A few quick thoughts on the Roe decision…
I knew, from the moment that internal memo from the SCOTUS was leaked, that they were going to overturn Roe v Wade. I also knew that the leaking of that memo was not accidental; it was designed to do exactly what it did; get people worked up over it before it even happened. Nothing in politics/government happens without a reason; it happens either to further a political agenda or to distract people from something else that is going on; but it is never just an accident.
From the protests outside the Supreme Court to the timelines on Facebook, the decision to overturn the Roe decision has had the desired effect; people are busy taking sides, arguing their positions; often without even knowing, or discussing, what actually happened.
First of all, the decision to overturn Roe did not ban abortions; it merely returned the subject to the purview of the states; where it rightfully belongs. I haven’t read the Court’s decision yet, but I will when I can find a copy of it. I wonder how many of those protesting for or against their decision will do the same, or are they going to go on arguing amongst one another from a position of ignorance?
Before the Constitution was ratified, a heated debate took place between those who supported ratification, and those who opposed it. Among those who supported ratification were 3 men who wrote a series of essays under the pseudonym of Publius. You may recognize these essays by the title; The Federalist Papers. I would like to discus something James Madison said in the forty-fifth of these essays.
The first thing of interest is that Madison states, “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined.” Does that mean anything at all to you; does the word ‘define’ mean anything to you? The definition for the word define states that it means: to make distinct, clear, or detailed especially in outline.
What Madison is, therefore, saying is that, whatever powers the federal government is to exercise can be found specifically enumerated (listed) somewhere within the Constitution. Either Madison was lying, or government has overstepped its authority in almost everything it has done since its inception. But, seeing as how this is a discussion of the Courts decision to overturn Roe; there is nothing in the Constitution that authorizes the federal government to legislate upon health care choices for the people; including abortion.
So, technically, the SCOTUS was fixing an error, a mistake that a previous session of the Court had made when they handed down their decision in Roe v Wade. Putting my own personal thoughts on abortion aside for a moment, this was a clear example of the Court getting it right; although I will have to read their decision to glean the full import of what they did.
The next thing that Madison said in Federalist 45 is, “Those [the powers] which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.” Again, this only goes towards supporting my belief that the SCOTUS did the right thing; for the right to decide health care issues does not belong to the federal government, it belongs to the State Governments.
That is reinforced by the remainder of Madison’s quote, “The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.”
Therefore, from a purely constitutional standpoint, what the Supreme Court did was in accordance with the letter and spirit of the Constitution. They did not ban abortion, they merely took the federal government out of the matter entirely; giving the decision to allow, or ban abortion, back to the States…where it rightfully belongs.
Those are my thoughts on what the Supreme Court just did, but I would urge people to pay close attention to whatever else may be happening; this decision may be a smokescreen to hide something more sinister; something they wish to accomplish while the people are arguing amongst one another over the Court’s decision on Roe. The rest of this essay will be devoted to my personal thoughts on abortion.
As I expected, as soon as news of the Court’s decision to overturn Roe got out, Facebook began to be flooded with memes; both supporting and opposing the decision. Most of these memes that opposed the Court’s decision centered around a woman’s right to make health care choices for herself.
I’m going to be as blunt as I can about this; I find that to be both selfish and uninformed. Regardless of what you may think, that embryo, or fetus, that you are talking about aborting is a human life; who speaks for its rights? Does it not have a say in whether it should be allowed to be born, or is it okay to end that life (murder that fetus) before it is allowed to take its first breath of air outside the womb?
If you support a woman’s right to choose, at least be honest about what it is you support; don’t sugar coat it by calling it an abortion; call it what it is – the decision to murder an unborn child.
Yet there was one meme that I was repeatedly, that really got my juices flowing; not in a good way either. I don’t know who created this meme, or how many times it was shared, but it stated, “If every time men had sex they risked death, physical disability, social shunning, a life altering interruption of their education or career, and the sudden life-long responsibility for another being, I think they’d want a choice in the matter.”
I’m sorry, but boo-hoo! I am 100% opposed to abortion; I believe it is a politically correct term for the murder of an unborn child. There are, however, instances where an argument could be made in support of it being an option. I’m not saying I would agree with that option, only that an argument could be made to support abortion as an option; if certain conditions were met.
