The 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Watching the inauguration yesterday, there was a strong sense of the fulfillment of the civil rights movement of the 1960's. Not that there are no battles left in the war on racism, but there is now clearly a new message about what America is. The message is this: insofar as you cling to racism, you are not American. Americans accept a man on the basis of his credentials and the integrity of his word, not on the basis of his color. That is the American attitude.
Now we turn to a harder war: the civil rights movement of the last three decades. The unborn are in need of that same protection by law and culture. I hope that I will see the day when the message is this: insofar as you disregard the small ones, you are not American. Americans accept a baby because it is human and they support the mother and father because they have been given the gift of life. That is the American attitude.
Here are some thoughts on the uphill battle.