A large number of statements have been made this week about Roe v Wade by politicians and by media figures. Here are some of these statements:
Roe v. Wade is the law of the land, and has been for nearly 50 years
Never has abortion been legalized or encouraged by legislation on the Federal level in the United States. Roe v. Wade was created pretty much out of thin air. The text the 1973 SCOTUS used was this, from the 14th Amendment: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
In one fell swoop the court determined that an unborn child was not a person, but property of the mother, to be disposed of like any other property. The court used “a right of privacy” implied nowhere in the Constitution to make this ruling.
A young but liberal Ruth Bader Ginsberg said of the ruling, Roe vs. Wade “became and remains a storm center, because the court ventured too far in the change it ordered.” She added that rather than resolve the issue, the court’s broad ruling “halted a political process that was moving” to liberalize abortion already.
Abortion was illegal before Roe v. Wade
Abortion was legal in a number of states before Roe v. Wade, as voters and legislators in those states determined. Those voters and legislators in the states prohibiting it lost their voices and laws because of the Court’s decision.
The upcoming Supreme Court decision will make abortion illegal in the US.
Abortion will continue to be legal in many more states than it was in 1973, and even encouraged in states like New York and California. Amazon has already committed to pay the travel costs of any employee wanting to have an abortion, and all of the ESG sensitive corporations will follow suit.
Allowing abortion is the moral and Christian thing to do.
(This from the Biden/Harris camp, among others.)
Until the abandonment of the Judeo-Christian ethic and the departure from the historic understanding of childbirth, Abortion was considered abhorrent. Doctors swore to the Hippocratic oath well into the 20th century, which forbid them to perform abortions (since revised at the request of the OB/GYNs running abortion mills for much profit).
In the Old Testament, God spoke multiple times of knowing and forming persons in the womb. And the final straw for God in His decision to send Israel into Babylonian exile was their sacrifice of their children in the manner of the nations around them.
Many states like New York, California, and Virginia allow abortion up to and even during the process of live birth. Thousands of babies have been aborted that could survive outside the womb. Snipping a baby’s spinal cord in the birth canal makes what would be infanticide “legal” in some of these states.
Opposing abortion is racist. It will hurt the black community.
Abortion has decimated the black community.
Russia is pretty much is number one in the world regarding their treatment of the unborn, and not in a good sense, since they lead in abortion. And it is predominantly white.
Sadly, if the US was divided into separate nations by ethnicity, the African-American segment would dwarf Russia’s 37 per 1000, since it stands at 49 per 1000 (women aged 15–44 years).
Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist (like Hitler) and the founder of the modern abortion movement (Planned Parenthood). infamously wrote in a 1939 letter, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
In her 1920 book Woman and the New Race, she wrote: “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
Which segues into another predominant lie:
Overpopulation is going to destroy the world, and promoting widespread abortion is key to avoiding that.
In my role as an audio/visual tech, I run sound and video for some of the top companies and organizations in the world. I was retained a couple of years ago to work sound/video at a United Nations Population Council (I can’t remember the exact group name), and I expected the usual overpopulation line. Actually, the tone of the meeting bordered on panic. The panic was not about the high birth rate, but the falling birth rate. The birth rate is falling at such a rapid pace that many countries will be collapsing as their workforce dies out. (In Japan, they sell more adult diapers than baby diapers.)
In some more recent meetings, I’ve heard world-class economists speak of recession and even a 1929-level depression (at or about the 100 year anniversary). Integral to their conclusions is the prevalent factor of falling workforce availability. There will not be enough workers to support infrastructure in our country (and around the world). “Fur-babies” are taking the place of children in our society. (I may summarize some of the financial decisions and investment options these economists presented in a later post.)
It is difficult to even find the data I’ve presented here given the manipulation of search engines and social media by the extreme left controllers of our information. I’ve linked some of the articles I’ve quoted, and i have the PDF available of the younger Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s thoughts upon request.
As ancient Israel (and other nations) found, a crisis in morality precedes crises in economies and in confict with other nations. We have lost our moral underpinnings as a nation, and it will only end in disaster unless God grants us repentance and revival .
When I opened my news feed before starting my Bible reading the morning of the “leak” announcement, I wondered what my predetermined reading might say that morning about the news…
“They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.” – from Jeremiah 32
“Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!” He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them. Then He will speak to them in His anger And terrify them in His fury, saying, “But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.” “I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession. ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.’” Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth. Worship the LORD with reverence And rejoice with trembling. Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him! – Psalm 2