NOTE: The author has been in a back and forth argument with a self-centered individual – and Neal has shared this with our readers:
The woman who inspired this by posting that meme is arguing with me on Fakebook. She keeps going on and on about her autonomy, but then her memes are saying that society should pay for delivery costs, pay for babysitting, pay for formula and diapers. She refuses to address the subjects of consequences and responsibility.
She also refused to answer my question of: Does not that fetus have rights, the autonomy to decide whether it wants to be born? I told her she is selfish, and she said there ain’t nothing some ‘old white guy’ can say to change her opinion. ~ Ross
If carrying that child to term and delivering it could be proven as a clear threat to the life of the mother, then the argument could be made that abortion is an option. If the pregnancy occurred due to rape or incest; that too could provide some justification for aborting that fetus; although you would still be ending a life merely out of something I wish to go into in a bit more detail – inconvenience.
The rest of that meme, the one that got me so upset, stated, “…social shunning, a life altering interruption of their education or career, and the sudden life-long responsibility for another being…” Those are not medically justifiable reasons to end a human life, they are inconveniences that the pregnancy imposes upon the woman carrying that child.
I know I’m gonna anger a lot of people now, but I don’t care; if you did not want to be inconvenienced by a pregnancy, maybe you should have taken steps to avoid getting pregnant, or avoided having sex until you were ready to care for the life you might create by having sex.
But Neal, people have the right to have sex. I’m not going to deny that, but the Declaration of Independence tells us that one of the rights government is instituted to secure is the right to life; and that fetus IS A LIFE! Besides, there is something people conveniently seem to ignore – the exercising of your rights carry with them the obligation to accept the consequences of exercising those rights.
Wade in the Water, Wade in the Water…
If you wish to have sex, especially unprotected sex, then pregnancy is a possible consequence of that decision… ACCEPT IT OR DO NOT HAVE SEX!
Saying that an unwanted pregnancy might cause a woman to put her life, her career, her education on hold, is pure selfishness and a total disregard for accepting responsibility for the choices she makes. I’m not saying women are alone in this; it takes male sperm to fertilize that ovum; so, the man should be held responsible for the life he helps create. I’m only saying that, simply because creating that life is an inconvenience does not justify ending that life.
One final thing and then I’ll get out of your hair. If this is all about an individual’s right to make medical decisions for themselves, and not be chastised or shunned due to them, they why are those who refused to take the Covid vaccine shunned, and denied certain rights? There are some things that the unvaccinated cannot do; simply because of a medical choice they made. Some concert venues will not allow you to enter if you are unvaccinated. You cannot fly to some countries if you are unvaccinated.
And don’t tell me it’s about the public health and safety; I don’t want to hear it! If it is about the public safety, then you can go screw yourself, and your abortion rights. The health and safety of that fetus deserves the same concern as does the public safety in regards to Covid; thereby ending your argument in support of the right to abort it!
Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily – Life is but a dream!
June 25, 2022
~ The Author ~
Neal Ross, Student of history, politics, patriot and staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment. Send all comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Life continues to expand for this prolific writer and guardian of TRUE American history.
If they don’t have the “right” to legislate healthcare then what about vaccines?
Hot memes have the my body my choice line tied with the vaccines and just like that they suddenly remembered what a woman is with Forrest Gump.
“I do not view abortion as a choice and a right. I think it’s always a tragedy …” ~ Joe Biden in a 2006 interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qNRZ6WVkZI with Texas Monthly [16 min 44 sec mark]
The Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/19-1392_6j37.pdf on June 24th 2022 in a ruling https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/final-opinion-overturning-roe-closely-tracks-leaked-alito-draft that many of us were expecting, due to the leaked draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion on the matter as it pertained to Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which had many American’s rejoicing on the steps of the Court or wherever they stood when they heard the news. But as happy an occasion as this may seem to many, it was also a sad and tragic day that gave way to images of far too many extremely young women raging against the ruling and revealing just how deeply they had been proselytized by the demonic proponents of this sick and evil movement, that has convinced them their only path to true equality to men and achieving the fullest potential of their being is found deep in the unwritten words of the Constitution and an unfounded right to murder their unborn children.
