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In every war, there are tragedies and victories. We tend to look at the final result, but the victories can be temporary and fragile, and the tragedies can be devastating. As a result, I’m having trouble finding a way to embrace the entire picture of the SCOTUS decision.
Yes, the victories are obvious to me. There is so much to celebrate and appreciate. But I feel overwhelmed by the many losses that have already been endured, and the many we could face:
So many millions of babies have died.
A kind of narcissism has flourished in the face of women’s desires.
Families have been damaged by the choices to abort.
Men have become second-class citizens, often having no choice in the decision.
Women have been wounded after the fact, later realizing they killed a child.
And looking ahead, even more losses:
Corrupt companies will finance travel for women who choose to abort.
Violence could erupt as people refuse to accept justice and decide to destroy businesses, homes and communities.
Local governments will enact laws that allow abortion to flourish.
And I could add many more negative outcomes.
I want to rejoice.
I want to thank G-d and the justices for their wisdom.
But it’s difficult.
Maybe I need to look to my own humility in the face of this dilemma.