Pastor John Smith
Overturning of Roe v. Wade
I never thought I would see the day that Roe v. Wade would be overturned. However, according to the majority opinion from SCOTUS, the reversal of one of the darkest and most disastrous decisions within our history is a real possibility.
The leaked opinion articulated what many of us have been saying for years: SCOTUS doesn’t make laws and the right to abortion is non-existent within the Constitution. In fact, abortion is the antithesis of what the Constitution was designed to protect—the inalienable rights of every American citizen.
The reversal of Roe v. Wade would mean a rejection of the paradigm that has existed for decades
which has justified the killing of countless unborn lives and could be a sign of a national repentance concerning the wholesale slaughter of innocent children. As of yet, nothing official has happened, but I cannot help but rejoice and give glory to God for the potential.
As Christians everywhere rejoice, many in this country act as if the world is ending. Politicians, leaders, those of the media, and many others are organizing, giving passionate
speeches, and evoking imagery of poor hapless women suffering akin to that of The Handmaid’s Tale. One politician stated on the floor of Congress that the leak of this opinion was a “dark and disturbing morning in America.” Others have said that they will “fight like hell” to keep abortion legal in this country.
But, with all the emotion, pounding on the podiums, and demonstrating, what exactly are they fighting like hell for?
The rhetoric of women’s healthcare, personal freedom, and privacy doesn’t hold up when the
fruit of that is the murder of the unborn. In other words, abortion is not healthcare because babies are killed, nor do we have the right to murder innocent people in the privacy of our own homes. Furthermore, no one has ever benefited from abortion on demand and without apology. African-American women(the largest demographic of those getting abortions) are still impoverished. Abusers and rapists remain unpunished and continue their victimization without recourse. A whole nation suffers under the covenant of death made in 1973.
So, tell me again, why is abortion worth fighting for?
I am aware that this decision from the SCOTUS doesn’t effectively end abortion in this country. Instead, it puts the decision-making process back to the states. It is up to the individual states to determine their position on abortion, and I pray that their decision matches what is revealed by God’s Law. God’s Law states that murder is a sin and that depriving justice for the innocent is worthy of condemnation (Exodus 20:13, Isa. 10:2). With that being said, I am intrigued to see what Oklahoma, Mississippi, Texas, and other states where there are strict restrictions on abortion will do. Will they go all the way and ban it? I would hope so because, frankly, they don’t have the excuse of SCOTUS and Roe v. Wade anymore.
In the coming days, I anticipate that there will be more heated discussions and more bombast from the pro-choice, pro-murder crowd, which I do not necessarily see as a bad thing. Their rancor exposes more of the fruit of this movement and should stun us all that there are people in this country that are actually upset that babies get to live. Read that statement again. People are upset that babies get to live.
This opinion from SCOTUS is a step in the right direction, and we should rejoice. However, now is not the time to get complacent. There is still much work to be done to see abortion abolished in this country, and to close this dark chapter in our nation’s history requires the effort of the Church to pray, preach, and labor against this evil.
Like slavery, abortion will be abolished, and we are off to a good start to see it happen soon.