Today is the 41st Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion. Pro-Life rallies are taking place in DC and across this country. This puzzles me.
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The Roe decision was neither based upon law nor science. Life is an inalienable right. That this right begins at conception is a biological fact. This fact was not "overturned" by science in Roe, but by manipulations of facts through law. If real science had been used and not legal manipulation, denying life in the womb at conception would have failed. The argument of viability, as established by Roe, is based upon the argument that if you remove the child from the womb at a certain point, that child (or if you prefer, those cells) would die and therefore was not alive and not a person. Logically speaking, by admitting that this life will die, implies that it was alive at some point. Additionally, by the very definition of the word "abortion", you must admit that life exists at the time of abortion. You cannot "abort" an action that has never begun.
But, I was a biochemist before law school, and using this same argument to determine that life never existed' and therefore can be terminated, does not hold up in science either. There are many single celled organisms that will only survive on a particular growth medium. You will be hard pressed to find a microbiologist that will tell you that these organisms were never alive, simply because they failed to live outside their nutrient rich medium. Therefore, Roe is not only logically unsound, but scientifically unsound as well. Even the judge in Roe admitted if it would be established, sometime in the future, that life existed at a earlier stage, this life would have rights. The errors in the Roe opinion were not a matter of science, but matters of incompetent legal argument and activist judges.
But here is my question, why do we spend so much time and so many resources PROTESTING an unconstitutional, illogical, and unscientific SCOTUS Opinion? By doing so we create an antagonistic environment and actually defeat the efficacy of our mission...to save life.
Here is my suggestion:
Why don't we stop Protesting this opinion and start CELEBRATING life? Let this day pass as a day of solitude and morning for those who have died. We need to pick a different day. On that different day in the year, we rally to celebrate LIFE and bring awareness to the real solution to abortion...ADOPTION!
We should spend less time and resources being AGAINST things and more time and resources being FOR adoption. We have women all over this country who are LONGING for children but cannot have them. They are searching for babies to adopt to the point that they are going to foreign countries! That should never be necessary.
Why not begin massive add campaigns showing our pregnant women just how AMAZING adoption is: Interview families who have adopted...interview children who have been adopted. Show these women that they can CHOOSE to give the greatest gift any woman can give...Life to a child and LOVE to a family. Show them WHY they should CHOOSE LIFE!
We are opposed to this killing of babies by a matter of faith and morality. Why not show a little love of Christ. We are so often so busy being against things that people have no idea what we are for. Let’s stop poking the wounded in the eye and start giving REAL SOLUTIONS the GLORIFY life and give women the CHOICE of giving the greatest gift any woman can give.
Just a thought from a woman who cannot have children…Just an idea from the mother of an adopted child…