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Roe v Wade, Forty Years After

By Star Parker · Jan. 14, 2013

The number forty has great significance in the Bible.

Perhaps best known is the forty years that the Israelites were condemned to wander in the desert before being permitted entry into the Promised Land.

Maybe this mystical quantity will bear significance as we note, this month, the fortieth year since the Roe v Wade decision legalized abortion in America.

Forty years we have lived with the silent, and sometimes not so silent, holocaust in our midst as the lives of 55 million innocent and unborn children have been killed, plucked from their journey to enter this world.

Who were they? Who would they have become?

The unmarried graduate student who gave birth to hi-tech impresario and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, may well have aborted this child had her pregnancy occurred in 1973 rather than 1955.

This past week former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, recovering victim of a crazed gunman, visited, along with her husband Mark Kelly, Newtown, Connecticut, site of the latest horrible shooting incident.

In their public remarks, they expressed concern that our society has become “desensitized to acts of violence.”

Appropriate words, I think, that certainly should be considered in the broadest possible sense in our effort to grasp our willingness to tolerate, even nurture, the open and flourishing presence of evil in our society.

It takes a deadening of the soul to permit this, a state of being “desensitized.”

We know it because when those senses are awakened, our indifference and willingness to tolerate evil is pushed back.

When William Wilberforce fought to abolish the slave trade in England, he moved a boatload of the elite into proximity of a slave ship to smell the stench. Their senses were awakened and a major step forward was achieved to end the horror.

Reformed slave trader John Newton composed “Amazing Grace,” with the unforgettable line “Was blind but now I see.”

If there is good news, it is that, slowly, America seems to be coming to its senses regarding destruction of unborn children.

This week’s Time Magazine cover story announces “40 years ago abortion-rights activists won an epic victory with Roe v Wade: They’ve been losing ever since.”

But in noting that ultrasound has reduced the willingness of Americans to tolerate abortion, author of the story Kate Pickert misses the key point when she writes, “Thanks to prenatal ultrasound, Americans now understand what a fetus look like and that babies born as early as 24 weeks can now survive.”

The key point is that the graphic ultrasound picture, showing the growing and moving fetus, has raised awareness that this unborn child is alive and that abortion is murder.

Ultrasound is sensitizing a desensitized American public that has been willing to tolerate this horror over these forty years.

Wars are not won overnight. Victory is achieved battle by battle.

Wilberforce did not stop slavery, but he stopped the slave trade.

Lincoln’s first aspiration was not total abolishment of slavery in America, but making it illegal in new entrants to the Union.

A battle before us now, as the American soul awakens to the evil of abortion, is to end the expropriation of US taxpayer funds, which now provide almost half the budget of the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

According to Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn), Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report shows receipt of $542 million from US taxpayers. This is outrageous, particularly when every other day we witness a new confrontation in Washington to find ways to cut our trillion-dollar budget deficit.

Rep. Blackburn has introduced legislation to end this funding to large abortion providers. Every American should support this and help win this battle.

And we must continue to work to win the war and awaken the American soul, so that forty years after Roe v Wade we bring an end to the scourge of legal abortion in America.


Sammy in Kansas said:

Star, you have a platform to speak from to the public that most of us do not have. Keep up the good work, every mind that is changed brings us one vote closer to abolishing the abomination of abortion.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Ted R. Weiland in Nebraska said:

Had the framers not failed to expressly establish the Constitution upon Yahweh's morality as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments, Roe vs. Wade would have never made it to the Court room. For that matter, nor would the judges who decided the case.

"That not even one constitutional framer contended for Yahweh, as did King Jehoshaphat, speaks volumes about the framers’ disregard for Him and His judicial system:

'And he [King Jehoshaphat] set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city, and said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for YHWH,4 who is with you in the judgment…. And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of YHWH, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.' (2 Chronicles 19:5-9)...."

For more, see online chapter "Article 3: Judicial Usurpation" of "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective" at

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

Star, great article. Show you on Mike Huckabee last night and enjoyed your comments. I am always amazed that Liberals see no problem with aborting a living being but get all up in arms when someone uses a gun to kill. I don't recall them wanting to ban fertilizer when Timothy McVeigh killed all those people in Oklahoma. A delusional mind has no rational way of thinking and I am convinced that most liberals are delusional.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Chris in Wisconsin said:

There's only one solution to this and all of this nation's ills and that is to invoke the Judgments prescribed in the Scriptures upon conviction after trial (At the mouth of two or three witnesses shall the matter be established).

