Posted Jun 24, 2022 by Michael L. Brown

Remember where you were on Friday morning, June 24, 2022, a few minutes past 10:00 AM, Eastern time. History was made this morning. The seemingly impossible happened. At last, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

To be sure, this is just the beginning of a new battle to be fought for the unborn, state by state, life by life, heart by heart. But this is also a massive, unprecedented victory, one that, for many years, seemed completely out of reach.

After all, Roe became law in 1973. That was almost 50 years ago, and in many ways, American values have become much less conservative since then.

To give just one example, more children have been conceived out of wedlock, and that means more abortions.

Back in 1996, the Brookings Institute reported that, “Since 1970, out-of-wedlock birth rates have soared. In 1965, 24 percent of black infants and 3.1 percent of white infants were born to single mothers. By 1990 the rates had risen to 64 percent for black infants, 18 percent for whites. Every year about one million more children are born into fatherless families.”

This is a staggering increase.

By 2016, “28 percent of all births to non-Hispanic white women (i.e., white) occurred outside of marriage, a figure that is almost twice as high as the 15 percent of births among this demographic that were nonmarital in 1990. In 2016, 52 percent of all births to Hispanic women occurred outside of marriage, up from 34 percent in 1990 (a more than 50 percent increase). The percent of births that occurred outside of marriage also increased for non-Hispanic black women (black) between 1990 and 2016, from 63 to 69 percent (a nine percent increase).”

These are massive increases in illegitimacy, and the more the family breaks down, the more abortion becomes a way of life.

Marriage itself has been redefined by the Supreme Court, and for many conservative, family values, it seems as if the ship has sailed, especially with the Court actually taking Roe further in the 1992 Casey case when it should have done the exact opposite.

The battle for abortion in America has been lost, forever – at least, that’s how it seemed.

Whole generations of women have been born into a pro-abortion culture, to the point that it is not just an accepted moral right. It has also become a sacred rite.

But pro-lifers, both Catholic and Protestant, never gave up the battle, and for a number of different reasons, the number of abortions has been steadily declining, almost without exception, from the late 1990s until today. (Some would point to declining percentages beginning in the early 1980s.)

And now, at last, Roe has been overturned.

The Court could easily have ruled in favor of the Dobbs case in Mississippi, further gutting Roe and with Chief Justice Roberts joining in for a 6-3 decision. (See here for the official ruling.)

Instead, it went one step further, exposing Roe for the travesty it is.

And to think. Just a few years ago, this still seemed impossible.

It was only because President Trump (himself an unlikely hero in this story) was able to appoint three new justices to the Court, all of whom voted the right way. And that, in turn, only became possible because of the sudden death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the quick approval of Justice Amy Coney Barrett in Trump’s last months in office.

Talk about a series of unexpected events, with the narcissistic, bullheaded, former pro-abortion playboy playing a central role.

Now, states can pass their pro-life laws without restriction.

Now, the murderous, angry spirit of abortion will be further exposed, as violent mobs will attack pro-life centers and pro-life people, and as other states will pass more extreme, pro-abortion (and even pro-infanticide?) laws. This has already happened in New York, Maryland, Virginia, and California.

May the light shine all the more clearly in the midst of the darkness.

May love overcome hatred.

May the Lord make a separation between those who choose life and those who choose death.

And may the Church rise up and make an even more compelling case for the humanity of the baby in the womb, also offering even more compassionate care and hope to expectant moms and dads who are contemplating abortion. May life prevail!

It is true that the overturning of Roe is decades late, which means tens of millions of slaughtered babies late. It is true that there is much blood guilt on our hands.

But it is also true that only in America has a pro-life movement pushed back with such tenacity for so many years. What has happened here is truly unique.

In his 2016 book, Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections): A History of the Religious Battles That Define America from Jefferson's Heresies to Gay Marriage Today, legal scholar Stephen Prothero argued that our “culture wars have always been religious wars, progressing through the same stages of conservative reaction to liberal victory that eventually benefit all Americans.”

