The following is an excerpt/edit from a publishing of Anglicans for Life. See the original post here.
Anglicans For Life is the parent organization of Abundant Life: You Were Made for More. AFL educates and provides pastoral resources on the issues of abortion, assisted suicide, adoption, sexual risk avoidance, and bioethics within the Anglican Church. For more information about AFL or to learn how you can get involved please visit www.anglicansforlife.org.
On Friday, June 24, 2022, the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision officially overturned the tragic Roe v. Wade case from 1973 that made abortion legal all nine months of pregnancy.
This decision, while encouraging, does not ensure every unborn child’s life is protected in the womb nationwide. The authority to determine and enforce abortion laws will now be returned to individual states and their voters. With this ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged that the Constitution does not contain a “right to abortion,” nor should the Court continue to legislate on topics that fall under the authority of the states. As a result of this decision, individual states can now increase or relax abortion restrictions and regulations.
AFL President, Georgette Forney, recognizes that many who have had abortions, like herself, will be overwhelmed by a variety of emotions triggered by today’s decision.
“We, as a nation, need to acknowledge that while abortion is seen as a simple solution to a problem pregnancy, it is also a traumatic procedure that results in two victims: a dead baby, and the mother who is permanently changed – usually not for the better.”Georgette Forney, AFL President
AFL recognizes this decision requires the development of additional pre and post-pregnancy support and resources for women and families facing an unexpected pregnancy. Unplanned pregnancies should be met with planned resources and support, which is what Anglicans For Life has focused on in the past and will continue to emphasize, to a greater degree, in the future.
While this is a historic milestone for those who believe that every life is sacred, Anglicans For Life will not rest until legal protection is provided from conception to natural death for every human being. Since 1983, AFL has worked to uphold the Sanctity of Life by working to make abortion unthinkable and unnecessary, and we won’t give up until we have that victory.
Sammie graduated from Robert Morris University in 2017 with a background in biology and psychology and started working with Anglicans for Life (AFL) shortly after. In addition to her work with AFL, she spends time pouring into high school students in her community and is a full-time nursing student, hoping to work in the labor and delivery unit upon her graduation in December 2022.
Sammie married her best friend, Juan Gallo, in May 2019. During her free time, she cares for their sweet baby girl, Ofelia, who joined their family in August 2020.
Sammie spends her day-to-day making sure that every person hears and believes the words: “you were made for more.” You can follow Sammie on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! She’d love to get to know you!