The abortion statutes of Texas were constitutionally challenges in the case of Roe v. Wade. The recent refusal of the Supreme Court of the United States to hear a ban on abortion in that state has brought our nation back full circle to the original battleground of abortion rights to reignite the controversy.
The pro-abortion people are up in arms over their “reproductive rights.” The irony in that particular claim is they are actually arguing for the right not to reproduce, but I digress.
Texas had argued in Roe v. Wade that “life begins at conception and is present throughout pregnancy, and that, therefore, the State has a compelling interest in protecting that life from and after conception.” SCOTUS replied, “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins.”
The can the Court kicked down the road then may need to be resolved now, because the Court also said “we do not agree…the woman’s right is absolute and that she is entitled to terminate her pregnancy at whatever time, in whatever way, and for whatever reason she alone chooses” and “the state interests as to protection of health, medical standards, and prenatal life, become dominant.”
The Court has already laid the groundwork for a reversal by admitting the right to abortion is not absolute and the matter of protecting prenatal life can be a compelling state interest issue. But that is what devolved from the court’s decision, the idea that a woman’s right to abortion is absolute and the state has no right to interfere.
The issue of the mother’s health was just a smokescreen. I cannot remember reading a personal account of a mother who got an abortion for health reasons. The main reason most celebrities gave was it would interfere with their career, stalling and possible killing it. So rather than kill a career they killed the baby.
When human life begins is a matter of scientific certitude. We know that within 30 seconds of conception half of the father’s 46 chromosomes will combine with half of the mother’s 46 chromosomes to create a unique human being and if left uninterrupted will grow to become a person. The beginning of human life as it relates to legal personhood is becoming a cogent argument for constitutional protection.
The Scriptures tell us, “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward,” Psalm 127:3. It is sad to witness the shift that has occurred in our culture; children are no longer considered a gift from God and a reward, but an inconvenience. The newborn is not considered a bundle of joy, but a burden.
Marriage, sex and life are no longer considered sacred and rather than living up to image of God whose image we were created in we live and act like animals.
It seems in a senseless rush to secure a right to abortion those seeking it do not realize killing off the next generation may lead to societal suicide.