In one amazing swoop, the majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices overturned Roe v. Wade and sent the matter of abortion back to states to decide.
This is a win for transparency, as well as sanity — as well as, perhaps, godliness.
Now, legislators in all 50 states will have to take the transparent, accountable action by setting their names on votes to yay or nay abortion for their respective constituents.
The 10th Amendment always called for abortion to be decided in such manner; even liberal-leaning Ruth Bader Ginsburg wasn’t a Supreme Court justice fan of Roe v. Wade logic.
“[Justice] Ginsburg, who died in 2020, criticized the 7-to-2 decision both before and after she joined the high court,” The Washington Post wrote in May.
“The late Supreme Court justice believed the landmark ruling was too sweeping and vulnerable to attacks,” The New York Times wrote in 2021.
Yes. Constitutionally speaking, the idea of a few court justices deciding an issue that isn’t specifically named in the nation’s governing documents is akin to judicial activism.
Leftists will wail.
Leftists already are wailing.
For instance, from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, minutes after the court ruling: “Because of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell,” and certain members of the high court, “American women today have less freedom.”
Rather, states have more freedom and women, by and large, still have the freedom to choose whether or not to have children — it’s called abstinence; it’s called birth control. Besides, Roe v. Wade doesn’t outlaw abortion.
It only kicks the decision-making process to the states and to the people, respectively.
If citizens in America truly want abortion to remain legal, then they can petition their legislators at the state level and governors in the executive branch to keep abortion laws intact. Likewise for those who want to see abortion restricted or outlawed.
And that right there is why the pro-abortion movement is in an uproar over the Supreme Court ruling: It means pro-lifers finally have a strong voice in the political system.
It means sanity and sanctity of life might finally be making a comeback in America. It means that angry mobs storming the streets in front of Supreme Court justices’ home won’t have their wayward ways with America’s judicial system, no matter how angry and mob-like they get. It means law and order still does have a place in America’s foundations. And all that — all that is good for godliness.
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