In the wake of the recent nomination of conservative U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, there’s no doubt that we can expect more contentious ideological and legal battles on Capitol Hill. If we’re being honest though, that’s basically an everyday occurrence up there. I confess that I don’t know much about the 53-year-old Yale Law School graduate who previously served as White House Staff Secretary under George W. Bush, but he seems like a fine pick. It’s been widely reported that he’s Catholic and is also an avid runner who competed in the Boston Marathon twice. That seems pretty cool. I do know that Planned Parenthood is no fan of his pro-life stance. That’s even cooler and it gives him a positive check mark in my book.
Anyway, as we look forward to the upcoming wars to be waged from the Left — who have expressed nothing but utter hatred and vitriol over Kavanaugh’s nomination (even going so far as to make fun of his name) — I suspect that there will be one singular issue, as there has been for decades now, at the heart of their ongoing hostility: abortion. After all, abortion is the Holy Grail of the American Left. It is their highest sacrament; their god; their crowning achievement of societal depravity. And damned if some young idealistic lawyer from Maryland is going to play a role in potentially abolishing it. Progressives would rather see the country burn to the ground before any Supreme Court justice attempts to overturn Roe v. Wade — the horrific 1973 legislation that resulted in legal mass infanticide on demand throughout all nine months of pregnancy (otherwise known as “abortion,” otherwise known as “murder.”)
What a catastrophic and satanically wicked day in our nation’s history. More than just a stain. More than just a blemish.
There are a lot of reasons for conservatives and Christians alike to passionately and unapologetically oppose abortion and to actively fight to overturn Roe. I would be here for several hours were I to list them all. Here are just a few:
It Is A Constitutional Travesty of Monumental Proportions.
Some of the most ardently pro-choice constitutional scholars in our nation’s history have been reluctantly forced to admit that Roe was a terribly-decided case. After all, it was initially regarded as a “right to privacy” case; a right which is not explicitly outlined, defined or spelled out anywhere in the Constitution whatsoever. Nevertheless, the Supreme Court somehow managed to rub together enough magical pixie dust to find this “right to abortion” — read: the right to prenatal infanticide — in the 14th Amendment, despite the fact that this Amendment actually says nothing about a “right to privacy” at all, much less a right to murder your unborn child. In fact, the words “right to privacy” cannot be found anywhere in the Bill of Rights. And, even if they could, there’s quite a chasm between “I’m entitled to privacy.” and “I’m entitled to terminate unborn human life.”
As has been pointed out by multiple scholars, this “right to privacy” notion actually comes from Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), a case which stated: “…specific guarantees in the Bill of Rights have penumbras, formed by emanations from those guarantees that help give them life and substance…Various guarantees create zones of privacy.”
Now, consider the following two definitions:
Penumbra: “[in astronomy] — the partially shaded outer region of the shadow cast by an opaque object; the shadow cast by the earth or moon over an area experiencing a partial eclipse.”
Emanation: “an abstract but perceptible thing that issues or originates from a source.”
Confused yet? Who wouldn’t be? I’m guessing that was the intent all along. The truth is that Roe v. Wade was a case decided on a horrifically flawed philosophical belief — a particularly popular one in recent years — which perceives the Constitution to be a so-called “living document.” Its essential claim is that the Constitution “evolves, changes over time, and adapts to new circumstances, without being formally amended.” In other words, the Constitution is subject to the whims, leanings and predispositions of whichever judge is interpreting it or ruling on it at the time. And, as you can see, therein lies the problem.
Abortion Murders Millions of Human Children.
Far more important than any legal or political argument, however, is the ethical and moral one. It’s bad enough that the law itself isn’t even constitutional. But since 1973, over 60 million American babies have been wiped out — their lives completely extinguished — under this phony guise of a “right to privacy” or what we more often refer to as “women’s healthcare.” It is, without argument, the worst atrocity in our nation’s history. And every year, we allow it to continue. It is an ongoing atrocity, one that is government-sanctioned and socially accepted by the vast majority of Americans. How many of those babies could have gone on to become doctors, nurses, astronauts, teachers, pastors, missionaries, members of the Armed Forces or just average men and women of good-natured faith and values in communities throughout the country? How many of them might have become mothers and fathers themselves? How many of them had the potential to discover the cure for cancer? The world will never know. Why? Because they are dead. And their blood is on our hands.
Abortion is Detrimental To Women.
As I’ve pointed out multiple times in previous columns, abortion does not “empower” women as the Left is so fond of claiming. Neither is it a “women’s health” issue. Also, abortion providers like Planned Parenthood couldn’t care less about the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual wellbeing of women. They don’t care that 80 percent of women who’ve had abortions express feelings of “self-hatred” afterwards; or that 49 percent reported drug abuse; or that 40 to 60 percent of women reported other negative reactions after having an abortion — including suicidal ideation (60 percent). Of these 60 percent, 28 percent will attempt suicide. Although their friends or family or our culture as a whole might approve of abortion, many women find themselves drowning in overwhelming feelings of remorse, regret and guilt. Thankfully, there is psychological and spiritual counseling available. There is redemption and grace through the Cross and a relationship with Christ. But, the pains and trauma can, and often do, linger for a lifetime.
If you’ve made it this far into my column, then I can only assume you’re a real, breathing human being. You’re alive. You have a heartbeat. You have a pulse. Someone gave you a name. Someone raised you. You have life experiences. So, it’s a safe bet to say that you weren’t senselessly murdered while still in the womb. But tomorrow, about 3,000 of your fellow Americans will not be as blessed as you were. That — and that alone — should be reason enough to overturn this nonsensical, unconstitutional, bloody and horrifyingly gruesome law.