Walter Hoye

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Admitting Abortion Takes An Innocent Human Life

In Abortion on December 27, 2010 at 12:01 am

Lessons From The Past

“Ending partial-birth abortion, which would more accurately be named “late-term murder,” does not save a single human life.” — James C. Dobson, Ph.D.1


According to the American Right To Life Partial Birth Abortion (PBA) Ban summary, “Gonzales v. Carhart is the most brutal ruling in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court and is a virtual manual on how abortionists can continue to perform late-term and even partial-birth abortions. The ban and ruling explicitly keeps partial-birth abortion legal with the justices declaring what the misguided regulation obviously indicates, that the abortionist can deliver the baby to the navel (a four-inch variation on standard PBA) and then kill him or her; and he can even perform a text-book PBA if the mother is “over dilated;” and the justices list other ways the same late-term child can be killed, and they suggest that these other methods may indeed be more violent (and thus more painful to the fetus) than PBA itself, but they justify this in that the ban improves the public perception of the abortion industry.”2

“No Moral Component Whatsoever”

“Why on earth I am called upon to rejoice in a decision [Gonzales vs. Carhart] that in every single line, in every single word, in every bit of logic in the whole decision, painfully shows it’s regard for a concept that violates the law of God, the law of man, constitutional law and every sane concept of decency that anyone in this country can come up with.” — Alan Keyes3


Pastor Bob Enyart of the Denver Bible Church, writing for Colorado Right to Life says: “The ban itself never had even the possibility of preventing a single abortion. The justices of the 5 to 4 majority, all of whom were appointed by Ronald Reagan, George Bush, or George W. Bush, namely, Kennedy, Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito, rendered a ruling that has no moral component whatsoever and is merely regulatory. On page 30 at Section IV (A), these men optimistically suggest that, ‘The medical profession, furthermore, may find different and less shocking methods to abort the fetus in the second trimester, thereby accommodating legislative demand.'”4

Admitting Abortion Takes An Innocent Human Life

“It [Gonzales vs. Carhart] says you can still kill them, you just have to do it a different way.” — Judge Roy Moore5


Now I am quoting the ruling verbatim. “In addition, if intact D&E is truly necessary in some circumstances, a prior injection to kill the fetus (i.e., ‘offspring or little one’) allows a doctor to perform the procedure, given that the Act’s prohibition only applies to the delivery of ‘a living fetus’ (i.e., ‘offspring or little one”‘), 18 U. S. C. §1531(b)(1)(A). Planned Parenthood of Central Mo. v. Danforth, 428 U. S. 52, 77-79, distinguished.”6 Brothers, Margaret Sanger admits abortion takes an innocent human life.7 Even today’s Supreme Court Justices admit abortion takes an innocent human life.8

What About Us Today?

As we move closer to Saturday, January 1st, 2011, I wonder what have we learned from our past? Today, can we admit abortion is an incontestable evil that takes an innocent human life? Today, can we admit that abortion is a sin, that abortion has no moral component whatsoever, that abortion does not liberate or empower the lives of women, that we, as the Body of Christ, have thought more about our own welfare than the welfare of women and children? Today, can we admit that we have shamefully tolerated the death of children, instead of rising up to save and provide for the life of children? If not, why not? Saturday, January 1st, 2011 starts a New Year. Ending abortion in 2011 starts with us! I wonder what could be holding us back?

Brothers, we really need to talk.

References:
1. “A Nation at Prayer Amidst a Culture of Death”, CitizenLink, Tuesday, May 1st, 2007, (http://bit.ly/hnq8mY).
2. “PBA Summary: Saves none, wasted years”, American Right To Life, (http://bit.ly/hsTikX).
3. Ambassador Alan Keyes on Partial Birth Abortion Ban (http://bit.ly/fdFQnL).
4. “PBA Gonzales v. Carhart Analysis”, Colorado Right To Life, (http://bit.ly/fqVxm5).
5. “Judge Roy Moore Condemns PBA Ruling”, Interview aired on Bob Enyart Live in Denver on Thursday, August 16, 2007, (http://bit.ly/fPtLfX).
6. Gonzales, Attorney General V. Carhart ET AL. Certiorari To The United States Court Of Appeals For The Eighth Circuit No. 05-380. Argued November 8th, 2006. Decided April 18th, 2007. (http://bit.ly/gziaBY).
7. Sanger, Margaret (1938). Margaret Sanger, An Autobiography. New York: W. W. Norton. p. 217.
8. “The Place of Women on the Court”, NYTimes.com, Thursday, July 9th, 2009 (http://bit.ly/hI1Nfq).

The End Of The Republic

In Abortion on December 20, 2010 at 12:01 am

The End Of The Republic

According to Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6th, 1705] – April 17, 1790) one of the Founding Fathers of our country: “When [we] the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”

Why Democracies Fail As A Form Of Government

“The lessons of history show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit.” — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, State of the Union, 1935.


