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Ruth at Rest: The Restoration of Life in America

Let us all pray for the family and supporters of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but also pray for the new lives God will make possible as a result of her passing.

Many Americans mourn and give homage to the legacy left by Justice Ginsburg. To them, she is the face of gender equality, having made strides for their causes in key high-profile cases. A beloved public figure among progressives, she is only the second woman to be named justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, after her tenure in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals and after having served as the director of the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project.

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To this, there is no question that Justice Ginsburg represented the impact many second- and third-wave feminists admire, appreciate, and revere. She also made her mark in workers’ rights. But though Ginsburg’s efforts were strong, her will was abominable, and her death opens a new door — potentially down a path that accommodates the needs and desires for many Americans who were left behind.

As President Donald Trump names his new Supreme Court nominee, progressives are anxious about “access” to abortion. To them, Ginsburg — a women’s rights advocate — represented a shield who would protect Roe v. Wade. But to many Americans — men, women, Christians, and people from all walks of life — this new appointment would protect the values of Liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and, most importantly, life. I am confident that Trump’s appointment will uphold this critical stance.

The Left tends to frame abortion as a sort of vital healthcare modality. To feminists and feminism advocates, this qualifies as a form of “care” that should remain untouched and unscathed. But to conservatives and all who affirm life, access to abortion does far more harm than good.

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According to Right to Life Michigan, more than 20 million black children have been aborted since the 1973 Roe ruling. Today, African Americans are no longer the largest minority group in the U.S. The wise among us should do the math.

In his column, “Abortion: The Black Community’s Holocaust,” Sheriff David Clarke shared statistics that suggest that more than 36% of all abortions done in 2014 were done on black women — amounting to an average of about 900 babies aborted per day.

Sheriff Clarke writes, “For those who think that my comparison of black baby abortion with the holocaust is over the top; the definition of holocaust is the mass slaughter and reckless destruction of life.”

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This commentary is triggering for progressives who often waffle between whether it is ethical to have children or if a fetus is even considered life at all. They also argue that a woman who cannot afford a child should have the right to end life in the womb, but also that a woman impregnated by way of rape or incest should have the same access. While progressives work out whatever they believe to be defined as life and a right to life, we conservatives and Christians decide that abortion is a detriment to all life — especially in the dwindling black community — and that this needs to be addressed before it is too late.

If abortion access were not still legal, accessible, and targeting black women, imagine how large and robust the black community would be today. Imagine more black businesses, more black CEOs, more black families, and stronger black communities. Imagine more black women to “rule” … if only those black women had the chance to exist.

While this is the reality many black progressives seek, it remains a dream so long as abortion snuffs out lives. If only Ginsburg had realized this truth during her time here on Earth.

Abortion access may sound like it helps women navigate difficult situations in the short term. However, the long-term repercussions inflicted on vulnerable populations is irreparable and possibly futile if nothing is done now.

Therefore, it is vital that President Trump act now to replace our fallen justice. While people feel for Ginsburg’s intention and impact, her passing represents a gateway to life, giving way to the millions of new lives God has prepared to enter this world. I pray that His will be done.

This article was previously published on The Patriot Post.

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Patrick D. Hamptonhttp://www.patrickdhampton.net
Patrick D. Hampton is the host of The Patrick Perspective.

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