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Maryland March for Life Praises SCOTUS decision on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health
ANNAPOLIS— Maryland March for Life (MMFL), a coalition of pro-life leaders throughout the state of Maryland, enthusiastically praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson overruling the egregious 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Today's monumental decision will bring the fight more fiercely back home to Maryland.
"We thank the pro-life advocates throughout this country for their tireless work over the past 50 years. Today we honor the mothers and fathers who have chosen life during the era of Roe and grieve with parents who felt pressured into abortion by a society which so easily casts aside the most vulnerable among us. But we cannot forget that tomorrow in Maryland, abortions can and will be committed through the ninth month of pregnancy. The pursuit of a pro-life Maryland is just beginning," said Therese Hessler, president of the Board of Maryland March for Life.
The court held that the Constitution of the United States does not confer a right to abortion and that Roe vs. Wade and Casey vs. Planned Parenthood arrogated a states' right to regulate the practice. The prior cases have been overruled and the decision is rightfully returned to the states where the people may decide through their representatives. We stand ready to continue our advocacy in Annapolis to stop the expansion of abortion, support our pro-life pregnancy centers, and change hearts and minds toward a culture that respects the dignity of all human life.
Maryland March for Life thanks our coalition partners, whose leadership is represented on our Board and Steering Committee, namely Maryland Coalition for Life, Maryland Right to Life, Students for Life of America, Wellspring Ministry/Pregnancy Clinic, the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington, and the tireless citizen advocates on our committee. We dedicate this victory to our recently deceased Board Member, Tom Hurd, who went to his eternal reward on June 8.
Founded in the 1970s by Art Sawyer, Maryland March for Life has hosted an annual march and rally in Maryland's Capital for 43 years. In 2010, the Steering Committee incorporated the organization as a 501(c)(4) - Maryland March for Life, Inc. The Board of Directors and Steering Committee represent a host of pro-life organizations throughout the state.