Many people seem to think that America is in a state of sudden decline because of the Obama administration, but they seem to have forgotten about the real blight on our nation. If America could be said to have fallen, it was not when Barack Obama was elected president, or when Obamacare was passed, but 40 years ago today, when the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade. Since then, infanticide has been considered a fundamental right enshrined in our founding document.
With their decision, the Supreme Court majority betrayed reason and the constitution, but the people are mostly to blame for the ongoing mass murder in our country. I was not around in the 70s, so perhaps I am ill-equipped to judge, but I
cannot help but feel some resentment towards my parents' and
grandparents' generation. American citizens and those they elect have had the power to ban abortion and they have failed to do so.
Maybe pro-lifers did everything they could, but I cannot comprehend how the American people allowed legalized abortion to stand. Why were there no mass strikes when abortion became a constitutional right? Why was there no talk of secession? Secession is probably not a great idea, but one wonders why there were there were no movements to break away from what had become an officially pro-abortion nation. Why is the legalization of infanticide a mere footnote in modern American history?
The more time elapses since Roe, the more entrenched abortion becomes. The pro-life movement is stronger, more tech-savvy, and younger than ever, but the population at large does not want to get rid of abortion. Only about 3% of the population consider the murder of the unborn to the be the most important political issue. For the foreseeable future, Roe is here to stay and so is abortion. One day my children will wonder why their country allows abortion, and why their father's generation didn't stop it.