In a historic culmination of a five-decade effort by the pro-life movement, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overruled Roe v. Wade and sent the issue of abortion back to the states, declaring that the Constitution is silent on abortion and that Roe was “egregiously wrong from the start.”
As expected, after the recent leak of Justice Alito’s opinion, the Supreme Court has reversed the Roe versus Wade decision. It’s hard to overestimate the significance of this decision, coming after almost fifty long, hard, excruciating years. Contrary to popular opinion, the end of Roe doesn’t mean every unborn life in America is protected, it doesn’t mean the end of abortion.
A Biblical view of life values it from the time it is discovered, the time that tiny heart starts beating, and strives to protect it until God ordains that its existence here on earth has come to an end. This biblical value for life has become a political issue that causes great divides in our community.
While abortion is not specifically mentioned in Scripture, we can glean insights from God’s response toward a culture who regularly practiced the killing of babies. The Lord was particularly intolerant of the act among His own people.
Nowhere in Scripture is abortion mentioned by name, but that doesn’t mean the Bible has no response to the topic. We know from Scripture that there is “nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). That includes abortion. Is abortion a sin?
With my personal convictions unwavering, this gnawing thought mulls in my mind, the notion that different believers somehow have different convictions regarding Roe v Wade based on past experiences, sins they once struggled with, traumas, and abuse.