The Supreme Court released the leaked opinion from May, overturning Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood. When the leak happened, Politico.com called it, “a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights.” To hear many on the left tell it, the court just banned abortion in all 50 states but that is untrue. This ruling is but one step in the battle, but an important one to be sure. This ruling removes the federal requirement to allow abortion. States now determine their own laws and punishments and how they deal with it — just as they already do for other instances of murder.
While some states allow for abortion, many states, including our own, have banned abortion. So this is a victory in a battle of a larger war. That is why we celebrate today! We must, of course, continue to pray and to work to shape hearts and minds that abortion might not even be thought of and that it continues to remain illegal in our state.
We can be encouraged by all that the Lord is doing. As Dr. George Grant said in response to the ruling, “Aslan is on the move!” Our good God has granted us this victory and called us to appear before him today. And that is why we lift our thunderous refrain, Thanks be to God!