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. See also the article in the 45:2-3 (Fall 2022) edition of the Christian Research Journal.
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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