Sanctity of Life
"I never have felt that any abortion should be committed -- I think each abortion is the result of a series of errors," stated Jimmy Carter.
Being interviewed on his book, Our Enduring Values-America's Moral Crisis, former Democrat President Carter stated at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC, November 3, 2005:
"I have always thought it was not in the mainstream of the American public to be extremely liberal on many issues. I think our party's leaders ... are overemphasizing the abortion issue."
"I've never been convinced, if you let me inject my Christianity into it, that Jesus Christ would approve abortion."
A 2020 Democrat candidate for President, Pete Buttigieg, claiming to be "Christian," proposed that "life begins at breath," yet his belief departs from Christianity, as Christ was in his mother's womb from conception.
Jesus, as recorded in the Gospel of Luke, was in Mary's womb from the Annunciation, when the Angel announced to her,
"Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus"
and she responded,
“Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word."
The Angel continued:
"The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God."
At that very moment, she conceived. This is the foundational Christian doctrine called Jesus' Incarnation, when "the Word became flesh."
The Gospel of Luke continued with another account confirming that a child in the womb was alive:
"'And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren' ...
When Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb."
Other Scriptures testify that a baby in the womb is a living person:
Genesis 25:21-23 "And Rebekah his wife conceived. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus?
And she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger."
Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
Isaiah 49:1,5 "The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name ... he who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him."
Psalm 22:10 "Thou art my God from my mother's belly."
Galatians 1:15 "He who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace."
Psalm 139:13-15 "You did form my inward parts, you knit me together in my mother's womb ... you knew me right well; my frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret."
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Abortion became legal in all nine months of pregnancy on JANUARY 22, 1973, with the Supreme Court decisions Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.
Norma McCorvey, who was the "Jane Roe" in the Roe v. Wade suit, was interviewed 23 years later by USA Today.
She stated that once, while employed at a clinic when no one was in:
"I went into the procedure room and laid down on the table ... trying to imagine what it would be like having an abortion ... I broke down and cried."
On ABC's World News Tonight, Norma McCorvey said:
"I think abortion's wrong. I think what I did with Roe v. Wade was wrong."
Proverbs 6 states: "The Lord hates ... hands that shed innocent blood."
2 Kings 21 "Manasseh ... sacrificed his own son in the fire ... The Lord said ... 'Manasseh king of Judah has committed these detestable sins ... Therefore ... I am going to bring such disaster' ...
Manasseh also shed so much innocent blood that he filled Jerusalem from end to end."
2 Chronicles 33:33 "Manasseh ... did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, like unto the abominations of the heathen, whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel."
Leviticus 20 "Anyone ... who sacrifices his child as a burnt offering to Molech ... I myself will turn against that man ...
And if the people of the land pretend they do not know what the man has done ... then I myself will set my face against that man and his family."
Proverbs 24:11-12 "Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don't stand back and let them die. Don't try to disclaim responsibility by saying you didn't know about it."
When Cain killed Abel, the Lord asked him:
"What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground."
If the blood of one innocent person, Abel, cries out for judgement, how deafening is the cry from 60 million innocent unborn babies killed in the United States since 1973, in addition to an estimated one billion abortions globally?
Populations of western countries are declining, due, in part, to the attitude of Planned Parenthood's founder, Margaret Sanger, who wrote in Woman and the New Race (chapter 5, “The Wickedness of Creating Large Families,” 1920):
“The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it”
"No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child ... without a permit."
Former Senator Zel Miller stated in 2007:
"Here is the brutal truth that no one dares to mention:
We're too few because too many of our babies have been killed. Over 45 millions since Roe v. Wade in 1973 ... It is not a proper fate for a human being made in God's image."
The largest ethnic group affected by abortion are African-Americans, as nearly 20 million black babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade.
A sign held up at the March for Life read:
"Black Lives Matter -- Even in the Womb."
Alveda King, niece of civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., founded the National Black Pro-Life Coalition.
Alveda King told CNSNews.com (Dec. 5, 2016):
"Abortion is ... designed for population control ... The numbers are higher in the African American community, so that's certainly black genocide ...
We also discovered that once black people are made aware of the genocidal eugenics by abortion that the community will speak out."
The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger stated:
- "The purpose of the American Baby Code shall be to provide for a better distribution of babies ... and to protect society against the propagation and increase of the unfit."
- "Feeble minded persons ... and others found biologically unfit by authorities ... should be sterilized or, in cases of doubt, should be so isolated as to prevent the perpetuation of their afflictions by breeding."
- "Knowledge of birth control is essentially moral. Its general, though prudent, practice must lead to a higher individuality and ultimately to a cleaner race. ("Morality and Birth Control", February-March, 1918, pp. 11,14.)
Sanger was quoted in "Apostle of Birth Control Sees Cause Gaining Here" (The New York Times, April 8, 1923, p. XII):
"Birth control is ... cultivation of the better racial elements in our society, and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extirpation of defective stocks — those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization."