“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters (i.e., we the people) discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.” (Author Unknown. The earliest known appearance of this quote was December 9, 1951, in what appears to be an op-ed piece in The Daily Oklahoman under the byline Elmer T. Peterson1)

The Reflections Of “We The People”

“[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” — Samuel Adams, State of the Union, 1935.2


The preamble to the United States Constitution states: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” So what has happened to our country? Are the politicians to blame? No! Emphatically No! Politicians are not the problem. Politicians are a reflection of we the people. We the people are a reflection of the Church. The Church is a reflection of our (i.e., we the people) commitment to living by the Word of God. And in the end, our commitment to living by the Word of God is a reflection of our love for Jesus Christ Himself. May God forgive us!

The Church Must Be Reminded!

“My uncle (Martin Luther King, Jr.) … once said, ‘The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.'” — Dr. Alveda C. King


In my opinion, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963 said it best when he wrote: “The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.” Only the Church has the moral authority to speak the truth into hearts of we the people.

Brothers, we really need to talk.

References:
1. The Daily Oklahoman, December 9, 1951, Elmer T. Peterson (http://bit.ly/fESalQ)
2. William V. Wells, The Life and Public Service of Samuel Adams (Boston: Little, Brown, & Co., 1865), Vol. I, p. 22, quoting from a political essay by Samuel Adams published in The Public Advertiser, 1749.

Our Actions Speak Louder Than Our Words

In Abortion on December 13, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Truth And Righteousness

According to Mahatma Gandhi: “There is no religion higher than Truth and Righteousness. If we commit sins with the name of God on our lips, can we hope to win the grace of God? Suppose one man admits the existence of God, but lives a life of falsehood and immorality, while another knows not the name of God but lives a life of truth and virtue, can there be any doubt as to which should be regarded truly religious as well as moral?” (Source: Light of India or Message of Mahatmaji by M. S. Deshpande)

Truth And Righteousness In Action

According to the Apostle Paul: “For God shows no partiality. For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.” (Romans 2:11-16, ESV)

Our Actions Speak Louder Than Our Words

It’s been 13,840 days or 37 years, 10 months and 22 days since Roe vs. Wade. Earlier this year, according to an insightful Washington Times article (http://bit.ly/cUOVsi), Planned Parenthood (PP) admitted to legally killing more than 1.8 million pre-born babies between 2002 and 2008 alone. Is there really any question in our minds where legalized, U.S. taxpayer funded abortion is leading us? Both Paul and Gandhi have a point. In light of the biblical truth that the pre-born child is a human being created in the image of God (i.e., a person), I wonder if our actions as leaders defending the lives of women and children reflect the routinely religious robotics of the rearward or the mien of morally mighty men of divine majesty fighting for the sanctity of life.

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Racist, Racism, Eugenics and Birth Control

In Abortion on December 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Racist, Racism and Eugenics

In 1932 the term racist was as a noun. In 1938 racist was an adjective taken from the term race. Originally the term racist was used in the context of Nazi theories. The term racist replaced earlier words, racialism (1907) and racialist (1917), both often used at first in a British or South African context. Racism was first attested in 1936 (from the french term racisme, 1935). Racism is the belief that some races are inherently superior (physically, intellectually, or culturally) to others and therefore have a right to dominate them. Eugenics is the study and practice of selective breeding applied to humans, with the aim of improving the species.

Racist, Racism, Eugenics and Birth Control

"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.

"Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race."Margaret Sanger. Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922. Page 12.

"The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics."Margaret Sanger. "The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda." Birth Control Review, October 1921, Page 5.

"Eugenics is … the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems." Margaret Sanger. "The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda." Birth Control Review, October 1921, Page 5.

"The undeniably feeble-minded should, indeed, not only be discouraged but prevented from propagating their kind."Margaret Sanger, quoted in Charles Valenza. "Was Margaret Sanger a Racist?" Family Planning Perspectives, January-February 1985, Page 44.

"Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives."Margaret Sanger. "Woman and the New Race" with a preference by Havelock Ellis, New York: Brentano’s, 1920.

Abortion Serves The Cause of White Supremacy

Randy Alcorn, my brother in Christ, is the Founder and Director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching biblical truth and drawing attention to the needy and how to help them. In 1993 Randy said: “I do not believe that most people who support abortion rights are racists, any more than I believe there are no racists among pro-lifers. I am simply suggesting that regardless of motives, a closer look at both the history and present strategies of the pro-choice movement suggests that ‘abortion for the minorities’ may not serve the cause of equality as much as the cause of supremacy for the healthy, wealthy and white.” (“Eternal Perspectives”, September-October, 1993, Page 9). I believe Randy has a point here and is right on all counts.

Brothers, we really need to talk.