If Donald Trump’s election could evoke Madonna’s expressed desire to blow up the White House … and the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh induce women to scream and pound at the Senate’s doors – what will the overturning of Roe v. Wade bring about?
A civil war is coming to America, only this time, it will be abortion, rather than slavery, that divides the nation. And while I hope will all my heart that it will not be a physically violent war, the ideological conflict will certainly be violent and intense.
This brought to my mind the famous line, “Hell hath no fury like that of a woman scorned,” based on which I wrote an article titled, “Prepare for the Wrath of the Pro-Abortion Militants.” The article ended by saying “that hell hath no fury like that of the militant pro-abortionists.”
This is part of what I refer to as Jezebel’s War with America where the forces of radical feminism come together with the extreme pro-abortion movement (among other spiritual and cultural forces) in an attempt destroy America. The only way to describe this is war.
Confirmation for this comes from the response to Alabama’s pro-life bill, recently passed by the Senate.
Note the words in these tweets and comments:
“Alabama just passed a near-total ban on abortion. No exceptions for rape or incest. Doctors could face 99 years in prison for providing abortions. This is a war on women, and it is time to fight like hell.” (Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand)
“This ban is dangerous and exceptionally cruel – and the bill’s authors want to use it to overturn Roe v. Wade. I’ve lived in that America and let me tell you: We are not going back – not now, not ever. We will fight this. And we will win.” (Sen. Elizabeth Warren)
According to John Legend, “These statehouses are waging all-out war on women and their right to control their reproductive decisions. This is awful.”
On Instagram, Tracie Lee Ross, with 6.5 million followers, wrote, “WE MUST FIGHT ~ this is terrifying.”
And John Cusack tweeted, “This only ends with impeachment – and people in the streets.”
Do we need this spelled out any more clearly? We are being told that those who stand for Roe v. Wade will fight like hell, that there will be people in the streets, that this is a battle, a war. We dare not miss the meaning.
Again, I fervently hope that this is not a physically violent war. I sincerely hope there will not be violent attacks by pro-abortion extremists leading to retaliation by those being attacked. (By definition, if you are pro-life, you will not seek to take the life of an innocent person.)
Recently, there has been an uptick of physical attacks on peaceful pro-lifers.And it is likely that such attacks will only increase in the days ahead.
All the more reason, then, that we keep working to change hearts and minds, that we pray for divine intervention, and that we reply with calmness and measured speech rather than angry rhetoric of our own.
A civil war is certain. The only thing to be determined is how bloody it will be. Much of that depends on us. Let us pursue the cause of life.