Skip to comments.A Fuzzy Workaround for Roe v. Wade
Posted on 05/22/2012 7:42:51 PM PDT by GarthVader
Why did the Catholic Church wait until 1992 to pardon Galileo? Answer: the Pope is no mere president, the Church hierarchy no mere Congress. They cannot simply change opinion. They derive their authority from a higher, infallible authority. To admit error, is to question the Churchs connection to the higher authority, and thus undermine the institution. The Supreme Court is in a similar position. The Court is no mere legislature, free to change its mind through personnel turnover or popular demands. The Court seeks Truth, the meaning of the Constitution. At the very least, it must maintain the pretense that it is seeking this Truth vs. legislating from the Bench.
In other words, put not your hope in a wholesale overthrow of Roe v. Wade by electing a long succession of religious conservative Presidents and senators to achieve a brute force alignment of the Court. Whereas this dream serves the Republican Party well, it is too weak a strategy for the cause of life. Not only is an unbroken string of social conservative Presidents long enough to outlive the liberal Justices unlikely, even the Republican appointees are problematic. The appointees must not only be socially conservative, they must be so hardcore that they are willing to undermine the institution that they are being appointed to lead for the good of the greater cause.
Such people are hard to get past the Senate.
While popular will and electoral politics play important roles, actions in these arenas are not enough. The Court needs a means to save face. I think I have found one.
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1. The premier human right, the one the absence of which renders all others meaningless, is the right to have life. And it is the first right cited in America’s foundational document, correctly cited as a gift from God.
2. In which passages of the Holy Scriptures of Christianity can be found God’s revelation to us regarding the positions of the planets of our solar system in relation to the sun? If it is the case that God has not chosen to instruct us in this matter, why should we mortals endow our speculations about it with the status of Holy Writ?
He has, and His instruction is in The Holy Writ, in Luke 1:34-50. The babe, a babe person named "John" (Anglicised) of six months in Elizabeth's womb, leaped with the human emotion of joy as he sensibly recognized from the voice of Mary that the woman bearing the body and person of his Lord was within earshot. And Mary spoke there and then of the person in her womb Who was named "Jesus" (Anglicized), and also titled "Emmanuel" and "Son" and "Lord" and "Saviour."
Two persons were alive and sensate in the bodies of their host mothers.
These babes were not just "blobs of flesh" as was cited.
"... as it was cited in Scripture that John and Jesus were persons in the womb."
It has been maintained by abortionists that the person forming and growing in the woman's womb is merely a "blob of flesh" and without the full status, rights, and function of a complete human person.
‘”These babes were not just “blobs of flesh” as was cited.”
God has not spoken, through the Holy Bible (so far as I can determine), regarding the positions and movements of our Sun and its planets. It was regarding this that I wondered why mere mortals should presume to speak for Him.
As for the living babies in their mothers’ wombs, and the sanctity of those nurturing shelters, I have been active in the pro-life movement since 1970, supporter of Nat’l RTL and Lutherans for Life, and prolific writer of letters to newspapers. All glory to God, who creates, nurtures, sustains and saves.