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Roe v. Wade: For America to recover some decency, its precedent must fall

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When it comes to Roe v. Wade—and everything else—I am pro-choice. I believe everyone should be free to choose how they live their lives. But no one has the right to deny others their ability to choose. My body, my choice? Yes. Destroying another’s body inside yours? Absolutely not. Your choice is your choice. Their choice is to LIVE.

No one has the right to end another life in the name of choice or freedom or privacy or any other tortured word used to justify killing for convenience.

Birth control is for birth control. Abortion, by and large, is for consequence avoidance. Planned Parenthood is almost exclusively for profit. The Supreme Court is for interpreting the Constitution, not contorting it to create rights.

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If it overturns Roe v. Wade, the choice of restricting or allowing abortion returns to the states. If this happens, voters get to decide whether and how to allow abortion. It’s called democracy. Everyone’s free to choose, but all choices carry consequences. Children are blessings. If not for mothers AND fathers seeking abortions—for those who desperately want them.

Abortion restriction as punishment

As the Supreme Court hears oral arguments over the Mississippi abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a common rallying cry of pro-choice activists is that any restriction on abortion is a “punishment on women.” The logic is that abortion is a natural “consequence” of unwanted pregnancy rather than pregnancy being the natural consequence of sex.

The truth is that Roe v. Wade creates absurd piles of profit for Planned Parenthood. PP pretends to be interested in women’s health, but provides only single-digit percentages of non-abortion services. According to their own 2019-2020 Annual Report, 96.9 percent of pregnant women use their services to get an abortion. 0.7 percent seek adoption referrals, and 2.4 percent go for prenatal care of any kind.

Planned Parenthood’s business model is reliant on abortion on demand and unfettered by red-state restrictions. This is why they deploy activists to rally during Supreme Court abortion cases and to vilify justice nominees like Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. It’s also why they push empty arguments about why women need abortion access to ensure equity with men.

Their side’s opening arguments last week amounted to nothing more than you can’t take back what you already gave us with Roe v. Wade. They didn’t offer substantive logical or moral arguments because they have none.

I’d like to see the Court confronted by women (and men) who deal daily with post-abortion consequences like sadness, guilt, shame and emotional baggage that never truly goes away.

Speaking of stench

If this happened, perhaps even Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who recently questioned an unborn baby’s ability to feel pain and compared a fetus to a brain-dead patient, would see the issue through a passionate rather than political lens.

Justice Sotomayor also said that reversing landmark rulings that reinforce abortion rights would damage the court’s reputation. During arguments, she said, “Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts? I don’t see how it is possible.”

How morally cloudy has this issue become? We have a staunchly liberal Supreme Court justice warning us about public perception regarding constitutionalism. A more essential question is this: How will America survive the stench of leading the world in killing its unborn in the name of freedom?

The Mississippi case is an opportunity to overturn a tenuous and tortured precedent set by activist justices. It’s also America’s chance to recover a shred of decency by de-nationalizing a barbaric and selfish stain on our national conscience.

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Patrick is a journalist and writer with degrees in English and journalism. He served six years in the Navy where his life was changed forever by the Lord Jesus Christ. He lives in the Sierra Nevada of Northern California with his wife, dog and two cats. He enjoys hiking and cycling, taking pictures and blogging at https://luscri.com/



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Conservative Justices are Still in Danger. Joe Biden Could Change That Today

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Just because the Supreme Court ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade has finally been issued, it doesn’t mean the lives of the court’s conversative justices are any safer from pro-abortion extremists.

The President could immediately use the bully pulpit to minimize any threat to the lives of those sitting on the bench. It’s something he should have done weeks ago but should certainly do in the wake of the Dobbs. v. Jackson ruling.

Here’s the question that needs to be asked of President Biden or his spokesperson today:

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“As you know, a man with the intent to kill Justice Kavanaugh was arrested outside his home a few weeks ago. The pro-choice group, Jane’s Revenge, has committed many recent acts of violence and is now threatening a night of rage in response to today’s SCOTUS ruling. If, God forbid, a pro-choice extremist were to assassinate a sitting justice, how would the President think about filling such a vacancy?”

