The March for Life is about inclusion. Roe v. Wade is about exclusion
The largest annual pro-life demonstration of the year is about to take place this Friday in Washington, D.C., reminding everyone of the disastrous Roe v. Wade decision issued by the Supreme Court on Jan. 22, 1973, and legalizing abortion throughout pregnancy.
If we look closely at the argument the marchers are putting forward to counter Roe v. Wade, it’s pretty straightforward: Roe v. Wade is about exclusion; the pro-life movement is about inclusion.
At issue is whether the child in the womb is a member of the community of persons whose lives should be protected under the Constitution.
Roe v. Wade says, “The word ‘person,’ as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include the unborn.”
The pro-life movement declares that the unborn are, indeed, persons who deserve protection.
The march on Friday is not simply about the foundational ethic of “respecting life from conception to natural death.” It is more specific than that. It is about restoring protection to a particular group of people, namely, children living and growing in their mothers’ wombs during the first nine months of life.
The trajectory, indeed, of constitutional jurisprudence is a trajectory of growing inclusion. Slaves were once excluded; segregation involved excluding African-Americans in various ways; women were once excluded in many ways. The courts and the laws eventually introduced more equality, more inclusion for these and other groups as time went on.
Will children in the womb continue to be forgotten, or can we expect the constitutional trajectory eventually to include them, too?
The reason to include them, the marchers are emphasizing this year, is scientific. The theme of this year’s march is “Unique from Day One: Pro-life is Pro-Science.”
Indeed, anyone can find in five seconds dozens of documented sources about the scientific knowledge we have regarding when and how an individual human life begins. For instance, as Keith L. Moore wrote in The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology:
Human life begins at fertilization, the process during which a male gamete … unites with a female gamete … to form a single cell called a zygote. This highly specialized, totipotent cell marked the beginning of each of us as a unique individual. … A zygote is the beginning of a new human being (i.e., an embryo).
One can find many philosophies and ideologies that will say that life has no value or claim to constitutional protection. But likewise, one can find such philosophies and ideologies saying the same about life outside the womb. Such ideas have always been with us.
The question is whom will we protect, despite any such denials of their value.
One could indeed say that people like me hold that life begins at fertilization because of our religious beliefs. Indeed, our religion requires us to treat the unborn as persons. But we do not say our religion is the reason the law should protect the unborn.
Original Source: Washington Examiner
My Thoughts on This Article from the Washington Examiner
Nail on Head….simple as that.
Killing the unborn is the largest mass genocide in history and the definition of exclusion. So many pro-choice (pro-abortion or pro-baby-murder) individuals and groups are literally working for Satan and have no idea. They are convinced abortion is natural and okay with horrific rationalizations that all lead back to the worship of self instead of God. There is no glory for God found in killing, hence the reason He sent Moses down with the commandments including “Do Not Kill”.
Jesus Christ told us to “Love God” and “Love Thy Neighbor”, which neither is done when abortion happens. Abortion kills a living human being and causes exclusion for all involved. Everybody that could have been a part of the baby’s life are impacted.
Think about the tag line the abortionists use, “Abortion on Demand without Apology.” Not only do they want abortion in a way that is compared to a vending machine, but they also show no remorse for the mass killing they are a part of.
These same people want to compare President Trump to Hitler, yet they are closer to the army of Hitler than President Trump will ever be. Pro-abortion activists and those claiming to be pro-choice because they are too afraid to wake up and see the light need our prayers more than ever.
If we are to end legal abortion and take away the right to kill the most vulnerable of human beings, we must pray for pro-abortion activists. We must pray that Christ will soften their hearts and free them of the demons Satan has whispering in their ears.