Today folk and friends, is a good day. Today is a day when one of the most sacred human rights, the Right to Life, was upheld. It is also a day when many other rights were upheld as well. The Supreme Court of the United State overturned Roe v Wade, ending the federal law that permitted abortion, and returning the matter to the people of this country and their elected representatives.
In the halls of Helheim, there is celebration. Though a true accounting of how many unborn have been killed since Roe v. Wade is nearly impossible, it is a number that makes those killed by totalitarian communist regimes pale in comparison, and makes the holocaust look like an incident of school yard bullying. The path to Helheim has been choked with the souls of the unborn.
There are some of my fellow Heathens who will decry this decision. They will rage that a woman’s right to choose has been violated. That our ancestors would have been fine with abortion, because “they practiced exposure.”
I find these words to ring hollow. Family is one of the fundamentals of our faith, and while yes, our ancestors were known in times of dire need to “expose” an infant, I highly doubt that they would have accepted anyone who exposed five, ten, fifteen, or even more of their own children not out of direst need, but simply because “they weren’t ready/didn’t want them.”
As for a woman’s right to choose, well. We’ve had sex education for decades. Everyone should, reasonably, know how babies are made. There are a lot of choices that can be made before that happens. Why is it that the only choice that matters to them is the one that ends with taking another person’s life?
May the Blessings of the Aesir, the Vanir, and Helheim be upon the Justices who returned the rule of law to the people, and helped to defend the lives of those who are incapable of defending themselves. Glory to Hel, that we have lived to see this day. Glory to the Aesir, may this ruling be a boon to our people so that more may live to rediscover the faith of their ancestors and return home to their kin!