It has been my position, always, that the greatest Civil Rights issue of the 21st Century is the protection of the unborn. There is no greater noble cause than to stand with the innocent, to protect them from harm and death. Two days ago, we were alerted to the ‘leak’ of a U.S. Supreme Court draft ruling on one of the Court’s most divisive decisions: Roe v. Wade (abortion).
This 1973 Supreme Court decision had an immediate and negative impact on American politics and family affairs. Many have written that the Roe vs. Wade decision was flawed because it created a right out of whole cloth (the U.S. Constitution does not address abortion). More importantly, the decision politicized the Constitution because it green-lighted a precedent for future rulings based on the political leanings of Supreme Court Justices and not the rule of law.
Is the leak accurate, or is it a hoax? It does appear real and tells us that most Justices are in agreement to strike down Roe vs. Wade. This decision is unprecedented. Of course, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade would not ban abortions but would put the decisions back at the state level. Elected officials would make decisions from the various states within the country. If the leak is correct, it does come as good news for those who align on the side of saving babies.
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled … It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.” – unconfirmed draft of Justice Alito’s majority opinion
Why the leak? Great question; no one seems to have a good answer. No opinion of the Court has ever been leaked in the Court’s history. A leak of this magnitude creates a crisis within the Court. How this plays out is unknown, but the perpetrator will likely be found and terminated. The reason for the leak may be that this is an attempt to energize the progressive/liberal voters in the upcoming November election and to force one or two Justices to change their opinion.
Abortion has remained a hot topic, full of emotion and vitriolic talk. But abortion remains a moral issue, and why are there so many like me who will not let it go. Saving human babies that would otherwise be legally and voluntarily aborted is a moral and practical obligation I willingly took on long ago. In the past, I wrote about my thoughts on the abortion issue, links here, here, and here.
Being a good person means doing the right thing, even when unpopular. That is why I am standing up to protect the unborn. Nothing will deter me from this position.
Reprinted by permission. The original article by Doug Satterfield can be found at this link: https://www.theleadermaker.com/u-s-supreme-court-and-roe-v-wade/