In 1926, Margaret Sanger spoke to a KKK group, as cited in her Autobiography, (1938):
“Always to me any aroused group was a good group and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan at Silver Lake, New Jersey, one of the weirdest experiences I had in lecturing.”
She stated in a radio interview on WFAB Syracuse, February 2, 1924 ("The Meaning of Radio Birth Control," April 1924, p. 111):
"Just think for a moment of the meaning of the word kindergarten — a garden of children ... In this matter we should not do less than follow the example of the professional gardener.
Every expert gardener knows that the individual plant must be properly spaced, rooted in a rich nourishing soil, and provided with sufficient air and sunlight.
He knows that no plant would have a fair chance of life if it were overcrowded or choked by weeds ... If plants, and live stock as well, require space and air, sunlight and love, children need them even more ...
A farmer would rather produce a thousand thoroughbreds than a million runts. How are we to breed a race of human thoroughbreds unless we follow the same plan? We must make this country into a garden of children instead of a disorderly back lot overrun with human weeds."
Margaret Sanger's address to the New History Society, New York City, January 1, 1932, was summarized in "A Plan for Peace," April 1932, pp. 107-108:
"Keep the doors of immigration closed to the entrance of certain aliens whose condition is known to be detrimental to the stamina of the race, such as feebleminded, idiots, morons, insane, syphilitic, epileptic ... and others in this class barred by the immigration laws of 1924 ...
Apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring ...
Insure the country against future burdens of maintenance for numerous offspring as may be born of feeble-minded parents, by pensioning all persons with transmissible disease who voluntarily consent to sterilization ...
Give certain dysgenic groups in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization."
Sanger stated in Pivot of Civilization (1922, chapter 12, "Woman and the Future"):
"We are informed that the psychological examination of the drafted men indicated that nearly half - 47.3 per cent. - of the population had the mentality of twelve-year-old children or less - in other words that they are morons ...
Our 'overhead' expense in segregating the delinquent, the defective and the dependent, in prisons, asylums and permanent homes, our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying ... demonstrate our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism.
No industrial corporation could maintain its existence upon such a foundation.
Yet hardheaded 'captains of industry,' financiers who pride themselves upon their cool-headed and keen-sighted business ability are dropping millions into rosewater philanthropies and charities that are silly at best and vicious at worst."
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his concurring opinion of Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, May 28, 2019:
"In a report titled 'Birth Control and the Negro,' Sanger and her coauthors identified blacks as ‘the great problem of the South’ — 'the group with "the greatest economic, health, and social problems”' — and developed a birth-control program geared toward this population.
She later emphasized that black ministers should be involved in the program, noting, ‘We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.’”
Justice Thomas continued:
"Some black groups saw ‘family planning as a euphemism for race genocide' and believed that 'black people were taking the brunt of the ‘planning’ under Planned Parenthood’s 'ghetto approach' to distributing its services.
'The Pittsburgh branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,' for example, 'criticized family planners as bent on trying to keep the Negro birth rate as low as possible' ...
These observations echo the views articulated by the eugenicists and by Sanger decades earlier: 'Birth Control of itself ... will make a better race' and tend 'toward the elimination of the unfit.'"
Margaret Sanger's Birth Control Review (April 1933) published an article by Nazi advisor Ernst Rudin, one of the "fathers of racial hygiene," who wanted to eliminate inferior mankind -- "untermensch."
Hippocrates of Kos (c.460–370 BC) is referred to as the "Father of Medicine" for starting the disciplined Hippocratic School of Medicine in the 4th century BC Greece.
His attitude, "first, do no harm," was summed up in his work "Of the Epidemics," Book I (c.400 BC):
"Practice two things in your dealings with disease: either help or do not harm the patient."
He is credited with formulating "The Hippocratic Oath," which from ancient times, was taken by all medical practitioners:
"I swear ... I will use those dietary regimens which will benefit my patients according to my greatest ability and judgement, and I will do no harm or injustice to them.
I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion.
In purity and according to divine law will I carry out my life and my art."
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President Reagan addressed the March for Life, January 22, 1985:
“I’m convinced, as I know you are, that our response to the 12th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton must be to rededicate ourselves to ending the terrible national tragedy of abortion.”
President Donald J. Trump addressed the thousands who gathered for the annual March for Life, January 20, 2018:
"The March for Life is a movement born out of love ... You love every child, born and unborn, because you believe that every life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God.
We know that life is the greatest miracle of all. We see it in the eyes of every new mother who cradles that wonderful, innocent, and glorious newborn child in her loving arms ...
Because of you, tens of thousands of Americans have been born and reached their full, God-given potential - because of you.
As you all know, Roe vs. Wade has resulted in some of the most permissive abortion laws anywhere in the world ...
The United States, it's one of only seven countries to allow elective late-term abortions, along with China, North Korea, and others.
Right now, in a number of states, the laws allow a baby to be torn from his or her mother's womb in the ninth month. It is wrong; it has to change."
One of the many presentations changing views is the short video, 180 Movie, produced by Ray Comfort of New Zealand.
Within seconds of viewing the film, people change from being pro-abortion to pro-life.
