The Fight for Life


Ella Bland

Missouri leads charge of shipping abortion pills state to state.

The Battle between pro-life and pro-choice has been going on for decades, and even with the overturning of Roe vs Wade 8 months ago it shows no signs of stopping. 

With a 34 to 33 vote, The Minnesota State Senate just passed a shocking new bill. The Protect Reproduction Options, or Pro Act, allows for abortions to take place all the way up to birth. A baby could be old enough to feel, think and live outside of its mother’s womb and have its life ended. 

Republican legislations in the state have tried numerous times to help protect these unborn lives, but were shot down, even though their last proposal was just to provide anesthesia for the unborn child who can feel pain in the late stages of pregnancy. 

“I am so sad that this is how one of the states responded. Roe vs. Wade being overturned was a great start to a long process. I think that the Pro-Life movement, especially at this time, still has a lot to do still. I hope that this serves as an inspiration for those that are Pro-Life to be the change,” Pro-Life club President, Faith Henke said. 

On a better note Missouri’s own Attorney General, Andrew Bailey, is going to be cracking down on Walgreens and CVS pharmacies with plans to mail contraceptives. Him and 20 other attorney generals warned the pharmacies who are looking to get FDA certification to sell and mail the pills, that sending the contraceptives across state lines would violate our laws.

“As Attorney General, it is my responsibility to enforce the laws as written, and that includes enforcing the very laws that protect Missouri’s women and unborn children… My office is doing everything in its power to inform these companies of the law, with the promise that we will use every tool at our disposal to uphold the law if broken,” Bailey said.

In a letter to the companies, Bailey informed CVS and Walgreens that this would be a class B Felony as Missouri law does not allow “using the mail to send or receive abortion drugs.” 

“I applaud our Attorney General for standing up to big business when it comes to Missouri abortion laws,” Mr. Duncan, Pro-Life Moderator said.

We are happy to see our government truly fighting for the rights of unborn children and we can only hope to see this continue and grow throughout the United States and even the world. If you are interested in staying up to date with Pro-Life news and are a student at St. Dominic, you can talk to Mr. Duncan or Faith Henke.