The Legalization of Abortion – The Untold Story Behind Roe v. Wade
| August 23, 2004 |
|By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©2004|
|Judie Brown reveals disturbing information about why and how the Supreme Court came to its decision to legalize abortion in the Roe v. Wade case.|
- Dr. John Ankerberg: You know, of all the different interviews that I conducted, I suppose the information that shook me the most came from Judie Brown, the President of American Life League. She was talking about how the Supreme Court justices deliberately crafted judicial arguments that would make it possible to legalize the killing of innocent babies. Please listen.
- Judie Brown: Well, we’ve done a study of how Roe v. Wade came to pass, because after Justice William O. Douglas passed away, all of his records were made available to the public. And we had a team of researchers go down and literally sort through 4,000 boxes of Justice Douglas’ papers. And what we learned from studying all of those papers, which related to the Roe v. Wade decision was really, really horrifying.
- First of all, we realized that Justice Brennan, who is the so-called token Catholic on the Supreme Court, literally advised Justice Blackmun every step of the way on how to craft judicial arguments that would make it possible to legalize the killing of innocent babies.
- There is also a memo that Justice Blackmun sent to Justice Douglas in which he pointed out that his aim, through Roe v. Wade, was going to be to legalize abortion, no matter what steps he had to take. He wanted to minimize the damage to the judicial process, however, in such a way that he would come up with the most logical argument that the Justices could possibly use. But they had to legalize abortion. And so they knew, when they took the case, Roe v. Wade, and Doe v. Bolton, that they were, in fact, going to legalize abortion. The only question that was in their minds was how to do it. This is why the Justices chose, in 1972, when they heard the arguments, to eliminate all medical discussion from the hearing. There were no pieces of evidence allowed in that courtroom with regard to the humanity of the child in the womb.
- And that, in fact, is why the Justices were able to say, “Physicians and theologians do not agree on when life begins, so we will simply not discuss that issue. This is strictly an issue of a woman and her right to make a decision with her doctor.”
- So the humanity of the child was discounted immediately, because Justice Blackmun and Justice Brennan both realized that, if they were to take a good look at the evidence, medical evidence, with regard to the existence of the child, they would not be able to legalize abortion. And they had already made up their minds they would legalize abortion.
(Extracted from the program transcript: “Interview with Former Abortionists”)