Maybe it’s the robes that give five people the misimpression that they’re magicians. Who needs the Constitution when a handful of supremely powerful justices can magically create their own laws, conjuring up legislation in the guise of a judgment. In Whole Woman’s Health versus Hellerstedt, Justice Breyer invokes the word “Constitution” 103 times in the majority opinion yet ignores the founding document in this ruling that protects Gosnells around the country.
I’m used to Planned Parenthood saying and tweeting idiotic things. I’ve also come to expect that mainstream media will ignore the lunacy of this taxpayer-funded activist group. Before I get to the sheer stupidity of a billion-dollar abortion chain’s tweet, let’s take a look at what led to the outrageous statement.
College campuses tend to reflect foreign nations with limited speech rights instead of the land of the free and home of the brave. The exchange of ideas has so many caveats and unspoken disclaimers that it’s easy to forget in a University that there’s a First Amendment.
It was a powerfully quiet moment for me as I stood, alone, on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The struggle for human dignity and the depravity that tried to suppress it happened right beneath my feet.
Black lives matter. Or so we’re told. The left gets enraged when you put their rhetoric into context. Nationwide, #BlackLivesMatter leaders decry the tragic deaths of unarmed black lives at the hands of what is sometimes accurately called police brutality.
This past weekend (February 20th) marks the anniversary of the death of one of the most pivotal figures in American History—Frederick Douglass. He was a former slave, abolitionist, orator, journalist, women’s rights activist, ambassador, and crucial influencer of America’s most celebrated leaders, Abraham Lincoln.
One cannot possibly be pro-life unless one solves all of the world’s other issues first, right? It’s an assertion about as ridiculous as insisting that Charity Water, a pro-safe-drinking-water organization, also tackle government corruption, racial inequality, access to healthcare, and every other ill that exists. Sorry, people. You can’t get a well in your village until we take care of these real injustices!
Human history is filled with injustices…and victories over them. Slavery abolitionists in this country were often often defeated legally, emotionally, and spiritually. It’s why many of them focused on the Deliverer, the Healer, the Creator of us all. The Word of God and anti-slavery hymn books were sources of inspiration and motivation for a remnant who had fought, with all of their strength, to elevate human dignity. But human strength was (and is) never enough. The evil of slavery was no match for the goodness of God.
One year ago, a remnant of believers came together in Washington, DC for OneVoiceDC—a non-denominational prayer and worship gathering. This evangelical event works in tandem with the annual March for Life, where hundreds of thousands of people stand against the greatest human rights injustice of our day: abortion.