Saturday, February 18, 2012

COMMENTARY: Alabama Supreme Court Ruling Should Be a Prelude to End of Legal Abortion

A critical unanimous ruling from the state Supreme Court in Alabama today (February 18, 2012) may serve as the beginning of the end for the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973, which legalized abortion in the United States.

The Alabama court stated that "An unborn child is a unique and individual human being from conception, and, therefore, he or she is entitled to the full protection of law at every stage of development." In other words, performing an abortion of an unborn child can be compared to killing a human being, because an unborn child -- from the time of conception -- is entitled to the full protection of the law.

In its unanimous ruling, the Alabama court -- in referring to the Roe v. Wade ruling -- stated that Roe is out of step with every other area of the law in which many state legislatures and courts have recognized the rights of the unborn child in wills and estates, tort or criminal law, and more.

The Alabama court ruling stems from a case in which Amy Hamilton filed suit against several doctors and a medical group for the wrongful death of her unborn child. She claimed that the lack of proper medical intervention resulted in the child's death.

Indeed, the Alabama supreme court ruling -- along with its critical ramifications regarding an unborn child -- is good news for true Christians and others who are opposed to abortion.

The fact is that the U.S. Supreme Court was wrong in its 1973 ruling that legalized abortion in the United States. It was wrong not only from a legal perspective, but also from a moral and religious perspective, because, in effect, it justified the murder of an unborn child.

The present U.S. Supreme Court, then, must soon overrule the Roe v. Wade ruling, because it is now a known fact that abortion -- at any stage of a woman's pregnancy -- is the murder of an unborn human life. That's right, murder!