Born and Preborn

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139:13-16~

“Born and preborn.” That’s how my friend ended the Pledge of Allegiance every time she said it.

In January of 1979, she answered the phone when I called to reserve my seat on the bus for my first March for Life. We’ve been dear friends ever since.

She resides in a home now. I hope she is aware of the news of the day.

It’s sad that someone leaked the decision draft for Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization. I hope SCOTUS moves quickly to officially release the decision. If it is as it appears, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth from the other side.

Yet the abortion business will continue in states like New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and others who prepared for this day by codifying Roe and Doe (Roe‘s companion case)–enacting unlimited abortion until birth for any reason.

Other states have prepared in the opposite way for Roe‘s fall. Pro-abortion entity the Guttmacher Institute says 26 states are ready to “ban” abortion (with limitations).

Our Pennsylvania governor takes pride in his previous service as an abortion escort. He walked pregnant women from their cars and talked to them so they couldn’t hear pro-life people offering alternatives to death for their children.

He is a guaranteed veto on any pro-life bill our majority conservative legislature will pass. His successor must be pro-life if we are to provide any measure of protection for unborn children who are still suffering across our state and at the hands of experimenters at the University of Pittsburgh.

We have marched and talked and prayed and marched some more since Roe and Doe came down in 1973. We felt devastation in 1992 when Casey (a very different Pennsylvania governor) v Planned Parenthood came down too. But now this day has arrived.

Even so, the fight for life goes on. While it appears that the generation calling itself the pro-life generation may finally have succeeded, every generation must stand to protect life.

Dred Scott, Roe, Doe, and Casey were bad decisions. Justice demanded they be overturned. Justice is late for 62 million children, the inconvenient, the imperfect, the wrong gender.

Perhaps today, justice is at the door. For born and preborn.

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22 Replies to “Born and Preborn”

  1. I was shocked to hear the decision was leaked, but it’s heartening to know the tides might be shifting in this issue! Great post, Nancy!

  2. This SCOTUS decision is reason to be grateful, but not complacent. It’s easy for both sides to misinterpret or mischaracterize the decision. Christians should not conclude that abortions will be banned. And pro-abortionists should not claim that the freedom to have an abortion has been removed. This SCOTUS decision simply removes abortion from the federal protective umbrella of a “constitutional right” and places it under the authority of the individual states. The battle continues, albeit now at a more local level.

    1. That’s exactly right, Ava. That’s why Marches for Life took place in the states as well as DC last year. Many of the restrictions in the “pro-life” states will not protect babies under 7 to 15 weeks (when most abortions happen). And chemical abortion will continue to be a menace to children and mothers. Thanks for commenting. God bless!

      1. She is absolutely right. This cause will not end; it may simply shift locations. We cannot claim victory and go home. We will need to provide more help and speak truth more than we have before. Thank you, Candyce. God bless!

  3. May God continue to change hearts and minds on the issue of life for our children. Thank you for faithfully advocating for the preborn for so many years.

  4. I’m so thankful for this decision and hopeful for the future. But I agree that we can’t get comfortable in the upcoming generations to continue the fight for life. Because your ending here is chilling: “Justice is late for 62 million children, the inconvenient, the imperfect, the wrong gender.”

  5. Proverbs describes the wicked as unable to rest. They are always scheming. The passion to kill babies astounds me. May God have mercy on us and allow laws to protect the unborn in the states.

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