Beatrice "Bea" Nichols, the Republican candidate for Congress in Alabama’s Seventh Congressional District, said that she is encouraged by a Politico report of a draft copy of a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the controversial 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Nichols said in a statement, “If this draft is the final opinion, it will overturn Roe and allow abortion to be handled by the states. I’m hoping this will happen and encouraged that we’re going to be able to act at the state level to protect life.”

Nichols is calling for the nation to pray.

“We have to stay diligent in prayer for this country,” Nichols said ahead of Thursday’s National Day of Prayer. “With every major decision made in America, we must offer our voice in prayer and ask God to give us wisdom, insight, grace, and understanding. As a nation, we can heal the wombs of abortion and begin coming together to speak truth with grace to everyone who is in opposition to life.”

Nichols warned that the Democrats and the far Left are attempting to use this pending decision as a wedge issue to hold onto power.

“I’m concerned, like many people I’ve talked to since Monday night, about how the Left is going to use this leak,” Nichols cautioned. “It’s too convenient, and something like this has never happened as far as I can remember. We’ve already seen chanting mobs gather outside the court, and Joe Biden said on Tuesday that the right to abortion is ‘fundamental’ and that he’ll work to protect Roe.”

Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the leaked court decision that Roe v. Wade was, “egregiously wrong from the very beginning.”……”The abortion right is also critically different from any other right that this Court has held to fall within the Fourteenth Amendment’s protection of ‘liberty.’ . . . [A]bortion is fundamentally different, as both Roe and Casey acknowledged, because it destroys what the decisions called ‘fetal life’ and what the law now before us describes as an ‘unborn human being.”

Nichols promised that if elected to Congress she will stand against any effort by Congress to reimpose Roe by federal statute.

“The Democratic Party, and the Left in general, believe that a woman’s right to abort her baby just because she wants to is a basic right,” Nichols said. “I couldn’t disagree more. I’m running for Congress as a Republican in part because I know that we’re going to have to fight efforts by the Democrats to make Roe a federal law.

Nichols said abortion is a big issue but it's not the only issue, so we can't fall for the Left's distractions.

"We hope this draft is what the SCOTUS will decide about abortion, but we also have to have a Republican House and Senate in 2022, and return a Republican to the White House in 2024" Nichols said. "We have to fix what Biden and the Democrats have broken. With God’s help and the support of the people of District 7, I’ll be part of that Republican House. It is long past time to take a stand for our community, district, nation, and our children.”

Nichols is a wife and mother, a nurse, and a teacher with multiple college degrees.  

Nichols has no Republican primary opponent. In the Nov. 8 general election, Nichols faces incumbent Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Selma).

The Seventh Congressional District is Alabama’s only majority-minority congressional district. It has been safely Democratic since the Seventh became majority-minority. The district has seen significant population decline over the past decade meaning that many persons from the neighboring Second, Sixth, and Fourth Congressional Districts have been added to the Seventh during last fall’s reapportionment and redistricting.  The Seventh is still a majority Black district, but it is much more racially and politically diverse than it was in the last election. This has made some Republicans optimistic about their chances of picking up the seat in the fall.

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