Abortion is not the termination of the life of a piece of property; it is the termination of the life of a human being, a life which our society has legally sworn to preserve and protect. If ou society can’t be trusted to preserve and protect a life which is safely resting within a mother’s womb, then our society can’t be trusted to preserve a life when it is walking down a dark neighborhood street.
The US Supreme Court’s 1973 decision making Roe v. Wade the law of the land did more than legalize infanticide. It changed the English language. It took the words for the killing of babies out of the “Thou shalt not” realm of the Ten Commandments where it had peacefully rested unchallenged for over two hundred years, and innocuously grouped together with a host of societal evils.
Those who supported the ruling were praised as being sweetly reasonable and modern champions of woman’s rights. Those who in good conscience opposed the ruling, were portrayed as narrow minded, bigoted and anti-woman.
The Roe v. Wade ruling held that unborn children were the mother’s property, like a pair of shoes. Therefore pregnant women had the right to dispose of their property in any way they saw fit. The Court was simply following the example of the Dred Scott decision, which was handed down in 1857 during the Civil War era.
Back then the Court found that a slave, Dred Scott, was the property of his owner and could be sold or disposed of in any way it pleased his owner. Therefore, the owner had complete legal control over his physical property, he owned it. In 1973, the Court ruled that unborn children were part of a pregnant woman’s body and, therefore, the woman’s property.
As a result, a woman was legally free to dispose of her property as she saw fit, including terminating a baby’s life. But since then, DNA has been discovered and DNA has scientifically established that an unborn baby is physically nourished by the mother’s body, but is in no way physically part of the mother’s body.
Therefore, the unborn child is not the mother’s property and the mother has no legal rights over the body of the unborn child. So the mother cannot legally decide whether or not an unborn child is to be put to death.
Someone once said, “Nothing is finally settled until it is settled right.” That is probably why throughout the land the Roe v. Wade decision is still the subject of open, sometimes violent debate. “We The People” will never accept the decision because deep down inside we know that the Court’s ruling is wrong, and more and more people are speaking up and saying just that.
One day the Court may be forced, by the American people, to reverse and overrule the Roe v. Wade decision. If for no other reason than that four of the eight Supreme Court judges are Catholic; and the Catholic religion is strongly opposed to abortion. I imagine the Justices could easily enlist the support of his Holiness in the Vatican, Pope Francis.
The Pope could start by telling the Justices that the Court has sinned a great sin and that they need to confess their sin, ask for forgiveness and let him absolve them. Perhaps then the evil curse of violence which has settled down over this land since Roe v. Wade has been adopted would start lifting the America civilization could once more could regain its deeply religious and cultural footing.
Then perhaps the Justices could start undoing the awful wrong the Court Roe v. Wade ruling has perpetrated on our civilization. It is time the great sin of court sanctioned murder, called abortion, was lifted from the nation.
MAJ. GEN. JERRY RALPH CURRY, US ARMY RETIRED
Author: From Private to General and The Dream Continues