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Rage over Roe v. Wade

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In January 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that all women in the nation had a constitutional right to abortion. This decision made previous state-level abortion bans illegal and stood for just over 49 years. On Friday, June 24, the Supreme Court reversed that decision and removed such nationwide protections for abortion. This ruling does not make abortion illegal in the U.S. It simply removes federal protections for abortion and instead allows individual states to decide whether or not mothers have the right to terminate the life of their unborn child.

As of this writing, at least eleven U.S. states have banned abortion (though the law is temporarily blocked in two), and an additional nine states are expected to ban it, with two more expected to add strong restrictions. In reaction to the court ruling, “pro-choice” demonstrations erupted in several cities across the nation, along with arrests for vandalism and destruction of state and federal property. Global reactions are mixed, with some condemning the U.S. and others finding encouragement in the ruling (BBC, June 25, 2022). While the Vatican came out in support of the court decision, noting it is also a situation for the rest of the world to reflect on and learn from, President Joe Biden called it a “sad day” for America (Reuters, June 24, 2022).

Abortion is a politically explosive issue, but for Christians it should not be a confusing matter. The Bible clearly reveals that taking the life of an unborn child is murder (Exodus 20:13; 21:22–25). The Scriptures also plainly state that the God who inspired these instructions does not change (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8). While pro-abortion and anti-abortion factions battle over this divisive issue, Christians are advised not to get involved in the carnal political efforts of this world (John 18:36; Philippians 3:20; 2 Corinthians 5:20) and, instead, to cry aloud concerning sin and the need for national repentance (Isaiah 58:1). The real hope for peace is the return of Jesus Christ, who will bring about a “restoration of all things” (Isaiah 9:6–7; Acts 3:19–21). To learn more about God’s perspective on abortion, watch our telecast “Tiny Fingers and Toes!