On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Roe v. Wade legitimizing abortion. However, the decision failed to determine when life begins. The Justices thought the question of when life begins was not important enough to the issue of abortion to actually decide. Said the court: “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins.”
However, is not when life begins the most important issue?
Roe v. Wade should be overturned if only for the simple fact that it did not decide the most important factual question. Does an individual physical human life begin at conception? The answer to this question becomes difficult only for those who refuse to face the truth. And it is not surprising that those who legitimated abortion also refused to answer that question.
Abortion is our worst civil rights tragedy, and it is perpetrated against the weakest members of our society. Only a few days ago, we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. MLK Jr. fought for the human rights of all people, and that includes children in the womb.
What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. [Genesis 4:10].
Here is an interview between the Rev. Todd Wilken and Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This 25 minute interview aired on Issues, Etc.™ on MLK Jr. Day, January 18, 2010 A.D.