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Personhood needs a definition
(Daily Wire) – More than a year has passed since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in its 6-3 ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and while pro-life Americans cheer the ruling, some believe that the High Court didn’t go far enough.
Hadley Arkes, the Edward N. Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions, Emeritus at Amherst College, recently published a column for The Catholic Thing in which he harangued the SCOTUS for not having the guts to weigh in on the “moral substance of the case.”
“It wasn’t a matter of inadvertence: the conservative majority deliberately withheld the premises that are vital to the pro-life movement in going forward now, in the States as well at the federal level, in acting through Congress,” Arkes said of the majority’s opinion.”Most notably, the majority held back from recognizing the human standing of the child in the womb.”
Arkes, a pro-life advocate since the 1960s, argued that the Roe decision altered American morals, while Dobbs will have no such effect.
“Roe not merely created a right to abortion; it changed the culture,” he said. “It converted…