That answer should be simple:

“Obviously, this is a horrible hypothetical which reasonable Americans of all parties hope never comes to fruition. That said, it’s a fair question given today’s heated political climate and one he has thought about deeply. In such a terrible situation, the President would nominate a new appointee that looks as much like the deceased justice as possible. Beliefs, age, temperament – all of it. Were a conservative justice to suffer such harm, the President would ask Republicans to find that matching replacement, whom he would then nominate. Those rare, few extremists who might think to do harm to sitting members of the court must know they will never gain a political advantage through such an act of violence. I would hope that leading Republicans would make a similar pledge regarding the next time they hold the White House, that this thinking will become the unwritten and well understood rule here in D.C.. It is one of the few concepts that members of both parties should be able to commit to with full voice.”

This message has to be plain and, given the political climate, it must be stated ASAP.

Would a Biden white house make such a statement? Doubtful, given the left’s tacit support of the violence it likes through its refusal to condemn Jane’s Revenge, BLM riots, etc.

So be it. If Joe Biden won’t answer the question clearly, it should then be forced upon him. How?

By asking the same hypothetical of all leading national GOP figures. Take this same question straight to Trump, DeSantis, Noem, Haley, etc. and let’s see what they say.

I have a lot of hope they would all answer that question correctly and convincingly, but let’s find out.

Joe Biden told us he would be a unifying figure. Is he capable of finally delivering on that promise for the first time, at a moment when it’s needed most?

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Tech Tools Leading to Our Fast-Forward Future

Researchers will likely develop nearly every tech tool you’ve seen in science-fiction movies and television

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Lowell Catlett, a retired professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business, observes that all the high tech products on your desk and in your home will soon be antiques from a capability stand point. The almighty chip grows smaller and more powerful, and thanks to advanced microscopics, they’re proceeding towards a time in which the chip will be no thicker than a fraction of a human hair. In fact, microscopic motors today are no thicker than a human hair!

A World of Marvels

Scientists and engineers will likely soon develop nearly every technology you’ve ever seen in sci-fi movies, Superman comics, and all of the versions of Star Trek. Many miraculous breakthroughs are available now, but simply are not cost-effective for the masses. Existing sunglasses – far beyond the ill-fated Google Glass – allow you to watch any television show while you’re wearing them, wherever you are.

As “sun glass” technology is perfected, future models can be built right into your eye. You’ll automatically have protection from sun glare as daylight levels change. Laser technology in sunglasses for U.S. Air Force pilots will enable them to fire missiles or operate plane controls through their eye movements!

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Professor Catlett says, “Once you combine laser and computer technology, you’re able to read smart books – books that know when you’ve lingered on a word and hence, don’t understand its meaning.” So, then and there, while you’ve got your magic sunglasses on and are reading this book, a synonym pops up on the screen.

Instant Updates

Well-funded fire and police departments will equip each of their officers with such sunglasses to instantaneously give them updated information in the field. A firefighter entering a burning building could be told to turn left to safety, rather than right. A police officer could be told that the bridge is out 50 yards ahead and to take a hard right into the sandbank.

One day, politicians will be fitted with such technology. A new algorithm for identifying thumb prints, ten times faster than what currently exists, is nearly ready. Hence, about 30 seconds after you look at someone across a room his name will spell out in the corner of one of your lenses. No more forgetting old what’s-his-name.

Every sales force worth its salt will be outfitted with such lenses. Imagine, you walk into a new company, you don’t know a soul, and soon enough you’re greeting everyone by his/her first name. Until the technology is widely known, you’ll be regarded as some type of wizard.

Think Your Way Through It

The electronic headband, an emerging product, allows you to think your way to everything you want to do in your home. Sitting in your armchair, you’ll be able to lock the doors. You’ll be able to start your coffee maker. Want the television on or off? You’ve got it. Same with the lights. Refrigerator door. Windows up or down.

If you want to write a letter to your sister in Des Moines, you’ll only need to think the letter. You’ll be able to “program” your personal computer, write, and e-mail the message simply through your thoughts.

Soon, jet pilots flying billion dollar planes will be able to sit in the cockpit, think about what they want to do next, and have the plane be totally responsive. “Ultimately,” says Catlett, “machinery will be totally user-friendly. No instructions, no need to speak, no need to do anything, just think what you want to do.”

The Ubiquitous Computer

The world will enter a stage of the “ubiquitous computer.” Computers will be all around you, anywhere you go, built into the side of walls. They’ll be so powerful and all encompassing that they’ll be virtually invisible.

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