Pastor Jeff Durbin sits down at the Equip + Go Conference and answers the audience’s questions. In this clip Pastor Jeff talks about the two battles we have in establishing equal protection for all life. Is the battle on the federal front only? What’s the significance of local legislation?
Will Overturning Roe v. Wade End Abortion?
Two things on that. Number one, look up a talk from my good friend Bradley Peirce. He is an attorney, he is a believer, he is solid. He believes in equal protection and abolition. He has an excellent talk on this issue of the supreme court.
It’s important for people to recognize that when Roe v. Wade was passed, it was a bunch of white men. People uphold Roe today who are leftist and it’s interesting when you talk about what they say about white straight sis gender males. It’s like they gave it to you. But it was also a bunch of conservative judges that gave Roe v. Wade to us.
So the court had a bunch of conservative judges and if you look from Roe till today there have been a number of instances where we had the opportunity with a conservative dominant court to overturn Roe v. Wade, and we didn’t. So the whole idea of filling the court with conservatives who are pro-life and all the rest hasn’t helped us in the past. So I think it is, in many ways, a pipe dream.
You even have somebody that was placed on the court, I forget who it was. But, he was asked the question, “did Donald Trump talk to you about overturning Roe v. Wade?” And he actually said, “ if he had done that I would have walked out of his office.” So there is not a lot of deep convection over this issue as there ought to be, even as a judge. So when we consider the scenario we are in right now, we have been here before and it didn’t help us in terms of a conservative majority on the court in pro-life people on the court.
But the second thing I want to say is the thing I said in the talk and that is very important. The pro-life industry through its incremental legislation that is put on the books in many states has actually legalized abortion in these states. So that if Roe fell tonight, tomorrow it is still legal in the states because of the pro-life legislation.
When you say, you can have an abortion in the state of Arizona but not for the purpose of genetic abnormality, what you are saying is, you can have an abortion in the state of Arizona if it is a healthy child. And that is on the books. So when Roe falls you got legislation in the states that define you can kill a baby under 24 weeks. The only way it is ever going to go away is if you have a bill of equal protection that says protect all humans from conception.