It is the most abominable thing one will ever see. In a nation that was supposedly founded on “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” and the Christian and Western principles that have long supported every aspect of life, including the rights of the unborn upon “the quickening”, we saw many of the mostly far left, anti-family segment of the country crying out for a right to murder the unborn children of America.
The Court’s ruling had just barely hit the national newswire, before the battle-lines were drawn, and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grabbed a megaphone and stood outside the Supreme Court urging protesters to call the Court “illegitimate” https://freebeacon.com/courts/aoc-calls-supreme-court-illegitimate-tells-abortion-advocates-to-escalate-protests/ as she also stated abortionists should go “into the streets” to fight for abortion in this “generational fight”, noting that “people will die” as a result of this historic ruling.
None of these anti-God, anti-Family heathens seem to understand that the unborn child is a separate human being from its mother and able to feel pain at around the twelve week point of its development — that the unborn child has the same Inalienable God-given Right to its own life as they do to theirs, and all that goes with it.
These abortionists are a sign of the times and a long existing immoral underbelly of the nation filled by people who want to be just as promiscuous and irresponsible as they wish, refusing to take common sense precautions and casting off their unborn children like so much garbage, murdering babies each time a seed is planted.
The feminists and other proponents of abortion disingenuously use women’s rights and equality as their justification for abortion on demand, when in reality, they simply want to avoid the serious consequences of the sex act and take it as lightly as they may decide.
Looking at CDC abortion statistics https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/06/24/what-the-data-says-about-abortion-in-the-u-s-2/ from 43 states and New York City in 2019, one will find that twenty-four percent of those women were having their second abortion; for eleven percent, it was their third, and for eight percent it was their fourth abortion or more.
What in the world is wrong with these people? You don’t want children? Don’t lie down with one another unless you’re wearing a condom and using the pill, or both.
More specifically, too often women are left with the consequences of their promiscuous fornication and playing fast and loose with their womanly charms like some femme fatale from a bad B movie, because they are just as immoral and worthless as too many young men today who have bought into the Hollywood “love ’em and leave ’em” useless, ignorant pretty boy, playboy image of what men surely must be — attempting to bed all the women they meet as some twisted status symbol — unable to properly care for themselves, much less a newborn baby. Their shallow nature requires instant gratification and refuses any restraint or discipline that may include simply saying “no” to a meaningless sexual encounter void of any love or commitment to their sex partner for the day, the flavor of the day.
These are the same attitudes that have so many Americans seeking get rich quick schemes or contenting themselves to ride the government dole, the welfare rolls, for life. These are the lessons they’ve learned from leftist indoctrination https://amac.us/leftist-indoctrination-in-americas-schools/ in the public schools, along with entitlement propaganda blasting across the airways daily https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2011/01/the_stealthy_spread_of_sociali.html and many other detrimental teachings that harm their development towards becoming productive people in society.
Women could solve the problem by simply closing their legs and men could help by refraining from trying to bed every pretty young woman they see walking down the street. But so many do not seem to mind being the whores and whoremongers that they are and murdering babies in service to the forces of evil, death and Satan.
Exhibiting the depth of their fevered and paranoid delusions of persecution, the radicals of Jane’s Revenge have stated that if their abortion rights aren’t safe neither are pro-life people safe, and they engaged in gross exaggeration shortly after their May 8th attack in Wisconsin, when they sent a letter to Chris Rickert, a journalist at the Lincoln Journal Star that read https://journalstar.com/news/national/group-claims-responsibility-for-attack-on-wisconsin-anti-abortion-organization-promises-more-violence/article_90f1677b-fa62-52e6-8a79-3b0c480dfdd7.html in part:
“This is not a mere ‘difference of opinion’ as some have framed it. We are literally fighting for our lives. We will not sit still while we are killed and forced into servitude.”
And in the meantime, we hear the shrill cries that “women are going to die” which is simply another lie. In this day and age of highly advanced medical technology and certain knowledge of when a young mother’s life may be in real danger from her pregnancy, doctors almost always are able to save both the life of the mother to be and the unborn child. Those irresponsible women who still demand abortion will be able to get one; abortion hasn’t been banned or outlawed by this June 24th Supreme Court ruling, and the question of abortions has simply been handed back to the states to decide https://apnews.com/article/supreme-court-abortion-ruling-states-a767801145ad01617100e57410a0a21d for themselves.
