Today is a historic day in the United States. Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court. There has never been a legitimate constitutional right to terminate unborn lives. It was fabricated from a radically liberal and evil agenda from the outset. 63 million lives have been taken since 1973. This is an unfathomable atrocity, and it grieves me deeply.
I am thankful for all who have prayed and advocated for life and brought us to the point of the decision today. There have already been immediate effects. Women’s Health Center in Charleston, West Virginia, the last remaining abortion clinic in the state, stopped performing abortions. Similar things are already taking place in other states. This is good, and right, and something many of us have long been praying for.
The response to the decision was met with vitriol by many. There are even religionists who claim spiritual matters and yet advocate for a culture of death. It is beyond me how this could be, but it reveals the utter darkness and wickedness of the human heart. There are national legislators and prominent people in public who are advocating for violence and protests, bordering on anarchy, because they want to be able to eliminate life on a whim for the sake of convenience. President Joe Biden said, “It is a sad day for the court and a sad day for the country.” I could not disagree more with this president. We have the responsibility to sincerely pray for him, but he could not be more wrong on this issue.
The decision the Supreme Court made is a huge step in the right direction. But it is just a step. The real issue is the human heart and only God can change the human heart through the Gospel. The work of Christians and the church must continue in advocating for and protecting life from natural conception to natural conclusion. This is not a controversial idea for right-thinking people.
The late Christian Apologist, Francis Schaeffer, wrote in A Christian Manifesto, “Certainly every Christian ought to be praying and working to nullify the abominable abortion law. But as we work and pray, we should have in mind not only this important issue as though it stood alone. Rather, we should be struggling and praying that this whole other total entity “(this godless) worldview” can be rolled back with all its results across all of life.”