Praise God! Roe v. Wade is gone!

Published 2:39 pm Tuesday, June 28, 2022

To The Editor:
Praise God! Roe v. Wade is gone forever. With the 6-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade we are now living in a new world regarding the regulation of abortion. The highest court in the land has now ruled our nation must recognize all three natural God-given rights celebrated in our Declaration of Independence. That Declaration proclaimed that, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is the bedrock of the legitimate powers of government. The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution says it was established for “ourselves and our posterity (unborn children).” In the Dobbs ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that 49 years ago the Supreme Court erred in its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, and also in the Casey decision of 1992. The U.S. Constitution doesn’t give the federal courts a legitimate constitutional role in the regulation of abortion. The U.S. Constitution leaves that task to each of the individual states, not the federal government.

Contrary to the false claims of some, this ruling doesn’t open the door to revisit or change same-sex marriage rights, interracial marriage rights or contraception. These rights don’t end a life. The U.S. Supreme Court said this ruling only ends the federal right to end the life of your unborn baby. This doesn’t end abortion. Now each of the 50 states can and will legislate and regulate abortion according to its own state laws, based on the will of the people. Some states will continue very permissive abortion laws, like California and New York will continue to allow abortion all nine months. Some evil companies like Disney say they will pay the travel expenses of their employees to go to states allowing abortion. Tennessee was among 26 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Abortion isn’t just a medical decision regulated by state law. Christians know abortion involves the taking of a human life, and therefore is legitimately subject to higher laws and principles than the removal of an infected tooth. We live in a secular culture and our lives and our children’s lives will be affected by the choices our largely secular culture makes on issues like abortion. As Christians in a secular society, we are challenged to always study and apply Jesus’ teachings. God sees abortion as evil child sacrifice. In many of the 50 states the death penalty for convicted mass murders is forbidden because it is thought to be “not humane” and yet the “termination” of a the life of a pain-sensitive eight- or even nine-month-old human being in its mother’s womb is considered a legal choice. Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 25:40 “…Assuredly, I say to you, in as much as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” In today’s hedonistic, narcissistic culture, where else do we find any human life with lesser status and fewer “rights” or fewer public agencies dedicated to its well-being?

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The good news is God will forgive any sin you have committed including abortion when you believe on Jesus as your only Savior who paid the penalty for all your sins on the cross and arose from the dead. Rejecting Jesus is the only unforgivable sin! We can all agree with the pro-abortion slogan “my body my choice” and it should apply to drug jabs. If you look at an ultrasound you will see a baby that is not your body. The scientific fact is the baby inside your body is alive and is not your body. In other words, “The body inside your body is not your body.” “Humans are valuable before they are viable.” The Bible says to love your neighbors. Americans have failed to love our unborn neighbors. “Love your littlest neighbors!”

Thank God at long last, a historic evil of cataclysmic scale has now been righted, and each of the states in this, our “one nation under God,” will now be able to debate and decide on the best protections due both mother and child. The fate of our nation’s unborn babies is no longer in the hands of nine judges in black robes. Each state’s citizens must decide and then answer to God for those choices. We pray they will now recognize the human rights of “the least of these.” In July of 2022, Christians in America can rejoice in our celebration of Independence Day, knowing insofar as the federal government and our U.S. Constitution are concerned, the right to life itself has finally been restored to equal status in our constitutional principles of “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!”

D.D. Nave
Elizabethton