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FIRST-PERSON: Praying for the overturning of Roe

DENVER (BP)–A chance to resurrect the death tolls of abortion has been given to the U.S. Supreme Court. Roe v. Wade has an impeccable reputation as the No. 1 killer in America.

If the figures are correct and nearly one in three pregnancies end in abortion, imagine the devastation of mothers and families due to bad counseling and judicial permission.

Since 1973 — the year Roe v. Wade was decided — the killing fields of America have broadened and the reach of this popular solution to a mother’s bad choice has plowed its way through America and the world.

Unfortunately, nothing has been successful in overturning Roe v. Wade. Perhaps that will change soon. The Supreme Court will meet in the next few days to decide whether it takes a case by Norma McCorvey, who wants to see Roe v. Wade overturned. McCorvey — the “Roe” in the infamous case — led the charge to legalize abortion but is now pro-life.

“The members of the court are considering the case every day until the decision is released in public and writing, which is scheduled now for February 22,” a press release from the pro-life group Operation Outcry states.

How did this all start? McCorvey’s lawyers for The Justice Foundation filed a petition with a federal judge in Dallas, but lost in 2003. They appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, but lost again in 2004. Now the case is before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The petition before the high court states, “Since the original judgment of Roe v. Wade, factual conditions surrounding abortion have changed significantly demonstrating that abortion hurts women.”

In 1995 on World News Tonight McCorvey said, “I think abortion is wrong. I think what I did with Roe vs. Wade was wrong, and I just have to take a pro-life position on [abortion].”

McCorvey’s case includes the sworn testimony of over 1000 women hurt by abortion. Not only have innocent babies been murdered, but mothers have experienced emotional deaths. What a travesty!

Now that the Supreme Court has been asked to take the case, what will it do?

While the Court considers the case, we cannot stand idly by. It is of paramount importance that we become intercessors in these next few days. To do otherwise would be morally irresponsible. Let us invite our churches and communities to participate so that God may see the compassion and desire we have to overturn this grave injustice in our society.

We must be in prayer and fasting that a moral judgment will be made that will save unborn children from death and bring glory to our Creator through the promotion of life.

After 30 years and over 45 million deaths, are we not ready for Roe to be overturned? Join me in this effort and may the God of glory be magnified through the prayers of His saints on this all important occasion.
Michael Romero oversees the bilingual ministries of Riverside Baptist Church in Denver.

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