President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. He said that “killing the innocent” is the “ultimate betrayal of God’s will.” On January 22, the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade was marked. Since 1973, there have been 55 million unborn babies murdered in the United States. (See the film Babies are Murdered Here.)
Had President Obama done a 180 on the topic of abortion? Not at all. He was talking about terrorism not abortion:
“Extremists succumb to an ignorant nihilism that shows they don’t understand the faiths they claim to profess, for killing the innocent is never fulfilling God’s will. In fact, it is the ultimate betrayal of God’s will.”
President Obama is a staunch supporter of abortion and Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
The reason abortion is not considered murder or terrorism on the most innocent of lives is because the Supreme Court has ruled that killing unborn babies is a constitutional right.
An act can’t be terrorism or murder if it’s legally permissible.
This was the logic of those who planned for the elimination of Jews in Europe. They simply made a law saying it was OK.
For a chilling reenactment of the plan, see the HBO Film Conspiracy: The Meeting at Wannsee, starring Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth, and David Threlfall. The two-hour meeting on January 20, 1942, sealed the fate of Jews in Europe. The approach taken by the 15 German bureaucrats, some of whom were lawyers, was a straight forward outline on how to solve the “Jewish problem” without ever using the words “kill” or “exterminate.”
The law as it existed in Germany at the time was followed, giving the Nazis proper legal cover and justification for their actions.
“When the law keeps being brought up as an obstacle to the proposed policies, Dr. Gerhard Klopfer remarks that they will just change the law. After all, how many of the people here are lawyers, he asks? When the majority of members of the conference . . . raise their hands (including himself) he laughs and remarks that it was even worse than he thought.”
You can watch the full-length feature here. It may also be on Netflix.
What we call “extremism” and “terrorism,” some nations call fighting for freedom, a legal act. People who perpetuate these acts are working within the established parameters of their legal systems just like abortionists like Obama are doing. It was the same argument Nazi war “criminals” (our designation) used after the war during the Nuremberg Trials. They claimed that they had followed the law.
“The most telling defense offered by the accused was that they had simply followed orders or made decisions within the framework of their own legal system, in complete consistency with it, and that they therefore could not rightly be condemned because they deviated from the alien value system of their conquerors.”1
If abortion is ever overturned in America, and its legal theorists, judges, doctors, and politicians are brought to trial, what argument do you think they’ll give? It was legal; it was the law.
- John Warwick Montgomery, The Law Above the Law (Minneapolis, MN: Dimension Books/Bethany Fellowship, 1975), 24–25. [↩]