The Rise of the Religious Rite

A Warning About the Religionization of Abortion

When the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision upended Roe v. Wade, the response from abortion “rights” advocates was immediate, well-orchestrated, and as diabolical as the mindset required to justify fetal dismemberment and destruction in the first place. It centers on the simple invocation of a homonym. The goal is to transform abortion from the civil right they perceive to have been “stolen” from them into a religious rite. Once redefined as religious, abortion can be protected as a sacred expression of the abortion seeker’s “deeply held religious beliefs.” It’s a tactic that could have been lifted right out of Screwtape’s training manual.


is a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy (B. S., Aerospace Engineering) and Biola University (M.A., Christian Apologetics). Recently retired, his professional aviation career included 8 years in the U. S. Marine Corps flying the AV-8B Harrier attack jet and nearly 32 years as a commercial airline pilot. Bob blogs about Christianity and the culture at: True Horizon.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #65, Summer 2023 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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