Ever since the serpent in the garden deceived human kind truth has been exchanged for ‘the lie’. Herring Goebbels reputed to be identified as one of the more recent liars who put forward the idea that if you can successfully plant a lie in the minds of human beings and continue to repeat it, then it soon becomes a mantra of belief and possesses credibility all of its own.
Consider now the deceit upon which the abortion industry has been founded.
30 years ago the Supreme Court of the United States approved legislation effectively determining the ‘legal right’ of a woman to terminate a pregnancy virtually at any time of gestation up to very point of delivery of a live child; a judgement that hastened the growth of the infamous ‘pro-choice’ movement.
‘I have set before you,’ says the Lord ‘Life and death, blessing and cursing. Therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live." Deu 30:19
"Safe and legal abortion should be every woman’s right." is what Americans and the rest of the world accepted following the now renown Roe V Wade judgement of 22 Jan 1973.
‘Abortion should be legal, safe and rare’, has been a mantra oft repeated by leading pro-choice activists and politicians across the globe. Yet countless thousands of young women now assert that legal it may be, safe indeed it isn’t and rare – hogwash –for over the last 30 years in the USA alone over 40 million baby lives have been ended.
In pronouncing the majority decision in Jan 1973 Justice Harry Blackmun commented that if the foetus were a person, its right to life would have been guaranteed. The court reasoned that while a gestating foetus ( baby, child) is biologically human it is not a person. Then adding that it was not the task of the court to address the difficult question of when life began.
The continuing debate between pro-life and pro-choice was then spawned.
In the late 70’s renown Christian apologist, Francis Schaeffer, declared that once America’s legal system and similarly, that of the Western World generally, rejected any foundational moral absolutes, then arbitrary consensus was the inescapable consequence. As legal protection of the unborn had been abandoned by the courts, the sacredness of life was thus forsaken. He prophesied that euthanasia, infanticide and the harvesting of human tissue for the service of the living would inevitably follow. Legal encouragements of such practices are now widespread across the globe.
Has even the Law been blinded by lies?
Justice has been turned back and righteousness stands afar off; for truth has fallen in the public squares and uprightness cannot enter. Truth is lacking and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. [Isa 59:14,15.]
What became of truth in this matter of abortion?
In 1969 Norma McCorvey, a 25 year old mother, pregnant with a third child approached the court seeking approval to terminate her pregnancy claiming it had resulted from a rape. This was rejected and she was forced to give birth. On appeal Norma McCorvey became the Jane Roe in the Roe V Wade judgement which ruled that the Government had no power to prohibit abortion.
However, in 1987 Norma McCorvey, now an enlivened Christian and pro-life advocate, revealed that she had never been raped and certainly had never undergone any abortion. McCorvey’s attorney Sarah Weddington asserted and The Supreme Court affirmed, that the perjured evidence of rape, first presented in 1969, had no bearing on the 1973 ruling.
Another supporting abortion case Doe V Bolton involved plaintive Sandra Cano (Blessing) who sought a late term abortion. She too later revealed that she was pressured by her parents and fraudulently represented by her attorney.
More startling abortion ‘fictions’ have now been exposed by one of the original founders of NARAL; variously identifying – National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws–National Abortion Rights Action League–National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League. Dr. Bernard Nathanson, now vigorously pro-life, ashamedly acknowledges his role in promoting the Freedom of Choice Movement and introducing the mantra that women should have control over their own bodies.
Dr. Nathanson confesses to personally conducting over 5000 abortions and as Director of the New York Centre for Reproduction and Sexual Health (CRASH), supervising of the order 60,000. Formerly, one of the principal architects and strategists of the abortion movement in the United States, Nathanson tells this astonishing story.
"We persuaded the media that the cause of permissive abortion was a liberal, enlightened, sophisticated one. Knowing that if a true poll were taken, we would be soundly defeated, we simply fabricated the results of fictional polls," he confesses. "We announced to the media that we had taken polls and that 60 percent of Americans were in favour of permissive abortion. … We aroused enough sympathy to sell our program of permissive abortion by fabricating the number of illegal abortions done annually in the U.S. The actual figure was approaching 100,000, but the figure we gave to the media repeatedly was 1,000,000."
Nathanson adds that; "repeating the big lie often enough would convince the public," "The number of women dying from illegal abortions in 70’s was around 200-250 annually. The figure we constantly fed to the media was 10,000. These false figures took root in the consciousness of Americans, convincing many that we needed to crack the abortion law."
He and a handful of other early abortion proponents did indeed succeed in "cracking" the nation's abortion laws – beyond their wildest dreams, says Nathanson.
Thus, the abominable abortion industry was launched; founded upon a fabric of lies and deceit.
In 2001 Planned Parenthood admitted to its part in 700,000 abortions or over half of the lives so cruelly ended in the USA that year. In their 1992 court case –Planned Parenthood V Casey– the 1973 judgement was upheld; though some minor restriction were imposed upon abortion providers. Nevertheless, this case is renowned for the following statement uttered by Justice Anthony Kennedy.
"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."
Accordingly then each individual has the right to construct his/her own sense of meaning and purpose in life. This in my judgement is but a first major step for mankind toward anarchy, whereby any common moral code or value system is then regarded as majoritarian intolerance.
We now know that abortion is disastrously damaging to women’s physical and emotional health. More women now die undergoing ‘legal’ abortions than were ever killed by "backyard" practitioners. The link between abortion and breast cancer is now irrefutable. Post abortion mental trauma exceeds 90%. Depression and subsequent suicide are also major factors that are not being addressed. Subsequent risks of ectopic pregnancy and uterine bleeding is common place and levels of abortion induced infertility are too numerous to record.
The pro-abortion lobbyists continue to spread a tissue of lies and deceit and remain enshrouded under a canopy of denial.