“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”
It doesn't matter. Abortion has been legal since Roe v. Wade in 1973; that's 43 years. The law has been on the books too long to change at this point, it is ingrained into our culture. It certainly doesn't matter in regards to presidential politics. There are other more relevant and pressing issues we need to deal with as a country. At least that is how the argument goes. Is it true? Is that how we should be thinking about it?
This was the argument presented to me yesterday on Facebook. I will admit, the abortion issue has been around my entire life. There have been marches, web sites, political debates, campaigns, rallies, and much more. It has been the rallying cry of the "Moral Majority" which has come and gone. Still today there are t-shirts, bumper stickers, memes, #hashtags, and much more. It feels like an old issue that has been settled and if you are pro-life it didn't go your way, so get over it.
I want to agree and just get over it, but I can't. It isn't just because I'm emotionally invested or I'm caught up in a bygone political era, it is because it would be as much an error as the original ruling on the issue in 1973. Here is why:
John Byrne is a pastor who has been spouting off his opinions his entire life (just ask his mom). This little blog is his venue for continuing in this tradition.