Saving Roe

Is Roe vs. Wade a distraction?

A lot of people in my circle of Christian friends and acquaintances have been excited about the possibility of the U.S. Supreme Court kinda-sorta overturning Roe vs. Wade and generally upending the legal regime surrounding abortion in America. I wouldn't bet on it.

There are a lot of things in this world that you shouldn't put your hopes in. The U.S. Supreme court is very near the top of that list. Supreme court justices have a near bottomless capacity for sophistry in service to a materialist worldview. They can easily pull a fast one in their upcoming Roe-related decision.

Roe vs. Wade is a shiny object that has attracted the attention of the pro-life community for a generation, but somewhere along the way I concluded that the attention was, not misplaced exactly, but that perhaps it siphoned attention and resources away from the more important cultural momentum that led to Roe in the first place.

The harsh reality is that abortions will continue as long as a there are women who want to kill their unborn children. Conversely, abortions will cease, even while Roe remains the law of the land, if women no longer want to kill their unborn children.

The legal milieu, while not totally irrelevant, is nevertheless downstream from the abortion problem itself.

I really hope I'm wrong about the supreme court, but I'm confident I'm right about the ultimately decisive role played by pregnant women. Crisis pregnancy centers, staffed by Christian counselors, will probably be far more impactful than any supreme court ruling we can ever extract.

Is Chief Justice Roberts Trying to Save Roe v. Wade?
Chief Justice John Roberts is reportedly trying to get justices to side against upholding the Mississippi law at issue in the Dobbs v. Jackson case.
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