While I was on vacation in South Carolina, the ruling came down for the Dobbs v Jackson case. It was Friday, June 24. I was not surprised, considering the trajectory of this Supreme Court and the leak of the Alito Opinion earlier this year, I was relieved and overjoyed that Roe v Wade had finally been overturned. I was also overjoyed that within minutes of the ruling, my home state of Missouri was the first in the Union to officially ban all abortions effective immediately. The whole thing still feels surreal, but it really is happening. The Drums of Moloch (the “abortion-on-demand” culture) have been significantly quieted in the United States, which is something we haven’t heard in 49 years.
As I predicted in a previous article, back in 2019, this current Supreme Court did not ban abortion outright. It should have, morally speaking, but it couldn’t. And there is a reason for this. As I also predicted, the political landscape in America will now change along state lines. As it was before the civil war, between slave-states and free-states, so it is now between abortion-states and life-states. As it was back than, so it is now, the American black population has the most to benefit from this. Juneteenth gave their ancestors freedom, and June twenty-fourth gave their children a fighting chance to survive in this materialist world of the 21st century. Abortions among blacks outnumber those among whites by over two to one. That ratio was even higher in previous decades…
The Guttmacher Institute points out that lack of access to health insurance and healthcare, as well as racism, plays a role in this statistic. I agree. This is why, in a post-Roe America, these issues will have to be more significantly addressed. Racism is still a problem in America, but I assert that the problem is far more insidious than the Democrats would have us believe, because in my opinion, they are the ones promoting the most severe racism. Killing black babies and hispanic babies through abortion, as a solution to poverty and lack of healthcare, is no solution at all. It’s the epitome of contributing to the problem and making it exponentially worse. It’s the equivalent of pouring gasoline on a raging fire.
As a result of the Dobbs case, the black and hispanic population in this country is going to skyrocket. I’m okay with that. I hope you are too. Because that’s the way nature intended. Artificial contraception is highest among white Americans, and if you don’t conceive babies, your population ratio decreases. Duh! It’s just the facts of life. You know, it’s a “birds and bees” thing. If you’re one of those people who thinks the white population in America is being systematically eliminated (I’m not, but I know some are), then you have it within your power to do something about it. Just get married, stop contracepting your offspring and let nature take its course. There is no reason to get worked up about race issues. As far as I’m concerned the race issue is closed now, so I will not entertain any discussion about it in the comment box.
The good news is that all abortions are down since 2000, and that is a credit to the tireless work of the pro-life movement. To eliminate the need for abortion in the United States, we’re going to have to vastly improve our healthcare system and the way we pay for healthcare. As a member of the Solidarity Party, I do support some kind of universal healthcare solution. That doesn’t mean I support a one-size-fits-all federal healthcare program. There are other options, and I think it’s time for a national debate on that. It should result in a solution, sooner rather than later, or we’ll be faced with a severe healthcare problem in this nation, unlike anything we’ve seen in the past. Lack of abortions means more babies among poorer Americans, and more babies mean an increased need for affordable healthcare. I have a feeling that the increased number of babies in low-income households is going to change the political climate toward universal healthcare in pro-life, red states. I welcome this. I hope you do too.
In life-states, like Missouri for example, to truly be pro-life, we’re going to have to figure out a lot of things. Universal healthcare, by whatever means works, is a good starting point. Adoption laws and services will need to be streamlined, to get unwanted babies into good homes as quickly as possible. We should consider making surrogacy illegal, so as to help place unwanted children into adopted homes. We’re also going to have to revive blue-collar jobs with good wages that are capable of supporting a family. We’re going to need tax subsidies for education, homeschooling and most importantly, we’re going to need good childcare systems to help working moms. Marriage must be encouraged again, and we’re going to need to find ways to re-incentivize it. Now is the time for churches to step up to the plate, and return to the practice of teaching good Christian morals, especially those relating to sexuality. Most of all, we need to advance forward with the gospel pro-life message. It’s not enough to make abortion illegal. We’ve done it, with the Lord’s help, but it’s only just the beginning. We have to convince more women to want to keep their children. We have to instill in them the value of human life. Our work in the pro-life movement has only just begun.
In the near future, however, we can expect America to become a divided nation, between abortion-states and free-states, in a map that looks something like this…
Now I must switch gears and explain why I believe these Supreme Court rulings are happening. If you notice all the rulings handed down by this session of the Supreme Court, you will notice a common theme — states rights. This particular Supreme Court is trying to undo the federal overreach of Supreme Courts in the past. While on the one hand it’s the right thing to do, on the other hand I think there is a much more sober rationale at play here.
Usurpation of states rights, and the extension of federal overreach has been commonplace for so long that the very existence of our federal republic is now at risk. The American people are losing faith in the system. A recent poll of average Americans found the following…
- A majority of Americans agree that the government is “corrupt and rigged against everyday people like me,”
- Nearly half of Americans (about 44%) no longer fully believe in the election process. Currently, most of these are Republicans and Independents. In time, that may also include more Democrats, especially if they start losing elections in the near future.
- Nearly half of Americans (49%) agree that they “more and more feel like a stranger in my own country,”
- And 28% of voters, including 37% who have guns in their homes, agree that “it may be necessary at some point soon for citizens to take up arms against the government.”
It’s that last point we need to pay particular attention to. Yes, it really has gotten that bad. Over a quarter of all Americans now expect it may be necessary to start another bloody revolution. I predict that number will increase in the months ahead, as political Leftists incite more acts of violence against churches and crisis pregnancy centers. The Left’s rage over the fall of Roe will only further inflame the tensions between the states, and if they’re not careful, they may end up starting another civil war.
Perhaps some of them want that, but I can’t see how it would be in anybody’s best interest. The Supreme Court agrees, and it knows that what has brought us to this point is usurpation of states rights and federal overreach by all three branches of the federal government: legislative, executive and yes, even judicial. Perhaps we should say “most especially judicial.” For decades, activist judges (and justices) have “legislated” new laws from the bench, bypassing both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. Roe v Wade was one such example of this. It’s not just the judicial branch though. Federal overreach is everywhere, not just in congress but also in the presidency in the form of increasingly expansive executive orders. All of these things, together, have relegated the states to mere vassals of the federal government, leaving the people in those states feeling increasingly isolated and marginalized. This federal overreach is a recipe for civil unrest, and ultimately civil war, which could very well result in the breakup of the Union.
While it should have happened decades ago, this US Supreme Court is attempting to put power back into the hands of the states before it’s too late. The High Court understands that only by returning power to the states can we hope to prevent a political breakup of the Union. California can have its unrestricted abortion laws, while states like Missouri can ban abortions outright. It’s the only way to preserve the Union, provided it’s not too little too late. Only God can know the answer to that right now. In the meantime, power is going back to the states in the hope of averting a disaster.
As Catholics, we should support this. It falls in line with Church teaching on subsidiarity. Bringing government closer to the people being governed is always a good thing. That’s what this Supreme Court is doing. Let us pray, for the sake of our nation, that their efforts to decentralize America will not be in vain.
Shane Schaetzel is an Evangelical convert to the Catholic Church through Anglicanism and was trained as a catechist through the University of Dayton – a Catholic Marianist Institution. Shane’s articles have been featured on LifeSiteNews, ChurchMilitant, The Remnant Newspaper, Forward in Christ, and Catholic Online. Shane is an author of Catholic books, which can be read here.