Two Decisions That Denied Basic Human Rights to a Specific Category of People

It's so important to understand that culture approves things which are ungodly and destructive.

Each Wednesday in January our devotions will address important aspects of abortion. Our prayer is that our readers will have the courage to speak God's truth when the subject of abortion comes up in conversations.

Missouri's "once free, always free" law would have made Dred Scott a free man instead of a slave. But in the Dred Scott Decision (1857), the Supreme Court overstepped their bounds, making law instead of interpreting it, and they denied Missouri the right to limit slavery.(1)

The Supreme Court also overstepped their bounds when they passed Roe v. Wade, denying states the right to limit abortion. The Dred Scott decision allowed slave owners to enslave black people. Roe allowed women to kill their unborn children “at any time, for any reason, in any way they choose.” (source)

Pro-abortion groups are no different than pro-slavery groups, promoting ungodly rights for one group while denying godly rights of another group. Any Christian who remained silent about slavery should have felt deeply ashamed. Any Christian who remains silent about abortion should feel deeply ashamed. 

I'm so thankful for the many believers who are speaking up for the life of the unborn and helping women with challenging pregnancies.

God clearly commands us to speak up for innocent victims and unashamedly share the scriptural view of unborn life (Proverbs 31:8-9; Luke 9:26; What Scripture Says About Abortion). 

And when God commands us to do something, He always gives us the strength to do it (Philippians 4:13; Colossians 1:9-14). See also How to Respond to Two Popular but Ungodly Statements and Sophisticated Deceptions.


(1) Dred Scott was a slave whose master moved him to a free state—a state that outlawed slavery—but his owner refused to free him. Scott appealed and in the Dred Scott Decision, the Supreme Court sided with the slave owner, denying the state law against slavery. The same was true for Roe v. Wade. The states had laws limiting the killing of the unborn, and the Supreme Court denied those state laws.

In one of their many deceptive propaganda campaigns, pro-abortion advocates have tried to claim that overturning Roe is like the Dred Scott Decision. They are saying that saving unborn babies and allowing states to limit abortion is the same as enslaving blacks and denying state laws that limited slavery. This is one of many proofs that Satan's propaganda is always absurd, neither logical nor truthful (2 Corinthians 4:4). See When Satan Blindsides the Unsaved World, They Believe Absurdities

It's so important to understand that culture approves things which are ungodly and destructive.

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