The fight for life now turns to the States.
Today, the Supreme Court overturned nearly 50 years of bad abortion law: “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled.” The issue of abortion will be left to the States. In 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion under the auspices of the “right of privacy,” which it held to “encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.” While we do have rights that are guaranteed to us despite not being in the Constitution (those natural rights), abortion was never one of them. Not until Roe, at least. It is estimated that more than 63 million babies have been aborted since Roe. That’s more than the combined population of Florida and California. Recent CDC numbers show nearly 630,000 abortions in 2019 – meaning 195 abortions per 1,000 live births.
Abortion has never been a rare procedure since legalization, and the activists who led the fight to legalize abortion for 50+ years prior to (and after) Roe would be proud of that fact. Recall the words of Margaret Sanger, who preferred state-mandated sterilization of populations and races she considered inhuman: “we prefer the policy of immediate sterilization, of making sure that parenthood is absolutely prohibited to the feeble-minded.” Abortion was the means to terminate those who sterilization couldn’t prevent.
From the early days they believed progress required the death of “inanimate ‘unwanted’ children.”1 Leaders such as Dr. Alan Guttmacher, the former president of Planned Parenthood, saw abortion as a necessary tool to “achieve population control on the international stage.”2 He went so far as to support having the UN, via abortion and other measures, slow down the “reproductive rate” of developing countries – those places with what he dismissed as “the black man or the yellow man.”3
What resulted from Roe was, besides 63 million dead and America’s diminishing respect4 for human life, was the elevation of abortion to being a sacred act and a sacred right. Nancy Pelosi, when asked about her support for late-term abortion, described it as “sacred ground.” Planned Parenthood tells us “Abortion is sacred.” This denotes a religious aspect to abortion, with proclamations it is consecrated and holy, to be set apart and held in reverence for the worship of a god or deity. To which gods? The individual and the movement. Or Moloch.
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