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“Reversing Roe Witholds Women's Wishes While Wade Wins Unifying Unborn!

Ramesh C. Reddy,

“Only a person involved can know his own bitterness or joy – no one else can really share it.” (Proverbs 14:11, TLB)

After reading this, what came to my mind was all the girls and women contemplating abortion after the overturning of the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade.

No other human being can understand the bitterness or joy of the girl or woman contemplating having an abortion except the girl or woman. No one else can really share it for only the girl or woman knows the bitterness or joy of having the abortion.

How can abortion be bitter?

It can be bitter when a girl or woman wants to keep the child but the circumstances in her life force her to have the abortion such as an unplanned pregnancy that has no support, parents or a spouse forcing or putting pressure on the girl or woman to have the abortion even if they want to keep the child, danger to her own life if the pregnancy goes through, etc.

How can abortion be joyful?

It can be joyful in a twisted way when a girl or woman wants to abort the child so she can enjoy her own life to further her career without having to deal with bringing the baby into the world. She could also find joy in not having to deal with 9 months of being uncomfortable in her body, bearing the pain of child labor, having to raise a child with a disability, having to be constantly reminded of rape or incest, etc.

To a girl or woman contemplating abortion, these two dichotomies are a reality that the overturning of Roe v. Wade creates an intrusion or escape that only the girl or woman can know.

If we put ourselves in the girl or woman’s place who is forced to keep the baby, it begets the question, how can we force a woman to go through 9-months of pregnancy that could involve morning sickness, multiple trips to the doctor, pain of child labor, etc.

When we start to empathize with the girl or woman, our human nature starts to feel empathy towards that girl or woman, whom the state is forcing to keep the baby for 9-months and bring it into the world when she does not want to go through all that.

Our human nature will even tell us that it is my body, my choice, so what right does the State have to interfere with?

It could even make a woman think, ‘How dare they overturn a law that forces me to have a baby when I don’t want to?’ interfering with my declaration of independence to have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

All these reasonings are focused on the girl or woman’s pursuit to have an abortion. They believe they are the person it will affect the most in the overturning of Roe v. Wade.  

Is that true they are the only person affected by Roe v. Wade?

“Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die. Don’t try to disclaim responsibility by saying you didn’t know about it. For God, who knows all hearts, knows yours, and He knows you knew! And He will reward everyone according to His deeds.” (Proverbs 24:11-12, TLB)

When I read this verse on the morning of June 24, 2022, what came to my mind was the unborn.

Little did I know until the evening of June 24, that the unborn were now given protection status depending on where you live with the reversal of Roe v. Wade after 49 years.

I have always believed that the unborn are unjustly sentenced to death so I should not stand back and let them die, disclaiming responsibility. I cannot say that I did not know about it because God who knows all hearts knows my heart too and knows that I know what is happening to the unborn in America and around the world.

So, I have promoted throughout my life to protect the unborn whether it is through writings, promoting Pro-Life candidates, going to the March for Life, and most of all through prayer.

This in no way means that I do not care for what women who want to have an abortion are going through. I know they are going through a lot of pain only they can share because of the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Wanting women to keep their baby is deeply caring for the women because Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome is real!

What is also real is the life inside the womb!

“The Lord said to me, “I knew you before you were formed within your mother’s womb; before you were born, I sanctified you and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.” (Jeremiah 1:5, TLB)

This is a life the Lord is talking about here!

For me Proverbs 14:11, also talks about the personhood of the child inside the womb before coming to full-term.

Only the unborn who are being aborted can experience the harsh reality of the pain that comes from an abortion when life is being ripped out. This is the life that God created in the womb that we are not protecting when we remain silent about abortion.

When I think about the unborn, I think about the prayer that my wife Chandra and I prayed almost everyday when she was pregnant with Esther and Evangeline. I still pray this prayer:

 “You made all the delicate inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it. You were there while I was being formed in utter seclusion! You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Everyday was recorded in your book! How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can't even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me. And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!” (Psalm 139:13-18, TLB)

When the Lord takes the initiative to create a life, how can you or I say no to that life?

Have you in good conscience prayed to the Lord everyday that Roe v. Wade won’t be overturned?

I have a hard time believing that people will come before the Lord and ask permission from him to have an abortion. I have a harder time believing that people would pray to keep abortion legal.

I do know after 49 years of continuous praying without giving up, Roe v. Wade was finally overturned. Each prayer, each March for Life, each vote to elect Pro-Life candidates, and each vote to put Pro-Life justices in the Supreme Court did not go to waste.

But the real challenge begins now!

It is not enough to say to a girl or woman that they cannot have an abortion BUT we must walk with them helping them through each stage of pregnancy, during birth, and after birth. Being Pro-Life does not end when the child comes out of the womb but being Pro-Life means being Pro-Woman and Pro-Child even after birth.

God’s Word is the Pittsburgh Standard for living and beyond. It is God’s Word that we must use to help each girl or women in pain. We need to look for practical ways to bear the burden of those who want to have an abortion by helping them to choose life, for when we do that we are siding on the side of the Lord.

That begets the question of how can you force your religion down my throat when I don’t believe?

The Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was not based upon biblical reasons to overturn it but more upon science and the sanctity of life answering the age-old question, ‘When does life begin?’

More than that, it was based on reversing the erroneous decision of Roe v. Wade that stated the Constitution gave the right to privacy which it does not. There is no constitutional right to an abortion and is remanded to the states to allow their people to choose. My hope is that each state chooses to ban abortion because it is the taking of a life.

 Reddy’s Right Rhetoric takes you into the aftermath of the reversal of Roe v. Wade asking us the question, where do we go from here, to the will of the people or the will of God?


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