Tuesday, May 18, 2021

US Supreme Court Will Hear Late Term Abortion Case

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The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to hear a major abortion case that could limit Roe v Wade and protect babies from late-term abortions.

Pro-lifers are calling it a "landmark opportunity" to save lives.

The so-called "progressives" are promising to fight it tooth and nail.

They continue their mantra declaring that it isn't an actual "baby," but a fetal mass that women have a right to remove from their body.

This may be the time that the so-called "progressive" left is forced to catch up with science. And with our Creator.

I pray it is.

Be informed, not misled.

Yesterday the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could drastically limit Roe v Wade, and very possibly set the fate of the barbaric, poorly written, anti-life Supreme Court decision made back in 1973.

The petition made to the High Court last year by State Attorney General Lynn Fitch asks it to "clarify its jurisprudence on abortion to allow states like ours [Mississippi] to enact laws that further their legitimate interests in protecting maternal health, safeguarding unborn babies, and promoting respect for innocent and vulnerable life. We are hopeful that the Court will accept our case and allow Mississippi to defend innocent life as the legislature and the people of this great state intend."

A quick look at how we got to this "landmark" opportunity.

The case centers on a Mississippi law passed in 2018 that banned most abortions after 15 weeks gestation.

In March 2018, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1510 into law, which changed the state law from banning most abortions after 20 weeks gestation to 15 weeks gestation.

And the law carries stiff penalties for any doctor who performs an abortion after 15 weeks for reasons other than severe fetal deformity or to save the life of the mother in a medical emergency---up to 10 years in prison, and/or loss of medical license.

Soon after the Bill was signed into law, Mississippi's one lone abortion clinic filed a lawsuit against the state over the new law.

Nancy Northup, head of a pro-abortion group in the state, said at the time: "Mississippi politicians have shown once again that they will stop at nothing to deny women this fundamental right, targeting the state's last remaining clinic in defiance of the US Supreme Court and decades of settled precedent."

That was then, this is now.

We will now see how "settled" the precedence really is, how "Constitutional" the Trump appointees on the Supreme Court really are, and possibly how solid Roe v Wade is constitutionally. 

This is a big deal.

All pro-life leaders and organizations are weighing in on the matter.

Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy, John Bursch, says:

"The Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized that states are free to regulate late term abortions. Thanks to amazing progress in scientific research and medical technology, the concept of 'viability' is an ever moving target as younger children have survived and thrived after preterm birth," noting that this is an excellent opportunity for the Supreme Court to resolve the conflicts between its previous rulings and affirm the constitutionality of Mississippi's law.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), said yesterday,

"This is a landmark opportunity for the Supreme Court to recognize the right of states to protect unborn children from the horrors of late term abortions...It is time  for the Supreme Court to catch up to scientific reality and the resulting consensus of the American  people as expressed in elections and policies.

Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, noted that currently, the United States is one of only seven countries---including China and North Korea---that allows abortions through all nine months of pregnancy.


An overwhelming majority of Americans agree with these pro-life leaders. In fact, according to multiple pollings, up to 70% of Americans believe abortion should be limited to---at most---the first three months of pregnancy.

This case will certainly test the constitutional will of the Supreme Court on the matter of the sanctity of life, and the constitutional will of the three Justices appointed by President Trump.

The Constitution of the United States does not give women the right to kill unwanted unborn babies. 

Anyone, legal scholar or otherwise, cannot find that so-called "right" in the Constitution. Only a so-called "progressive"---"living Constitution" justice could imagine it.

This case will clearly identify which are true justices, and which are mere activists on the highest court in the land.

Hopefully, it will remind us all that elections have consequences. 

And perhaps it will cause self-professing Christians who self-righteously voted for Biden as opposed to "terrible Trump" that this matter really is one of life and death.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.