By Bud Shaver
Albuquerque, New Mexico- Abortion Free New Mexico is calling for prayer each day leading up to Wednesday, December 1st when the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health court case. This case has the potential to cripple the abortion industry nationwide by finally overturning Roe v. Wade. On that day Abortion Free New Mexico and Off The Cuff ABQ Talk Radio are hosting a “Overturn Roe Prayer Rally” starting at 10AM at Tiguex Park in Albuquerque located at 1800 Mountain Rd. NW.
According to OverturnRoe.org, “Three outcomes are possible:
- The Supreme Court could agree with the lower courts and strikes down Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act. This result is considered unlikely, because if this is what the court intended to do, it could have declined to hear the case, leaving the lower court injunction in place, blocking the law.
- The Supreme Court could uphold the Mississippi law in full or in part, without overturning Roe v. Wade. To do so, they would have to replace the legal reasoning of Roe v. Wade and the later Planned Parenthood v. Casey rulings with another foundation for legal abortion.
- The Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade, returning this issue to the states. Mississippi’s law would go into effect, and other states would be free to limit abortion more broadly than has been possible until now, possibly even banning it. Meanwhile, several states have already enacted laws keeping legal abortion intact in the event that Roe is overturned.”
New Mexico’s late term abortion industry exists because of the lack of state laws protecting women and children from the violence of abortion. Albuquerque in particular is the state’s stronghold as it is home to the only three surgical abortion facilities in the state. Of key importance is also the makeup of New Mexico’s legislature and Supreme Court in the event that this issue is returned to the states after the removal of Roe v Wade.
7 Days of Prayer
In Matthew 17:21, Jesus tells his disciples why they were unable to cast out a particular demonic stronghold when he said, “But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”Abortion Free New Mexico is encouraging those who feel so led to include fasting during this week of prayer. A few options of fasting are, consuming only bread and water on the day you fast, no food from sunrise to sunset or you may choose participate in a partial fast (for half the day or from a single meal) or to fast from one thing (not just food). There is flexibility and freedom when it comes to fasting, but be assured that according to Jesus’ teaching to his disciples, it makes our prayers more powerful when the two spiritual disciplines are combined.
See below for today’s focus and scripture.