That’s why this victory is all the more significant. A massive trend has been stopped. A destructive tide has been turned. And in the end, this will benefit all Americans.

May the Lord see this landmark ruling as an act of repentance from the nation. May He show mercy and restore. May a culture of life sweep our land!

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OT posted a comment · Jul 04, 2022
LOL !
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Really now posted a comment · Jun 30, 2022
Oh OT, you provide such an EASY target with your hypocrisy. I call out your orange monster saviour for making his ‘grab em by the pu$$y’ comments, and you are offended by MY vulgarity. Then you have the GALL to use the phrase ‘you pulled out it of your rhetorical ARSS!’ C’mon - I’m deeply offended. The language! The crass-ness! You should be a$$hamed!!
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Really now posted a comment · Jun 30, 2022
So Severiano David, you paint such a beautiful picture of how God ‘knits us together’, and knows us before we are even in the womb….so lovely, and so effective in tugging at our emotions. But tell me then, why do between 20-25% of ALL CONCEPTIONS end in miscarriage??? Does this mean God himself doesn’t give a crap about ‘some’ lives? Or that ‘God is allowed to murder, but we aren’t’? Or only God can bring and end life? Or the good ol ‘God works in mysterious ways’ line maybe? Of the ‘we live in a fallen world’ line?? Or….Is it maybe because things are not as dramatic and idealistic as you make it out to be?? C’mon, which is it??
OT posted a comment · Jun 29, 2022
Like I said I don’t presume to know Gods intentions! And why disasters hit where they hit ^o^
Swkh310 posted a comment · Jun 29, 2022
Too many examples to list. But, my favorite is the destruction of Tony Perkins' home in 2016 right after he pinpointed the devastation that occurred in Hawaii after Hurricane Joaquin in 2015 as an example of God's wrath, saying it was punishment for marriage equality and abortion. Need more examples?!
OT posted a comment · Jun 28, 2022
Skwh310 you pulled out of your rhetorical ARSS! Quote “ Really Now: of course they believe that. "Jesus sends hurricanes to gay-friendly states; Jesus sends earthquakes to states with abortion rights; Jesus sets fires in states with gun restrictions." Don't worry -- it always backfires on them when they are forced to realize that man-made boundaries are immune to weather, economic trends, and social upheavals.”……I would not presume to know what God is going to do but it’s curious how God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighbor’s were spared! Hah!
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Severiano David posted a comment · Jun 28, 2022
It was not until the late 1950s that pregnancy began to fall out of popularity in the United States. Although abortion has been practiced throughout history, the predominant view was always that children were blessings. Most families were comprised of two parents and the children born to or adopted by them. Mothers usually stayed home to raise the kids while fathers earned the paycheck. The 1960s brought the sexual revolution and, with it, the rising fear of unwanted pregnancies. Various methods of birth control exploded on the market, but when the birth control failed, as it often did, abortion became a desired solution. Since abortions were illegal in the United States, many women sought to obtain unsafe “back-alley abortions” from untrained abortionists. Disease, sterility, and even death resulted from those choices. That gruesome history made the nation ripe for a change in abortion laws. Rather than curb the rampant sexual immorality, the country began to cry for an abortion solution. God already had a solution, but America had ordered Him from the classrooms and from the bedrooms. The wages of sin is always death (Romans 6:23), and in 1973 the ones America chose to pay those wages were the unborn children. God tells us loud and clear that He is the Author of life (Genesis 1:27; Acts 3:15). Every human being is a unique creation designed to reflect the glory of God (Psalm 139:13–18). The Lord says, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you” (Jeremiah 1:5). It is God who forms a baby in the womb. Roe vs. Wade was indeed a great victory—for sexual immorality, for selfishness, and for death mongers. It freed women from slavery to their natural, motherly instincts at the cost of their souls. God created within a woman’s heart the desire to protect and nurture her own babies (Isaiah 49:15). Regardless of how inconvenient or difficult the pregnancy may