Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Most Americans who defend abortion rights are conflicted over the issue:
they may want it to be legal, but they also support many restrictions
on it. Whether those restrictions involve the reasons for abortion, the
time of gestation, parental notification, or some other limitation, the
bottom line is that these Americans are uneasy about abortion. Indeed,
they reject the boundless right to abortion encoded in Roe v. Wade.
Importantly, these Americans are not represented by abortion activists and pundits who claim to be speaking for them.
Sadly, there are those who love abortion. The most recent expression of
this comes from Michelle Wolf, the foul-mouthed "feminist" known for
bashing women she hates. On Sunday, she dressed up in red, white, and
blue, and marched across a stage in honor of her "Salute to Abortion!"
She told her Netflix show fans, "God bless abortions!" She was given a
This love affair with abortion is nothing new. In 1975, atheist Anne Nicol Gaylor published a book titled, Abortion Is A Blessing.
It was endorsed by the two most prominent feminists of the day, Betty
Friedan and Gloria Steinem (Steinem had an abortion when she was 22). In
2009, Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, an Episcopalian priest, echoed this
refrain, exclaiming that "abortion is a blessing."
Those who love abortion like to lie about it.
An hour before President Trump announced that Judge Brett Kavanaugh was
his choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court,
Cecile Richards, the former president of Planned Parenthood, said on
MSNBC that before Roe, "young, healthy women died routinely in
emergency rooms." The next day, Senator Patty Murray said that Trump's
pick would bring us back to the day when "women had to go to back alleys
for healthcare." Healthcare?
Here are some hard facts. Prior to Roe, women were not dying "routinely" of illegal abortions, whether in emergency rooms or alleys. In 1972, the year before Roe was decided, there were exactly 39 women who died nationwide as a result of an illegal abortion.
How do I know this? The data are not found in a pro-life journal—they
were published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Moreover, they are cited in a journal published by the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion organization once affiliated with Planned Parenthood.
The passion—indeed the delirium—that these folks have for abortion is
almost as terrifying as the procedure itself. They need our prayers.
They also need to be defeated.