Shining the Light of Wisdom and Truth

In Defense of the Pre-Born Child's Right to Life
by Fr. Demetrios Carellas
August 12, 2008

"Verily, I say onto you, insofar as ye did it to one of the least of these My brethren, ye did it to Me." [Matt. 25:40]

Late in the evening yesterday, the Lord brought these words spontaneously to my sinful heart; and before I had time to ponder on what was the Lord’s purpose, I believe He immediately revealed it to me: that these holy words, from the Word, apply to all human life --- from conception onwards. Then I experienced pain in my soul, as I reflected on what has happened to 50 million of His “brethren” since January 22, 1973: they have been brutally murdered within – and sometimes almost completely outside – the wombs of their mothers. What was their crime? They were conceived! And six of the U.S. Supreme Court Judges (May God have mercy on their souls.), determined that a woman’s “right to privacy” (no where found in the U.S. Constitution) superseded the child’s “right to life” (as stated in the Declaration of Independence).

For 35 years, we have legally slaughtered these “least” of Christ’s “brethren”; and placed them on the satanic altar before the three-headed false-god of privacy, pleasure and profit. For 35 years, many lawyers, judges and politicians – with much help and funding from such groups as Planned Parenthood, N.O.W., and N.A.R.A.L, have dehumanized the child in the womb --- referring to it by such names as, “unwanted tissue, “the product of conception,” and “an undesired pregnancy.” For 35 years, physicians and other ‘help’-care personnel, hospitals and other abortion chambers, and groups like Planned Parenthood (a federally funded [This needed to be stopped immediately!], NON-profit organization) have shared in tens of BILLIONS of dollars in this slaughter of the innocents. Reflecting on this ungodly condition in which our nation finds itself, I turned to the Book of the Prophet Ieremias (Jeremiah). These words were given to him by God’s Holy Spirit, and are in the singular tense; because they refer to the nation of Israel as a whole: "…Thou hast done wickedly in corrupting thy ways; and in thine hands hast been found blood of innocent souls …" [Jer. 2:34]

Today, I believe that the “thou” in this verse applies directly to our Nation. Can there be more “innocent blood” than the souls and bodies – the human beings – being formed in the wombs of their mothers? And even for those of us who may be personally against this legalized murder, if we have not done anything – not even a word - in defense of the pre-born child, do we not have some of this innocent blood on our own hands? The human beings that are born, can speak for themselves to refute the injustices and untruths of others; and they can hire legal defense to overcome a false charge against them. But what recourse is available to the child in the womb? Who will speak up for them? Who will defend them against this ungodly law that permits them to be slaughtered for profit? Who will demand legal action against those clinics that are buying parts of aborted babies for experimentation? It must be me and you!

One good way to start is by casting our vote for them – and the 50 million little martyrs that perished before them – in the Presidential election on November 4, 2008. In other words we must vote ONLY for the candidates – in all the races – that will defend the child-in-the- womb’s right to life. Therefore, at least one of the presidential candidates cannot receive our vote; if we are sincere in our desire to vote for the “little ones,” who cannot vote. His name is Barack Hussein Obama. My brothers and sisters in Christ, I cannot imagine anyone in this nation who could be more pro-DEATH (because that is the real meaning behind the term “pro-choice”) than this man. When he was a state senator, he 3-times voted against a bill that would have required a physician to care for a child that was born alive during an abortion. In other words, Mr. Obama was saying – in plain English – that the abortion procedure has the right to a dead baby, even if it is born alive! Now there is a national law that requires such protection, and he has publically voiced his opposition to it. He was not a U.S. Senator, at the time of the vote. For your information, however, the Senate – filled with pro-death senators – voted UNANIMOULSY for this Bill; and even the pro-death groups NARAL & NOW supported it!

Listen to his own words as to what he plans to do if he is elected:
"[T]he first (my emphasis) thing I’d do as president is, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act …"

With a majority in both houses, he could indeed get this bill to his desk. Even the ACLU states that such a bill would eliminate all restricts to abortions, now existing in several states. And in his stern criticism of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the federal ban of the horrendous partial birth abortion procedure, here is what he had to say about the types of judges he would put on the bench. Filled with euphemisms and hypocrisy, his words become even more dangerous than disgusting:
"Justice Roberts [the Chief Justice] said he saw himself just as an umpire but the issues that come before the Court are not sport, they’re life and death. And we need somebody who’s got the heart—the empathy—to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old—and that’s the criteria by which I’ll be selecting my judges."

