Matt C. Abbott
Although I’m very glad Roe v. Wade was overturned earlier this year in the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision, I think it’s safe to say the U.S. has been experiencing a cultural backlash of sorts.
We saw this with the recent defeat of the “Value Them Both” amendment in Kansas. And Catholic commentator Michael Voris predicts that Michigan’s ‘Ballot Proposal 3’ on the November ballot “will coast to victory.”
Voris said the referendum “will be a vote to enshrine child murder — at any stage, even after birth — into the state Constitution. That means no law can ever be passed in Michigan protecting children unless another amendment is brought forward overturning this one.”
Voris also predicts that “within five years, every state in the country will follow the lead of Michigan and Kansas” and vote to enshrine abortion into their state’s Constitution.
I hope he’s wrong about that – hope springs eternal, of course – but I fear his prediction will indeed come to pass.
Call me a pessimist. (Or perhaps a realist?) Yes, much of the secular media and the abortion lobby are at least partially to blame for the overall rise in the general public’s pro-abortion sentiment. However, we in the pro-life movement have to acknowledge that recreational sex without consequences is, sadly, too enticing to a large percentage of the American people. Bloodlust toward the preborn is a result of this libertine mentality. Therefore, such people desire “peace of mind” that abortion will be available to them if and when they “need” it, and they’ll vote accordingly.
The situation is bleak at present.
That said, I’m most grateful to all those in the pro-life movement who, through the years, have been working, whether in the trenches or behind the scenes – anywhere and everywhere – to help persuade pregnant women not have their preborn children killed. And to assist new mothers who find themselves in difficult situations. God bless you all.
It goes without saying that there is still so much work to be done in this culture of death.
From a spiritual perspective, I greatly appreciate the words of Father Dan Cambra, MIC:
Thankfully, the 40 Days for Life 2022 campaign is underway and will continue through Nov. 6.
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