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Saving the Little Image-Bearers

Following the highly debated and controversial Supreme Court overturn of Roe v. Wade, many states have created legislation in the start of a new post-Roe era.

On June 24th, the United States Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade case, which claimed abortion was a viable right protected by the Constitution, guised under the terms “reproductive healthcare,” and “reproductive rights,” and the state should not be involved in either of those acts. Good thing abortion is neither of those terms.

However, before the Court actually overturned Roe v. Wade, there was a majority opinion draft leak, causing protectors of the unborn to get a head start on the legislative process, while pro-choice protestors were too busy vandalizing and burning pregnancy resource centers in Oregon, Colorado, Illinois and New York, expressing their anger with not being able to murder human life at its most vulnerable point. 

After the leak, the Supreme Court formally pedaled back on the institution’s prior 1973 decision, claiming the federal government should not have been involved in the first place, returning the issue of abortion back to the states. 

With the issue justly returned back to the states, abortion legislation has been conjured up in just over half the states, either restricting abortion access or expanding it. 

In states which are more liberal and lean Democratic, abortion access is becoming more accessible, while states that are more conservative and lean Republican are not falling prone to the deception that committing murder is healthcare and are limiting access to abortion or fully banning it.

Shortly after the overturn and pioneering the post-Roe work of banning abortion, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill effectively banning all “abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy” according to an article from the New York Times. 

In the same article, protectors of the unborn have also passed legislation banning abortion in “at least one legislative chamber in seven states: Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming, Florida, Kentucky, Oklahoma and West Virginia.” The abortion bans have been “enacted in six of those states: Florida, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, Idaho and Wyoming.”

There is also legislation in the works for Missouri, Alaska and Indiana, as well as other states that either fully bans the killing of children in the womb or heavily restricts it.

The overturn of Roe v. Wade and the work of establishing legislation to protect the unborn in multiple states is the culmination of fifty long years of hard work, rallies, marches, assemblies, sweat and tears. 

The fight for the abolition of abortion is ongoing and the states restricting or banning the horrific practice are protecting the Creator’s creation at its most crucial and beautiful stages of development.

As seen in multiple passages of Scripture, the Lord puts inherent value on the womb, therefore, the states helping to uphold that value are doing nothing less than quoting Genesis and safeguarding the Little Image-Bearers.

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