Now that Roe v. Wade was overturned in June 2022, what’s next for the pro-life movement? This episode of the Postmodern Realities Podcast is a very deep dive into issues now being raised in a post-Roe climate with Journal author Jay Watts. More will also be discussed in an article in the 45:2-3 (Fall 2022) edition of the Christian Research Journal. To subscribe and make sure you get this issue when released, please click here. For a special limited-time offer (Spring-Summer 2022) on gift subscriptions please click here.
Roe v Wade was nearly 50 years old, what reasons did the Supreme Court majority give for overturning it now after all of this time and after affirming rights in subsequent cases like Planned Parenthood v. Casey and even Gonzales v. Carhart? What about Justice Alito’s claim in his majority opinion that the history in Roe was bad history? What about the Palko test—how does that figure into the new legal decision? How do Christians answer the claim women will die as a result of this decision? There have been some who claim this decision violates their own religious freedom, how should the Christian apologist respond to this claim that allowing laws against this procedure violates the religious freedom of others? Another common claim is that we are now embarrassingly out of step with the rest of the world by curtailing women’s rights to this procedure as other countries expand them. Is the U.S. out of step? There is a claim this is just the beginning of the attack on personal freedoms and introducing all-new intrusions into citizens’ private lives. Should we be concerned about new governmental invasions of our privacy to police medical choices and are other rights at risk? A group calling themselves Jane’s Revenge has promised to attack pro-life groups—what have they done to this point? What does the pro-life movement look like going forward in a Post Roe world? And finally, what does the Bible have to say about the value of human life?
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Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this author
Episode 288 The Leaked Draft: Is this the Fall of Roe v. Wade?
The Leaked Draft: Is this the Fall of Roe v. Wade?
Episode 284 What Attorney Mary Ziegler Gets Wrong About Pro-Life Tactics
What Attorney Mary Ziegler Gets Wrong About Pro-Life Tactics
Episode 274 Filipovic’s Confused Claim that the Pro-Life Community Must Champion Contraception
Filipovic’s Confused Claim that the Pro-Life Community Must Champion Contraception
Episode 249: Do Abortion Politics Hurt Women Enduring Miscarriage?
Do Abortion Politics Hurt Women Enduring Miscarriage?
Episode 230: Is it Ethical for Pro-Life Christians to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines?
Is it Ethical for Pro-Life Christians to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines?
Episode 190 Assessing the Confession of Norma McCorvey in AKA Jane Roe
Assessing the Confession of Norma McCorvey in AKA Jane Roe
Episode 134 Are Laws Restricting Abortion Forced Organ Donation? A Review of Beyond Roe
Are Laws Restricting Abortion Forced Organ Donation? A Review of Beyond Roe
Episode 117-Unplanned: An Imperfect but Brave Film
Unplanned: An Imperfect but Brave Film
Episode 007: Rape and Sexual Violence on the College Campus