Gary Bauer wrote in the article "Pro-life is pro-science (Washington Examiner, 1/18/19):
"Every few months brings a technological advancement or scientific breakthrough that more fully reveals the unborn child as a living, feeling human being.
Most of what we now know about the fetus was unknown or in dispute when Roe was decided in 1973 ...
We now know that at the moment of fertilization, a new, unique human embryo with unique DNA is created. We now know that even at that early stage, an individual human life exists.
We now know that the unborn baby’s heart begins to beat at three weeks, that brain waves can be detected as early as five weeks, and that all of the unborn baby’s organs are fully formed by 24 weeks ...
We also know that unborn babies can feel pain at a point in the pregnancy when the most gruesome abortion procedures are still legal ...
Science has exposed the lie that a first-trimester baby is merely a clump of cells or a blob of tissue — or anything other than a human being.
As Harvard Medical School’s Micheline Matthews-Roth has put it:
'It is scientifically correct to say that an individual human life begins at conception, when egg and sperm join to form the zygote, and this developing human always is a member of our species in all stages of its life.'"
President Trump continued:
"Americans are more and more pro-life. You see that all the time. In fact, only 12 percent of Americans support abortion on demand at any time.
Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life ...
During my first week in office, I reinstated a policy first put in place by President Ronald Reagan, the Mexico City policy.
I strongly supported the House of Representative's Pain-Capable bill, which would end painful, late-term abortions nationwide ... I call upon the Senate to pass this important law and send it to my desk for signing ..."
"Today, I'm announcing that we have just issued a new proposal to protect conscience rights and religious freedoms of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. So important.
I have also just reversed the previous administration's policy that restricted states' efforts to direct Medicaid funding away from abortion facilities that violate the law.
We are protecting the sanctity of life and the family as the foundation of our society ..."
That is why we march. That is why we pray. And that is why we declare that America's future will be filled with goodness, peace, joy, dignity, and life for every child of God."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta stated at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., February 3, 1994, with Bill and Hillary Clinton in attendance:
"The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself,
and if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?"
Exodus 20:13 "Thou shalt not commit murder."
Mother Teresa added:
"Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence to get what they want.
That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion ...
Many people are also concerned about all the violence in this great country of the United States ...
But often these same people are not concerned with the millions who are being killed by the deliberate decision of their own mothers ...
Jesus said, 'Anyone who receives a child in my name, receives me' ... By aborting a child, a couple refuses to receive Jesus.
Please don't kill the child ... Give me the child. I am willing ... to give that child to a married couple who will love the child and be loved by the child ...
From our children's home in Calcutta alone, we have saved over 3,000 children from abortion ...
America can become a sign of peace ..."
Mother Teresa concluded:
"From here, a sign of care for the weakest of the weak -- the unborn child -- must go out to the world ... then really you will be true to what the founders of this country stood for."
The greatness of a nation is in how it treats its weakest members: the elderly, the infirm, the handicapped, the underprivileged, the unborn.
Ronald Reagan wrote in his article, "Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation," The Human Life Review, 1983:
"Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should be slaves ...
Likewise, we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion."
Proverbs 13:22 states: "A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children."
America's founders cared about their "children's children," called "posterity."
The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution, 1787, states:
"We the people of the United States, in order to ... secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution."
If the Constitution is to "secure the blessings of liberty" to "our posterity," then the unborn need to be protected.
Ambassador Alan Keyes stated in a Virginia high school assembly, February 28, 2000:
"How does it secure the blessings of liberty to our posterity, to those generations yet unborn, to kill them, aborting them in the womb?"
Those who fought in the Revolution were willing to sacrifice their prosperity for their posterity, pledging their lives and their fortunes.
Colonel William Prescott who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill, stated in August of 1774:
"Our forefathers passed the vast Atlantic, spent their blood and treasure, that they might enjoy their liberties, both civil and religious, and transmit them to their posterity ...
Now if we should give them up, can our children rise up and call us blessed?"
Dr. Joseph Warren, who died in the Battle of Bunker Hill, wrote in the Suffolk Resolves, September of 1774:
"That it is an indispensable duty which we owe to God, our country, ourselves and posterity ... to maintain, defend and preserve those civil and religious rights and liberties, for which many of our fathers fought, bled and died, and to hand them down entire to future generations."
Theodore Roosevelt stated March 4, 1905:
"If we fail, the cause of free self-government throughout the world will rock to its foundations, and therefore our responsibility is heavy, to ourselves, to the world as it is today, and to the generations yet unborn."
George Washington wrote in his Orders, July 2, 1776:
"The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army ... We have, therefore to resolve to conquer or die."
On February 27, 2019, citizens of Toledo, Ohio, voted to grant "personhood" to Lake Erie:
(UPI) “Voters in Toledo, Ohio, have become the first in the nation to grant a lake the same rights as a human being."
On January 14, 1988, President Reagan asked that "personhood" be recognized for the unborn:
“The well-being and future of our country demand that protection of the innocents must be guaranteed and that the personhood of the unborn be declared and defended throughout our land."
Psalm 127:3: "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is His reward."
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