January 22, 1973
I never have felt that any abortion should be committed—I think each abortion is the result of a series of errors (stated former President Jimmy Carter).
He continued the interview on his book, Our Enduring Values—America’s Moral Crisis, November 3, 2005, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC:
I have always thought it was not in the mainstream of the American public to be extremely liberal on many issues. I think our party’s leaders … are overemphasizing the abortion issue.
Former President Carter added:
I’ve never been convinced, if you let me inject my Christianity into it, that Jesus Christ would approve abortion.
Jesus, as recorded in the Gospel of Luke, was in his mother’s womb from the moment of conception:
The angel … came to Mary and said … Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus …
The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
‘And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren’ … When Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb.
Other Scriptures testify that a baby in the womb is a living person:
Genesis 25:21-23 And Rebekah his wife conceived. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus?
And she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
Isaiah 49:1,5 The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name … he who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him.
Galatians 1:15 He who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace.
Psalm 139:13-15 You did form my inward parts, you knit me together in my mother’s womb … you knew me right well; my frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret.
Abortion became legal in all nine months of pregnancy on JANUARY 22, 1973, with the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions.Norma McCorvey, who was the “Jane Roe” in the Roe v. Wade suit, was interviewed 23 years later by USA Today.
She stated that once, while employed at a clinic when no one was in:
I went into the procedure room and laid down on the table … trying to imagine what it would be like having an abortion … I broke down and cried.
On ABC’s World News Tonight, Norma McCorvey said:
I think abortion’s wrong. I think what I did with Roe v. Wade was wrong.
Proverbs 6 states: The Lord hates … hands that shed innocent blood.
When Cain killed Abel, the Lord asked him: “What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.”
2 Kings 21 Manasseh … sacrificed his own son in the fire … The Lord said … ‘Manasseh king of Judah has committed these detestable sins … Therefore … I am going to bring such disaster’ … Manasseh also shed so much innocent blood that he filled Jerusalem from end to end. (NIV)
If the blood of the innocent cries out for judgment, how loud is the shedding of 60 million innocent unborn babies in the United States since 1973, in addition to an estimated one billion abortions globally?
The largest single group affected are African-Americans, as nearly 20 million black babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade.
Alveda King, niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., founded the National Black Pro-Life Coalition. She told CNSNews.com (Dec. 5, 2016):
Abortion is … designed for population control … The numbers are higher in the African American community, so that’s certainly black genocide … We also discovered that once black people are made aware of the genocidal eugenics by abortion that the community will speak out.
The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, stated:
The purpose of the American Baby Code shall be to provide for a better distribution of babies … and to protect society against the propagation and increase of the unfit.
Feeble minded persons … and others found biologically unfit by authorities … should be sterilized or, in cases of doubt, should be so isolated as to prevent the perpetuation of their afflictions by breeding.
Elimination of ‘human weeds’ … overrunning the human garden … and for the sterilization of genetically inferior races.
No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child … without a permit.
Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Review (April 1933) published an article by Nazi advisor Ernst Rudin, one of the “fathers of racial hygiene,” who wanted to eliminate inferior mankind—”untermensch.”
Former Senator Zel Miller stated in 2007:
Here is the brutal truth that no one dares to mention:
We’re too few because too many of our babies have been killed. Over 45 millions since Roe v. Wade in 1973 … It is not a proper fate for a human being made in God’s image.
President Donald J. Trump, the first sitting President to address the thousands who gathered for the annual March for Life, stated January 20, 2017:
The March for Life is a movement born out of love … You love every child, born and unborn, because you believe that every life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God.
We know that life is the greatest miracle of all. We see it in the eyes of every new mother who cradles that wonderful, innocent, and glorious newborn child in her loving arms …
Because of you, tens of thousands of Americans have been born and reached their full, God-given potential—because of you.
As you all know, Roe vs. Wade has resulted in some of the most permissive abortion laws anywhere in the world …
The United States, it’s one of only seven countries to allow elective late-term abortions, along with China, North Korea, and others.
Right now, in a number of states, the laws allow a baby to be torn from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month. It is wrong; it has to change …
President Trump continued:
Americans are more and more pro-life. You see that all the time. In fact, only 12 percent of Americans support abortion on demand at any time.
Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life …
During my first week in office, I reinstated a policy first put in place by President Ronald Reagan, the Mexico City policy.
I strongly supported the House of Representative’s Pain-Capable bill, which would end painful, late-term abortions nationwide … I call upon the Senate to pass this important law and send it to my desk for signing …
Today, I’m announcing that we have just issued a new proposal to protect conscience rights and religious freedoms of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. So important.
I have also just reversed the previous administration’s policy that restricted states’ efforts to direct Medicaid funding away from abortion facilities that violate the law.
We are protecting the sanctity of life and the family as the foundation of our society …
That is why we march. That is why we pray. And that is why we declare that America’s future will be filled with goodness, peace, joy, dignity, and life for every child of God.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta stated at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., February 3, 1994, with Bill and Hillary Clinton in attendance:
The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself,
and if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? …
Mother Teresa added:
Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence to get what they want.
That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion …
Many people are also concerned about all the violence in this great country of the United States …
But often these same people are not concerned with the millions who are being killed by the deliberate decision of their own mothers …
Jesus said, ‘Anyone who receives a child in my name, receives me’ … By aborting a child, a couple refuses to receive Jesus.
Please don’t kill the child … Give me the child. I am willing … to give that child to a married couple who will love the child and be loved by the child.
Mother Teresa continued:
From our children’s home in Calcutta alone, we have saved over 3,000 children from abortion …
America can become a sign of peace …
Mother Teresa concluded:
From here, a sign of care for the weakest of the weak—the unborn child—must go out to the world … then really you will be true to what the founders of this country stood for.
Proverbs 24:11-12 Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die. Don’t try to disclaim responsibility by saying you didn’t know about it.(TLB)
Leviticus 20 Anyone … who sacrifices his child as a burnt offering to Molech … I myself will turn against that man … And if the people of the land pretend they do not know what the man has done … then I myself will set my face against that man and his family. (TLB)
Ronald Reagan wrote in his article, “Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation,” The Human Life Review, 1983:
Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should be slaves …
Likewise, we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion.
Proverbs 13:22 states: A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.
The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution, 1787, states:
We the people of the United States, in order to … secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
If the Constitution is to “secure the blessings of liberty” to “our posterity,” then the unborn need to be protected.
Ambassador Alan Keyes stated in a Virginia high school assembly, February 28, 2000:
How does it secure the blessings of liberty to our posterity, to those generations yet unborn, to kill them, aborting them in the womb?
Those who fought in the Revolution were willing to sacrifice their prosperity for their posterity, pledging their lives and their fortunes.
Colonel William Prescott who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill, stated in August of 1774:
Our forefathers passed the vast Atlantic, spent their blood and treasure, that they might enjoy their liberties, both civil and religious, and transmit them to their posterity …
Now if we should give them up, can our children rise up and call us blessed?
Dr. Joseph Warren, who died in the Battle of Bunker Hill, wrote in the Suffolk Resolves, September of 1774:
That it is an indispensable duty which we owe to God, our country, ourselves and posterity … to maintain, defend, and preserve those civil and religious rights and liberties, for which many of our fathers fought, bled and died, and to hand them down entire to future generations.
George Washington wrote in his Orders, July 2, 1776:
The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army … We have, therefore to resolve to conquer or die.
Theodore Roosevelt stated March 4, 1905:
If we fail, the cause of free self-government throughout the world will rock to its foundations, and therefore our responsibility is heavy, to ourselves, to the world as it is today, and to the generations yet unborn.
Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.