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God’s Order In The Court

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By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK

Satanic disorder tears at the human fabric of this nation, with deadly effect daily, in the assaults against and taking of lives.
Recently a 15-year-old child in Michigan violently murdered fellow students in yet another school shooting. How do we stop violence outside the womb when we are not willing to hold back the weapons of death under the guise of legal murder in abortion against the most defenseless and most innocent inside the womb? How can we teach our young to cherish, guard, and tenderly care for human life when we refuse to defend those most vulnerable among us?
We cannot. We cannot begin to turn the tide of violence and bloodshed in this land until we who can do what we must and declare with the full force of law that every human life without exception is sacred from the moment of conception. Only after that is achieved will our young people believe all our words about the value and dignity of human life.
The fact of human nature remains that many, through weakness, only understand good and evil through laws that punish evil and reward good. As long as the law legalizing abortion effectively tells everybody that murder has no consequences in some cases, murder in all cases will all the more easily be entertained as a solution to some of the problems faced in every human life.
Hope for renewed respect for every human life has come through the Texas heartbeat law and the Mississippi statute calling for restrictions which would stop access to legal murder of the preborn at the point they can purportedly feel pain, at 15 weeks.
The absurd defense of legal child murder reached new heights of folly in the Supreme Court deliberations this month in regard to the Mississippi law. Justice Sotomayor, so deeply in the bag for abortion, argued that if a brain-dead person would react to touch as a preborn child in the womb reacts to touch, as if in pain, then you can’t argue against touching the preborn child with the intent to end his or her life.
The law proposed and being challenged by appeal to the Court would not outright ban the slaughter of our preborn boys and girls entirely, as should be the case. No, the law would merely restrict the period in which abortions are allowed, making that state as liberal as France.
The United States possesses the diabolic distinction, along with only seven other countries, of allowing abortion after 20 weeks. According to KHN quoting The Washington Post:
“There are 59 countries that allow abortion ‘without restriction as to reason,’ or ‘elective,’ or ‘abortion on demand.’ These are countries where the letter of the federal law does not impose specific eligibility requirements for women. The other 139 countries ‘require some reason to obtain an abortion, ranging from most restrictive (to save the life of the mother or completely prohibited) to least restrictive (socioeconomic grounds) with various reasons in between (e.g., physical health, mental health)’,” the report says.
Only seven of the 59 countries allow elective abortions after 20 weeks, the group found: Canada, China, Netherlands, North Korea, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam.
Justice Kavanaugh argued that because precedents at the Court have been overturned in the past (anybody remember the legal redefinition of marriage?) one cannot argue against maintaining Roe v. Wade simply for the reason that it is a precedent. Some commentators are saying that this argument effectively overturns the 1973 law which, dangerously with regard to its own legal survival, ignored science which increasingly gives evidence against the “blob of cells” dehumanization of the fetus.
The deliberations are unlikely to result in an outright overturning of Roe v. Wade. It would take place in effect by returning deliberations to the states, as would be the case if the Court should decide to let the Mississippi law stand.
Kavanaugh alluded to this, as reported by AP:
“Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a Trump appointee, asked whether the court would be better off withdrawing completely from the abortion issue and letting states decide.
“ ‘Why should this court be the arbiter rather than Congress, the state legislatures, state supreme courts, the people being able to resolve this?’ Kavanaugh asked. ‘And there will be different answers in Mississippi and New York, different answers in Alabama than California’.”
The AP report goes on to state that if Roe and Casey, a 1992 decision upholding Roe, are overturned, the movement in support of the sacredness of life in this land would get an immediate boost, with abortion rendered illegal if not severely restricted in half the states.
Even Chief Justice John Roberts, purportedly Catholic but seeming more interested in being a centrist in the effort to uphold evil or building his personal “legacy” on the Court, interestingly brought out an argument against the choice of a 15-week ban on abortions. It seems to be merely a choice, he pointed out, so why choose 15 weeks? This could, in effect, throw out time periods for access to murder and argue in favor of the sanctity of life throughout pregnancy.
If the child can feel and visibly react to pain at 15 weeks, might not he or she feel pain earlier? Does visible similarity to other human beings prior to 15 weeks argue for treating the preborn like other humans, with defense of life, throughout the period of development in the womb?
Roe has been on shaky ground from the beginning. A woman’s right to choose her own healthcare options cannot ever include the right to kill. Women have a choice to exercise before getting pregnant. We in the Church must be there every step of the way for women who are abandoned as if the choice to get pregnant, and responsibility for its results, are entirely theirs alone to bear.
Meanwhile, the witness of the Church for life in all its stages, from womb to tomb, must continue on all fronts. The members of the Body of Christ in every station and vocation are called in charity to uphold the inviolability of life, which can be fragile or vulnerable at any stage.
In these days of Advent, in which we prepare for the Author of Life to be born once again as a fragile and innocent Child, let us renew our efforts, in prayer and in other practical means, to continue the fight for life, for God’s order in the Court and throughout our land. Our eternal lives depend upon it.
Thank you for reading and praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever.
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