Lila Rose on The Abortion Industry May Win Battles, But the Pro-Life Movement Can Win the War

On June 29, the Supreme Court handed down its ruling on the case of June Medical Services v. Russo, a high-profile case in which the abortion industry challenged Louisiana’s law requiring abortionists to acquire hospital admitting privileges before carrying out abortions. A plurality of four pro-abortion justices reaffirmed the Court’s previous holding in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt that such health and safety regulations pose an “undue burden” on women seeking abortion. Chief Justice John Roberts, who dissented in Hellerstedt just four years ago, joined these pro-abortion justices. Roberts argues that Hellerstedt is now protected by the legal doctrine of stare decisis, which, he writes, “requires us, absent special circumstances, to treat like cases alike.” 

But, as Justice Thomas acknowledged in his dissent, “Our abortion precedents are grievously wrong and should be overruled.” Likewise, had the stare decisis standard upheld precedent in Brown v. Board of Education, the precedent of segregation between Black and white Americans would have been upheld.

Lila Rose is the Founder and President of Live Action. | Photo: liveaction.org

It’s worth pausing to consider the absurdity of what was debated in this case; that is, whether a state can require abortionists who kill children for a living to have safeguards in place in the event that they injure a woman in the process of killing her child. The fact that these men and women, trained as healers, spend their days decapitating, poisoning, suctioning, and dismembering children does not even factor into the conversation. Deeply disconnected from basic morality and relying on judicial activism to uphold their license to kill, the abortion industry cannot win the war over abortion.

First, popular opinion leans towards protecting innocent human life, not destroying it. In fact, most Americans want one of two things: No abortions at all, or legal abortion with limitations. Many Americans are unaware that these positions are at-odds with Roe v. Wade, which permits abortion until birth. And few Americans are aware that, as a result of Roechildren are being killed well into the second and third trimesters of pregnancy in states from New Mexico to Nebraska to New York.

The so-called right to abortion is not found in the document the Supreme Court is charged with guarding — the U.S. Constitution. This license to kill was fabricated out of a purposeful misinterpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment and its so-called right to privacy. Ironically, it is the Fourteenth Amendment that guarantees the right to due process of law before a person can be deprived of life or liberty. Yet that is exactly what every abortion does to an innocent preborn child. From Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992, through June Medical, the precedents upholding Roe v. Wade through generations of Supreme Court Justices are built on sand.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Lila Rose