A coalition of state attorneys general, including Lynn Fitch of Mississippi, recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the historic Dobbs decision by hosting a donation drive to support more than 60 pregnancy centers across the United States.

Last year, Fitch filed a brief for the petitioners in her state’s Dobbs v. Jackson case, which led to the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Dobbs Donation Drive for Pregnancy Centers

“In the Dobbs decision, the Court returned policymaking about the very important issue of abortion to the people,” said Fitch. “The task now falls to us to empower women and promote life with laws that reflect our respect for the dignity of women, children, and life itself. As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of this landmark decision, we are asking people to come around women facing the challenges of unplanned pregnancy or new motherhood with love and support by donating needed items to the pregnancy centers that empower women all across the nation, every day.”

The Dobbs Donation Drive, held June 20-24, featured a wish list of needed items from pregnancy centers. The event was sponsored by Her PLAN of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America in collaboration with Heartbeat International and Attorney General Fitch’s Empowerment Project. Her PLAN (Her Pregnancy and Life Assistance Network) facilitates collaboration between assistance providers and their communities.

“At the heart of the Pro-Life Movement is love for both mother and child. [With the one-year anniversary of Dobbs], we celebrate the unborn lives saved and mothers helped through the faithful service and compassionate care of the more than 2,700 pregnancy centers and maternity homes nationwide,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America. “In stark contrast to the abortion industry’s one-size-fits-all ‘solution’ of abortion, the pro-life movement offers resources and a community of support that empowers women and their babies to thrive. We are grateful to all in our Her PLAN community, the pregnancy center movement, and Attorney General (Lynn) Fitch for boldly building a pro-life America that supports babies and mothers.”

In addition to Fitch, hosting Attorneys General included: Brenna Bird (Iowa), Andrew Bailey (Missouri), Marty Jackley (South Dakota), Jonathan Skrmetti (Tennessee), Sean Reyes (Utah), Jason Miyares (Virginia), Patrick Morrisey (West Virginia), and Kris Kobach (Kansas).

“Pregnancy resource centers provide free and continued support to women, their babies born and unborn, and their families. Most importantly, they save lives,” Kobach said. “Please consider blessing a family by contributing to a local crisis pregnancy center.”

In a video released in conjunction with the Dobbs Donation Drive, Fitch applauded the work of pregnancy centers and said she was proud to stand with the pro-life community “in this fight for the dignity of women, the dignity of their children, and the inherent dignity of all life.”

“Pregnancy centers provide loving care and practical support to women and their babies before and after birth,” Fitch said. “These centers are usually staffed by volunteers and rely on the generosity of others to support their good work. [With the Dobbs Donation Drive], we are showing these centers that we appreciate the work that they do to support women and children. The women they serve usually lack a network of family and friends to help them with their pregnancy and motherhood and are often in poverty, fleeing abusive relationships, or have no job training or education. We want these women to know that they do not have to do this on their own.”