Today is one of the saddest days in American History. Just when one thought the Democratic Party and the liberal left had reached rock bottom, they managed to dig deeper, much deeper. The irresponsible person who leaked the draft of the alleged Supreme Court decision deserves to be permanently disbarred. The damage done to the Supreme Court is beyond measure.
I once warned some friends who were leaders in the pro-life movement that they were making a huge mistake. I pointed out that they were so focused on making abortion illegal that they ignored the obvious. This gave the pro-abortion crowd a moral argument where none existed. It allowed them to argue that freedom of choice was more important than the sanctity of life. Unfortunately, I was right about that. That is exactly what happened.
I have had friends who chose to have abortions. I do not judge them. In some cases, these women faced unimaginable choices, such as a seriously deformed fetus or a child conceived as the result of rape. But it is vital to remember that abortion, even when justified, is always bad. Perhaps the equivalent is justifiable homicide. It is wrong to kill someone, life is always sacred. But sometimes circumstances make it unavoidable. We do, at times, live in a world where the only choice is the lesser of two evils.
The result, sadly, has been the false argument that the higher moral value was the legality of abortion rather than the reality of abortion. Abortion is always the ending of a human life and that was once acknowledge by the leaders in the “pro-choice” movement, who said “abortion should be safe, legal and rare.” But the reality was that the “pro-choice” movement made abortion anything but rare.
I have always felt that the “pro-choice” movement is the most racist movement in the history of the U.S. and possibly the world. Jesse Jackson was famously “pro-life” until he realized he could not be “pro-life” and a Democratic politician at the same time. I sometimes think that if Jesse Jackson had continued with his “pro-life” position he just might have been one of the most important Black political figures in our nation’s history. Martin Luther King never considered backing down on his core principles. Here is what Jackson said. Read it for yourself.:
“Abortion is genocide. Anything growing is living. If you got the thrill to set the baby in motion and you don’t have the will to protect it, you’re dishonest… You try to avoid reproducing sickness. You try to avoid reproducing deformities. But you don’t try to stop reproducing and procreating human life at its best. For who knows the cure for cancer won’t come out of the mind of some Black kid. Reverend Jesse Jackson, JET MAGAZINE, MAR 222, 1973; P. 15.
According to the Washington Examiner it is estimated that since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in 1973, abortion has killed an estimated 20 million Black babies.
“The tragic reality is that 79% of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are located within walking distance of neighborhoods that have proportionately higher populations of black or Latina women. An analysis of census tract data clearly documents that this kingpin of the abortion industry targets women of color, selling them the illusion that they must choose between career advancement and the lives of their babies. Any doubt about this skewed impact on women of color would be dispelled if Planned Parenthood were to publish data on the proportion of its abortion clients who are minorities. Planned Parenthood pointedly declines to release this data”
This data is not disputed, it is ignored by the MSM and the Democratic Party.
Today the Black population of the United States is estimated to be about 46.9 million. If it were not for the abortion rate of Black babies, it could be higher than 70 million. Northing has or could be done that would cause more harm to those who argue that Black people deserve a stronger political voice. Yet Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman appointed to the Supreme Court, has the support of NARAL Pro-Choice America and she ruled against the Trump administration when it tried to defund Planned Parenthood. President Biden promised to nominate a justice who believes in the “right” to abort an unborn child. It is one of the few promises he kept.
I believe the draft of this decision was leaked for two reasons. One was to try and intimidate the Supreme Court into changing its mind. I suspect, I pray, that effort will fail. The other is to energize the liberal left base in the upcoming mid-term election, to avoid an unprecedented wipe-out of Democrats in congress. This would be beyond desperate and an admission that they are losing every other argument. I hope and pray they lose this one too.
When this movement has morphed into a situation where in California, they are proposing that killing a newborn child within the first 28 days cannot be prosecuted, it is impossible to remain obvious to the reality of the modern-day pro-choice movement. While perhaps, at one time, they really did believe that abortion should be “safe, legal and rare” they clearly would scoff at that argument today. No one should be confused regarding the goals of the “so-called” leaders of this movement.
I strongly believe the pro-life movement made a major mistake by allowing this to be an argument about what is and is not legal. Instead, they should have said it is not about what is legal, it is about what is right and what is wrong. If they had done that, I believe it would have saved a lot of lives. Now, we may be facing the ultimate moral dilemma in this country. If we allow the Democratic Party to stay in power by making promises that are morally indefensible, we deserve our fate.