Last Wednesday, the arguments by the Supreme Court were heard for the Dobbs v. Jackson case. As expected, Justice Thomas argued with compelling points against the so-called right to abortion. Then Justice Barrett perfectly articulated the case of adoption over abortion. However, it was Justice Alito whose question resonated with me the most.
Justice Alito argued with the question “The fetus has an interest in having a life and that doesn’t change, does it, from the point before viability to the point after viability?”
The point of viability should not be the line where abortion is deemed acceptable or unacceptable. As someone who is pro-life, I hold the belief that life begins at conception. At the time of conception and beyond, the baby holds the right to live not only by a religious stance but also a legal one.
Proverbs 31:9 states “open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of those who are destitute”.
Speak up and protect those who cannot do so themselves.
You will not find a right to abortion in the United States constitution or in founding documents but you will find the right to life.
The Declaration of Independence states “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
The fourteenth amendment of the constitution echoes the Declaration of Independence “…nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of the law”.
In terms of the right to abortion, the Bible and the Constitution agree. There is no right to abortion or to kill an innocent human but there is a right to life.
As Justice Alito argued the point of viability is irrelevant. A baby in the womb no matter what stage of development always holds the will to live. Justice Thomas pointed out there is no support found in the Constitution to indicate abortion is a right. Justice Barrett spoke the truth that there are other options besides abortion which allow a mother and father to keep their autonomy and freedom from parenting. That option is adoption.
I would love to see the Dobbs v. Jackson case change the trajectory of abortion in America to nonexistent but realistically that will not happen. At best, abortion laws could shift to being controlled by each state. This would be a phenomenal win by the pro-life movement, but it would not eliminate abortion in America. Which is why we still will be here taking calls of expecting mothers and leading them to resources found in their own communities to guide them to choose life for their children.
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