Quick thoughts on today’s Supreme Court decision striking down abortion restrictions (requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospital):
- First and foremost I’m saddened by the result of this ruling. As someone strongly pro-life, I want every baby given an equal chance at life, and I believe that should be legally guaranteed.
- Many pro life states have tried to place restrictions on abortion that will pass judicial scrutiny while the pro life movement hopes for the eventual reversal of Roe v. Wade. This tactic has achieved varying levels of success, depending on the situation. This decision is a significant blow to those efforts.
- This is a reminder for us as Christians that we can’t place our faith or hope in government and earthy powers. Those will fail.
- At the same time this 5-4 decision lends credibility to the view that the Supreme Court should be the key deciding factor in how our votes for President should be cast in November.
I’ve got no universal answer today on how we balance #3 and #4 – and I’m certainly not telling you how that applies to your decision in November. But it certainly seems to be a factor that needs to be included in the discussion.
More than anything I hope you’ll mourn with me for the lives of millions of children who should have been our neighbors, friends, and family but were never given the chance. Let’s build a better world and nation together.