The Supreme Court decision handed down in the case now known as “Dobbs,” ruled that there is no language in the United States Constitution that confers the right to an abortion. The ruling effectively overturned the landmark abortion decision of Roe v. Wade that had ruled there was a constitutional right to abortion.
Outside the Supreme Court protestors on both sides of the issue, pro-abortion and pro-life, waited. When the decision was announced overturning Roe v. Wade, both sides erupted. The pro-abortion side decried the decision and the pro-life side rejoiced. One pro-life supporter held up a sign that said, “God Wins!”
Did God win?
The decision of the Court in Dobbs was the correct one, the Constitution does not have a right to abortion written in it. Abortion before Roe v. Wade was historically and constitutionally (See the Ninth and Tenth Amendments) under the legal scope of the individual states. All Dobbs did was to return the issue of abortion to the legal and rightful authority of each state.
Sadly, some states have already moved, and others are considering, to make abortion for any reason legal. Other states are taking steps to legally protect the life of the unborn. Has God won?
The Scriptures declare, “Like a trampled spring and a polluted well, is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked,” Proverbs 25:26. When the righteous allow evil policies to reign we become self-polluted with the wicked. It is imperative that Christians exercise every right we have as citizens to see that our laws reflect what is best for human flourishing. Dobbs has merely highlighted the divide between the pro-abortion and pro-life positions and the differences between the two camps has become increasingly bitter.
Many of you probably know Milana Vayntrub the actress that plays the role of Lily Adams in the AT&T phone commercials. When she was 22 she had an abortion, and has been a very outspoken celebrity in favor of abortion.
Vayntrub said of her experience, “It was never even a thought that I was going to keep that child. There was no part of me that was like weighting the options. I was with my first boyfriend out of college, who’s a great dude and I love and is still my good friend but was not going to be my forever person. I was working at a job that was not paying me enough to even live the life that I had at that moment, let alone take on the giant financial strain that a child is and I just never felt like it was my child.”
I do not share Vayntrub’s words to vilify her; I shared them because her views reflect the widespread opinion of many women within our culture. She chose to have casual sex with someone and neither one, I assume, chose to use contraception. Because the pregnancy came at an inconvenient time she chose to abort her baby. She did not get an abortion for medical reasons but for convenience. She advocates for reproductive rights but actually wants the right not to reproduce.
Christians need to be advocates for righteousness and the unborn, but God has not won anything in the Dobbs decision. Until men and women are regenerated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and value human life from conception as a sacred gift from God, only then will God have won.