Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Today is a Memorial Day Like No Other
Jan. 22: A Memorial Day Like No Other
by Judie Brown, President of American Life League
this very solemn day, as we reflect on the millions of lives taken by
abortion and other contraceptive means, let us renew our efforts to
fight for those who have no voice, to change hearts and lives, and to
people from all over the country are joining together to stand up for
preborn babies who cannot stand up for themselves. The March for Life in
Washington, D.C. is an amazing event that brings to light the horror of
abortion, the millions of lives lost, and the abhorrence we should all
feel when we think back to that fateful day in 1973. Today’s commentary
examines this landmark case and challenges us to make a difference in
1973, two United States Supreme Court decisions forever changed the
nation’s attitude toward pregnancy, family, and the gift of a child.
What was once assumed to be part of the nation’s landscape, foundation,
and character fell prey to excessive carnal appetites with the stroke of
men robed in black declared that preborn children are not persons, that
expectant mothers have the right to hire a killer if they choose to no
longer be pregnant, and that fathers have no standing to defend against
the death of their children.
that day the value of a single human being’s life was cheapened and the
march toward eliminating the allegedly unwanted began to take many new
twists and turns.
v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton did not happen in a vacuum. Nearly 60 years
had been spent constructing the gallows from which the effigy of decency
would eventually hang.
the tide, by promoting birth control, was Margaret Sanger’s quest to
free women from their unique capacity to bear children. As founder of
Planned Parenthood, Sanger believed that sex devoid of pregnancy should
be available to everyone. This belief led to the creation of an
organization determined to corrupt the lives—when it is not taking the
lives—of innocent children.
the years Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its allies
hosted innumerable conferences dedicated to propagandizing physicians,
politicians, members of the press, and academics regarding the practice
of contraception, the need for it, and the reasons why abortion had to
be a back up to the failed condom or pill. The driving force during the
1950s and 1960s was Alan Frank Guttmacher, MD, who was committed to
“safe and legal” abortion as early as 1952. Driven by what biographers
say was his experience as a medical intern witnessing a woman die from a
botched abortion, Guttmacher spent his life advocating for abortion
rights. He eventually became the president of Planned Parenthood in
their inception, Planned Parenthood and its cronies have worked
tirelessly to redefine pregnancy, refine arguments that abortion was
safer than pregnancy, and deny that the pill could abort a child. Their
two-step plan involved first creating a climate where the practice of
contraception would become as American as apple pie. The second step was
the legal affirmation of abortion. It was considered to be an enormous
undertaking, but one for which Planned Parenthood was not only prepared,
but heavily funded.
it. While basic biology makes it clear that a human being begins at his
biological beginning, Planned Parenthood succeeded in persuading the
medical community and the public that pregnancy begins
at implantation—eight days after the human actually begins.
is statistically well known that abortion is never safe for the preborn
child and is usually harmful to his mother as well. Yet Planned
Parenthood denied these facts and relentlessly pursued the fictional
fact-finding it needed to sustain its income, its client base, and its
influence on policy makers at every level of education and government.
the time January 22, 1973, came around, the Court was politically
prepared to issue the decision that approved killing by defining it as
nothing more than a woman’s decision. Today, so many millions of
children have died at the hands of abortionists, from medical abortion
pills, and from the use of chemical contraception—not to mention the
killing of the preborn in IVF labs—that it is impossible for the average
person to comprehend the numbers. Perhaps that is why abortion
continues to be used in so many different ways and for so many selfish
The sexual propagandizing of America has taken a long time to become effective, but success has been achieved.
on this memorial day like no other, take a moment to contemplate this
truth: Until sexual perversity, sexual promiscuity, and infidelity
within marriage become the abominations they once were, no law, no
court, no body of individuals will end the insanity we know as abortion.
are dealing with evil; the devil has orchestrated this agenda. We are
called by God to unravel it, expose it, and work to restore moral
sanity. God help our nation if we fail.
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