The Sanctity of Human Life
Rev. William Cook
America’s Black Robe Regiment
Today, Friday January 22, 2021, marks the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamy in Roe v. Wade, sanctioning homicide in utero where “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” begin, and which once held sway. Last Sunday January 17, 2021, the third in January, officially designated “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday” by Ronald Reagan in a proclamation signed by our 40th President on January 13, 1984, would have offered pastors and their flocks a symbolic opportunity to pay homage to the dead and pray for an end to the genocide known affectionately by feminists as “abortion on demand.”
Some churches will observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday tomorrow, January 23rd because it is closer to anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
In Roe v. Wade seven men, Harry Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, William O. Douglas, William J. Brennan Jr., Potter Stewart, Thurgood Marshall, and Lewis Franklin Powell Jr decided the fate of a nation and eviscerated their own authority, by conferring a “fundamental right” to engage in premarital sex and to murder the embarrassing evidence of their lechery and imprudence. That is what abortion is.
If Liberty hinges on lifelong procreative marriage, a society that sanctions no‐fault divorce and elective abortion has put itself on the trash heap comprised of other nations that defied the Laws of Nature. A nation that approves the shedding of innocent blood on its own soil, from which it cannot be cleansed, will eventually be reduced under absolute despotism. Christians who do not actively oppose the shedding of innocent blood, are as guilty as the abortionist and his or her victims.
What is a presidency obtained by fraud and deceit, if not We the People slouching toward “the funny farm?”
The Church in America has taken its seat next to the abortionist for 48 years, whose destiny is to be deemed “a madman.” Regarding madmen, Late Lutheran pastor, and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer, said, “If I sit next to a madman as he drives a car into a group of innocent bystanders, I can’t, as a Christian, simply wait for the catastrophe, then comfort the wounded and bury the dead. I must try to wrestle the steering wheel out of the hands of the driver.” If shedding innocent blood is lunacy, would pro-life involvement confined to a belief that abortion is murder or support for unwed mothers be less insane?” Bear in mind that Nazism is still visible in the rear-view mirror, and madness rules.
The Lutheran minister also said, “Destruction of the embryo in the mother’s womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.”
Regarding Christian faith, he opined, “Christianity stands or falls with its revolutionary protest against violence, arbitrariness and pride of power and with its plea for the weak. Christians are doing too little to make these points clear rather than too much. Christendom adjusts itself far too easily to the worship of power. Christians should give more offense, shock the world far more, than they are doing now. Christians should take a stronger stand in favor of the weak rather than considering first the possible right of the strong.”
We, our nation, has finally come to the point when we stand in need of her most experienced patriots.