June 18, 2001
Moral Law Has Precedence
The "protection" of law to an activity is not
without standards of accountability, otherwise, any law would
acquire a life of its own, justifying itself simply because it
exists. Laws are made by man to serve all society, not
just certain segments of society. Mankind is guided by
more than the laws it creates to govern itself. Moral law
supercedes legislative law. God’s laws are inviolate and
not subject to man’s discretionary interpretation.
Liberals fear restriction, both in legislative law and even in
the observance of moral law. It is utter foolishness to
believe moral law is subservient to legislative law. The
latter exists because of the former. Unless one derives
laws from a higher plane of actions deemed to be morally right,
then legislation becomes the actions of the powerful to exploit,
deny, disenfranchise and destroy the weak. Without
morality, there is only power – what one can get away with.
Even if individuals do not believe moral law exists, they have
no Constitutional right to impose their belief of its absence on
others who do believe moral law exists. Yet this is
precisely the behavior we see today. Pro-abortionists must
defend behavior, which to otherwise deny, would compel them to
face the consequences of their evil behavior.
The real shame is there are "religious" folks who defy
the teachings and doctrine of their faith on the issue of
abortion. It is a curious position. Could it be they
are defending a practice that they have been victims of, in
order not to confront its moral tragedy and their own sin –
sin which can be forgiven and which they may repent? Or
can it be they stand on an irrational principle and truly think
abortion is an "individual" decision, between that
person and God, totally unaffecting society? In both
cases, resisting in sin or resisting in principle, they will
surely answer to God in heaven like all of us; but in the
meantime, they live in a society on earth that cannot condone
killing of its citizens-to-be.
The Role of the Church
Individuals with conscience in America are struggling with
the moral implications of abortion while their church leaders
shamefully dance around the issue. The effect in almost
all cases is church leaders do not explicitly enjoin their
members to vote against candidates who favor and promote
abortion. Instead, they might go so far to remind their
flock that abortion is wrong – stopping just short however of
calling abortion a sin and those who condone and further it,
The probable reason for this equivocation is fear. Fear of
losing tax-exempt status. Fear of upsetting church members
whose contributions fund "the Lord’s work".
Fear of being accused of climbing the wall of separation of
Church and State. The fear of losing tax-exempt status is
emasculating the moral position of the Church and stifling its
voice in the matter of abortion. The fear of upsetting
church members is corroding their confidence in Church
leadership to do what is right, no matter the price.
Here is a representative example. The Arlington Catholic
Herald’s edition of November 2, 2000 allowed the presidential
candidates to advance their views, without Church endorsement
for either. The reason could likely be these fears.
The author wrote the editor and the Bishop on November 11, 2000
and expressed the view that it was wrong to allow Mr. Gore to
challenge the moral stand of the Church with respect to
abortion, and, "Evil is not fought by allowing evil to
Fear of government is overcoming faith in God. The Church
leadership needs to heed Psalm 27, the first half of which
Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?
The Lord is my life’s refuge;
of whom should I be afraid?
When evildoers come at me
to devour my flesh,
My foes and my enemies
themselves stumble and fall.
Though an army encamp against me,
my heart will not fear;
Though war be waged upon me,
even then will I trust."
The simplest way to end abortion for convenience is to
simply not become pregnant in the first place. Ahhhhh…
the great discriminator of character - personal
responsibility! Once a woman becomes pregnant, the parties
involved must accept full responsibility for the creation and
protection of human life. We cannot use unjust law to
cover irresponsibility and bless personal moral defect. We
cannot impose an unjust solution on just people and innocent
lives. There is absolutely no right to do that.
Because people seem not to be able to exercise personal
responsibility with their "free choice", we should
control behavior that threatens others, not condone it.
Proposed Abortion Policy
The court cases arguing for the establishment of
"legalized" abortion in this country were fraudulently
presented and factually in error. Every subsequent
decision protecting and enhancing the "right" to
abortion is thus tainted and illegal. For this reason, on
a legal basis alone, no compromise is warranted in many areas
concerning abortion. I propose the following as the core
of abortion policy:
care providers or otherwise) – penalty for first degree
No federal or state government support
for abortion through taxation or sanction
No federal funds provided to abortion
Immediate cessation of abortion for
Immediate cessation of partial birth
Permanent ban on RU-486 and any drug
of similar effect
involving life of the mother and fetal birth defects
Government assistance for parents
bringing to term a child with serious defect
Severe penalties for purveyors of
illegal abortion (registered
Enhanced adoption placement services
for babies coupled with enhanced tax incentives for people
If a woman obtains an abortion by
falsely claiming to be a victim rape or incest, she should
be imprisoned and provided counseling. A second
offense shall draw life imprisonment. (Sorry, no conjugal
The State should regulate medical
procedures for its citizens
Alarmists will say that a woman wanting an
abortion (for convenience) will be forced to leave the country
to obtain one. Fine! This Nation should not be party
to her crime. Doctors and pharmaceutical companies who
generate large income from abortion and its aftermath will decry
their loss of income. Fine! Move overseas or risk
imprisonment or worse. Alarmists will say abortions will
be done in back alleys and performed by incompetent doctors, or
even performed by women themselves. The retort is harsh, I
admit, and it will offend some people. When the policy
adopted in this nation rules out abortion for convenience, and
the woman takes the step to have an abortion performed in such a
manner for convenience, then no tears should be shed for her
danger, resulting pain, or death. One life will be lost
– an innocent one. Or two lives will be lost – one
innocent, one not. I care about the innocent life.
Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton are the epitome of flawed
jurisprudence from the highest court in the land. The case
material leading to their decisions was fraudulent and the Court’s
decisions were therefore flawed, as has been every supporting
decision since. Good does not arise from evil.
Abortion has divisive impact on our society with little to no
ground existing for compromise. Abortion in the vast
majority of cases is simply murder for convenience.
Calling it something else doesn’t change its essence.
Free will, "free choice", and individual conscience
– the three legs of the pro-abortionist’s philosophical
stool – can be noble conditions or traits of the human spirit
when applied with integrity. Each however, when analyzed
against the pro-abortionist’s agenda and true beliefs, loses
luster and balance very quickly. There are no legs to the
pro-abortionist’s philosophical stool. The abortion
"rights" argument is logically, philosophically and
The Government’s role has made innocent people victims and
perpetuates disharmony, violating the very purpose of
government. Moral law transcends legislative law because
moral law binds together the community of man and is the
ultimate regulator of their behavior. Ultimately, moral
law will be upheld.
If this Republic does not reaffirm the sanctity of human life
and move to protect it, this Republic shall lack legitimate
claim of influence over its citizens nor shall it have
expectation of their loyalty. This Republic can likewise
make no claim on the benevolent protection of our Creator, and
will deserve ruination.
We return to the original question. What then shall we
call the war against our unborn, with 40 million killed so
far? World War II, fought by decent Americans for noble
reasons, is aptly named "The Good War". The war
against our unborn, waged by indecent Americans who are
protected by bogus "law" and a spineless Government,
dishonor America and bring us shame. Abortion is the shame
Abortion is the Hypocrite’s War.
Just something to consider. Have a glorious day’s worth
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retired Marine officer, and a pro-life advocate –- all things
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