Your prophet Obadiah may not be Donald Trump’s biggest fan. But the ex-president had something smart to say when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld it, overturning the Roe v Wade abortion ruling.
“The man most responsible for ending Roe worries it could harm his party,” headlined the New York Times over a Maggie Haberman story reporting Trump’s concerns that the decision could harm the Republican party. Could harm.
Trump has personally told his friends and advisers that the ruling ‘will be bad for Republicans,’ Haberman reported.
“When a draft copy of the decision was leaked in May, Mr. Trump began telling friends and advisers that it would anger suburban women, a group that helped tilt the 2020 race to President Biden and led to a backlash against Republicans in the mid-November. elections.”
The campaign to overthrow Roe v Wade has brought millions of Evangelical and Catholic Christians into the conservative coalition behind Reagan and, later, Trump.
For nearly 50 years, the long-fought battle became a major reason for pro-life supporters to support the Republican Party. Still, abortion remains popular in the United States, with strong support for the Roe v Wade formula of time-limited abortion found poll after poll.
Keeping conservative voters locked up has been a successful strategy. But success — in the form of the Supreme Court ruling — threatens the formula as many more Americans will oppose the verdict.
For most of the past 50 years, overthrowing Roe v Wade has been the impossible dream for social conservatives, who captured their attention and votes, but their campaign flew under the left radar.
The man who changed all that — ultimately managed to select conservative judges to run an anti-abortion vote in the Supreme Court, Donald Trump — is concerned. He should have thought of that. But does this man plan?
RBG, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the feminist flag bearer on the Supreme Court, was always concerned that Roe was built on sand. The original judgment was based on the assumption that the U.S. Constitution might recognize a right to privacy, although it was never explicitly stated there. She thought the equal protection clause would have been a better basis for an abortion ruling. It is unlikely that this would have convinced the current judges.
But here’s the thing: overthrowing Roe may not be the victory. The pro-abortion states like California and New York are the most populous, meaning that about half of the 50 states that will enforce abortion control most of the U.S. population. And their laws will be less restrictive, Roe’Roe’specially on late-term abortion.
Medical abortion, the most significant technological change in Roe’Roe’sf-century, makes an abortion ban much more difficult to enforce.
It is becoming increasingly common for Obadiah that effective opposition to abortion lies in seeking a kinder, kinder society where it is easier to have children.
One of the best responses to Roe’Roe’srthrow that Obadiah has seen is that of Karen Swallow before the Southern BaptBaptist’stheastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
“If “you believe, as I do, abortion unjustly ends the life of a fully human being, a life that exists independently of the mothmother’sl is self-organizing and unique, evolving and yet complete. , then Roe will understand not as a statement that liberates, but as one that dehumanizes the fetus, then the rest of us,” she” wrote in the New York Times.
True inclusion is making abortion unnecessary rather than simply prohibiting it. A society that reduces economic insecurity for potential mothers and ensures that every child is raised in a village will be a society where fewer people will request an abortion.
I noticed it for the first time: Obadiah was struck by Paul’sPaul’siption of his enemies Hymenaeus and Philetus in 2 Timothy. “They, “say the resurrection has already happened, and they are destroying the faith of some.” This” lightbulb moment makes Obadiah think that those who say the resurrection is just a metaphor for a passion for justice are effectively doing what those two did. Let’s Let’sr justice, but not at the expense of our greater hope.
Balls in the Air: Between picking up the tennis balls (while volunteering for tennis for people with intellectual disabilities), Obadiah watches how committed the coach is. Each toss of the ball initially looks the same. But each time, it is adjusted according to temperament, skill, and whether the player is in the moment or needs encouragement.
Meditating on Colossians 1, as the preacher explains that the Holy Spirit gives us the wisdom to bring God’s wiGod’sto everyday reality in our lives, Obadiah reflects on how well the Spirit has thrown the tennis balls of my life. Sometimes he adds pace and sends a harder ball over the net. This brings us to…