Three reasons Roe v. Wade will fall

The U.S. Supreme Court-imposed abortion-on-demand regime of Roe v. Wade will one day fall. Why?

Roe will buckle under the weight of reason. “As a matter of constitutional interpretation and judicial method, Roe borders on the indefensible,” notes Edward Lazarus, former clerk to Justice Harry Blackmun (author of Roe) and supporter of legalized abortion. The U.S. Constitution cannot plausibly or rationally be said to include a right to abortion that precludes states dealing with this issue. Even the Court itself, when narrowly upholding Roe in 1992 (in Planned Parenthood v. Casey), could appeal only to stare decisis (i.e., past decisions should be reaffirmed because they are past decisions) and to virtual nonsense about “the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.”

Roe will buckle under the weight of democracy. The Court in Roe, without constitutional warrant, usurped the authority of the American people to determine abortion policy. This “exercise of raw judicial power,” as Justice Byron White put it, struck down the democratically-decided abortion laws of all 50 states and imposed a nationwide policy of abortion on demand whether the people like it or not. The radical extent of the Roe regime was not and has never been even remotely consistent with public opinion (polling on this question is often inaccurate, and ignorance of the extent of Roe is widespread). Roe has disenfranchised millions of Americans, fostering divisive cultural and political battles.

Finally, and most importantly, Roe will buckle under the weight of human rights. It decided that an entire class of innocent human beings must be excluded from legal protection and allowed to be killed for any reason. Roe, like Dred Scott v. Sandford before it, is profoundly unjust and contrary to the equal fundamental dignity and right to life of all members of the human family. And the consequences of the Court’s folly—55 million unborn human beings killed, many women (and men) hurt emotionally, psychologically, physically—have been nothing less than catastrophic.

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National Pro-life awards dinner and Mass held at University of Notre Dame, but not a single representative of the ND administration or board of trustees attended

Last Wednesday, April 25, at a dinner attended by hundreds of pro-life advocates from across the United States, the second annual Evangelium Vitae medal, recognizing outstanding service in the defense of human life, was awarded to Helen Alvare, an internationally recognized and acclaimed right-to-life activist.
The dinner was held at the University of Notre Dame, following a Mass celebrated in the Sacred Heart Basilica by Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend.  In only its second year, the Evangelium Vitae medal has gained national recognition at least on a par with the Laetare medal.
Sadly (and tellingly), not a single representative of the Notre Dame administration or the board of trustees attended the event, although all had been invited.
Most ignored the invitation, not even offering the courtesy of a reply.  Those that replied offered no reason for declining the invitation.  The Notre Dame publicity machine carefully sidestepped the event, both on the ND website and in its daily news bulletins.
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Dr. Ron Paul Explains His Anti-Abortion Position

In the 1960s when abortion was still illegal, I witnessed, while visiting a surgical suite as an OB/GYN resident, the abortion of a fetus that weighed approximately two pounds.

It was placed in a bucket, crying and struggling to breathe, and the medical personnel pretended not to notice.

Soon the crying stopped. This harrowing event forced me to think more seriously about this important issue….

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52,008,666 Babies Aborted Since Roe v.Wade (more than 52 MILLION)


“A Nation that kills its own children
is a nation without hope.”
– Pope John Paul II

Tomorrow marks 38 years since Roe v.Wade legalized abortion.
The right to life is our most fundamental human right;
yet we live in a culture where abortion is a daily tragedy.
For decades, courts have undermined the sanctity of human life.
Let us remember the millions of innocent children
put to death as a result of Roe v. Wade.

On the anniversary of this dastardly decision,
the words of Thomas Jefferson should concern us all:

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just;
that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

Submitted by the Thomas More Law Center

Most Remarkable Fellow Reminds Us: “Be Thankful. Be Patient. Smile. Be Happy!”


Young man makes up for having no arms and legs
with a spirit of joy and thanksgiving.

Watch the short video

Submitted by Alice H. and cousin Judy

A comprehensive article on life and justice by St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson

Since the first century, the Church has addressed the moral evil of abortion and the killing of a defenseless baby in the womb. People who are casual about the sin of abortion and who choose to view it as a political issue rather than the serious moral issue that it is are guilty of violating the Fifth Commandment. You cannot be “pro-choice” (pro-abortion) and remain a Catholic in good standing. That’s why the Church asks those who maintain this position not to receive holy Communion. We are not being mean or judgmental, we are simply acknowledging the fact that such a stance is objectively and seriously sinful and is radically inconsistent with the Christian way of life.

The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council said, “God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and human life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: Abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes” (“Gaudium et Spes,” No. 51.3). That’s why formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life (see canons 1398,1314, and 1323-1324).

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Catholic Bishop leads pro-life rally at abortion clinic

The person leading the crowd was the new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw.

“We fight for a lot of rights in this country, but you have no rights if you are dead,” said Bishop Joseph Cistone, the new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw.

Bishop Joseph Cistone says the ultimate human right is the right to live.

Saturday, he led a prayer service.  It took place out front the Women’s Health Center in Saginaw, a clinic that performs abortions.

“It really struck me today that these women who came here today left behind life, left behind dead babies,” said Bishop Joseph Cistone.

Read the article on the bishops’ blog