Following on the heels of the tragic loss of life in Virginia, the US Supreme Court made a welcome defense of life. In the case of Gonzales v. Carhart, the court voted 5-4 to uphold a ban on the dreadful procedure of Partial Birth Abortion. Though this ban affects only a small percentage of the over a million abortions/murders in this nation each year, it is a step very much in the right direction.
President Bush even made a statement following the vote to applaud what he calls a decision which "represents a commitment to building a culture of life in America." Even more exciting for those who value life is the concurring opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas. He says:
I write separately to reiterate my view that the Court’s abortion jurisprudence, including Casey and Roe v. Wade, 410 U. S. 113 (1973), has no basis in the Constitution. (emphasis added)
Death and tragedy surround us, but this is a welcome ray of hope and light. Praise God for men like Justice Thomas.