Does anyone see the irony in the Martin Luther King holiday being followed the very next day by the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision? Talk about a stark moral juxtaposition.

King Day celebrates the life of a man who spurred a national movement to grant oppressed and disenfranchised citizens the same rights that other Americans took for granted. That’s certainly something to celebrate as it made America a better place, not just for blacks, but for everyone. As King once said, “many of our white brothers . . . have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.”

Roe v. Wade, on the other hand . . . Well, exactly why, or how, do you celebrate a woman’s right to destroy her unborn child? Even if the mother was a victim of rape or incest, rubbing out the innocent child is not exactly cause for jubilation. Of course, the overwhelming majority of abortions are gotten because somebody was too irresponsible to use birth control or because, hey, my life is just way too hectic right now to, like, deal with the inconvenience of becoming a mother.

But celebrating is what the National Organization for Women (NOW) is doing, though, as can be seen on their website, cautionary notes about vigilance and maintaining abortion rights abound:

“Though we are celebrating 35 years of Constitutional protection of a woman’s right to abortion, we cannot let our guard down. With so many limitations and roadblocks, the promise of Roe is already denied to many women, and access to birth control is under increasing attack.”

Access to birth control under attack? Well, yeah, for 11-year-olds. Is that so unreasonable?

Nonetheless, to hear NOW and other hardcore abortion proponents tell it, Roe v. Wade has provided the most important and sacred right a woman has and as any halfwit can see, while nowhere specifically mentioned in the Constitution, leaps up off the pages from between the lines.

You know, as obviously intended by the Founding Fathers who wrote the thing, even though we are also told they were all misogynistic genocidal racists who viciously destroyed the way of life of the native peoples of an entire continent. All the more reason, then, to marvel at their singular wisdom of writing a document from which abortion rights would be unearthed two hundred years later.

Happy Roe v. Wade anniversary day, everyone!

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