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Roe v. Wade: States vs. Nations

If Roe v. Wade is reversed, the legality of abortion would be returned to the states. This would shift accountability from the entire United States--which contains at least some somewhat righteous people--to  a subset of individual states. These states, due to their ideological opposition to God's law, human conscience, and common sense, harbor far fewer people of even some degree of righteousness. 

As a reminder, where you live matters. I recall some years ago, after speaking with a business associate in a certain far-left city, and being impressed that he had enough sense that prescribed outcomes on his city ought to be delayed, I prayed to God to intercede for that city. The Lord reviewed with me every obvious sign of iniquity there, and every glaringly wrong ideology there, and asked me what more could be done for such a place. I had no counterargument, notwithstanding my previous opinion of my associate.

Disciples of Christ do not operate out of fear. You should not decide where to live based on the place that seems least scary. Instead, choose based on greatest honest reconciliation to God and what he has made known to you. Pick the place where you can serve him best.

Realize that with every partition of the righteous from the wicked (each of which, to be fair, are a gradient and not a homogenous set), the path is made more clear to punish those who do what they know is wrong.

This principle of "division before destruction" is true in families, in workplaces, in neighborhoods, in cities, in counties, in states, and even in nations. 

But behold, it is for the righteous’ sake that it is spared. But behold, the time cometh, saith the Lord, that when ye shall cast out the righteous from among you, then shall ye be ripe for destruction; yea, wo be unto this great city, because of the wickedness and abominations which are in her. (Helaman 13:14)

It is only the presence of the righteous (and their prayers in behalf of the as-yet untested, who do not know the truth because they have not yet been exposed to it) that preserves the wicked. They provide a buffer on God's judgement, a lifeline of God's word, and a life raft out of town when his mercy reaches the limit imposed by his justice.

It is a good time to reread and study Genesis 18. 

When sudden calamities disproportionally affect pro-abortion states, recognize the hand of the Lord in protecting the plainest example of innocent blood.