Friend of Cross Road,
year some of our mothers, along with staff and board members, march in the
Fourth of July parade in Travis. This patriotic display is encouraging both to
participants and spectators and serves as a reminder that our freedom, as
outlined in the Declaration of
Independence, is indeed a precious gift.
among the self-evident truths proclaimed in that foundational document are the rights
to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. What the authors did not
specify, probably because it was not necessary, was the order of these
inalienable rights. Common sense, apparently more in vogue two centuries ago,
would recognize that the right to life is prior to our right to liberty just as
liberty comes before our pursuit of happiness. The idea, implicit in the Declaration, is that when these rights
come into conflict among citizens the prior right should take precedent. So my
pursuit of happiness is restricted by Tomís right to liberty while Tomís right
to liberty is limited by Sallyís right to life.
1973, the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion in Roe v Wade reversed these priorities such that the right to life of
an unborn child became constrained by the right to liberty of the mother while
the liberty of the mother was effectively subordinated to the pursuit of
pleasure by the father.
we notice in more recent Supreme Court decisions, this disorder has gotten
progressively worse over the last forty years. Not only do we continue to abort more than one
million babies each year but we now condemn anyone who dares to maintain that
procreation is one of the essential ends of marriage. Any hope for our nationís future begins with
the recovery of our most fundamental right to life from the instant of
conception to the moment of natural death.
At Cross Road we will make every effort to help
women and couples regain the true order of their inalienable rights. Our hope
is that they might find happiness and that our nation may find its way back on
the road to peace and prosperity. Thank you for your continued support of our
May God bless America.