A classic old movie contained this unforgettable line, “Fasten your seatbelt, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.” That’s exactly what’s ahead for Washington, DC, in the coming months and perhaps years. Many Americans have been waiting, on the edge of their seats, for an inevitable vacancy on the US Supreme Court. The filibuster skirmish between Republicans and Democrats was simply a rehearsal for the even larger battle over who controls the nation’s highest court. And the central issue is abortion.
Roe versus Wade is the biggest obstacle standing between the lives of millions of unborn babies and those who promote abortion as a sacred right. If we are to take the first big step toward ending abortion-on-demand, Roe must be corrected. The only way to do that is to have President Bush appoint, and the Senate confirm, pro-life justices to the US Supreme Court. Therefore, the issue that will take central stage in confirming Supreme Court justices is whether or not the nominees support correcting Roe v. Wade.
When Supreme Court appointments are made, the biased secular media, radical liberal organizations and the abortion industry will go into a full court press to persuade Americans that if Roe is corrected, it will cause the sky to fall, women will die and civilization as we know it will end.
Expect common sense and reason to be jettisoned and replaced by a philosophy of winning at all costs. The first casualty will be the truth. It will be reminiscent of another classic movie when Dorothy was transported from the stable environment of Kansas to the Land of Oz where some of the players involved were searching for a brain.
That’s why it’s very important that pro-life individuals, leaders and spokespersons be ready with an effective response to the many distortions we can expect from the other side regarding how correcting Roe will affect our society.
Here are some arguments you will hear from pro-abortion activists, politicians and the media. Further, I’ve provided some effective pro-life responses. Remember, our battle to protect innocent human life will be victorious only when we win the hearts and minds of Americans. Prayer is our most effective tool. Second to that is speaking out with the truth. You can do that by sharing this information with your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers. You can expand your influence even more by incorporating these responses into a letter to the editor of your paper, or calling into a local talk radio program.
What we can expect from pro-abortion activists:
- A nominee who would vote to reverse Roe is an extremist and out of the mainstream of American thought. False. Americans don’t agree that abortion should be allowed for any reason throughout nine months of pregnancy. This is what Roe v. Wade and its companion case, Doe v. Bolton, have done. Americans also don’t agree with the current majority of the Supreme Court that supports partial-birth abortion, the killing of an infant during delivery. Liberal judicial activists who support what Roe has done to our society are the extremists.
- If a pro-life nominee is confirmed, it’s just a matter of time before Roe is overturned. Not so fast. A pro-life nominee would likely replace a justice who has consistently ruled against Roe. This nomination simply maintains the current balance on the Court.
- If Roe falls, women will die from dangerous, back-alley abortions. Not true. Dr. Bernard Nathanson was instrumental in legalizing abortion in America. He readily admits they grossly inflated the number of women who died from illegal abortions. During 1972, the year before Roe, only 39 women died from illegal abortion. In contrast, many women today are maimed and even killed by so-called safe, legal abortions.
- If Roe v. Wade is reversed, abortion will be outlawed. False. Roe struck down laws against abortion in all 50 states. The correction of Roe simply allows the states to enact laws protecting unborn babies from abortion. Currently, only a handful of states still have laws on their books protecting unborn babies if Roe is corrected. Roe took away the right of states to pass protective legislation and forced abortion-on-demand upon an entire nation.
The battle to protect unborn babies and their parents from abortion is not an easy one. Our most viable avenue of correcting Roe means getting pro-life justices on the Court. But don’t expect the abortion industry to go silently into the night. It won’t be as easy as clicking our heels and saying, “There’s no place like home.” We’ve got to roll up our sleeves and put our backs into this crucial life-saving battle. The coming months and years are absolutely critical to reaching our goal of protecting millions of unborn babies.
We have an extraordinary opportunity to change history and protect future generations. That victory will require true grit. We’re going to have to exhibit the fortitude and tenacity of John Wayne to make sure the good guys win. Are you with us?