The most sensational legal news of the 21st century came to us today. The United State Supreme Court overturned Roe v.Wade. Welcome to Defender’s Voice. I am Dr.Paul. Thank you for joining us today. Please visit our web site www.doctorpaul.org to learn more about this ministry. Taking the truth of God to our lost generation is the most important thing we must do in our time. So, take some time to help this ministry. Let us see today’s question.
The United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Is this a good thing?
Good question. For the first 185 years after the adoption of the Constitution, each state in the American union was permitted to address the issue of abortion in accordance with the views of its citizens. Then, in 1973, the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade. It held that it confers a broad right to obtain abortion.
One position says, ‘let the people decide’. Let us call it Position A.
Another position says, ‘the the Court decide’. Let us call it Position B.
So, in 1973, US Supreme Court moved America from Position A to Position B. ‘let the people of each state decide’ to ‘let the Supreme Court decide’. What happened today is just the reversal. Today the Supreme Court said, from Position B to Position A. ‘Let the Court decide’ to ‘Let the people decide’. Today’s court is more democratic than the 1973 court.
But, you can see the hypocrisy of the abortion activists here. Back in 1973, they said, ‘the Supreme Court is the final authority. People in each state cannot decide on this matter’. Today, they are saying, ‘this Supreme Court is not the moral authority on this matter’.
Where were you in 1973, when the Supreme Court abruptly ended prohibitions on abortion in 30 states? The lawmakers in those 30 states made laws prohibiting the abortions. Their voice or the voice of people who elected them did not matter to the Supreme Court in 1973.
If you take a deeper look at this conflict, we will see the Christian worldview in action. The Romans and Greeks exposed their unwanted children to nature. ‘Julius is my one-year-old boy but I can’t take care of Julius. Let me leave him in the forest’. ‘Agrippina is two-year-girl but I can’t take care of this girl. Let me leave this girl in the street’. ‘Phebe is a 16 years-old girl. I can’t take care of her. Let me sell her into prostitution’. The ancient people did whatever they wanted with their children. They left their born children to natural elements. They would not care about born babies, much less unborn babies. Christianity changed that worldview. All born babies are precious to God. All unborn babies are also precious to God.
So, at the root of this conflict is Christianity. States, Supreme Court, US President, politicians…they are all superficial. The deeper problem is the worldview we espouse. On the one hand, we have people who say they have a right to abort the unborn baby. On the other hand, we have people who say that the unborn baby must be protected at all costs.
This problem is similar to slavery in many ways. What is the nature of the fetus? Is it fully human or partially human or not human at all? What is the nature of a slave? Is he fully human or partially human or not human at all?
‘This is my body. I have a right to abortion’. The slave holders used the similar argument. ‘This is my plantation. I have a right to own a slave’.
Abraham Lincoln did not say, ‘let the States decide whether to allow slavery or not’. He did not say, ‘le the Supreme Court decide whether to allow slavery or not’. He said, ‘slavery is evil and it must end’.
Today, we should not say, ‘Let the Supreme Court decide’ or ‘Let the people decide’. We should say, ‘Abortion is evil and it must end’.
The Supreme Court did a good thing by overturning Roe v Wade. The justices are living under threats of assassination. They made a courageous decision to overturn Roe. I applaud their courage. But they should voice their moral concerns like Abraham Lincoln did. Lincoln said in his second inaugural address, “It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces”. You don’t ask God for assistance when you are wringing your bread from the sweat of other men’s faces. You don’t say, ‘it is my right’, when you are destroying an innocent life in your womb.
66 percent of Americans do not agree with today’s Supreme Court decision. As more Americans move away from God, more people lose respect for the sanctity of the life of the unborn. So, we should not say, ‘let people decide’. We should say, ‘this is what God says. This is what Jesus says’.
All things said, it is a great victory for pro-life movement. It teaches us to be optimistic in all circumstances. I never thought Roe would be overturned. But that is what happened today. God is able to do great things if we believe in Him. He is able to do impossible things if we espouse His truth. For every Ruth Ginsberg, there is an Amy Coney Barrett. For every Reverend Al Sharpton, there is a Clarence Thomas. God is great. Congratulations every one in the pro-life movement who fought tirelessly over many decades to see this day. May God protect this Supreme Court and bless the judges. God is not done with America. Jesus is still active in America!