Don’t get me wrong. I’m terribly grateful for the reversal of Roe v. Wade after near 50 years. It was a righteous decision – as far as it went. The practical side of me says, “This decision was the best we could get at this time.”
I hate to be greedy. But think about this.
About half the states under the control of Democrats are bound to destinations for abortions at any stage of fetal development and even beyond it – to killing fully formed babies outside the womb. They will advertise across state lines, companies will offer women these grisly procedures at their expense calling it “health care” and “reproductive rights” when it has nothing to do with “reproduction” or “rights.”
Will God be please with that result?
Will He bless this nation the way He did at our founding?
I’ve often made the case that abortion was illegal in every state, even New York, and the trend was heading in the right direction for saving babies 200 years ago when the press had a Christian conscience – when America had a Christian conscience.
That was before the Democrats – people like Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and the late Theophilus Eugene “Bull” Connor of “Dixiecrat” fame – became poisonous to the Christian conscience.
Maybe we’re ready to restore that Christian conscience again.
If so, we were founded on some pretty good documents that set the stage for a new movement and new “radical” thinking will make it possible for us to start “Taking America Back” once again.
What’s wrong with our Declaration of Independence as a guide?
How does it begin?
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Why isn’t something like that upheld for the entire country? Why should it not be for every state? After all, it defined what the nation believed in – Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That means that every state pledge itself to those ideals.
And as the preamble of the Constitution reads: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Let me recall the last 23 words: “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Who are the subjects and beneficiaries of the Constitution, as stated clearly in the preamble?
The answer? “to ourselves and our posterity. ”
The word “ourselves” in this context refers to those men who wrote it – and to their generation of Americans.
“Posterity,” which literally means “descendants” or all succeeding generations, refers, in this context, to all those Americans yet UNBORN.
Is your great, great, great, great granddaughter your posterity?
Absolutely. Is she born yet? Absolutely not. Does the fact that she is not yet born make her any less your posterity? No.
Now, specifically what rights are ascribed by the Constitution to ourselves and our posterity?
“Amendment V: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
Clearly, the Fifth Amendment establishes that our posterity – those yet unborn – shall not be deprived of life without due process.
This same principle was contained in the Declaration of Independence:
Life is an unalienable right, which means man can’t take it away through laws or through Supreme Court decisions or state laws. And just so there is no confusion about this being a limitation only on the federal government, check out the 14th Amendment:
“Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States
and of the state wherein they reside. 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.”
Tell me, where is due process for those unborn children sentenced to death while in the womb or thereafter?
Some abortion advocates have tried to suggest that Roe v. Wade – an arbitrary and capricious attempt by the Supreme Court to exceed its constitutional limitations and legislate – is itself the due process for unborn babies.
Once again, however, the Constitution trumps that poor excuse for an argument.
“Amendment VI: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed; which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”
Roe v. Wade is, thus, a sham – a house of cards. It was for almost 50 years. It was an artificial attempt to make abortion a right by citing a “right of privacy” that is itself nowhere to be found in the Constitution.
Roe v. Wade created rights where none existed and abrogated those that were enshrined as unalienable.
It was a national tragedy. The founders recognized life as a fundamental right. I guess they knew what they were doing. They could see, even back then, that such a miscarriage of justice is a threat to all of our God-given rights – as well as an endangerment to the lives and liberties of our posterity.
What’s wrong with us?
Are we shy about defending innocent life?
Yes, it’s defended all through our founding documents.
Why do we entertain abortion in any state when it is strictly prohibited already?
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