On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that an unborn child was not a person and could therefore be killed for any reason whatsoever. The high court also declared that killing an unborn child was not only permissible, it was a constitutional right. As a result, we have abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy.
And since the Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973, more than 56 million innocent children have perished at the hands of abortionists.
After the Roe decision, the “pro-choice” crowd celebrated. They believed that now that the U.S. Supreme Court had proclaimed from on high that abortion was a protected “right,” the issue had been decided and it would go away. They were dead wrong.
This fateful decision and its consequences continue to tear at the soul of America. We, Americans, know in our collective heart that killing an innocent, unborn child—the most vulnerable in our society—is immoral and can never be right.
As St. Thomas Aquinas observed, any law that is contrary to God’s law is no law at all—it is violence. Make no mistake, abortion is violence.