Sunday, January 22, 2012


39 years ago today the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade.  The opinion held that the Constitution of the United States forbade the prohibition of abortion, except under the most limited of circumstances.

Roe was a naked assertion of political power.  It was devoid of any convincing legal or moral reasoning.  As a piece of legal craft or Constitutional interpretation it was and is a laughingstock.  Its purpose - and only coherent justification - was to end the increasingly polarizing political debate over abortion.  In this purpose Roe has failed altogether.

Since Roe was decided Americans have murdered 52 million helpless human children.  Virtually all of these murders were performed because it was inconvenient to have the baby, not because the life of the mother was at stake.  Our American campaign of genocide has now killed more innocent lives than Stalin (20 million) more than Hitler (25 million), and more than Mao (40 million).  See the website "Necrometrics" for more information on mass murder.

Dr. Martin Luther King said this, in 1963, in his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail:"

"I would agree with St. Augustine that 'an unjust law is no law at all' . . . A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law."  

Roe v. Wade is an unjust law.  It seeks to justify the killing of innocent children.  It will die a slow, agonizing, and squalid death, but it will die.  And when it does, and when our children's children come to read the history of our age, what will they say about my generation, who slaughtered 50 millions of its children in a frenzy of convenience?  They will hold us up as a horror, just as we hold up Hitler and Stalin and their murders.

Will there be anyone to pray for our souls?  Will the innocents we slaughtered plead for us at the altar of God?  As the Apostle Paul said in his Epistle to the Romans, "oh wretched man that I am, who will save me from this body of death?  Thanks be to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us.

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