Anti-abortion activist says movement is ‘stronger’ than ever

Efforts by several states to impose stricter restrictions or to ban abortion shows the “pro-life” movement is increasing in strength.

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“The pro-life movement is stronger than it has ever been and that will only continue,” said Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action.

Within the last week, lawmakers in Ohio have introduced a bill to ban all abortions without exceptions.

In Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signed into law a bill that would ban abortions after pregnancies lasting 15 weeks.

These laws, and others in the works in several other states, are aimed at a court fight that anti-abortion rights groups hope will result in a decision overturning the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

Heather Shumaker, a senior counsel at the National Women's Law Center, which supports abortion rights, told The Hill that the push is unsurprising.

“We have a new conservative justice in the Supreme Court, we have a lot of Trump appointees to the federal courts,” she said. “I think certainly anti-abortion activists and legislators are feeling emboldened to push these unconstitutional abortion bans.”

Shumaker says that despite movement on the right to go after abortion providers, she doesn't expect any cases to be argued before the Supreme Court.