Thirty-nine years ago today, the U. S. Supreme Court, handed down one of the worst, if not the worst decision, they have ever made.
Based on a complaint by one Norma McCorvey who falsely claimed she had been raped (named Roe in the case that reached the Supremes), the court declared that state laws prohibiting abortion were null and void. The court expanded the definition of the right to privacy under the due process clause in the 14th Amendment to include the right of a woman to choose whether or not a baby growing in her womb would be allowed to live. Even liberal jurists have questioned the validity of the court’s rationale. Yet for 39 years “Roe” has been the law of the land.
A FEW OBSERVATIONS:
1. Moralilty--the definition of Right and wrong--is NOT determined by the U.S. Supreme Court. GOD, not the Court, is the arbiter of right and wrong. Another tragic error by the Supreme Court was their 1857 Dred Scott ruling (A black man who moved to Missouri and was denied standing in Court)--declaring that all blacks, slave and free, could never be U. S. Citizens.
2. Life begins at conception. Science confirms what the Bible teaches (see Psalm 139). Whether a human life is growing inside her mother, or living in a nursing home, her life is valuable and worthy of our love and protection. Watch THE SILENT SCREAM to see how babies inside their mothers react when abortionists invade the womb.
3. The proponents of abortion told us that when abortions were safe and legal, child abuse would become practically non-existent. Nothing could be further from the truth. When the weakest among us is no longer valued and protected, the freedom of every citizen is at risk. Unless “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” are recognized as “endowed by our Creator” then “might” not “right”will rule.
God can forgive this sin, and He can heal our land, but not until we repent.