It is with mixed emotions that I learned Roe v. Wade was overturned this morning. This is something I never thought would happen in my lifetime, so I’m very grateful God has allowed this landmark decision to happen. The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, held that “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion”. Now the abortion issue will be returned to the states.
The Constitution never did provide a “right to abortion”. Roe v. Wade was bad law from the very beginning, and Justice Alito made this very clear in his decision.
Sadly, this is not the end of the abortion issue. It is just the beginning, as some states could allow draconian abortion laws, legalizing infanticide. There are even those advocating abortion to older children, including two-year-olds. Where does it end?
For those of us who value life, there’s still much work to do. This court case is welcome news, but there are those who will do just about anything to keep abortions legal. There are many who have called for violent protests, such as the militant pro-abortion group, Jane’s Revenge, who promised a “night of rage”. Pro-life clinics have been firebombed and vandalized, staff threatened, and Justice Kavanaugh targeted for assassination. Some politicians have called for division, but at least President Biden has publicly called for peaceful protests… “peaceful, peaceful, peaceful”. That’s a good start.
Former President Donald Trump deserves some credit for placing justices on the court who are competent and capable of faithfully interpreting the Constitution. Unexpectedly, when asked about whether he played a role in the court decision, he said, “God made the decision.” Amen!
But we can’t stop praying because the fight continues. America needs to work on adoption laws so that children can be placed in homes where they are wanted and will be cared for. Women will still need help when they’re in crisis, or when their life is in danger. And we need to elect politicians who will make good and wise decisions.
Let’s keep praying because we need an America that values life, especially the most vulnerable among us.
2022 March for Life