Until that happens, this crime will continue with little resistance and the murder of millions of children every year, while more articles will be written saying "oh, we're pretty close to stopping this".

If we don't turn back to The Great I Am that became flesh and dwelt among us and His Kingdom/Will On Earth, the same thing will be said 40 years from now, if we're still here.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Roger Mitchell in Montana said:

Thank you very much for an excellent declaration of hope. I believe people and historians will look back at this period of time with amazement that we actually allowed this murderous onslaught against ourselves. I can imagine that someone might ask the question, "What were they thinking?"

That being said, Roe v. Wade and infanticide on demand will come to an end one day. That day is drawing closer all the time. When it will happen is anybody's guess. We can be confident, however, that it will come.

This does not mean that we can ease up or be complacent about it. On the contrary, we have to press in more diligently than ever before. It's always darkest before the dawn.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Ted R. Weiland in Nebraska said:

Speaking of 40 years around Mt. Sinai. The Israelites of old learned their lessons much quicker than Americans have. We've making rounds around Mt. Washington for 225 years now (over 4 1/2 times as long) and we still haven't learned what comes from placing other gods (in our case WE THE PEOPLE) over Yahweh.

Find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to Yahweh's immutable morality as found in His perfect law and altogether righteous judgments (Psalm 19:7-11). Take our Constitution Survey at and receive a free copy of the 85-page "Primer" of "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective."

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 5:37 PM

John E. in Canada said:

All one has to do is read the Biblical case-law in Exodus 21:22-25 to understand that God's Law sees the so-called "fetus" as a human life, and its destruction is to be met with the death of its destroyer. God's Law instills in all true believers a reverance for life, and the flip side of the commandment prohibiting killing is that we are obligated to defend innocent life from harm. Those who support the abortion-holocaust are murderers at heart, and need to recognize and repent of this evil. A murderous society, and we cannot characterize one in which abortion is legal and government-funded as anything but murderous, is asking for God's judgment. The people of Christ Jesus must never waver in our opposition to this sickening practice, and must ever speak out loud and clear in favor of God's Law on this and every other issue confronting us today.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Tod the tool guy in brooklyn ny said:

Welcome to the Patriot Post, Star! Lets end infanticide, forever, since every baby is fearfully and wonderfully made.Psalm 139.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Robert Alexander in Texas Republic said:

BAAL worship in AmeriKa, indeed a lover of death and a declining society when both infanticide and homosexual perversions have the blanket protection of the public at large.

Ever hear of Jezebel? Do you have her whorish heart? You do if you love wickedness and call it good or support it, have tolerance for it... AmeriKa, may you and ALL of yours who supported ObamA REPENT or perish.

When NoBama stated early part in 2012, that "Roe v Wade" is an opportunity to recognize the “fundamental constitutional right” for abortion to “continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.” That should have TRIGGERED an ALARM in the HEARTS of ANYONE who Loves TRUTH. Anyone who could have voted for him after that, SHAME SHAME SHAME on you - you have POOR Judgment, and a heart which needs repentance ASAP.

Fertility godess, think not that YOUR ENEMIES and their CHRIST have not forgot about your demonic organs.

Most 'CHRISTIANS' probably have NO CLUE what that is, or how pervasive it was through scripture under the cover of many names - because they don't know their bibles 1, they don't realize that the WHOLE bible is VALID today 2... they have NO CLUE because they don't have the law of God in their hearts, and never reflect on the whole of Gods word. There is a MENTAL process in this false religion and affects us in many ways, with and without murder - from your CURRENT Children to your 'CHURCHES" which you pew-trify in on sunday mornings. There are a bunch of elements to it and there are many tangents that support it and we practice it in MANY MANY ways, some a majority of you call good or acceptable, or tolerate it to get along in this world.

It's located MANY places in Scripture:
II Kings 21.6 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of יהוה (Yahweh,) to provoke him to anger.

