Addendum: I have recently committed myself to being part of the solution rather than part of the problem associated with the deep divide in our nation with regard to the future of Roe versus Wade. To that end, it is imperative to me to always being prayerful for a path forward. While at times it feels like we are going down the rabbit hole with no way out, that feeling is not necessarily the truth. It is imperative at this time for me to trust the foundations of our government to pull through this highly divisive time and arrive at conclusions that are peaceful and fair and just and that support our Constitution. I still believe that God is the only one who can judge us in matters of life and death. However, I am clear that not all people believe this.
I have written about this in comments to a friend’s post but thought I would post it here. I believe the overturn of Roe v. Wade is a slippery slope for Americans.
What’s next? Banning birth control? Gay marriage? A woman’s right to vote? A woman’s right to inherit property?
Clearly we are on our way down the rabbit hole without any way back out so it seems.
To me, a man, any man, even a Supreme Court Justice is not emotionally or morally qualified to decide what happens to a woman’s body. He has not lived through a monthly period since the age of 12 reminding him of the god given right of childbirth. He has not worried about a potential pregnancy when his period is late several days. He has not suffered the extensive trauma of a terminated pregnancy either planned or unplanned. A man seeking to tell a woman what to do with a pregnancy is not an empathetic being and is only set on controlling the outcome. What happened to “liberty” and the protection of certain rights? Lose one and perhaps lose them all….
God did not ordain the Supreme Court Justices. Man did. The Supreme Court members are thereby not entitled to act as God in this respect which is what they are doing.