Albert Mohler analyzes a new study from the Center for Reproductive Rights titled “What If Roe Fell?” The report features a state-by-state analysis of how state governments would respond to an overturn of Roe v. Wade. The authors conclude that “only 20 states would likely protect women against the enforcement of abortion bans.”
This report is nothing less than an unconditional admission that abortion rights exist in this country by mere judicial fiat and not by the will of the people. This conclusion–forced by the evidence and now formalized in this report–calls into question the very viability of the American experiment. Over thirty years after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade decision, the people of this nation are still not trusted to settle the question of abortion by democratic means. Why? Because, as this report makes transparently clear, the American people would–at least in a majority of states–move to limit a woman’s “right” to an abortion.
It’s worth asking: When the will of the majority is superceded by a tribunal of unelected black-robed elders, how free are we, really?