Author - Speaker - teacher
June 20, 2003
Norma McCorvey has done a great thing, and the pro-abort crowd will hate her all the more for it. Bravo, Norma. We need more like you.
God shed His grace on McCorvey through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for her sins. Because of His work in her, she felt compelled to right a grievous wrong and has now filed a lawsuit, hoping to overturn the Supreme Court decision in which she acted as plaintiff, Roe v. Wade.
Thirty years ago, abortion advocates used her to give the right to women to have the nascent life in their wombs killed at the hands of an abortionist. God is now using her to restore hope for millions of babies lying in their mothers’ wombs, and those yet to be conceived.
We applaud McCorvey for this, but we know this is only a piece of the puzzle. And as powerful a piece as her action is, it alone cannot win the battle. Winning the battle for life must remain a multi-faceted strategy.
In its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the Supreme Court legislated from the bench, creating a right to abortion that violates God’s law, and turns its back on established human law. Those seven judges, voting in favor of death, showed in their written opinion a lack of legal scholarship, relying on not only a false claim by McCorvey’s attorneys, but also, a very faulty legal analysis.
In his soon to be released book, A Treatise on Human Life, Dr. Harold Kletschka, a Minneapolis cardiovascular surgeon, looks back to the early Fourth Century for guidance. There he found evidence that in the emerging English Common Law, abortion had been banned and damned. Even more astounding, this early citation against abortion cited a more “ancient” law; Kletschka’s earliest reference is from the book of Enoch, but even earlier citations exist.
When America’s founding fathers wrote The Declaration of Independence, they patterned the laws of nature and of Nature’s God, stating, “…all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…” They relied on the Common Law as their legal guide for civil and criminal actions, and the Holy Bible, which at the foundation, guided all their lawmaking and provided a moral guide for their daily affairs.
Kletschka cites extensively from Common Law passages in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries, and beyond. The 1973 Supreme Court lied, claiming that no such citations existed until well into the Middle Ages and worse yet, that the Common Law contained no such abortion ban.
Norma McCorvey, though her lawsuit, will prove that the entire Roe v. Wade case relied on a lie. A Treatise on Human Life will show that the Court’s decision was based on legal lies. Thousands and tens of thousands of women who have suffered abortions will show that abortion advocates lie about its effects. Life Dynamics, Inc. will show that abortion providers lie about the law and the procedure. Street counselors will continue to show truth to those seeking abortions. Courageous lawmakers in state legislatures and in Congress will confront these evil lies.
Pro-life activists will be energized by McCorvey’s lawsuit, and all the rest that is sure to continue to confront this evil.
Yet, Sen. Patrick Leahy will continue to stand against life, and refuse to confirm judges to set this aright. The major media will continue to fail in its responsibility to report honestly about the pro-life position, about McCorvey’s lawsuit, Kletschka’s breakthrough research, and will vilify pro-life lawmakers.
For this is the battle for America’s soul and it will not be won easily.
Life advocates everywhere must always remember that winning this war requires simultaneously fighting battles on numerous fronts.
Norma McCorvey has taken up her cross and in obedience to God, set foot onto a dangerous battlefield. Those tens of thousands of pro-life activists who have been fighting trench warfare for 30 years must keep fighting. They need new recruits willing to take up battle stations, on new fronts.
Ephesians 6:12 – “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Satan hates human life. He fights dirty. Winning this war will not be made any easier because of McCorvey’s great effort, but as a major piece in the puzzle, when added to all the rest, it should remind us that God will give us this victory as we obey His call to engage the Enemy.
An important piece of the puzzle