As recently as yesterday morning, I said that I couldn’t foresee America descending into a full-blown civil war. I may have to slightly amend that statement. The retirement of Justice Kennedy and the very real (though far from certain) possibility that Roe could be overturned changes the equation somewhat. I still can’t imagine a civil war along the lines of the first one — two sides, complete with uniforms, meeting for organized combat on the battlefield — but I think that the chances of chaos in the streets and violent clashes across the country just rose considerably.
Abortion is the Left’s high sacrament. It has built its entire movement upon this bloody altar. With abortion, it claims a godlike power over life and death. Leftists, through abortion, make life itself relative to their whims and desires. Life begins whenever the mother wants it to begin, the Left proclaims. And oh, what power! Who would claim such power and then give it up willingly? Especially when this power protects and fortifies your hassle-free, responsibility-free, consequence-free sex life. To give up abortion is to give up power, to give up convenience, to give up relativism, to give up your self-centered approach to sex and life in general. The Left will not go gently into that good night. They will rage, and rage, and rage, against the dying of the light.
What will their raging consist of? I don’t know. I fear that it could be quite violent. History has shown that the oppressors will rarely retreat from their oppression peacefully. They would much rather kill and destroy to reestablish their superiority and the way of life that was made so much easier by that superiority. Will the same thing happen here? Perhaps.
Whatever happens, we must remember that the pro-life fight does not end with the overturning of Roe. Rather, it begins with the overturning of Roe. Everything up until that moment is preparation for what comes after it. Today, we fight against abortion with the understanding that we cannot actually end it. But when ending it becomes a real possibility, a feasible objective, then the fight is really on. And the butchers of children will go to any lengths in that fight. There is nothing they won’t do. Lie. Cheat. Steal. Kill. They have done it all to preserve the “right” to abortion. They will kick it into overdrive when that “right” is finally and truly threatened.
And if that’s how things go, so be it. When it comes to ending this historic atrocity, there is no price too high to pay. History shows that the oppressors will do anything to hang onto power. And history also shows that the liberators, if they stand firm and unafraid, very often prevail.