Justice Harry Blackmun invented the ‘trimester’ framework and admitted that it was arbitrary.
Yesterday marked the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which established a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion and made unconstitutional most state efforts to regulate abortion practices. The ruling rested on incredibly shaky legal reasoning, as the seven justices in the majority manufactured a mysterious “right to privacy,” discovered in the due-process clause of the 14th Amendment, to establish a woman’s right to choose abortion. In addition, in the majority opinion, Justice Harry Blackmun found that “the word ‘person’, as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include the unborn,” plausibly the most flawed legal argument since the dehumanizing decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford.
Even aside from these fundamental weaknesses, the details of how the case played out in court are often obscured by the pro-abortion-rights movement. If more Americans were aware of these little-known facts, more might oppose Roe and give credence to arguments in favor of unborn life ....
... Roe exemplifies the worst of legal procedure, both in the lies concocted on behalf of the U.S. abortion industry and in the contortions that Blackmun devised to justify the Court’s appallingly undemocratic decision, one that paved the way for the legalized murder of nearly 60 million unborn children.
I remember the day (March 4, 1999) I heard on the news that Supreme Court Justice Blackmun had died - and thinking that in an instant he suddenly grasped the enormity of the horror he had perpetrated and was now accountable to God for the blood of 60 million unborn children and counting. Blackmun had ironically been appointed by President Nixon but would become one of the most liberal justices in the history of the court. He is prima facia evidence that a false worldview can have devastating consequences no matter how gifted or respected one may be.
It was the progressive Republican President Richard M. Nixon who nominated Blackmun to the U.S. Supreme Court on April 4, 1970. Blackmun was confirmed by the Senate on May 12, 1970, by a 94–0 vote. This Senate vote demonstrates how easily deceived people can be. As Ellis Washington noted in 2012,
"To study the jurisprudence of Justice Blackmun is an excursion into a complex labyrinth of the hypocritical, duplicitous and genocidal."
In his 1994 swan song case, Callins v. Collins, Justice Blackmun, in a famous dissent, decreed in exasperation: “From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.”
Justice Blackmun’s tenure on the Supreme Court and ultimately his jurisprudence legacy is clearly marked in blood no matter how liberals, progressives, feminists and revisionist historians try to elevate him as a champion of “women’s rights,” In reality Blackmun will go down in history as the author of Roe v. Wade, the bloodiest majority opinion in the history of the Supreme Court, a decision that, since 1973, has legalized the infanticide of over 60 million innocent babies in America … and counting.
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Heb 10:31)