Today is January 22, the 37th anniversary of the worst Supreme Court case in American history. On this day in 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion, laying the foundation for what amounts to a form of legalized murder.
Those who so ignorantly hail this decision as a victory for women’s rights and individual freedom will tell you that “it’s my body”, or that it’s not any of our business. Some people go so far as saying that men should have no say on the issue, including Supreme Court justices not being able to decide a case, because they could never have to go through a situation like that.
Statements like that define a level of stupidity unknown to most of us. Never mind the fact that no baby can be made without a man “involved”.
On this darkest of anniversaries, it seems appropriate to take some time to lay out an argument against legalized abortion.
With abortion legalized, many are bailed out of responsibility when they fail to use protection. Instead of having the possibility of parenthood in the back of their minds, people are free to do whatever they want, knowing that they can just kill any unborn baby they accidentally create. Without abortion clinics, people would either act responsibly or face the consequences.
What really baffles me is how abortion is legal despite all sorts of laws and precedent suggesting it should be illegal.
When a person is brought into a hospital, what determines if the person if alive? Is it how they would survive independently, as liberals suggest about unborn babies? If a person can be considered alive as a vegetable lying in a bed for years, surely an unborn baby is to be considered life.
Life is determined by a heartbeat. When you look at the growth and development of unborn babies, a heartbeat is detectable roughly four or five weeks after conception, and women often don’t realize they are pregnant until after that four or five week mark. This means that in most cases, by the time a woman realizes she’s pregnant, there’s a heartbeat there.
Those who support Roe v. Wade may argue that some discover their pregnancy before there is a detectable heartbeat. In that case, it comes down to faith. I am one of millions who believe life begins at conception. Some of those who believe that may even be sitting on the bench of the Supreme Court or hold seats in Congress.
That must be a horrifying truth to the secular liberals who believe religion is nothing more than fairy tale meant to boost self-esteem.
We can hear the arguments now. “The separation of church and state means that beliefs don’t matter!”
While claiming that the idea of separation of church and state is being violated, these clowns are in fact violating different rights themselves.
Congressmen and Supreme Court justices are still American citizens, meaning they still have the freedom of religion. Accordingly, if they believe life begins at conception, they have every right to vote or rule on a case based on those beliefs. Liberals and pro-choice extremists think they shouldn’t have that right, which is as hypocritical as can be.
Many times, the woman getting an abortion does so because she believes she is actually saving the baby from a tough life. Isn’t any life, as tough as it may be, better than no life at all? After all, even though it may be difficult, children raised in difficult situations still have the potential to grow and become successful.
Despite the good intentions, it is still wrong to abort a pregnancy because what amounts to a guess about the baby’s life.
The only reasonable exception to any of this would be if there is clear evidence that the mother’s life is in danger. After all, an unborn baby would could not survive anyway if the mother died.
It has taken nearly 40 years, but Americans are finally waking up to the evil that is abortion. In the summer of 2009, the AP released a poll where 51% of those polled labeled themselves “pro-life”. It was the first time ever that an AP poll had a majority categorized as “pro-life”.
Since abortions peaked in 1990, the number of abortions per year has fortunately dropped over the past 20 years as the pro-life message has spread. Still, the National Right to Life Committee estimates that there have been 52 million abortions since the Roe v. Wade decision.
We now face a President who believes partial-birth abortions should be legal and is willing to let Planned Parenthood tell him what to do, just as he is influenced by unions and other interest groups.
The Supreme Court currently has four justices who are solidly pro-life, and Justice Kennedy could provide a fifth vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. What we know for sure is that in the years to come, there will be a challenge to the case. Hopefully, whenever that happens, the Court will take a stand for life and overturn the worst ruling in its history.