The Fetal Right to Life Book about Unborn Babies’ Right to Not Be Aborted
Author C. Paul Smith, an accomplished attorney, city councilman, and county commissioner (and, for full disclosure, my father) has released an updated edition of his book, The Fetal Right to Life Argument. The book provides the legal and moral arguments in favor of recognizing the unborn baby’s right to life and examines the impact the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision continues to have on American law and society.
In his book, Paus says that the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision is probably the most important Supreme Court case in the last fifty years because of the way it has divided our nation morally and politically. In it, the Supreme Court held that an unborn child has no right to life and is not a “person” within the meaning of the Constitution. Paul argues that this part of Roe v. Wade was a colossal error, an abuse of judicial power, and an act of social activism. Paul’s solution to these egregious flaws that have legalized and promoted abortion is to correct the situation with a fetal right to life Amendment to the Constitution.
Says Paul, “We should never forget that Roe was a moral travesty that established a reprehensible and barbaric practice of killing defenseless human beings. We should acknowledge the flawed legal rationale used by the Court, and correct the problem.”
Here are some other quotes from the book:
- “Roe v. Wade is a complex case that brought several very significant results—some good and some bad. The case established a woman’s right to privacy and a right to control her own body. This is good.”
- “But there are some other aspects of Roe v. Wade that were clearly wrong. First, the case extinguished the fetal right to life. In my opinion this was a colossal error, a lack of judicial restraint, an abuse of judicial power, an act of social activism, and an act of judicial legislation.”
- “The standard established by the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade for when and how a state can prohibit abortions was ambiguous, conflicting and confusing from the very beginning, and it has continued to be litigated for forty-seven years since the case was decided.”
- “Even those who disagree with Roe have mostly stopped fighting it and no longer seek to have it changed through a constitutional amendment or through court cases. But it is nevertheless important for Godfearing people to recognize that the Supreme Court made a terrible mistake in Roe v. Wade. It is important that Christians and other religious people recognize the evil that has triumphed because of Roe.”
- “We must never forget the moral degradation that was injected into our laws by this case. God-fearing people should continue to be repulsed by the bad parts of the Roe case. Extinguishing the fetal right to life is not only an affront to God, but it is depraved and horrific.”
- “In speaking out against abortion on demand and against major parts of the Roe v. Wade case, I am not calling for any actions of violent protest against Planned Parenthood or other abortion clinics, nor against any of the people who provide abortion services or who encourage or participate in abortions. I do not want to be a part of any of this. God can extract whatever justice may be requisite, and He can do it on His timetable.”
- “My purpose is to awaken God-fearing people to the grave evil that America and the world have embraced by legalizing most abortions and extinguishing the fetal right to life.”
- “It is of supreme importance that we recognize the great evil in unwarranted abortions, and that we not lose an abhorrence for them, and that we not allow ourselves to fall into the embrace of such people and philosophies that are Satan’s pawns and programs.”
- “All in all, there are several serious legal and moral problems that Roe v. Wade has established in American law. Those who continue to work to correct these problems should be commended and supported.”
- “We must never fail to realize how the termination of unborn human life without proper justification is a grievous sin, whether or not society now celebrates it to be a cherished right.”
- “The Guttmacher Institute reports that worldwide there have been 56 million induced abortions each year from 2010 – 2014. In America, the number for 2017 is 862,320. Guttmacher further reports that worldwide, 25% of pregnancies end in abortion. This situation is not good; it’s not right.”
- “We must never forget nor fail to understand the serious legal mistakes and the degraded moral standard established by the United States Supreme Court in its Roe v. Wade decision.”
- “The part [of Roe] that held that a human fetus does not have a right to life—that part was wrong, and it was based upon legally flawed arguments, and it was an unconstitutional usurpation of power by the Supreme Court.”
- “The failure of the Supreme Court to appropriately protect the fetal right to life was a moral travesty which has given a stamp of approval for the barbaric and evil practice of killing unborn babies.”
- “If America comes to accept the Roe case as the standard for what is moral and right, then this will corrupt our moral compass and contribute to separating us from God’s point of view about abortion.”
- “God-fearing people should never relinquish or abandon God’s moral standards, and, when possible, they should continue to work to correct the serious problems created by Roe.”
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