During an interview with British journalist Isabel Webster, pro-life advocate Lila Rose called out the false narratives being spread surrounding the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the states’ rights to enact abortion restrictions.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision on June 24 in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade and returned the issue of abortion to the states, the left has continuously spread lies about the pro-life movement and what pro-lifers stand for. Rose, founder and president of the anti-abortion organization Live Action, battled with Webster during her interview to correct some of those lies.
Throughout their conversation, Webster continually suggested that women in the U.S. don’t have adequate “rights.”
Responding to her claims, Rose informed the British journalist about what the overturning of Roe actually did, and compared the new abortion restrictions in the U.S. to those in England.
“Lots of women — daughters, sisters — have fewer rights than their mothers,” Webster claimed, suggesting access to abortion is a right.
“That’s incorrect,” Rose replied. “What you’re not understanding is that almost 80% of Americans want abortion restrictions. And what Roe v. Wade prevented most states from doing is having meaningful abortion restrictions.”
“Even in England there are abortion restrictions that are more strict than in many states in the United States, right now,” she continued. “In England, you can’t have an abortion after about 24 weeks of pregnancy. In the United States, we have some states that permit abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.”
“So, it is a bare minimum to allow states in the United States to protect children,” Rose added. “Roe v. Wade prevented communities to protecting children in their vicinities, and finally we have that opportunity now that it has been overruled.”
The pro-life leader also clashed with Webster when the journalist trotted out a common left-wing talking point, claiming that pro-life advocates do not care about children who are killed by gun violence, echoing the ridiculous but popular pro-abortion meme, “guns have more rights than women.” The meme is obviously absurd, despite its popularity, considering there are numerous restrictions on guns across the country, and women have equal rights in the U.S. and are not restricted in any way similar to firearms.
“A lot of people… look at America and think, this is a country where a whole bunch of children were just murdered in a primary school, lots of people saying guns have more rights than women. What do you make of that?” Webster asked.
“Well, guns have killed 7,000 children a year in the United States, which is horrific. Abortion has killed, and is killing, under legal abortion in the United States over 600,000 children every single year,” Rose responded. “So it is so vital that we fight to reduce abortions, that we ban abortions, that we help women and provide them the resources that they need, and that we educate women and men on the value of human life in the womb.”
“You know, birth doesn’t make you human,” she continued. “You don’t become human magically at birth; you’re human before birth.”
“Humans deserve human rights,” Rose added. “We need to acknowledge the human right to life of a child, even the most vulnerable child in the womb, and make our societies more welcoming to human life, instead of offering them up to abortionists to be killed for profit.”