Although it’s likely still several months away, anticipation and optimism are beginning to build ahead of the Supreme Court’s expected ruling on the constitutionality of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. That’s because for the first time in a generation, there appears to be a legitimate chance that a majority of justices will affirm a state’s right to put restrictions on the horrific taking of innocent life. 

Since December’s high stakes hearing in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, some have suggested the pro-life community isn’t ready for a post-Roe world. 

Don’t believe it. It’s not true. In fact, we’ve been preparing and waiting for this moment for decades. 

Pregnancy resources centers (PRCs) have been around since the 1960s. After the Supreme Court legalized abortion in all 50 states in 1973, the number of these critical outlets grew exponentially. There are over 2,500 of them today. My organization, Focus on the