Intense and focused prayer is desperately needed as our nation approaches one of the saddest days in its history – the passage of Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973 – a law that has led to the slaughter of more than 60 million Americans.
“So God created man in His own image.” -Genesis 1:26
What does this passage tell us about ourselves and who we were created to be? What does it tell you about all of human life?
Two significant events occurred in the past week that signal not only a change in American opinion on abortion, but also the start of a genuine movement to overturn Roe v. Wade and bring abortion jurisprudence more in line with the Constitution and the sentiments of mainstream America.
Don’t be fooled by the posturing of lawmakers and pundits who claim the battle over the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is about seeking justice for the woman who accused him of sexual assault in high school. This war has nothing to do with that alleged incident. It’s all about Roe.
A South Carolina Senate panel voted in favor of a bill, known as the South Carolina Personhood Act (S.217), that will not only outlaw all abortion in the state but is aimed at setting the stage for a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.
Leaders of the pro-abortion movement are furious at New York Times opinion columnist David Brooks who wrote a hard-hitting memo warning the Democratic party that support for late-term abortion and even Roe v. Wade is doing nothing more than stocking state legislatures with pro-life Republicans and keeping the party out of sync with most Americans.
While speaking at Harvard Law School two weeks ago, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once again reiterated her criticism of the way the Roe v. Wade ruling was made, saying that the Court’s far-reaching decision made it a target for pro-lifers.
Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila wrote a surprisingly personal pastoral letter marking the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade in which he recounts experiences he had with abortion while working as a hospital orderly.