Star Parker: Roe v. Wade, 40 Years Later

January 16, 2013 06:24

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.



By Star Parker


The number 40 has great significance in the Bible. Perhaps best known is the 40 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 40th 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?


Aborted baby boy

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 Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, recovering victim of a crazed gunman, visited, along with her husband Mark Kelly, Newtown, Conn., site of the latest horrible shooting incident.


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


Aborted baby girl

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 looks 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 40 years.


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


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


President Abraham 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 U.S. taxpayer funds, which 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 U.S. 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.


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 40 years after Roe v. Wade we bring an end to the scourge of legal abortion in America.



Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Coalition for Urban Renewal & Education, a 501c3 non-profit think tank that provides a national voice of reason on issues of race and poverty in the media, inner city neighborhoods, and public policy. As a social policy consultant, Star Parker gives regular testimony before the United States Congress, and is a national expert on major television and radio shows across the country. Currently, Star is a regular commentator on CNN, CNBC, CBN, FOX News, and the United Kingdom’s BBC. She has debated Jesse Jackson on BET; fought for school choice on Larry King Live; defended welfare reform on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and spoke at the 1996 Republican National Convention. Full bio>



Center for Urban Renewal & Education (CURE) is a 501c3 social policy think tank that provides a national voice of reason on issues of race and poverty in the media and poor communities. CURE works directly with conservative policy makers to further market-based approaches to poverty and to promote the interests of black conservative churches and inner city outreaches across the nation. CURE publishes monthly bulletins, quarterly policy reports and hosts annual conferences.


40 Year Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade

On January 22 in the year of our Lord 2013, the 40 anniversary of the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision will come to pass. Biblically, the 40 year epoch represents a specific time of testing, probation, and judgment. Consequently, Operation Save America launched a new national called the States of Refuge, Operation: First Abortion Free States. The purpose of this mission is to end the American holocaust one state at a time.


There are five states with one death camp remaining polluting our beloved land. They are Arkansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. This represents the abortion industry at its weakest points. It also provides the greatest opportunity for the Church of Jesus Christ to achieve victories to help secure a future and a hope for our posterity.


Rev. Phillip “Flip” Benham, national director of Operation Save America, commenting on this venture declared, “Abortion will come to an end, when the church of Jesus Christ makes up her mind it will end — and not one second sooner. It is therefore imperative for the Church to lead the way in liberating our nation from the forces of darkness from within and without that seeks our demise. States of Refuge provides such an opportunity in Jesus’ mighty name!”


According to Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, Assistant Director of Operation Save America, “There is a direct connection between our spiritual and moral state and the litany of woe devastating America. One of the main roots defiling us and invoking the just wrath of God is child sacrifice, the shedding of innocent blood, which we euphemistically call abortion. The States of Refuge seeks to apply the axe of God’s truth to the root of this idolatrous tree in the hopes that God will hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our broken, wounded land.”


The States of Refuge will take its campaign to Jackson, Mississippi for the 40 year anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Mississippi stands on the verge of making history. This state is very close to becoming the first abortion free state in America. It is imperative, therefore, that the Christian/Pro-life movement comes to bear witness on this potentially glorious occasion.


The dates are January 20-22, 2013. We will have rallies 6 PM, Sunday, January 20, and Monday, January 21, at the Fresh Start Christian Church in Jackson, MS. There will be street activities in the morning on Monday and Tuesday. The event will conclude with a moving memorial on Tuesday, January 22, at the State Capitol at 11:00 a.m. in honor of the millions of babies cruelly slaughtered by the sin and crime of abortion.


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