Skip to comments.Roe v. Wade Is A ‘Jealous God’ That Demands Blood And Generates Rage
Posted on 01/27/2017 2:00:26 PM PST by NYer
Is there a constitutional principle so sacrosanct that it can abide no exceptions? Perhaps the First Amendment? Nope. Courts have placed reasonable restrictions on free speech and the practice of religion. You cant libel someone, nor can you sacrifice live animals. The Second Amendment? No again, as any number of gun laws attest. One can find reasonable exceptions to just about every constitutional principle.
But 43 years ago, trawling through the penumbra and emanations of the Constitution, Justice Harry Blackmun found an inviolable right that had somehow evaded the Founding Fathers: the right to kill a child in uteromere inches from being fully born, evenfor any reason or no reason. Read Roe v. Wade some time; youll see its a conclusion in search of reasons, an exercise in raw judicial power, in the words of dissenting Justice Byron White.
The legacy of that decision, and its less well-known companion case Doe v. Bolton, is a 43-year flight from reason and a society and political system distorted almost beyond recognition by the contortions it takes to accommodate a horrendous right. As the late Chuck Colson wrote, The right to an abortion has proven to be a jealous god. In exchange for sexual freedom, it demands everything else: cherished ideals, right priorities, the First Amendment, and even decency. It insists that nothing be spared in its defense.
That state of affairs is not surprising considering that both cases were based on lies. Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, had told her lawyers shed been gang-raped, but she at least was seeking an abortion. Sandra Cano, the Mary Doe of Doe v. Bolton, wasnt even seeking an abortion. She was a homeless mother seeking a divorce and custody of her children.
Cano admits she was young, uneducated, and naïve. I never wanted an abortion; I just wanted my children back, she said. Her legal-aid attorney filed the case under false pretenses. Cano said she could barely read, never mind understand, the court documents they asked her to sign. In fact, in a sworn affidavit she said the signature on one legal document claiming she wanted an abortion wasnt even hers.
These werent the only lies. One of the rationales cited in Roe was the supposed number of women dying from illegal abortions, allegedly in the tens of thousands. But Bernard Nathanson, founder of the Abortion Rights Action League, later said the numbers were simply made up.
During the debate over partial-birth abortion, abortion-rights people argued the procedure was rareas if even one case of puncturing the skull of a nearly born infant and sucking out its brains would be acceptable. Imagine the outcry from the animal rights crowd should someone do that to a baby seal. Ron Fitzsimmons, the executive director of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers, admitted, We lied through our teeth. The gruesome procedure was performed as often as a thousand times a year.
Aside from the lies, Roe has distorted our legal system and the Constitution itself. In Hill v. Colorado, the Supreme Court upheld a Colorado bubble law that forbids any person within 100 feet of a health care facility to approach another person without that persons consent in order to pass a leaflet, display a sign, or engage in protest, education, or counseling with that person.
Justice John Paul Stevens disingenuously said the law was content neutral. It regulates, not speech, he wrote, but merely certain places where some speech may occur. This is the same Justice Stevens who thundered in an Erie, Pennsylvania, case regulating the location of strip clubs that the city of Erie had silenced a message the dancers at [the strip club] want to convey.
Make no mistakethere is only one kind of health care facility the Colorado law is meant to protect. Do you honestly think someone picketing against amalgam filings at a dentists office will be hauled in under this law? Moreover, imagine such a statute being written with place of business instead of health care facility. The unions would go berserk, and rightly so. The late Justice Antonin Scalia, in his Hill dissent, called the Supreme Court an ad hoc nullification machine that pushes aside whatever doctrines of constitutional law stand in the way of that highly favored practice of abortion.
Its defense of Roe has led the court to deny the very foundation of the Constitution and Western law: natural rights. Take this passage from a 1992 Supreme Court decision, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which upheld Roe. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority, said, At the heart of liberty is the right to define ones own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life. Beliefs about these matters could not define the attributes of personhood were they formed under compulsion by the State.
Political philosopher Hadley Arkes said this is the kind of sentiment that would ordinarily find its place within the better class of fortune cookies. The purpose of law is not to compel any particular belief about anything, never mind the meaning of the universe. Its purpose is more grounded: to protect life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, with the right to life being the foremost of these.
The chief distortion of Roe, however, is the violence it has done to the process of filling seats on the Supreme Court, turning Bork into a verb. The vicious smear campaigns against nominees such as Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas are a direct result of the tortured reasoning of Roe itself. The Supreme Court has gone from being the least dangerous branch of government to the one doing most violence to political comity because it has removed from the people many choices that should be part of the political process.
Nothing is more likely to induce political rage than a law you have no power to change, and that is what Roe did to the process of the people, through their political representatives, working through sticky moral issues such as abortion policy. (The same is true of other Supreme Court rulings, such as on gay marriage, that are beyond the scope of this article.) Even if you are on the losing side of a political decision, you can at least hope that it can be reversed it eventually through the same political process.
