Opinion

The Death of Roe Will Bring Rebirth for the Culture of Life

|
Posted: May 05, 2022 12:01 AM
The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Townhall.com.
The Death of Roe Will Bring Rebirth for the Culture of Life

Source: AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo

The far-left’s hysterical reactions to Justice Samuel Alito's leaked draft opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization indicate that its radical, woke agenda is crashing down. Violence has erupted as abortion activists rage over the potential demise of Roe v. Wade.   

The leak of Justice Alito’s draft opinion, which overturns Roe, appears to be the handwriting on the wall. This may be an indication that America has rejected the destructive agenda of the abortion industry. 

The apparent downfall of Roe opens the door for the rebirth of a culture of life. Central to achieving this goal is the ongoing work of pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics. The love, care and support that families receive from these life-affirming nonprofits will permanently transform our nation. For this, the pro-life movement should be encouraged and hopeful.

Alito’s opinion is only a draft and was written in February. As such, it is not necessarily the final ruling of the court. However, all information received to date indicates that this is an accurate reflection of where the majority of the Supreme Court is headed regarding the future of Roe. If this is true, then there is cause for great celebration for those who have labored to restore the sanctity of human life, born and unborn, as a core value of our nation.

It must be noted that the unprecedented leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft is the left’s blatant attempt to politicize the high court’s deliberations. NIFLA condemns such efforts in the strongest terms. This shameless endeavor to hijack the court’s process must not be allowed to stand. 

Abortion advocates are desperate to hold on to their sacred rite of abortion, which is central to their culture of death-on-demand. This leak is a despicable intimidation tactic utilized by abortion activists. It is intended to destroy the public’s faith in the court. However, if this draft reflects the court’s ultimate ruling, we may soon celebrate a new dawn for the culture of life and a post-Roe America.

The details of Roe, which are unknown to most Americans, dehumanize the unborn by denying them constitutional personhood. In this way, it establishes legal justification for their extermination. In a bizarre statement, the Roe decision further proclaims that unborn human life can only be protected at the point of “viability.” 

At this point, according to Roe, a child has the “capability of meaningful life outside the womb." Whether a life is deemed to be “meaningful” is the Roe standard as to whether it can be protected under the law. Such a metric clearly opens the door for the killing of those already born.

Since the advent of Roe, more than 63 million precious unborn children have been killed because their lives were not deemed to be “meaningful.” These non-persons, according to Roe, have less value under the law than a blade of grass, which can be protected through trespassing laws.

Enough is enough. There is a better way – the way of life. Our culture must do better to protect the most vulnerable members of the human family, the unborn.

The demise of Roe could allow a culture of life to be restored in America. This will happen when every city, town, county and state steps forward to rebuild their communities into life-affirming societies. A cultural shift toward the value of life will create a nation where all human life, born and unborn, is cherished, accepted and protected under the law. This cultural rebirth will be led by the life-changing work of the pregnancy center movement. 

America’s growing network of approximately 3,000 life-affirming pregnancy centers will continue to expand resources, support, and life-affirming options for mothers and babies in need. As we move into what will likely be a post-Roe America, pregnancy centers will play a prominent role.

The death of Roe v. Wade means that an integral part of the far-left’s woke agenda is ending. It means that life-affirming values can be restored, but only if the American people respond in a committed and passionate manner to this daunting task. I believe that the goodness of our nation will be proven through the selfless work of the American people and pregnancy centers in communities nationwide.

Achieving an abortion-free America and a culture of life is not only a possibility – it may be just around the corner.