On Tuesday, May 23, veteran pro-life advocates gathered at the 2023 NRB International Christian Media Convention to take part in a panel discussion on “Living in the Dobbs Era: Life After Roe.”
Moderated by Eric Metaxas (New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host), the panel featured Abby Johnson (CEO & Founder at And Then There Were None and ProLove Ministries), Jeanne F. Mancini (President at March for Life), Brad Mattes (President at Life Issues Institute), and Dr. Ingrid Skop, M.D. (pro-life OB/GYN and Director of Medical Affairs at Charlotte Lozier Institute).
The Supreme Court’s historic decision in Dobbs v. Jackson upended Roe at the federal level and put the issue back in the hands of the states. This landmark victory for the sanctity of life called for a new vision and strategy for the next chapter of pro-life activism and advocacy. Panelists weighed in on what the fight to see life respected and protected under the law looks like in a post-Roe America.
Abby Johnson remarked, “The year that the heartbeat bill was passed in Texas, that was a huge year for women in Texas. . . Of course, we want the abolition entirely of abortion. We want people to think that abortion is unthinkable, but we do what we can to save every child possible.”
Brad Mattes reminded attendees that the battle for life “takes everyone. It takes agnostics and atheists who have their eyes opened to the reality of abortion.”
“We are moving into a new season of building a culture of life,” encouraged Jeanne Mancini. “The reality is, we are in this for the long game.”
“There are people hurting in the pews and this issue is never addressed,” said Dr. Ingrid Skop. “We are talking out of both sides of our mouth where we champion human rights in other countries and we are killing our own through the act of abortion.”
This Forum was sponsored by Support After Abortion, a fast growing, national 501(c)(3) non-profit that works with over 800+ agencies to individualize the care that a person impacted by abortion receives to find the hope and healing they deserve.
NRB Forums are forward-looking panel discussions on timely cultural issues presented live at the annual NRB International Christian Media Convention. Learn more about NRB Convention here.