In the Holy Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, I rebuke these words Mr. Obama! Indeed, “life and death” are involved; but why does an innocent child have to die a brutal death? What has caused you to have a “heart,” which is so cold it would not even try to save a child born alive during an abortion? It is a wonder you can even have a heart, when you justify the gruesome partial birth abortion procedure, during which: only a portion of the child’s head remains in the birth canal, then the doctor inserts a scissors in the back of the child’s head to create a whole, after which he use a powerful suction devise to draw out the child’s brains. Where is all of your “empathy” for the pre-born child, whose brutal murder is “justified” by its “crime” of having been conceived? Indeed, Mr. Obama, I rebuke your words in Jesus’ Name!

My brothers and sisters in Christ, this election has only one issue that is of paramount importance: the life of the child in the womb. How can we worry about the condition of our –sometimes up, sometimes down – economy, while we ignore the fact that over one million of our pre-born babies are slaughtered for profit every year within our hospitals and abortion chambers? How can we justify spending billions of dollars protecting the environment, and various endangered species of creatures; and sit by passively, while billions of dollars are being made creating a new “endangered species”: the child in the womb? Of what importance can we place upon various multi-billion dollar heath care proposals, when NONE of them protect the pre-born child from being slaughtered? Why are many people so quick to condemn the war in Iraq, and the loss of nearly 4000 lives there in four years of battle, while – at the same time – adamantly remaining “pro-choice,” when it comes to showing concern for the more than 4,000 of God’s most innocent ones who are being killed everyday in our Nation? What importance can we place upon any other issue, as long as this demonic slaughter of the innocents continues?

I gave thanks to God and praise His Holy Name for raising up so many valiant defenders of the little ones in-utero --- those who are directly involved with National, State and Local pro-life groups, as well as the many pregnancy centers, and all those throughout our land who give there time, talents and/or resources in support of these groups. Through their godly efforts, they may even be helping to wipe away some of the immaculate blood that especially is upon the hands of those unrepentant souls who have performed, received, or supported the deaths of these holy innocents. However, how much longer will God remain silent to this most evil crime against those whom He has created in His image and likeness?

In St. Iakovos’ (James) epistle, he proclaims that God’s mercy triumphs over His judgment [2:13]. For the past, 35 years we have been living witnesses of this. In spite of the tens of millions of His innocents that we have legally put to death, He – in His great mercy – has not permitted us to receive any tsunamis, earthquakes, or floods, which have killed millions of people in other lands during the past 35 years. However, when will He send us the justice that we deserve? When will He put into action the words He gave to the holy God-seer Moses, “Cursed is he, who shall have taken a bribe to crush the life of innocent blood.”[Deut. 27:25]?

It is past time for all of us to stand up and take care of the least of Christ’s brethren, for – in doing so – we are doing it to Him. However, if we choose not to stand up for His little ones in the womb, then we need to prepare to face the possibility of hearing these words of our Master on that fearful Day: “Verily I say unto you, insofar as ye did it not to one of the least of these, neither did ye do it to Me.” [Matt. 25:46]

Therefore, I entreat all of us to do at least three things for all the pre-born babies in our land, the first one needing to be done daily --- until we depart this life: (1) Pray for God to give us the grace to be delivered from these satanic acts in which God’s children are legally killed. Let us also pray that, again through God’s grace and each day: one doctor will stop doing abortions; one mother will chose to allow her child to be born; one pro-choice politician will repent and become pro-life; and one pro-choice family member or friend will also repent and take up the banner of caring for these least of Christ’s brethren. (2) Contact the pro-life group in our local area, and get involved in whatever we can with their efforts. At the very least, we should give them a donation to support their virtuous cause; but let us try to do even more. (3) On November 4, 2008, vote ONLY for the candidates – nationally, state-wide and locally, from President to the local director of parks and recreation – who are solidly pro-life. If you must vote for a pro-abortion candidate, it would be better for your soul to remain home on November 4th. Otherwise, if your pro-abortion candidate is helped to get elected through your vote, then you will become an accessory to every abortion that he/she votes to defend; and you will have to accept that you will have a share of their innocent blood on your hands as well.

I know these are very strong words, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ; but as a Greek Orthodox priest, I feel compelled from the depths of my heart to do what little God will permit this sinful unworthy priest to do, to help people stay out of the fires of Hell. Please my beloved fellow children of the living God, I beg you: do not help elect a pro-death President! Stand up for those whose legs are still being formed in the wombs of their mothers! Speak up for those, who may never be able to utter their first words! Vote for those who may never be able to vote! Choose life! Choose life!

"He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"

Unworthy priest, +Demetrios