The US Supreme Court’s Roe vs Wade decision was declared 37 years ago.
The decision paved the way for abortion to be legalised throughout the USA, and helped the growing acceptance of abortion throughout the western world.
In ‘Like An Electric Current’ Kevin DeYoung refers us to an article on the way in which ultrasound and personal experience have affected some abortion providers to the extent that they are now pro-life. It is graphic in its descriptions, but this is serious.
Justin Taylor features an interview with Clarke D. Forsythe. a leading policy strategist in bioethical issues and senior counsel for Americans United for Life, on the campaign to repeal Roe vs Wade.
Forsythe advocates an ‘open-minded’ approach to the issue, by which he means: “Successful advocates have to know their opponent’s case (and its weaknesses) better than the opponent does. Those who advocate against Roe need to be “open-minded” enough to thoroughly understand the decision—including its impact and the reasons why it still stands 37 years later—better the supporters of Roe.”
Trevin Wax links to a YouTube on “the most abortion-targeted neighborhood in America”.Imagine receiving a 10% off coupon as an encouragement to give your business to one abortion clinic over another.
To help us remember what this is all about Justin Taylor provides one more video.
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Justin Taylor republishes an interview with Robert P. George.
George is a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics, is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, and is the director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton and coauthor of the book ‘Embryo: A Defense of Human Life’.
When asked: “Do you believe that Roe v. Wade will be overturned someday?”
George replies: “Yes, I do. Just as Dred Scott v. Sanford, the infamous decision protecting slavery, eventually fell, Roe will someday fall. It will not fall due to a civil war, as Dred Scott did, but rather under the pressure of scientific facts and the conscience of the American people. The development of sonography is already making a huge difference in people’s attitudes toward abortion. Moms and dads, and brothers and sisters, and grandmothers and grandfathers now observe the baby before he or she is born. We view the complex and beautiful life of the child in the womb, as if he or she were on television. Parents typically even name their baby while he or she is still in utero. It is no longer possible to believe that abortion is merely “removing some tissue.” It is plain that abortion is the killing of a human being.”
Jared Wilson offers ‘A Missional Way for the Pro-Life Passion‘ in which he outlines a Christian and Gospel centered response to abortion that flows from his position that:
“1) If you put overturning Roe v. Wade to a popular vote, I’m in line early ready to vote in favor of protecting the near half a million unborn babies killed each year, and if you’re a politician, the best way to lose my vote is to align with the pro-choice agenda.
2) Nevertheless, I don’t believe laws — or the protests and petitions and politicking that seek to achieve them — are how we are going to eradicate abortion.
The emancipation of the slaves was necessary. But it didn’t end racism.”