Today is a historic day for ALL Americans. June 24, 2022, will go down in history as the date the Supreme Court struck down/repealed the January 22, 1973, decision known as Roe V Wade, which gave women in the United States a fundamental right to choose whether to have abortions without excessive government restriction and striking down a Texas’s abortion ban as unconstitutional. You are more than likely rejoicing about the decision or extremely angry about it.
I’ve received so many texts, emails, and messages about what went down today, that I feel led to respond with my thoughts about what today means for our country.
My first thought is that we need to pray about this subject, and the events that are likely to go down in the days and weeks ahead.
Believing every child has the right to life inside or outside of the womb, I believe that one of the biggest travesties of my lifetime is that 63,000,000 + babies have been legally murdered in the United States.
What happens next?
The abortion laws will go back to the states and not the federal government. That’s the simple answer. However, along with that answer comes the question of how do people react?
I would hope that those who are on the pro-life side of the occasion would behave in a Christ-like manner. There are many things left to do to make sure that babies are safe in their mother’s womb. Being antagonistic or causing unnecessary strife makes the things that still need to happen even more difficult.
For those of you who fall on the opposite side of how I believe, I would encourage you to speak out against those who plan on or have been committing violent acts since the leaked news of today’s events.
You might say, but your side did horrible things in the years past. My reply to that would be that I have always been against those who choose to do violent acts in situations like this. Violence and vandalism have no place no matter what side of any equation there may be.
I would also ask that if you haven’t done so, please explore your local crises pregnancy centers. You may be surprised at what amazing work that is taking place for those who are in crisis.
Today, I am elated that this horrible black eye on our country has started to be blotted out. There is much work left to do, and without God’s intervention, there will be some serious conflicts taking place.