As of this writing, abortion is illegal and banned, with emergency exceptions, in only five states https://www.politico.com/news/2022/06/24/abortion-laws-by-state-roe-v-wade-00037695 — Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky and South Dakota. It’s legal to varying degrees in all the rest of the states, but with the new ruling, it could quite possibly soon become illegal in over a dozen states, as this war for the lives of the unborn children rages on.
How ironic it was to hear some top Democrats call the Supreme Court Justices “radicals” because of their ruling that essentially overturns Roe vs Wade, especially as we saw the leftist attacks on pro-life centers and churches start in May from Texas to North Carolina https://www.carolinajournal.com/terrorist-group-janes-revenge-claims-credit-for-attack-on-asheville-pro-life-center/ and on to Wisconsin and Arizona and every state and major city in America. This from a party that is the most radical party America has ever seen in Her history, as the Democratic party now stands a party that fights for every anti-God, anti-American thing it can to subvert and destroy America’s founding, so much so it should rename itself the American Communist Party.
As the Court noted in its ruling:
“We end this opinion where we began. Abortion represents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority … We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives.”
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene was well pleased by the ruling, and although she noted the battle to end abortion was far from over in later statements, she initially https://gettr.com/post/p1fmgbbbc52 stated:
“Our prayers were answered today at the Supreme Court. We’re now one step closer to ending the mass genocide of abortion in America.”
However one views Donald Trump’s presidency, one cannot deny that fortune smiled on America through his three fairly solid conservative candidates for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett. America still might have eventually arrived at this destination, but it happened sooner rather than later due to their appointment to the Court.
Now the Leftist activists are enraged and prepared to once again set America ablaze, as they sing their chants for more death over any preservation and respect for life, no longer caring if they have their demands met through any peaceful means or intimidation and violence. The pretense is gone and we all can see that they aim to make America bow to their demands by any means necessary.
The ideas underlying the abortion movement are so antithetical to each of our Inalienable God-given Rights — each designed to protect and defend some aspect of life to an extreme degree — that it is sheer fantasy to believe that they ever intended for it to be an unenumerated right hidden deep within the unstated words between the lines of the Fourteenth Amendment and in the imaginations of some future Justices. The very notion is belied by the fact that at the time of the passage of this amendment most of our state outright banned abortion.
One of the original dissenting voices on the Court in 1973 was Justice Byron White who referred to Roe vs Wade https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-12-089/ as “an exercise in raw judicial power”. And Roe vs Wade will eventually be seen in history as a bloody revolution imposed on our society by a high-handed, self-important ill-studied judicial elite.
For America to allow Roe vs Wade to persist as “settled law” for so long in our country is one of the darkest blots of all times on our history, for science has long explained that unborn children are little humans in the womb and not just a clump of cells; and, being human from the moment they come to being, they have a right to their lives and all those rights endowed to them by God, to see their way into the world and pursue their own path towards their vision of happiness. America Herself is founded on those exemplary principles and values that acknowledge our humanity owes everything to God who gave us life and made us free, founded upon the preservation of life and liberty rather than death and a tyranny of the judiciary.
Today, millions of new babies will actually live and very possibly make it into adulthood to realize the full potential of their life and all God has given them, by way of a good mind and fine abilities. And rather than look to a failing federal government to provide assistance, for single mothers, perhaps the country can see to the upkeep of homes for unwed mothers and programs that help them learn to stand on their own two feet, as we also send what donations we can to our local crisis pregnancy centers.
Americans may send their profuse “thank you” to the Supreme Court Justices who didn’t flinch and submit to the attempts to intimidate them into upholding Roe, but in our brief moment of celebration, we can ill-afford to relax one iota or become complacent in the misguided belief the forces of life and freedom have won. The fight is just now beginning, and all of the pro-life people will find it necessary to once again join in fights from state to state, fighting with all our might for new laws that defend and protect the unborn babies. And an incredibly important part of this fight rests on our people’s determination to support pregnant women in a manner that gives them real choices for something other than abortion, when an unexpected illness, unemployment or economic uncertainty has them thinking it’s their only way out, as we help women who would welcome and love an alternative that enables them to bring their newborn babies into the world with the help of all America, rejecting the lie that abortion solves all their problems.
by Justin O Smith