“In 1973, the Supreme Court looked at a Constitution ratified nearly 200 years earlier, which never mentions the word abortion, and which had never been interpreted to include a right to abortion (indeed, most states had laws restricting abortion), and in a god-like manner created a right to abortion out of nothing.

“A recent sound-off opinion asserts Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey allow states to regulate late-term abortions except when necessary to protect the health or life of the mother. The opinion fails to acknowledge the case of Doe v. Bolton, decided the same day as Roe v. Wade, which defined the health of the mother to include ‘all factors — physical, emotional, psychological, familial and the woman’s age — relevant to the well-being of the patient.’

“Defining health to mean emotional well-being without limits, effectively prevented states from prohibiting late-term abortions and led to the issue of partial-birth abortion and even the scandalous live-birth abortions in Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s clinic in Philadelphia.

“Roe and Doe made the U.S. one of only 14 countries allowing abortion after 14 weeks and one of only one countries including Canada, China and North Korea allowing abortion for any reason after fetal viability.

“Similarly, the sound-off takes a book of the Bible written 14 centuries before Christ, which historically has not been interpreted to justify abortion, and reads into it a biblical basis for abortion on demand. Perhaps a meditation on 2 Peter 1:20 is in order.”