We witnessed a major setback in the defense of life this summer as the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana abortion law.
The 5-4 decision in the case known as June Medical Services v. Russo overturned legislation that required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital.
That just makes sense.
For conservatives and for the pro-life movement, the greatest disappointment is the math: 5 to 4.
Chief Justice John Roberts was the fifth vote— the deciding vote. Based on his opinion in a 2016 case, we were hopeful he would vote to uphold the Louisiana law.
There is every reason for conservatives to be bitterly disappointed in the decision, but we dare not let bitter disappointment turn into a disengagement from the political process.
What is at stake here is the infinite value of every single human life—human beings made in God’s image. And from that battle, we dare not run.Read More »