Roe V. Wade – When Does Life Begin

The Roman Catholic Church has taught for centuries that life begins at conception.  Most Christians believe this also. The beautiful miracle of birth of a new soul is felt by both parents.  Any father who felt his baby kicking in his wife’s womb prior to birth is as thrilled as his wife in their to be born baby.

However, the Supreme Court of the U.S. has held otherwise.  These non-elected members of the Supreme Court enforced their views on the American people ever since Roe v Wade.  The Supreme Court said:

“We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins… the judiciary at this point in the development of man’s knowledge is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.”

There is no speculation since this is a scientific fact that the baby starts forming at conception. In addition, I would add that it is not in their jurisdiction to do so.  This is a Philosophical and Theological issue not a civil issue nor a felony issue.  There are no laws in existence including the constitution that cover this subject. The Supreme Court had no right or obligation to “rule” on this issue.  American society has other experts to analyze and opine on the subject.

However, the High Court did make a key admission:

“If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case [i.e., “Roe” who sought an abortion], of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.”

At issue here is when life begins. If it begins at conception, then American society and government has an obligation to protect that person – – – not kill it.  On the other hand, the Supreme Court has held that life begins at “first breath — – after it is born.   That is there opinion that is not held by science or theologians.

The fact is, the 14th Amendment couldn’t be clearer:

“… nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law.

 

It seems to me that theologians, philosophers and parents need to be brought into this picture – – -not nine unelected appointees on a court.  Put it to a vote.  One vote could be for the Congress to remove this whole topic from the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.  Yes, they have the right to do so and have done so on other topics in the past.  Another vote would be by the people thereby putting the vote where it belongs – – – in the people’s domain.

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