Friday was the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., taking place on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling that invented a right to abortion.
Now, 49 years after that decision, a cultural shift is taking place in America. Abortion clinics are closing as more pro-life pregnancy centers open up, outnumbering them by a rate of four to one. And with a more conservative Supreme Court, they see a real chance to strike down Roe.
For 25 years, the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, also known as NIFLA, has equipped pregnancy centers to serve women and their communities.
Now, after all the time, work and money, its leaders and supporters are talking about the potential end of legalized abortion in America.
The numbers and accomplishments help tell the story of how the group helps women choose life via some 1,600 U.S. pregnancy centers and the introduction of using ultrasounds to the pro-life movement.
"Since we started that, over 1,300 pro-life medical clinics using ultrasound are in existence across the country," NIFLA'S president, Tom Glessner, told CBN News. "An abortion-minded mother comes in; she's been told it's a blob of tissue; she sees the ultrasound and bingo. We've seen huge numbers of mothers choose life because of that."
"Pregnancy care centers are the heart of the pro-life movement," said King. "The reason I believe that is they don't just say to the mother at the door and she's pregnant and faced with a decision to birth a child or not, but they speak to the mother. They support the birth of the child; the father is welcome and the community is welcome. So I'm very fond of NIFLA'S work," she said.
Last year, NIFLA hosted a gathering of pro-lifers as part of its annual leadership summit, at a time when many in the movement are more hopeful than ever that Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, might be overturned.
Mississippi recently asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take another look at the case, arguing that states should be allowed to decide whether to regulate abortion.
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