There is a definite correlation between the right to life and the preservation of traditional sexual morality, Gay Rights Leaders and the Pro-Abortion community have their views as well.
Some Californians who want to redefine marriage say, the LGBT’s political movement and the expansion of abortion “are inseparable.”
The Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the U.S. Supreme Court case has challenged the Texas law requiring abortionists to meet the same health and safety standards as other ambulatory surgical centers.
Some LGBT supporters might think that abortion rights have little to do with them, However, LGBT rights and reproductive freedom have long been closely intertwined. In the end, they both are counter to the right to life and the preservation of traditional sexual morality.
Back in 1987, the two groups actually held a sit-in on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, wearing t-shirts that read, “Queer and Present Danger.”
The demonstration was in protest the 1986 Bowers v. Hardwick decision, in which justices upheld the constitutionality of state anti-sodomy laws. In 2003, the Supreme Court reversed the decision to overturn its precedent of Lawrence v. Texas ruling.
That ruling also relied upon the legal reasoning of the abortion movement: That sexuality is private and should not be subject to any moral restrictions.
The Supreme Court’s Justice, Lawrence’s decision relied heavily on language from a key abortion rights precedent, when it stated:
“Matters, involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Constitution…At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life. Beliefs about these matters could not define the attributes of personhood were they formed under compulsion of the State…It is a promise of the Constitution that there is a realm of personal liberty which the government may not enter.
This language comes verbatim from Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey, which, among other things, invalidated a law that required a married woman to notify her husband before having an abortion.
Justice Kennedy co-wrote the decision in Casey, along with Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and David Souter.
The LGBT activists say, in addition to legal logic, liberal homosexual and pro-abortion activists share the same enemies: people of faith.
The fiercest opposition to both the LGBT and reproductive freedom movements comes from conservative Christian political forces. “LGBT and reproductive choice supporters have fought side by side in efforts to defeat right-wing ballot initiatives.”
While same-sex “marriage” has seen a dramatic increase in public acceptance over the last few decades, abortion-on-demand remains has less than 50 percent support and is quickly eroding among younger generations.
There is a belief that, the way to increase public support for abortion is for women who have had abortions to share their stories, telling the public how abortion helped them.
Multiple studies have confirmed that women who have had an abortion are at drastically higher risk of depression, suicide, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol or substance abuse, and other health maladies.
Every year at the annual March for Life, post-abortive women associated with “Silent No More” share their stories of grief and healing outside the U.S. Supreme Court.
As of late, groups who seemingly have nothing in common, are combining their efforts against traditional Marriage, the contention against LGBTQ and even, so called, Islamophobia.