Thirty-seven years ago the United States Supreme Court, in a display of judicial activism and constitutional revisionism at its worst, handed down the ruling in Roe v. Wade that made abortion, for any reason, legal. Since this decision, 52 million unborn children have had their lives taken from them, and the number grows each day.
Not only is it important for Roe v. Wade, and other rulings such as Planned Parenthood v. Casey, to be overturned, but it is also important that we work to discourage mothers from having abortions. I support the advocacy that crisis pregnancy centers are involved in which provides counseling to expectant mothers and provides options to them other than abortion. I support many different pieces of pro-life legislation, such as a mother who is considering an abortion being given the opportunity to have an ultrasound, that are helping lower the number of abortions taking place in this country.
The respect and value of human life, at all stages, is the defining difference between a civilized society and an uncivilized society. It is imperative that those of us who have a voice and a vote take a stand for the millions of unborn children who do not have a voice or a vote. While we are saddened by the law and precedent set by the court almost forty years ago, we take heart in the great work that has been done since then to stop abortion and stand for the sanctity of each and every human life. The work has been made possible by people like Norma McCorvey, who was the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, but is now a part of the pro-life cause and supports making abortion illegal.
It will take Americans from all walks of life coming together to make sure this horrendous practice is no longer a commonality in or society. This is not simply a religious issue, this is a humanity issue. We can not sit idly by why the most liberal in this country allow children to have their lives taken from them. We must stand up for the voiceless and continue the work that has begun.
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