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Protestants and Abortion

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 By Collin Pruett - Posted at American Reformer: On taking the political initiative The Supreme Court, like a place-kicker in football, serves a function in public life that Americans ignore until, in the most crucial of situations, its performance makes or breaks outcomes. The Courts of the 1960s and 1970s certainly scored wins for the left. In an unprecedented series of legal assaults against the ramparts of the American Constitutional tradition, the Court eradicated “ Almighty God ” from education with Engel v. Vitale , conjured up a vague right to privacy with Griswold v. Connecticut , and legalized abortion with Roe v. Wade . These headliners, combined with a broader left-wing legal and legislative blitz, ripped down the cultural scaffolding of the United States. Conservatives of the era rightly perceived that the Court would not only alter the Constitutional order, but also the trajectory of our civilization. Looking back, it’s hard to dispute that the alarm was unjustified. Birt

Pro-life efforts on ballot initiatives fail in at least 4 states

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 By Tom Strode - Posted at Baptist Press: NASHVILLE (BP) – Pro-life advocates appeared poised to suffer across-the-board losses on five state ballot initiatives voted on Tuesday (Nov. 8) in the first nationwide election since the reversal of the Roe v. Wade decision. The failure to gain passage of a pro-life measure in Kentucky or to defeat constitutional amendments that guarantee abortion rights in California, Michigan and Vermont dealt a troubling setback to Southern Baptists and other Americans who welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June. In addition, the vote totals reported in Montana by midday Wednesday (Nov. 9) seemed to indicate a pro-life proposal would fall short of passage. By overturning Roe, the high court had returned regulation of abortion to the states and brought an end to a legal regime throughout the country that resulted in the deaths of an estimated 63 million-plus preborn children since 1973. Abortion-rights advocates have now prevailed in at least five s