A popular syllogism among pro-abortion activists starts with the premise that murder is illegal. Their second premise is that abortion is legal. They conclude that abortion is obviously not murder.
An underlying premise that they don’t usually acknowledge – and which would necessarily change their conclusion – is that Supreme Court decisions don’t affect moral realities one bit. Just because a majority of a 9-judge panel opines that abortion is a protected act does not in any way alter the reality that killing an unborn child is just as much a murder as unjustifiably killing an adult.
Although it does not have the force of law, the Oklahoma state house passed their own official opinion of abortion in a resolution. CNS News reported:
The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a resolution on May 8 declaring abortion to be murder and directing “every public official” in the state to use their authority “to stop the murder of innocent children by abortion.”
The resolution, in part, states that “all human life is protected by God’s law and the highest laws of the land,” and that the Declaration of Independence explains that “all human beings” are “endowed by their Creator with the unalienable right to life.”
Further, “the Constitution of the United States mandates that no state shall deprive any human being of life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness without due process of law, nor deny any human being within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
The resolution also states that the U.S. Supreme Court “overstepped its authority by federalizing the issue of abortion on demand,” an issue that should have been left to each state.
Finally, it affirms the following: “That every public official in Oklahoma, including but not limited to sheriffs, district attorneys, judges and justices, the Attorney General, and the Governor, is directed to exercise their authority as appropriate in their respective jurisdictions to stop the murder of innocent unborn children by abortion.
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