They got it wrong, again

Dear Editor,

On June 27,, 2016, the US Supreme Court ruled against a Texas law that required abortion clinics to have certain resources in place to protect the life of the mother in case of medical complications.  The court got it wrong again!   Just as in the 1973 Texas case, Roe v. Wade, the court blamed their bad decisions on the US Constitution.  In 1973, they ruled that the Texas regulations violated the 14th amendment regarding due process.  The more recent ruling declares the law to be a “substantial obstacle to women seeking abortions” and place an “’undue burden’ on their constitutional right to do so.”  Constitutional right?  Really?

In the Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers defined our basic rights; “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  Neither in this document, nor the Constitution was the alleged right for a mother to abort a healthy unborn child implied, referenced, or even imagined by the framers.  In fact, this abhorrent practice runs completely counter to the right to life as spelled out in the Declaration of Independence and the prohibition of murder in the Ten Commandments.  

God alone is the source of life.  In Genesis 1:26-29 God created man in His own image – both physical and spiritual and set man apart from all the other creatures.  God reveres life and expects for man to do likewise.  Life begins long before birth, as demonstrated in Psalm 139:13 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” and again in Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.”    

In Genesis 9:5-6, God demands an accounting for innocent blood and establishes capital punishment.  The sanctity of human life and the punishment for murder is reinforced throughout the books of Genesis and Exodus.  Jeremiah chapters 3 and 7 spell out God’s impending judgment on Judah and includes the sin of sacrificing their sons and daughters to pagan gods as one of their condemning actions.  This contemptable practice is synonymous with the act of abortion.  If God did not spare His nation of Judah from judgement, how do we expect Him to withhold his judgement against us and our nation?

Planned Parenthood’s annual report (2013-14) shows receipts of $528 million from government grants and reimbursements.  Every year Planned Parenthood continues to receive over $500 million in tax dollars and performs 320,000 abortions; that is 877 abortions every day.

Contrary to what we have been told, the Supreme Court is not the final authority on our laws; you as American citizens are!  Please join with me to contact your elected US legislators and demand that they permanently de-fund Planned Parenthood and other abortion provider networks.  Let’s stop funding the extermination of the unborn with our tax dollars.


Ed Cox