The fall 2017 issue of Celebrate Life Magazine contains "Abortion Victim Photos" by Lori Hadacek Chaplin, "Securing the future" by Laura Kizior, "A pro-life Giant" by Donald DeMarco, PhD, "God's Little Ones" by Diane Stark, and "Roe v. Wade's days are numbered" by Raymond J. Adamek, PhD
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viewpoint BY RAYMOND J. ADAMEK, PHD Roe v. Wade’s days are numbered The Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution says in part: “No State shall . . . deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” In the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision, Justice Harry A. Blackmun, joined by six of eight other Supreme Court Justices, concluded that “the word ‘person’ as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include the unborn.” At the same time, Blackmun conceded that if Texas’s assertion that “the fetus is a ‘person’ within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment” is established, . . . “the appellant’s [pro-choice] case, of course, collapses.” In a recent (May 2017) article in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy entitled “Protecting Prenatal Persons: Does the Fourteenth Amendment Prohibit Abortion?,” Joshua J. Craddock establishes the fact that the fetus is a person and has been so considered in law for a long time. In a scholarly work with 198 footnotes, in which he refers to nineteen prior critiques of Roe v. Wade and more than 30 related court cases spanning over 200 years, Craddock causes the pro-abortion case to collapse with a resounding thud. Craddock suggests that when Blackmun said, “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins,” he dismissed what should have been the primary focus of the case (What is the nature of the preborn individual whose alleged rights to protection we should or need not recognize?). Outlining his strategy for determining whether the Fourteenth Amendment was meant to include the preborn as persons, Craddock proceeds to determine 1) the meaning of the words used when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in 1868, 2) what the common-law precedent regarding the preborn and abortion was prior to that time, 3) what inferences might be drawn from state practice regarding these matters, and 4) what the anticipated legal application of the Amendment was after its adoption. Some examples of the results of applying this analytical strategy follow. FALL 2017 | Celebrate Life Magazine 9