As this is dictated on May 3rd, the nation woke up to the fact that a draft of a majority opinion authored by Justice Alito has been leaked (https://www.ewtn.com/tv/shows/ewtn-news-in-depth), indicating that the U.S. Supreme Court is about to relegate Roe and Casey to the dust bin of history. What the Supreme Court really needs to say is sadly missing.
Roe was an abomination that taught our nation to sin by violating God’s Commandment ‘THOU SHALT NOT KILL’. Senator Schumer came into the well of the Senate this morning and called this draft of a majority opinion of the Supreme Court an ‘abomination’. The devilish mischief is always to turn the truth around.
Life begins, like everything else, at the beginning. Our nation’s Declaration of Independence bespeaks the truth:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are CREATED equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are LIFE, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Other nations of the world have respected and even revered these words in our Declaration of Independence as great TRUTH. Many feel that our Declaration of Independence was ‘inspired’. True inspiration comes from the Holy Spirit. No wonder these words have inspired other young democracies all over the world.
The renowned constitutional law professor John W. Brabner-Smith (founder of the International School of Law in Washington, DC – now known as George Mason University Law School) often compared our Declaration of Independence to the charter of a corporation. He compared the Constitution itself to the bylaws of a corporation. He pointed out that it is a sound principle of law that the bylaws of a corporation can never contradict the charter. It followed for him that a ‘right to abortion’ which the Roe court read into the Constitution was in direct conflict with the ‘charter’ of our nation (Declaration of Independence).
The draft majority opinion that was leaked says that the decision on abortion should be returned to the people (meaning the people of the respective states). It would have been wonderful if the court had gone on to say that in the intervening half century since Roe, technology has put windows on the womb and in vitro fertilization has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that life begins, like everything else, at the beginning, and that the preborn child is an equal member of the community of man from the moment of that child’s CREATION.
Such a ruling would be in accord with our nation’s charter (the Declaration of Independence) and it would prevent the inevitable division that is about to take place among the states of the Union with some standing with the preborn child, and others turning their back on the preborn child (the culture of life v. the culture of death).
History does not always repeat itself but it rhymes. Just as at the time of the Civil War when we had free states and pro-slavery states, many states will now set the preborn child free while others will keep the preborn child in chains to the master of deceit who has loved death and dying from the beginning. He will continue to promote it with his lies because he has been a liar from the beginning and the truth is not in him. We must remember that Lincoln was quoting Christ when he said “a house divided cannot stand”.
Schumer and company, while they have a democratic majority, will try to head the Supreme Court off at the pass by pushing for federal legislation guaranteeing the ‘right’ to abortion. The Supreme Court has the final say and such a law would be struck down.
The Supreme Court needs to come out and protect preborn children across the board – across all states – and stand for the truth that God has written upon every human heart for we are CREATED in His Image and commanded THOU SHALT NOT KILL.
Yours very sincerely and respectfully,
R. Martin Palmer
P.S. Reverend Billy Graham said it: “Those who are persecuted for “righteousness sake” are happy because they are identified with Christ. The enmity of the world is tangible proof that we are on the right side, and that we are identified with our blessed Lord.”