Addressing the Hysteria of the Pro-Abortion Activists—Wade-ing into the Facts

The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so. – President Ronald Reagan

Former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis lambasted the U.S. Supreme Court opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade. Ms. Davis’s worldview is self-centered. In the 1990s, Wendy Davis underwent two abortions. One was an ectopic pregnancy, and in the other, doctors discovered a brain abnormality in the fetus.

The worldview of another abortion activist, Texas State Representative Donna Howard, is also self-centered. Howard’s mission to protect reproductive rights was inspired in part by her daughter. Eleven weeks into her daughter’s pregnancy in 2015, a doctor discovered the fetus had no heartbeat, according to reporting by the Texas Observer. The doctor recommended a procedure to remove the tissue from inside her uterus. Before the procedure, Howard’s daughter found out Seton Medical Center Austin requires all fetal remains to be buried after a miscarriage.

Immediately following the June 2022 Supreme Court opinion that reversed Roe v. Wade, pro-abortion activists decried the decision as unconstitutional. Actually, the Roe v. Wade opinion of 1973 was unconstitutional. It was for this singular reason the Supreme Court majority opined against Roe v. Wade.

Zig Ziglar

The huge problem with Roe v. Wade was the Burger Court Justices yielded to their personal opinions and not to the U.S. Constitution. “Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons — We act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.” – Zig Ziglar

A little dose of knowledge of the law makes the world go around, or maybe not. At least, it can quiet the hysteria of the pro-abortion activists on the issues of ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, birth control devices, and contraceptives.


Sec. 245.002. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(1) “Abortion” means the act of using or prescribing an instrument, a drug, a medicine, or any other substance, device, or means with the intent to cause the death of an unborn child of a woman known to be pregnant. The term does not include birth control devices or oral contraceptives. An act is not an abortion if the act is done with the intent to:
(A) save the life or preserve the health of an unborn child;
(B) remove a dead, unborn child whose death was caused by spontaneous abortion; or
(C) remove an ectopic pregnancy.

Why was the 1973 Roe v. Wade opinion unconstitutional? The answer is in the Constitution.

Article I, Section 8 | The Enumerated Powers of Congress do not include regulation of abortions.
Amendment X | The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. The power to regulate abortions is reserved to the States.
Article VI | This article defines the Supreme Law of the Land. The opinions of Federal Justices are not empowered to create laws out of thin air. The full text: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

To Wendy Davis and Donna Howard, I suggest a realignment of their worldviews. All rights come from God. Life makes sense when the will of God is the center of our worldviews.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Published by John White

A lifetime (over 50 years) of experiences with automation and control systems ranging from aerospace navigation, radar, and ordinance delivery systems to the world's first robotic drilling machine for the oil patch, to process-control systems, energy management systems and general problem-solving. At present, my focus is on self-funding HVAC retrofit projects and indoor air quality with a view to preventing infections from airborne pathogens.

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