I have received a lot of grief over this article which only reaffirms everything that we say, do, and stand for.  We have been “Personhood” since I became director of Operation Rescue in February of 1994.  Our “Emancipation Proclamation for the Unborn Child,” made its debut during the tenth anniversary of the “Summer of Mercy” in Wichita, Kansas, in July of 2001.  This proclamation makes it abundantly clear that the only Biblical response to abortion is declaring the truth of God’s Word.  “Personhood” does exactly that.  ~ Flip

Personhood – God’s Way!

Personhood is on the move in the state of Ohio.  Men are unsheathing the Sword of the Spirit (the Word of God) to cut the throat of the abortion industry and render it dead, Dead, DEAD!  Thank God the state of Ohio has some Godly men who have not fallen prey to the devil’s deceitful trap of praising the “Ohio Heartbeat Bill.”  This bill may indeed save some babies, but it will never deal with the sin of abortion.  The ‘Ohio Heartbeat Bill” represents the same tired and failed political strategy the pro-life movement has been initiating for the past thirty-nine years.

Incremental legislation is a failure because it always ends with the unwritten seven word caveat, “…and then you can kill the baby.”  It is a failure because it uses the devil’s means to accomplish God’s ends – the devil is the ultimate incrementalist.  It is a failure because it never allows us to wield the Sword of the Spirit – God’s Word is left in its sheathe.  It is a failure because it always seeks compromise – never a good idea to compromise God’s Word.  It is a failure because the devil himself would sign on to it – every piece of it! 

Yes, that includes the big three exception clauses (rape, incest, life of the mother).  It includes parental notification, the 24 hour waiting period, parental consent, fetal pain bill, partial birth abortion ban, infant born alive act, the Ohio Heartbeat Bill, ad nauseam.  All of these may save some babies, but they will never end abortion.  Even Dr. Dobson, a strong supporter of all this incremental legislation, admitted that, “…the Partial Birth Abortion Ban will probably not save one baby.” 

Unfortunately, for many of us in the pro-life movement, political strategy has replaced God’s Truth.  None of these pieces of political strategery, no matter how well-intentioned, deal with the sin of abortion.  They are simply attempts to regulate it so that a mother can kill her baby, and feel good about it.  That’s right!  The upshot of incremental legislation is that it assuages a mother’s guilty conscience for killing her child.  After all, she has done all she possibly could to have a safe and legal abortion, why is she at fault?  Unintended consequences anyone?

The one piece of political legislation, the only legislation we will support, is that which allows us to unsheathe the Sword of the Spirit (God’s Word).  Personhood is that legislation.  It deals with the sin of abortion.  It stops all compromise – let God be true and every man a liar.  It elicits God’s Help – He promises to watch over His Word to perform it.  It spells an end to the devil’s deceitfulness, for the Word of God exposes his lies.  It protects every child – no matter how small.  The gates of hell cannot prevail against God’s truth and God’s church.

“Abortion will come to an end in America when the Church of Jesus Christ makes up her mind it will come to an end – and not one second sooner.”   

Thank you Jesus for the Godly men in Ohio: Dr. Patrick Johnston, Pastor Bill Dunfee, Coach Dave Daubenmire, and Jason Storms.    Please pray for them.

 In Christian love,



The National Emancipation Proclamation for the Un-born Child

We, the Pastors, elders, and citizens of theUnited States of America do hereby declare on this _____________________, in the year of our Lord two thousand and __________, that all children, from conception forward, are human beings.  They are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 

In regard to these children, our government has been in overt rebellion against the Law of Almighty God since January 22, 1973.  The Supreme Court of theUnited States of Americadeclared that children in their mother’s wombs were not fully human and therefore not entitled to the full protection of the laws of our government.  Because of this open rebellion and blatant disregard for the Law of God and for life, our nation is suffering under the remedial judgments of God Himself.  Blood is coursing down the corridors of our schools, work places, and streets.  Because we have not hated bloodshed, bloodshed is now pursuing us.  (Ezekiel 35:6).

We, the pastors, elders, and citizens ofAmerica, do hereby this day hold the Supreme Court of theUnited States of Americain contempt of the court of Almighty God.  We hold it in contempt of the lives of the children it was sworn to protect.  We hold it in contempt of the Court before whom every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

By virtue of the power and authority vested in us as pastors elders, and members of the Church of Jesus Christ, we declare that the lives of all children (born and unborn) are sacred to God and worthy of our defense.  We with one voice decree, the unborn child shall now and forever more be set free to live inAmerica.  He shall be welcomed in life and protected by law.  Upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, we invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God.

We enjoin our brothers and sisters inAmericato join us in this noble endeavor to speak for those children in the womb who cannot speak for themselves.  (Proverbs 31: 8-9).

Done in the United States of America______________________________________________________________________

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