A 2-Part Series by Pastor William Gillison
Do you know Norma McCorvey? If not, let me tell you a little about her. She was married in Texas, at the age of 16. She later left her husband after he allegedly assaulted her. She moved in with her mother and gave birth to her first child, Melissa, in 1965. After Melissa’s birth, McCorvey developed a severe drinking problem. Her drinking and life style brought friction between her and her mother. After a series of events, her mother tricked her into giving custody of Melissa to her, and then kicked her out of the house. The next year, she again became pregnant and gave birth to a baby, who was placed for adoption.
According to Wikipedia, in 1969, at the age of 21, she became pregnant a third time. This time friends advised her that she should assert falsely that she had been raped and that she could thereby obtain a legal abortion under Texas law which prohibited abortion; sources differ over whether the Texas law had such a rape exception. Due to lack of police evidence or documentation, the scheme was not successful. She then attempted to obtain an illegal abortion, but the respective clinics had been closed down by authorities.
Eventually, McCorvey was referred to attorneys Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington, who were looking for pregnant women who were seeking abortions. The case took three years of trials to reach the Supreme Court of the United States, and Norma never attended a single trial. In the meantime, she had given birth to the baby in question, who was eventually adopted.
McCorvey revealed herself to the press as being, you guessed it “Jane Roe” of “Roe v. Wade”. It was soon after the decision’s issuance it was stated that she sought an abortion because she was unemployable and greatly depressed. In the 1980s, McCorvey asserted that she had been the “pawn” of two young and ambitious lawyers (Weddington and Coffee) who were looking for a plaintiff with whom they could challenge the Texas state law prohibiting abortion.
Her story goes on to say that in 1994 she was baptized and became a Christian. Two days later she announced that she had quit her job at the abortion clinic she was working at, and had become an advocate of Operation Rescue’s campaign to make abortion illegal. So the question is what changed her? We’ll let her answer that. She said In her second book, “Won by Love”, published in 1998. She explained her change on the stance of abortion with the following comments:
“I was sitting in Operation Rescue’s offices when I noticed a fetal development poster. The progression was so obvious, the eyes were so sweet. It hurt my heart just looking at them. I ran outside and finally, it dawned on me. ‘Norma’, I said to myself, ‘they’re right’. I had worked with pregnant women for years. I had been through three pregnancies and deliveries myself. I should have known. Yet something in that poster made me lose my breath. I kept seeing the picture of that tiny, 10-week-old embryo, and I said to myself, that’s a baby! It’s as if blinders just fell off my eyes and I suddenly understood the truth—that’s a baby! I felt crushed under the truth of this realization. I had to face up to the awful reality. Abortion wasn’t about ‘products of conception’. It wasn’t about ‘missed periods’. It was about children being killed in their mother’s wombs. All those years I was wrong. Signing that affidavit, I was wrong. Working in an abortion clinic, I was wrong. No more of this first trimester, second trimester, third trimester stuff. Abortion—at any point—was wrong. It was so clear. Painfully clear. ” These are her words…
-Part 2 –
So using a case based upon a lie, “Roe v. Wade” as one of his reasons, on January 22, 2019 with a smile on his face Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into the law of New York State, a bill given to him by the Democrat controlled Assembly and the Senate, allowing babies to be killed, during the third trimester. The third trimester runs from 28 to 40 weeks of pregnancy, lasting about 13 weeks. By the time you reach 39 weeks, your pregnancy is considered full term. When you are 28 weeks pregnant, your little one can open and close their eyes, and can even sense changes in light.
Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. KJV
The legislation referred to as the “Reproductive Health Act” (Bill S.240 – Krueger/A.21 – Glick)”, which was held up for many years by the Republicans, passed the State Senate 38-24 and the Assembly 92-47, marking the 46th year of Roe v. Wade. Among those at the signing were, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochal, Senator Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Speaker Carle Heastie of the Assembly and Attorney Sarah Weddington, (of Roe v, Wade).
Under the new law, you do not have to be a doctor to perform an abortion. Nurse practitioners, physician assistants and qualified health care professionals can provide abortions under the legislation. New York does not place any major restrictions like waiting periods, mandated parental involvement or public funding limitations on women seeking to abort. That’s right, the law in New York does not require a parent to be notified if their child has an abortion. Two bills were presented in the Assembly in 2017 and 2018, bill #A.3620-Murray and #A.4305-Lawrence “Requiring Parental Notification Before an Abortion is Performed on a Minor” both died in the Assembly Health Committee, one was defeated in the Assembly Health Committee.
The headline in an article in (CNSNews.com) reads “NYC: More Black Babies Killed by Abortion Than Born.” In 2012 there were more Black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City, than were born there (24,758) and the Black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. That’s just New York City. Some of the national polls on abortion rates say basically the same thing when it comes to the percentage of Black babies being killed.Why do you think Planned Parenthood has been so successful. By the way check their history, the biggest reason they were formed was to get rid of Black babies, all other babies are collateral damage. One thing is for sure, their success has not come from helping women to be a parent. By the way, last year they received $563.8 million in taxpayer dollars – up $20 million from last year. When will we wake up?
In ancient history the Romans sent persons into the arena for the purpose of entertainment. They watched as the wild beast tore them apart, or when gladiators fought until one would be intentionally killed or fell to the ground as his opponent stood over him, waiting for a sign from Caesar. Thumbs up, meant they would live, and the crowd would groan, but when he would give thumbs down, which meant kill them, the crowd stood to their feet and cheered.. On January 22, 2019 the Senate came into agreement with the Assembly, which had already approved their bill, and Caesar gave thumbs down, and the Senate chamber erupted as they stood to their feet with thunderous cheers and “Celebrated the Killing of Generations to Come.”
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. KJV
Brace yourselves ladies, there is another bill held up for a decade by the Republicans, passed by the Senate and the Assembly called the, Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) (The “Bathroom Bill”) (bill S.1047-Hoylman/A.747-Gottfried), which the Governor supports. This bill will require, among other things, places of public accommodations to allow biological males that identify as transgender to enter women-only spaces, including locker rooms and restrooms.
If you want to know how your Assembly and Senate representatives of both parties vote on issues that come before them, go to “AlbanyUpdate.com”. By the way I am not so naïve about abortion that I don’t understand that there may be exceptions to every rule. Over the years I have privately sat and prayed with those who have had or were thinking about having an abortion, they will tell you, it’s a memory they carry with them for life. Thank God for His Grace, and that someone loved you enough to keep you.