I don’t want to dump water all over the flames of celebration right now in the wake of the Supreme Court decision today to overturn Roe v. Wade, but allow me to dump some water on the flames of celebration. This decision might look like a great decision on the surface, but there is something detrimental in that ruling that could have long-lasting effects.
In the Supreme Court’s ruling, Brett Kavanaugh, while agreeing to overrule the Roe decisions, determined that unborn life does not have the same value as born life, and therefore, cannot be constitutionally protected. In other words, the Supreme Court does not guarantee a right to life.
“This Court therefore does not possess the authority either to declare a constitutional right to abortion or to declare a constitutional prohibition of abortion,” the ruling reads.
Sadly, this may have devastating effects on the continued fight for the protection of unborn children in the nation as the Court has essentially refused personhood to unborn children. While this does not hinder the states from constitutionally protecting the lives of unborn children, the Supreme Court has abdicated its responsibility to protect the unborn and recused itself from any future rulings on the protection of innocent life.
Hopefully, more states will do what is right, but leftist states are now free to enact extreme pro-abortion laws without any recourse from the federal government.