Ignore the in-my-face obvious issues and lend all of my attention to unwarranted, groundless non-issues? Not happening!
To Every Thing
The following is one of my favorite passages from the Bible, I also love the song that the Byrds released... many years ago, wherein they incorporate these words/this passage into the song.
Sharing it as well.
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 (KJV)
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
A time to kill, and a time to heal
We have been in the killing season for far too many seasons, we need to take this time, this season we are in, to heal.
A time to reflect on how we got here and how we ever justified the taking of human life; not of murderers and rapists nor the criminally insane, but the lives of the most innocent and pure and helpless, among all of humankind!
Abortion has been promoted and justified, not minimized nor discouraged, for nearly 50 years here in the United States of America.
What started out as a way out for a terrified young woman, in the earliest stage of pregnancy, as a last resort, doing it right, keeping her safe -
Has led to many young women today glorifying and celebrating their abortions. It has led to discussions and debates about what to do if a perfectly viable baby, survives an abortion attempt
Yes, these are the extremes, at this moment in time, this season that we are in, but if we have progressed from, "a safe way out, in the earliest stage of development, with all other options exhausted", to celebrating the taking of an innocent life.....
or bringing us to the place where there are actual discussions of - "how do we get rid of it, if it survives", where does this progression take us in another 20 years?
In another 10 years?
Where will we draw the line or will all lines, remain blurred, in order to continually justify our actions?
Roe v. Wade
Those who believe that all lives matter, have been praying for the day that abortion would end.
We are not to that point, far from it, although some angry activists, not thinking very clearly right now or completely ignorant on the subject, suggest it is so!
As a result of Roe v. Wade being overturned, abortion goes back to the States, where it began, where it should have remained:
It should have never made its way to the Supreme Court
It should have never been turned into a Federal case
Roe v. Wade should have never gone before the U.S. Supreme Court
There's a lot of talk right now about the current Supreme Court being radicalized, but the truth is, the Supreme Court of 1973, acted radically and their decision was unconstitutional.
They determined that State laws which banned abortion were unconstitutional, under the *Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But the Fourteenth Amendment certainly does not address abortion and their basis, a right to privacy, is not even addressed in the fourteenth Amendment, nor any other Amendment for that matter. I will take it one step further, the 14th Amendment protects life.
They overstepped their boundaries and today's Supreme Court, finally rectified a wrong which took place, nearly a half a century ago:
"The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision."
- Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
Now it goes back to the states. Each state will decide if abortion will be completely banned, if it will be allowed up until a heartbeat is detected, up until a predetermined number of weeks, if it will be allowed up and until birth day, etc.
Each state will determine what becomes of a viable baby which has survived a botched abortion.
Each state will determine under what circumstances, exceptions will be made, as they pertain to individual cases, etc.
It will be for the people of each State, to ascertain; to regulate, to decide.
* The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Where do we go from here?
The following article was written by me, a few years back.
I believe that abortion was radically pushed through and crammed down the throats of the American people; to swallow and accept. It was done without any regard for girls/women or the long term effects/repercussions, abortion may, could or would, have on us.....
and that makes me angry!
We were, basically, guinea pigs, for what was a game for some and an in-your-face power trip for others.
I was much too young to be attempting to talk other much too young girls out of abortion and then...out of suicide, but it happened! It was heart-wrenching! The sadness and anger I felt simultaneously, was never directed at them, they were my friends, they never stopped being my friends. I never stopped loving them or caring for them.
In the 1970's we were lied to, by adults. Adults who were to be trusted and I resent them for their radical ideas, that screwed up so many lives over many generations.
Any anger that I had back then, that still comes back to haunt me from time to time, is directed at the activists, the feminists, the radical court of that time, who never considered any of us in that moment - nor long term!
I understand that everyone has their own story, their own circumstances, outside of celebrating abortion, I've always tried to understand a particular person's circumstances.
I, personally do not believe that there will be an end to abortion in my life time, but that doesn't mean that I will ever accept it.
State by State
In my state, Florida, We the People, elected a conservative Governor.
This is a statement by Governor Ron DeSantis on his personal thoughts and an outline of what our state will be looking to do, going forward:
"The prayers of millions have been answered. For nearly fifty years, the U.S. Supreme Court has prohibited virtually any meaningful pro-life protection, but this was not grounded in the text, history or structure of the Constitution. By properly interpreting the Constitution, the Dobbs majority has restored the people’s role in our republic and a sense of hope that every life counts.
Florida will continue to defend its recently-enacted pro-life reforms against state court challenges, will work to expand pro-life protections, and will stand for life by promoting adoption, foster care and child welfare."
Bringing it back to the States for the people to decide, was the right thing to do and I commend the current U.S. Supreme Court for this decision.
We must build each other up, for tearing down one another is not only counter-productive, it creates further division and does irreparable harm.
I pray for the safety and well-being of our Supreme Court and I pray that we, as a Nation, can go forward, not at war with each other but rather, in peace and in harmony.
God Bless these United States of America!
© 2022 A B Williams