be, elective abortion is an unnatural step. The baby is not the only thing that dies. The mother will lose an integral part of herself. And she will live with that knowledge the rest of her life. Roe vs. Wade legalized murder, because abortion is murder. The growing baby is not a part of its mother, so killing it means killing a separate entity. A distinct human being. God abhors murder, as seen in many places in Scripture (e.g., Genesis 9:5; Exodus 20:13; Revelation 22:15). Now, with the Supreme Court ruling in favour of the voiceless, the unborn, they now have a much better chance of surviving the womb and making it into the world of life that God has created. Even though the Lord is the author of life, we have been dispensing of life by the millions. Abortion has been the leading cause of death in our nation for decades. Some are reporting that abortions have taken 63 million lives since it was federally legalized. Talk about a holocaust, and it's a silent one that has gone unchecked for far too long. One thing I always tell people is, “If you don't care about babies, you don't care about me." Very simple.
OT posted a comment · Jun 26, 2022
Laugh
Swkh310 posted a comment · Jun 26, 2022
Really Now: of course they believe that. "Jesus sends hurricanes to gay-friendly states; Jesus sends earthquakes to states with abortion rights; Jesus sets fires in states with gun restrictions." Don't worry -- it always backfires on them when they are forced to realize that man-made boundaries are immune to weather, economic trends, and social upheavals.
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Really now posted a comment · Jun 25, 2022
Omg OT you are making me laugh as usual. ‘Flourish’ you say?? A bit far fetched….unless you are saying these states will help with things like subsidized childcare, post-secondary education, better access to contraception, cheaper infant formula, food stamps, better parental leave, etc etc etc… These are just a few things that contribute to the decision to end a pregnancy, and unless you fix many or all of these their will be absolutely NO ‘flourishing’ at all.
OT posted a comment · Jun 25, 2022
I believe the States that do away with abortion altogether will flourish and there will be stark differences spiritually for states who choose continue abortion at their own peril! Any and all culture wars are about morality and defining what that is! The side that looks to God and the side that looks to men for the answers! I’ll go with Gods word!
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A._catholic posted a comment · Jun 25, 2022
The deep sickness of our nation isn't abortion, nor liberalism; but the enshrinement of materialism and greed contrary to Jesus (Mat 6:24) and the NT (1 Tim 6:10). Our materialism and greed, that Pres. Trump has given his life to, is destroying individuals, families, communities and the creation/environment *on which our very biological lives depend*. It is materialism and greed that underlie many abortions. Criminalizing abortion does nothing to stop the $$millions spent establishing and pushing the creation of new life (sex) as just a consumer item to be engaged in at will without respect for its power and purpose along with the message that indiscriminate sex isn't only just accepted, but *expected*. It is accepting materialism and greed, rationalizing it- that condemns conservatives.
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Really now posted a comment · Jun 24, 2022
Satan? Child sacrifice? Omg czar, you are being pretty dramatic. If your version of ‘God’ is just and fair, he’d know that the VAST MAJORITY of abortions are done after gruelling decisions based on complex societal factors far outside of a couples control. Give it up. This is a HORRIFIC time in history. For the USA, for the world, and for mankind. HORRIFIC.
czarpaul posted a comment · Jun 24, 2022
True this is great. But let us not get drunk celebrating the victory and miss what the enemy is doing! ALL HELL IS ABOUT TO BREAK LOOSE!!! Satan want give up on nation child sacrifice without a fight and his people are full of passionate intensity!! This is a DIRECT SHOT at satan verses just his proxies. We best be prepared for the fight we just got ourselves into. This is NO TIME to rest on our laurels! We have dropped an atomic bomb on satan do we expect him to do nothing??? Or to go back to business (attacks) as usual?? Or should we expect him to bring out the big weapons on US????
Swkh310 posted a comment · Jun 24, 2022
Thomas wants to go after Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell — but not Loving?
OT posted a comment · Jun 24, 2022
ROE is DEAD!