One such rationale was to GAIN something & following was sacrifice.
Yes, COVET and it's ACCEPTED standard be that to keep a JOB or to HOLD political office, from Children sacrificed through the TV & Public School to whatever, we are serving a foreign, a fallen, a false god.

They change the WORD ie Verbicide of infanticide to abortion to make the poison go down easier but that don't change the reality.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Robert Alexander in Texas Republic said:

What 'abortion' ie INFANT-icide really is: BLOOD MONEY... remember in scripture? Matthew 27... and that came from depraved wicked men.

410 U.S. 113 demonstrate what happens when federal judgeships are awarded without MERIT and based on the SPOILS of WAR - yes, war - the 'American Government' has been at WAR with it's people since the 'civil war' but it's just not been "expedient" to tell us - WHY - expedient for them to continue their sabotage to our society. Judges have NO judicial temperament, they UPHOLD the KABAL of the satanic leaders behind the scenes.

Even under the OLD COMMON LAW, which still is ever-present today, it's just been in suspended animation and is only pulled out cleaned off and picture perfect when THEY NEED IT to serve their wicked photoshoot, even there - a CHILD was a PERSON at conception. They WONT TELL YOU that even statutes must be read in light of the common law - U.S. v Carll, 105 U.S. 611, they LIE, steal, KILL & destroy, like their daddy the devil, because the truth is not in them. The fact is ALL our laws DO come from Biblical principles, however they have been twisted and subverted here and there a little continually over time to be the antithesis of their original purposes...

Roe v Wade based their FOUNDATION for their decision upon the philosophy of the Greek Stoics instead of the HOLY BIBLE - HOW PERVERSE, SUPPLANTING Yah's laws and thus firming up the American Nation to a false religion.

NOW OBAMINATION himself and forcing YOUR dollars to pay for whores to get an abortion? Come on, WAKE up.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 1:07 AM

bob in ohio said:

wow all these mental midgets quoting from a book of fiction,its been 40 years,if the republicans wanted to overturn r.v.w. it would have been done,but all they have done is blown smoke up your collective a$$es to keep you voting stupid...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Retired Sarge in Rockville, IN replied:

So, are you inferring that some of the greatest minds in human history were mental midgets because they read and sought understanding from "a book of fiction"? How about Isaac Newton? How about any of the guys listed here: Surely the wisdom, knowledge, and experience of "bob in ohio" (who can't even properly punctuate a senctence) cannot be superior!

You just keep voting for the Communists, Bobby - you seem to have more in common with them than with the contributors of this site.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 2:48 PM

bob in ohio replied:

well first sarge thank you for your service, i was refering to the do gooders who inflict their misguided beliefs on if you are a little butthurt because you wasted your vote,you will get over it,and i was waiting for someone to say communists,all the teabaggers say that.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Retired Sarge in Rockville, IN replied:

That would be "Tea Baggers" and I'm not one, but I certainly sympathize with their philosophies! Sounds to me like you are quite familiar with being "butthurt" (and you need not give me any details on how you acquired such "knowledge").

You write of "misguided beliefs" - what "misguided beliefs" do you refer? I most certainly do not believe I "wasted my vote". It's true the morons and "useful idiots" (check out the origin of the term - you'll quickly identify yourself) elected Obozo and company and the continual attrition of your liberties and national wealth will be your reward. Educate yourself with books such as "The Road to Serfdom" (hint - you're on it!). Do some research on the parallels of the political partty platorms and the American Communist Party philosophy. Look up why Gus Hall, former chairman of the Communist Party of the USA stopped running for the office of the Presidency after four consecutive attempts. I'm guessing you're a product of teh publicly-funded education systme and therfore sympathetic to socialist philosophy. It hasn't worked in Europe, it didn't work in the Soviet Union or Eastern Bloc; what makes you people believe it will work here?

Try not to get "butthurt" in your research, Bobby.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Bethel in Miami, AZ said:

Star: Excellent column. Enjoyed seeing you on Huckabee last weekend.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Sue Spalding in Tampa, FL said:

Again, you are a gift that is Heaven sent. I say "again" because I first uttered that you were a gift from Heaven during your appearance on the Huckabee show.

Please keep up the outstanding work and may God continue to bless you and bless all of us who believe in you and your inspirational spirit.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 11:40 PM