Today we observe the 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, as well as its sister decision Doe v. Bolton. These laws swept aside all of the abortion laws enacted in the various states, permitting virtually unrestricted access to abortions. The tragic results of these decisions can now be seen by another abortion milestone which we will soon be passing, if the Allan Guttmacher Institute is to be believed; as of the Supreme Court’s decisions in Roe and Doe, there will have been 50 million abortions committed in the
“After the initial screening I was shown to an examining room where the lethal dose of saline was injected into my womb. Within minutes, I was led to a hospital room where they informed me that I could expect some cramping, a little worse than a normal period, and that it should be all over in about 24 to 48 hours. There was nothing left to do but wait for my body's "natural" ability to expel the unwanted fetus. In other words, give birth to my dead baby. I was instructed to remain in the bed and to call the nurse after I had the baby. There were six girls in the hospital room all together. At first we had a great time! Talk was abundant as many family members and friends came and went. It was not until the first ‘birth’ that the atmosphere changed. Slowly laughter was replaced with fear and pain, curiosity gave way to sorrow, and a solemn quiet crept over the room.”
“Why, if I felt [s]o horrible about having an abortion the first time, would I do it again? I saw my baby dead before my very eyes, and yet I was able to convince myself that it was okay to get rid of a second child! In total denial, I was able to believe that I had made the right choice for the sole reason that the truth was intolerable. The results of my choice were devastating.”
“Since the old [Judeo-Christian] ethic [of the sanctity of life] has not yet been fully displaced [by the new ethic which places relative rather than absolute value on human lives] it has been necessary to separate the idea of abortion from the idea of killing, which continues to be socially abhorrent. The result has been a curious avoidance of the scientific fact, which everyone really knows, that human life begins at conception and is continuous whether intra- or extra-uterine until death. The very considerable semantic gymnastics which are required to rationalize abortion as anything but taking a human life would be ludicrous if they were not often put forth under socially impeccable auspices. It is suggested that this schizophrenic sort of subterfuge is necessary because while a new ethic is being accepted the old one has not yet been rejected” [italics added].
It's easy to complain that not much has changed in the last six years, save that the death count has continued to rise (if at a slightly slower rate). On a nation-wide level, nothing good has happened. Instead, we have the most pro-abortion (and anti-dissent from abortion) President in history, who has practically gone out o his way to destroy the conscience rights f those who oppose abortion. There's the HHS mandate, which increasingly is being limited so that it target Catholics: more and more exemptions keep getting added, but the President doubled and tripled down on forcing groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor to comply. This was his move after narrowly losing on the so-called "Freedom of Choice Act," which would have repealed virtually any limitation whatsoever on abortions at any level.
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Still we fight on, because it is the good fight, the right fight. And, despite radicals like Cuomo and Davis, the tide is slowly turning. But it will take decades more at this rate before abortion is universally decried in America as the evil it is. But we must hope and pray that it will be.