The overturning of Roe v Wade may be the biggest story in Christian politics in the last 50 years. There is such a glut of information as we seek to navigate this momentous shift. We at Faith on View decided to compile a list of what we think are some of the most interesting and important perspectives that you should read.
Who Was Norma McCorvey, the Woman Behind Roe v. Wade?
Forty-nine years after Roe v. Wade upheld the constitutional right to abortion in the United States, the Supreme Court has overturned the landmark 1973 ruling, dealing a significant blow to reproductive rights nationwide and enabling some two dozen states to imminently ban or limit access to the procedure…. [Read full article]
How Southern Baptists became pro-life
In 1979, Larry Lewis picked up a copy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and saw a full-page ad listing the Southern Baptist Convention among denominations that affirmed the right to abortion. “Right there beside the Unitarians and universalists was the Southern Baptist Convention,” Lewis, a St. Louis pastor who went on to become president of the Home Mission Board (now the North American Mission Board), told Baptist Press. “… That bothered me a lot.”… [Read full article]
The Real Origins of the Religious Right
One of the most durable myths in recent history is that the religious right, the coalition of conservative evangelicals and fundamentalists, emerged as a political movement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion. The tale goes something like this… [Read full article]
Unintended Consequences: Overturning Roe v. Wade may endanger this cherished Evangelical Practice
“The strongest precedent for a right to teach a child at home is Roe v. Wade.” – Former HSLDA attorney Scott W. Somerville. As the Supreme Court considers Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that could overturn the foundational 1973 reproductive rights decision Roe v. Wade, there is significant discussion about what the end of Roe means for people who can get pregnant…. [Read full article]
Dobbs v. Jackson started with these folks in Mississippi
While Jameson Taylor’s wife and kids were getting ready for their day of vacation in their Utah hotel room on Friday, Taylor was on his phone, checking the SCOTUSblog website. A Mississippi lobbyist, Taylor helped write the 15-week protection law at issue in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization…. [Read full article]
The Supreme Court has overturned the constitutional right to an abortion in America. The court’s decision issued yesterday is the culmination of a generational conservative campaign to strike down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that established abortion rights…. [Read full article]
Abortion will soon be banned in 13 states. Here’s which could be next.
The Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday sets off a cascade of antiabortion legislation that will affect roughly half the country. Without the landmark precedent in place, access to abortion began to change quickly. First, 13 states with “trigger bans,” designed to take effect if Roe were struck down, will prohibit abortion within 30 days…. [Read full article]
Christians and the Abolition of Roe v. Wade
June 24, 2022, will go down in history as a great day! On this memorable day, the Supreme Court of the Government of the United States of America ruled that the court precedent of Roe v. Wade was illegitimately established and was overturned…. [Read full article]
For Conservative Christians, the End of Roe Was a Spiritual Victory
For nearly 50 years, conservative Christians marched, strategized and prayed. And then, on an ordinary Friday morning in June, the day they had dreamed of finally came. Ending the constitutional right to abortion by overturning Roe v. Wade took a decades-long campaign, the culmination of potlucks in church gymnasiums and prayers in the Oval Office…. [Read full article]
When Christians Have Different Convictions on Roe v Wade
“How can [Christians] have the same Holy Spirit yet have different convictions?” I asked. My theology teacher paused for only a second before replying that we all have different weaknesses and different pasts. Thus, our convictions in particular situations might be more sensitive and vary in urgency or priority…. [Read full article]
Trump publicly praises Roe’s repeal — but privately frets about impact
During meetings with some political advisers at his Mar-a-Lago estate this year, former president Donald Trump regularly posed a question: “What’s a tougher issue, abortion or guns?” In a two-day span this week, a Supreme Court whose makeup was dramatically shifted to the right during Trump’s presidency gave his supporters significant wins on two seismic issues…. [Read full article]
Evangelical Leaders Laud Roe’s Reversal, Urge Support for Pregnant Women
Many evangelical leaders praised the Supreme Court’s historic decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, while urging faith communities to provide more support for pregnant mothers. In a 6-3 decision today, the Supreme Court overruled both Roe, decided in 1973, and a 1992 decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirmed a constitutional right to abortion…. [Read full article]
Abortion ruling imperils gay marriage, other freedoms, liberal justices say
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision erasing the constitutional right to abortion provides a roadmap to end other freedoms involving marriage, sexuality and birth control, its three liberal members said on Friday, while conservative Justice Clarence Thomas urged the court to take just that path…. [Read full article]
Biden, other critics fear Thomas’s ‘extreme’ position on contraception
In an opinion concurring with his conservative colleagues on the Supreme Court to overturn the fundamental right to an abortion, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote on Friday that striking down Roe v. Wade should also open up the high court to review other precedents that may be deemed “demonstrably erroneous.”… [Read full article]
What Does a Pro-Life Economy Look Like?
During the past 49 years of abortion debates under Roe v. Wade, some have lost track of how profits and poverty drive the issue—and why pro-life Christians must continue to innovate as we put our money where our mouths are…. [Read full article]
On Faith on View
Separating the Sheep from the Gloats: Lamenting Evangelicals’ response to abortion reversal
With the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the United States Supreme Court, evangelical cultural warriors are rejoicing, even gloating, over this political victory. And make no mistake, this is a political victory made possible by the support of evangelicals for a corrupt president Donald Trump, who made three appointments to the Court…. [Read full article]
Catholic Republican to Catholic Democrat, which is more pro-life?
Today I did something I thought I would never do. I officially changed my party affiliation to Democrat by voting in my first Democratic primary. When I did, I was asked, “Julie, how can you be a Catholic and do such a thing?”… [Read full article]
Reconsidering what it means to be Pro-life in America
For over a decade, the United States of America was a dry nation. The Volstead Act was a nationwide constitutional ban on alcohol in all its forms, and while statistically, the consumption of alcohol did drop, it may be argued that holistically the prohibition did more harm than good…. [Read full article]
A Christian Democrat? Here’s why…
There have actually been a couple of interesting posts on this subject that I have seen on Facebook. One was an article entitled “Christian Democrat?” on In All Things. The website is a Dordt College project and as such the article has a very reformed leaning. But, it is a good article and on point…. [Read full article]