For these reasons, we can hope that President Donald Trump is able to appoint enough Supreme Court justices so that they can overturn Roe and return the status quo ante, where the issue can be decided by the people through the political representatives. Its time to slay the oppressive, false god of Roe v. Wade forever.
Yep. We’re now Aztecs.
Down with Baal.
We’re worshippers of Moloch.
Leviticus 20:2 states the due penalty for abortion.
Yes, I’m afraid you’re right, my FRiend.
I’m so ashamed of my country.
Yep it is a god allright. In no manner way shape or form can it be wrong.
What a well written, sensible article that was!
>>”These werent the only lies. One of the rationales cited in Roe was the supposed number of women dying from illegal abortions, allegedly in the tens of thousands. But Bernard Nathanson, founder of the Abortion Rights Action League, later said the numbers were simply made up.”<<
In a recent thread that I think Kaslin put up, I mentioned the fabrications and lies that Bernard Nathanson admitted to regarding deaths from illegal abortions. The organization he was head of was NARAL. The N stands for National.
BAAL, yes. There are other ancient ‘gods’ who also demanded child sacrifice. They are all the same spirit and go as far back as Babylon. Therein also lies the truth of evolution...the gods evolved with the societies, but all of them are one and the same. He still demands blood to this day. Think..intifada.
I’m very blessed to see this stuff FINALLY coming out into the open. The only way to chase the darkness away is to shed light on it.
It is Western Civilization vs. primitive culture.
The primitive culture allows barbaric torture and executions. The primitive culture is ruled by totalitarian political systems. The primitive culture allows sex slavery, human slave commerce and genocide.
It is Western Civilization that brought our Founding Fathers to the formation of the American Republic and the Constitution. This was a break from the primitive culture to the quest for individual freedom by Western Civilization. We are witnessing Americans influenced by subversive elements outside the American system who want to bring down the American Republic. These unsuspecting tools of the subversives are vulnerable because they have ignored God in their lives and, allow in His place, the totalitarian god of the state—a return to the primitive culture.
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Worse still! We've killed more people since '73, when our USSC voted in favor of Roe v. Wade, than anyone in the history of the world. Approximately 1 billion innocents, worldwide, have had their life terminated since the decision was handed down by our highest court.
Many of these terminations were paid for and promoted with U.S. taxpayer dollars.
You break my heart.
I suppose I’ll walk around Purgatory for many years if I’m lucky for not fighting hard against this...
We are less rational. They at least had no “homosexual” “marriage”.
We have completely erased Natural Law Theory (basis of our Constitution) and replaced it with satanism (nihilism) where Vice is Virtue.
Justice is the Queen of Virtue and Just Law is ONLY allowed to promote “public virtue” (Montesquieu), yet, our so-called “justices” promote the vilest, most evil, unnatural behaviors, like killing babies and sodomizing others-—just like the Ancient Greeks and Romans and today’s Afghanis-—only they don’t even have “homosexual” “marriage” where all Natural Rights of babies are denied and all Natural Duties are suspended. We are supposed to have a system based on Natural Law and God’s Laws ONLY.
Promote vice and you will collapse culture. That is why the Cultural Marxists created PC and marched through the institutions and right into SCOTUS. They are destroying our nation intentionally. Destroying virtue formation in little children by promoting vice 7/24, in “Just Law” and you destroy civilization (Cicero). We need to take the Justice system back—it has to ONLY promote public virtue (and truth). It has to be rational.
We also have to promote truth in education-—put back Classical Christian curricula in the schools system and bring children home until age 7.
Par., She said, "One third of her fellow classmates would like to be here today, but couldn't, they had all been terminated before they could be born."
I thought that's shocking, surely the numbers are wrong, then I searched:
Live births: 4,090,007
Fetal deaths: 25,653
Total known pregnancies: 5,365,660
So abortions account for 23.2 percent of all known pregnancies.
This is one of the lower estimates, there are other estimates that do indeed say 1 in 3 pregnancies are terminated in certain locales.
So I often wonder if Rev. 18:24, when talking about "mystery Babylon", is talking about us today: "And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.
We’re not getting out of the responsibility for this slaughter.
The USA will burn before it’s all over. God Bless America nothing with this death toll we’ve allowed.
Lord forgive us!
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
1973 United States Supreme Court
The greatest evil is not done in those sordid dens of evil that Dickens loved to paint but is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clear, carpeted, warmed, well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. ~ C. S. Lewis
60+ MILLION Children have been dismembered while alive since Roe.
Note that the only two who voted against the majority in Roe v Wade (against MURDERING babies) are on the right side of the photo. Rehnquist standing and White seated.
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The "penumbra and emanations of the Constitution" Blackmun supposedly found was what he called the "right to privacy". It was from this that abortion on demand, then pornography, homosexual acts and then "gay marriage", along with any number of what used to be seen by society as vice and societal taboos also became legal because they happened in the "privacy of ones' home" and not the business of the state. Of course, child abuse, drug abuse, illegal production of drugs, etc. can also become matters of privacy given enough time and the further degradation of culture.