Friday, June 20, 2022: After standing for 49 years, the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which purported for discover a constitutional right to abortion, has finally been reversed. In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court has now held that the Roe was wrongly decided, explaining in exhausting thoroughness how there is no provision of the Constitution which can rationally be shown to establish the right to obtain an abortion.
For obvious reasons, Dr. William Lile, the Pro-Life Doc, has been, like millions of other Americans, waiting for this day–a day that many thought would never arrive. And while it is clearly a time for pro-life allies to celebrate, as Dr. Lile points out, it ushers in a new era of pro-life work, in which advocates will have to shift their focus to the 50 states to protect the rights of the Preborn.
But in conjunction with working on the legal front, it also means working on the personal front: changing the hearts and minds of millions of Americans who have been raised in a culture that devalues life.
Roe v. Wade has been finally vanquished. And just as it is after any battle, it is time to rebuild. But this time, we need to build a life-centered culture. We need to regain our moral equilibrium, to teach others to cherish what it means to be a mother, to be a father, and to see a Preborn child in the womb through the lens of hope and love.