For my readers who understand legalese, the information I posted was very basic and that was just a miniscule slice of what is available to read. Last night as I was wading through info about Roe (yeah, my brain really does work this way...bear with me), I was just weighed down with the amount of legal explanations. Some of it can be taken in context and as mentioned before.....the content is horrific.
I could feel the tension and the temperature rising as I read and heard the oral arguments of Sarah Weddington. There's so much to Roe that the public doesn't know. As the poll (October 29th, "Just the Facts") suggests, there's a disconnect between what the public knows about Roe (and even Doe) and what the public feels about abortion restrictions.
Many people do not know that Norma McCorvey never had an abortion. Many people still do not know that she later became pro-life and at one time had worked in an abortion facility. I highly recommend reading her autobiography, Won By Love. She tells about her life leading up to that landmark decision and she shares her conversion to Christ. Yes, Norma McCorvey is a Christian and she has been a warrior for babies' lives ever since. Several years ago, she gave her testimony to Congress to put on record that she wanted Roe to be reversed. http://www.endroe.org/mccorveytestimony2.aspx
When I say many people don't know.....let me say upfront that I certainly didn't know these things. My thirst for knowledge on this subject came about 12-13 years ago. All of this information was new at that time and yet, I am STILL learning!!!
Then there was Dr. Bernard Nathanson. Of his own admission, he was responsible for (and oversaw) 75,000 abortions including his own child. He helped found the National Association for the Repeal of the Abortion Laws in 1968. He and Lawrence Lader's goal was to "settle for nothing less than striking down all existing abortion statutes and substituting abortion on demand."
Dr. Nathanson and Mr. Lader implemented a strategy:
1) Capture the media
2) To Play the Catholic Card
3) The Denigration and Suppression of All Scientific Evidence That Life Begins at Conception (will post the link to this interview when my computer isn't moving like sludge).
"I remember laughing when we made those slogans up," recalls Bernard Nathanson, M.D., reminiscing about the early days of the pro-abortion movement in the late '60s and early '70s. Slogans like "Women must have control over their own bodies", "Safe and legal abortion is every woman's right", "Who decides? You decide!", and "Freedom of choice--a basic American right" (no doubt there were others).
We face a lot of lies daily. Some are bald-faced lies to our faces and then there are the subtler (yet just as deadly) lies of omission. Facts about abortion and the history of its forced advancement are left out of the press, the textbooks and yes, even sermons and pulpits of many churches. Sadly, there are very high numbers of people who spout these lies and slogans to this very day. It's all over the internet....go to any discussion on abortion in any newstory, social network or political board and you can just start counting how many people are regurgitating the very catchy and cynical slogans and lies created back in the 1960's. Lies have been with us of course, since the serpent asked "Has God indeed said...?"
What are we NOT told? Nathanson admits that they inflated numbers of illegal abortions performed. There were around 100,000 illegal abortions done yearly but they repeatedly reported there were 1,000,000. Abortion deaths (always a difficult number to determine exactly) were somewhere around 200-250 annually but Nathanson and Lader's number that was fed to the media was 10,000. The public believed it......after all, the nightly news and newspapers reported it so it must have been true. I started listening to Weddington's argument last night. She started spouting statistics of deaths/maternal deaths, abortion "facts" and there was not one shred of credibility to it. She was just another NARAL player and nothing more.
This was not a law based on truth or care for individuals. On the contrary, Justice Ruth Ginsberg revealed, "Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of".
Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun's second-born daughter, Sally reminisced about her father's involvement in Roe. Her father's papers (of which she was executor) were released to the public in 2004. "Roe was a case that Dad struggled with," Blackmun told the feminist news service, WomensEnews. "It was a case that he asked his daughters' and wife's opinion about."
I may not be a legal scholar but I did learn in school that our Supreme Court was created to interpret our nation's laws. Our founding document is the Constitution and it's that document that our Supreme Court justices are supposed to employ in those legal interpretations.
This interview revealed that in 1972, Justice Blackmun sought his daughter's opinion on the Roe v. Wade decision. At the time of the decision, Sally Blackmun lived and worked in Washington. Her father gave her advance notice that he was to disclose his ruling, in order for her to be present when it was revealed.
"I was very pleased with the decision and the fact that it gave women that right of choice," she told WomensEnews. "Dad always felt that it was the right thing to do and the necessary thing to do toward the full emancipation of women in this country. So we certainly were in favour of what he did."
(I FEEL a Barry Manilow song coming on.......)
"FEEEEEELINGS!!! Whoooooowhooooooowhoooooo FEELINGS!!!!"
Does anyone know what a judge is supposed to do or be? Do the words fair and impartial mean anything anymore in the judicial field? Isn't justice supposed to be blind?
In Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong's book The Brethren, (a book about the inner workings of the Supreme Court from 1969 to 1975). "Judge Harry Blackmun, author of Roe, was heavily influenced by his wife, who actually told her husband's proabortion clerk that while he was lobbying Blackmun at the office, she was working on him at home." Let's see......his wife, three daughters (middle daughter Sally got pregnant at age 19 out-of-wedlock in 1966), AND his law clerk were lobbying and "working on him". In Mark Levin's book, Men in Black, it was revealed that Mrs. Blackmun told one of his pro-abortion clerks, "that she was doing everything she could to encourage her husband in that direction. "You and I are working on the same thing,' she said. 'Me at home and you at work.' Blackmun later claimed that she (and his three daughters) never tried to influence his decion" (Lyle Denniston, Baltimore Sun, March 5, 1999). So which is it? Who is right? Blackmun or his wife and three daughters?
Don't forget about his statement, "We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer" (sounds like NARAL's strategy of "Denigration and Suppression of All Scientific Evidence That Life Begins at Conception "worked" on Blackmun too).
I am wrapping up here for now. I'll go into more detail in the future about Doe vs. Bolton very soon. Like the Roe decision, it was all based on deceit. Nathanson wasn't kidding when he said that their goal was abortion-on-demand.....with Doe vs. Bolton, they achieved that very desire. To sum up for now, Roe vs. Wade dictated that no state could put any legal restrictions on abortion in the first three months of pregnancy. Abortion was allowed until birth provided only that one physician considered it necessary for the mother's health. Doe vs. Bolton (decided on the same day as Roe), went on to define "health" as just about any factor. Health could be "physical, psychological, familial, and the women's age, relevant to the well-being of the patient."
Lies.....Satan is the father of ALL lies.....and abortion is all based on lies.
Romans 1:25: "Who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen."
Genesis 3:1- 7 "Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’” Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.