Reading some of the brief of Colautti v. Franklin is enough to make one’s stomach churn. The case centered upon the uncertainty of physicians knowing when a fetus is viable or not. The U.S. Supreme Court concluded, “The prospect of such disagreement, in conjunction with a statute imposing strict civil and criminal liability for an erroneous determination of viability, could have a profound chilling effect on the willingness of physicians to perform abortions near the point of viability in the manner indicated by their best medical judgment.” Planned Parenthood was successful again in the continuing slaughter of the innocent.
Isn’t it horrendous to be discussing the possibility of a baby being able to live outside the womb as problematic? Modern society possesses immense and intricate medical technology designed to preserve life. It is almost unimaginable to think that despite these advances, we have a segment of population hell-bent on destroying life. Ultra-sound technology continues to provide more and more details about life in the womb to the point where it is now easy to visibly see the miracle of life in its earliest stages. What will it take for people to truly see the gift of God for what it is? When will we preserve, honor, and respect life as deigned by our Creator?
Almost 41 years have passed since the Roe v. Wade decision? Millions of babies have lost their lives. Countless women (and men) have suffered the mental and emotional anguish from decisions made years ago, maybe even decades ago. Medical statistics are implicating abortion procedures to an increase in other health risks. Empirical data clearly reveals that abortion is not healthy. It almost always kills the baby, and it is becoming more and more clear that is has numerous detrimental effects on the life of the mother as well. Yet, when these pieces of evidence are mentioned, they are simply dismissed as a continuation of the war on women.
People of faith, let us not be discouraged. I urge you to continue to be diligent in your efforts to create a culture of life. Get involved. PRAY!