A Mississippi law banning abortions after fifteen weeks has been challenged and will be heard by the United States Supreme Court. The pro-abortion supporters fear Roe v. Wade could be reversed.
The issue before the United States Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade was the personhood of nascent human life. The prohibitions on Congress in the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution were extended to the states after the Civil War in the Fourteenth Amendment. Those Amendments provide, “No person shall be…deprived of life,…without due process of law.”
When does the fetus become a person with its right to life protected by the Constitution? The Supreme Court feigned an inability to determine when human life begins and settled on “ex utero viability.” In other words, according to the Supreme Court, the fetus becomes a person when it is born.
The Scriptures declare, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh,” Genesis 2:24. In marriage the man and woman become “one flesh,” a single marital unit, but the married couple also become “one flesh” in their offspring.
Medical science has proven that within thirty seconds of the male sperm impregnating the female egg half of the father’s forty-six chromosomes unite with half of the mother’s forty-six chromosomes creating the beginning of a unique person. If left undisturbed the zygote will grow to become a unique human being.
The Supreme Court ignored medical science about when human life begins making its decision in Roe v. Wade legally tenuous, and the subsequent loss of innocent human life reprehensible. Roe v. Wade is ripe for being overturned.
This landmark decision helped shape our culture’s current understanding of abortion. In the wake of the Roe v. Wade decision, C. Everett Koop, the Surgeon General during the Reagan administration, was asked about the ruling. He said abortion has always been legal but has not always meant the same thing. He said the mother is literally the life support system for the baby, if the pregnancy becomes troubled and a danger to the mother’s health then the life of the baby is also in jeopardy.
In such instances an abortion was performed in an attempt to save both the mother and the child. Abortion was considered a medical term for the early termination of a pregnancy, not the termination of a baby’s life.
Roe v. Wade provided for restrictions on abortion based upon the trimesters of the human gestational period, but those restrictions have been eroded until a fully developed fetus can be aborted just before birth. This culture of death needs to be reversed legally and morally.
It is a sad thing to say, but the human fetus would receive more federal protection if it was placed on the endangered species list.
Have a care America, the real Supreme Court does not convene down here, and that heavenly Tribunal has already rendered its decision from which there is no appeal.