40th anniversary thoughts here.
Good points, the one I found particularly interesting was the fact that Lincoln had the advantage of anti-slavery statements from the founding Fathers connecting that moral imperative to the Declaration, while there aren’t any statements from the founders connecting either rights of the unborn or “gender rights” to the Declaration. Basically, it’s up to our reason to connect the correct moral imperative to the first principle without the benefit of tradition on our side… although I would add that group and class-based rights such as “gender rights” are generally inimical to the individual rights framework of the Declaration, while the right of any person to live (in this case the unborn) is an individual right
Also, when you wrote:
“We, sadly, haven’t had a president who has explained with Lincolnian clarity—or any clarity at all—why Roe was wrongly decided,”
some might bring up Reagan’s 1983 article, “Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation.”
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