Senator James Lankford, Republican of Oklahoma, is a dedicated prolife legislator. But no matter what you think on the subject, many agree Roe is a very badly written law with no proper basis or precedent. It is arbitrary and random, judges legislating from the bench. The law needs to be knocked down. This Mississippi case could be the first step.

Lankford: The sound of a baby’s heartbeat in the womb is a sound you will never forget. But every two seconds a baby is aborted, meaning that with every beat of your heart, a baby loses his or her right to life. If that sounds sad and shocking, it’s because it is. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Dec. 1 in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which is about a Mississippi law that prohibits abortion after 15 weeks.

Roe v. Wade in 1973 forced every state to legalize abortion before a baby was considered “viable,” which was then assumed to be around 28 weeks but is now around 21 weeks. The Dobbs case will determine if states can protect the lives of children before “viability,” which would strike at the heart of the Roe decision. Just for context, since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, more than 50 million babies have been aborted in the U.S.

I, along with more than 200 other members of Congress, filed a brief with the Supreme Court in support of the Mississippi law. Our nation should not ignore the most vulnerable in our society, and we should pay attention to the clear science that shows a child in the womb is not random tissue. It is a baby with unique DNA and fingerprints on tiny fingers.

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Joe Biden is without a doubt the most pro-abortion president in our nation’s history, which is in stark contrast to President Trump, who was the most pro-life president in our nation’s history. Pro-life Americans, like me, believe all life has value, no matter how small. As a Christian, I believe all human beings are created in the image of God and have value and worth, but it’s not just my faith that leads me to protect life. It is also science and common sense.

There is no difference between a child in the womb and a child outside of the womb other than time and development. An infant in my arms is totally dependent, just like an infant in the womb. Millions of people in our nation understand that the court’s decision almost five decades ago was not based on the law or science. Children are children, no matter how small…

Babies in the womb have a heartbeat, 10 fingers, 10 toes, and they can feel pain, even in the womb. If the court finally overturns Roe and rejects the arbitrary viability standard, my state will choose life for our youngest citizens. Will your state? It would be one of the greatest days for the human race if we could end all abortion everywhere and declare in one voice that every life matters. We must stand up for those who cannot speak for themselves.

This piece was written by David Kamioner on November 30, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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