SHIELDS: Rejoice, Roe Is Dead! Now Begins Our Fight for Life


Saturday, June 25, 2022

There are days that make a nation great. June 24 was one of those days.

In this fallen world, the history of nations is that of sin and tyranny. Rare moments when nations rise above this norm and act righteously make nations great. America’s exceptionalism originates from the American Creed, for it rejects the norm of tyranny and embraces liberty, justice, and equality. 

This noble aspiration has remained steadfast against our sinful past. The horrors of slavery, the Trail of Tears, Jim Crow, and America’s other numerous sins were affronts to our Creed. However, our continued fight against the injustice created by, for, or against us furthers our collective advancement. 

The overthrowing of British tyranny, the abolition of slavery, our victory over fascism, our continued fight against communism, and every other act we have committed in accordance with our Creed is what has made us the leader of the free world. It is what has made us the land of the free. 

Yet these last 49 years, there has been another blot on the American republic. The unconstitutional enshrinement of abortion in Roe and Casey were grave evils. They allowed over 63 million unborn babies to be murdered in the land of the supposedly free. 

They protected the ability of an abortionist to “[pull] the fetus’ body apart,” crush and split open a baby’s skull, and stop a baby’s heart. They protected the murder of a fellow human being. These decisions protected those who declared they had a right to murder babies and had the audacity to invoke the name of God in doing so. 

They assaulted our Creed and tarnished our ability to advance the cause of liberty. For the cry for freedom by the abortionist rings just as hollow as the cry for freedom by the slaver. 

With the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, Roe and Casey join the likes of Dred Scott and Plessy in the ash heap of history. Our Constitution is at last upheld as the issue of abortion is returned to the states. 

At last we can fight for the rights of the unborn. At last our laws can reflect the truth that the unborn are made in God’s image and thus have a right to life. 

Now begins the fight for life. It will be an arduous fight. The blot of Roe and Casey may be gone, but the villainy they formerly enshrined remains. Abortion will remain legal in many states, and millions of babies will continue to die. 

If we are to be a righteous nation we must rid ourselves of abortion just as we abolished slavery. Dobbs was a victorious battle, but now we must win the war. In pro-life states, ban abortion entirely. In those states that are in the middle, pass as many protections for the unborn as is feasible. In all states, but most especially pro-abortion states, do all that we can to change hearts and minds, and transform a culture of death into a culture of life. 

Educate people on the science and wonder of life and pregnancy, and on the barbarism of abortion. Build safety nets so that every mother knows that she and her baby will be cared for during her pregnancy and that her community will help in every way they can as she raises her child. 

We must all continue to pray for the day that life prevails and the unborn are as free as us in every part of this great nation of ours. That day is still afar, but while we wait for it, let us celebrate days like June 24. For it is the type of day that makes a nation great. 

This is only the beginning, and I pray that we will rise to the aspirations of our Creed and succeed in protecting the rights of every human being, the born and the unborn. For both are endowed by God with certain unalienable rights, among these life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Jack Shields is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is currently attending Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. He is an editor and columnist for Lone Conservative, and a reporter for The College Fix.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.

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About Jack Shields

Jack Shields is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is currently attending Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. He is an editor and columnist for Lone Conservative, and a reporter for The College Fix.

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