Abortion doctors have a reason to panic as a Texas abortion law moves toward a Supreme Court challenge.
While they talk a big game, the legality of abortions has always rested on shaky ground.
Now, abortion advocates pushing to overturn the Texas ban on abortion could be pave the way to make it illegal in all 50 states.
One of the most important cases in Supreme Court history, which also started in Texas, Roe v. Wade is touted as a massive feminist victory.
Yet, those who have studied the case know the presiding Justices at the time completely sidestepped answering the most pressing question: does a woman have a right to get an abortion?
In the court’s official brief on the case back in 1973 they wrote, “…some amici (abortion advocates) argue that the woman’s right is absolute and that she is entitled to terminate her pregnancy at whatever time, in whatever way, and for whatever reason she alone chooses. With this we do not agree.”
In fact, it seems likely the court’s decision would have fallen the other way had laws already been in place to legally define when a baby becomes a person.
Their final decision at the time was hardly definitive and focused on when a baby could survive separate from its mother based on technology available at the time.
By now, that ruling is certainly outdated.
In fact, the first test tube baby was born only five years after the Roe v. Wade ruling.
If the argument picks up where it was left off back in 1973, the logical conclusion will be the Left’s worst nightmare.
That reality explains recent news headlines.
The Dallas Morning News cried that, “Supreme Court’s interest in Texas abortion ban could signal the end of Roe v. Wade.”
TIME Magazine warned, “The Supreme Court may rule against Texas in abortion cases, but Roe v. Wade still isn’t safe.”
And CNN sent out a hopeful note in a news alert, “two Justices seem open” adding, “these key conservative Justices seemed open to arguments from abortion providers on Texas’ abortion laws.”
Yes, we certainly hope all Supreme Court justices are “open” to arguments.
That is literally their entire job.
But Americans can only hope this time they will actually follow through and make a real decision after an error led to the murder of more than 60 million babies.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.