Contrary to the profession of many, as well as the propaganda of our propagandizing press, the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision did not make abortion unconstitutional nor illegal, but simply returned this issue to the states to be separately decided. It is truly unbelievable to me that our highest court found, after almost 50 years and more than 63 million abortions, that its infamous 1973 Roe v Wade Decision had absolutely no constitutional basis, since our Constitution, according to our current Court, is neutral on the issue of abortion. Furthermore, even more unbelievable to me than a past Supreme Court’s concocted and contrived constitutional right for a woman to terminate the life of her unborn child, is our present Supreme Court’s failure to recognize and uphold the unborn child’s fundamental and constitutional right to life, which is enshrined in our Constitution's 14th Amendment and our nation’s own birth certificate—the Declaration of Independence.
At the heart of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v Wade Decision was the Court’s dehumanizing of the unborn, which today’s Supreme Court did not even address, much less correct, in its overturning of Roe v Wade. Therefore, the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision does not outlaw abortion in America as the taking of an innocent human life, but simply sends it to the states, not only to determine for themselves whether to permit or prohibit abortions, but also to determine for themselves to what degree abortions should be permitted or prohibited. Consequently, this may result in some liberal states, like California and New York, not only legalizing full-term abortions, but also gruesome partial-birth abortions and unconscionable live-birth abortions.
In authoring the Supreme Court’s infamous Roe v Wade Decision, Justice Harry Blackmum wrote: “The word ‛person’ as used in the 14th amendment [the amendment that forbids depriving any person of their right to life, liberty and property] does not include the unborn. The unborn have never been recognized in the law as persons in the whole sense.” Therefore, Blackmum concluded, “a fetus is not a person but only potential [human] life.” Thanks to this judicial sleight of hand—the dehumanizing of unborn children—the Supreme Court was able to justify and make possible the unspeakable inhumanity of abortion on demand. After all, what better way to disguise inhumanity than to claim that its victims are not human?
This denying of personhood to the helpless victims of inhumanity has always been the justification for history’s most abhorrent evils. For instance, in 1875, the Supreme Court, in its infamous Dred Scott Decision, legalized slavery on the basis that slaves were only three fifths human, and therefore could be legally classified as property rather than persons and bought and sold by their owners.
In 1936, the German Supreme Court ruled that Jews, who had already been stripped of all their rights, were not to be legally recognized as persons. Instead, Jewish people were viewed by the German government as “sub-humans” or, as Adolf Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf, parasites in the body of other peoples. This denial of personhood to the Jewish people paved the way for the Holocaust and its unconscionable extermination of millions of innocent Jews.
Just as the denial of personhood was used by the German Supreme Court to justify the horrors of the Holocaust, it has also been used by our own Supreme Court to justify the horrid inhumanities of slavery and abortion on demand. While you may rejoice over the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision, which overturned Roe v Wade, you should temper your enthusiasm, since the Court’s decision neither outlawed the evil of abortion nor addressed the dehumanizing of its innocent victims, who continue to be stripped, especially in blue states run by prochoice progressives, of their God-given, inalienable, and constitutional right to life.
Now, I’ve shared all of the above to make an unassailable point that will undoubtedly prove most unpopular to all evangelical Trump supporters. Sunday, in an interview with Kristen Welker on NBC’s Meet the Press, Donald Trump called Governor Ron DeSantis’ ban on abortions in Florida after 6 weeks a “terrible idea.” According to Trump, the solution to the abortion debate is as simple as coming up with a number that will satisfy both pro-life and prochoice Americans. In other words, Trump believes that he can get believers in the sanctity of human life, who believe life begins at conception, together with rabid abortion on demand advocates, who believe a baby is not even human, but nothing more than a disposable blob, until it passes through the womb at birth, to agree on a particular time during pregnancy when abortions should no longer be permitted, but prohibited. Such a simplistic solution and naive notion should come as no surprise from such an overconfident narcissist as Trump, who also assures the world that he can simply and swiftly end the war in Ukraine in 24 hours.
Here’s a news flash to all MAGA evangelicals, as well as to all of you Republican Kool-Aid drinkers, who’ve been swirling down the GOP’s swill for years, there will be no end to abortion in these United States until we have statesmen who are willing to make the ultimate political sacrifice, the sacrifice of their political careers, to save unborn children. Unfortunately, until then we’ll have politicians like Donald Trump and Nikki Haley, one of Trump’s rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. According to Trump—who is credulously convinced that we can all come to a consensual compromise over the lives of unborn children—all it will take to end our division over the abortion debate is for him to work the art of the deal, by leading both sides of the debate to a mutually agreed upon magic number. According to Haley, saving all unborn children from abortion in today’s America is totally unrealistic; therefore, we need to be realists and lower our aim. We shouldn’t fight to save all unborn children from abortion, no matter how right it is to do so, because, according to Haley, Republicans have no real chance of succeeding; and, as Haley apparently believes, Republican success is far more important than fighting for the right; that is, the lives of the most innocent among us, in a losing cause.