In the US, Nebraska pro-life state Senator Julie Slama has recieved death threats and rape threats after introducing a bill along with 20 co-sponsors to protect unborn babies with detectable heartbeats.

In a recent tweet, Slama said the response to her pro-life bill has been “death threats, rape threats, & sexually explicit comments.” Senator Slama wrote, “It’s fascinating to see the death threats, rape threats, & sexually explicit comments sent by self-proclaimed ‘feminists’ to me, a female state senator, because I introduced a #prolife Heartbeat Bill….”

She has reported the threats to police and an investigation is ongoing. Similar violent threats were issued against pro-life public representatives in Texas when an almost identical bill was passed in 2021 that effectively prohibits abortion in the State.
The Supreme Court in the US is currently considering Dobbs v. Jackson, the Mississippi case that challenges Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalised abortion in the United States.

A decision is expected before the end of June. Whatever the court decides, it will have huge ramifications for the right to life of unborn babies. The make-up of the Supreme Court has undergone enormous changes in recent years and currently sits at a 6-3 conservative majority. Let’s hope and pray that the court delivers a resounding pro-life judgment.