This morning the US Supreme Court, in a decision that was not unexpected, due to a leak from the Court a few weeks back, overturned the landmark 1973, Roe v. Wade decision that granted a “federal right” to abortion.
It has been argued that Roe was a bad decision and needed to be overturned. I agree with that argument. Beyond that, looking at Roe thru the lens of federalism, there was not/is not a right to an abortion in the Constitution. It should have always been left to the states and their respective legislatures to decide.
Because the burden of protecting life now falls back to the states. People of faith need to step up and fight for life, and Latter-day Saints need lead the way on this. The church’s stand on abortion and the sanctity of life is very clear. (See this search page for more information from the Church on abortion HERE). That fight starts with re-emphasizing the Law of Chastity.
I live in the abortion tourism state of New Mexico, where anyone can come to the state and seek and receive and abortion at anytime, for any reason, up to and including the day of birth. This was codified this year and celebrated by our governor and legislature. She has also been screeching on social media that abortion is and will be protected in New Mexico. These things have placed a dark pall over this state, and the fact that during the month of May we were on fire, is not a coincidence in my mind. God is sending New Mexico, and the United States a message: time to repent and return to the commandments.
I expect today will be a hard day in our country. There will be riots, and probably a lot of damage done to churches, pro-life and pregnancy centers, and those that support the culture of life. Say some prayers, because we’re going to need them!
And fear not, part two of my fire story is on its way. We had a family reunion, a road trip, a stay in a seedy motel, and a medical emergency over the last few weeks — it’s celestial living!