fated filibuster to block senate passage of an abortion bill.

But it is not just the pro-abortion candidate loss in Texas of the governor’s office that should make supporters of right to life happy. If you look around the landscape of America at state legislatures like Alabama, then the fight against abortion looks even more promising.

In Alabama, the legislature passed pro-life legislation which makes it more difficult for teenagers to obtain abortions and risk the death of the unborn baby. The law gives judges the power to appoint an attorney to represent the minor’s fetus and advocate for its best interests. This is quite the turn events since President Obama’s statement that he felt that not having an abortion option would be an inconvenience for his daughters to have to undergo.

Then there is the issue of personhood which is sending the pro-abortion forces heading for the checkbooks to fund anti-personhood initiatives. Personhood at its very basic level would convey due process rights upon the unborn and therefore make conception the starting point of life. Two of three Personhood initiatives which appeared on state ballots failed. In North Dakota the ballot measure would have defined a fetus as a child. In Colorado the measure would have “protected the the inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development.”

Yet in Tennessee, according to Mother Jones the personhood pro-life initiative passed and says in part, “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion,” reported Mother Jones.
This of course means that it could mean game over for abortion as a legal means for terminating the life of the unborn in America if other states follow Tennessee’ lead and take up the personhood legal defense of the unborn.

With the presidential campaigns heating up this year, the issue of life is going to present the unborn with the best opportunity to be protected. The conservative election structure can become a well oiled machine at the local level with social media efforts revving up like, those of Hometown Pro Life Action (HTPLA) which exists to enhance local pro life action across America and beyond.

In the past, presidential candidates have attempted to steer clear of the issue of protecting life because their method for supporting it was measured often by how many mainstream media missiles would be hurled their way. In far too many instances the life of the unborn child would be easily sacrificed once the national focus from rallies like the January 22, 2015 Roe v. Wade Anniversary Rally and Celebration in Washington D.C., fades into February, March and April. The life of the unborn will be left undefended and their fate is never considered until the next rally date approaches January 2016.

This January, the battleground must be set as a 365 day campaign which conservatives can launch the pro-life revolution each and every day of the year. This time, it can be more than a few speeches in Washington or in a state capitol. America’s legislative pro life calendar in the nation’s capitol can be controlled by conservatives because, Capitol Hill is now GOP.

Life issues can be voted on in the house and senate and sent to the president’s desk for signature and let him veto it; as he will. It does not matter, because each veto of life is a veto that hardens the resolve of the field soldiers for life in the heartland of America’s communities.

The truth is plain to see. The GOP controls 31 governorships and 30 state legislatures. In addition, for the first time in nearly a century, the Deep South is GOP red from the Carolinas to the plains of Texas. Now is the time to make real the promises of a pro-life revolution that will move across the nation like a red, white and blue blaze of freedom for the unborn.

In 2015 make every moment of every minute, hour and day count. The 55 million past lives that were stripped from the unborn must fuel the committed supporters of the right to life. Failure to join the conservative revolution for life is not an option.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are CREATED EQUAL; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
–Declaration of Independence



Kevin Fobbs
Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a community and tenant organizer, Legal Services outreach program director, public relations consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, widely published writer, and national lecturer. Kevin is co-chair and co-founder of AC-3 (American-Canadian Conservative Coalition) that focuses on issues on both sides of the border between the two countries.