April 9th, 2019

Dear Friends of the Preborn,

Yesterday, I testified at the historic first-ever hearing for a bill of interposition/abolition in United States history. There was over 8 hours of a testimony as over 300 of us testified in support of the bill and hundreds more gathered in support.

The whole capitol was stunned by the gathering.

The GOP leadership at the behest of the establishment pro-life groups wants to remove the equal justice aspect of the bill that wherein all parties are prosecutable for the crime of murder including the mother. Those testifying held strong against their efforts.

Understand – the reason Roe was issued in part was precisely because Texas did NOT prosecute the mother for murder and the abortionist would only get a slap on the wrist.

This is from the Roe decision: “There are other inconsistencies between Fourteenth Amendment status and the typical abortion statute. It has already been pointed out, n. 49, supra, that, in Texas, the woman is not a principal or an accomplice with respect to an abortion upon her. If the fetus is a person, why is the woman not a principal or an accomplice? Further, the penalty for criminal abortion specified by Art. 1195 is significantly less than the maximum penalty for murder prescribed by Art. 1257 of the Texas Penal Code. If the fetus is a person, may the penalties be different?” [Endnote 54]

The Court was making clear – don’t say the preborn child is a person and abortion is murder if the woman is not culpable for prosecution.

Hence, the attempted move by the GOP and the pro-life groups is incredibly foolish. Therefore, PLEASE take time to contact Chairman Jeff Leach – he is the Representative who heads up the committee that heard the bill, and…tell him to keep the bill HB896 as it was introduced by Rep. Tony Tinderholt and NOT take out the provision for equal justice – that all parties to the crime are prosecutable – including the mother.  Here is the link to write or call him: https://jeffleach.com/contact/

Below is the text of my submitted testimony. I was not able to give it all verbally as we only had one minute each to speak.

Good afternoon. I came all the way from Wisconsin because I did not want to miss this historic day. The preborn have been waiting for the interposition of the lesser magistrates for 46 years now. May you do right by Christ and move this bill out of committee for a vote.

I am a pastor and I am the author of the book – the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates.

The doctrine teaches that when the superior-ranking civil authority makes unjust or immoral law, policy, or court opinion – it is the God-given right and duty of the lesser-ranking civil authority NOT to obey the superior authority. And if necessary, to actively resist the superior authority.

Our founders established a true federalism wherein there are multiple levels of government and multiple branches in each level. They did this because they held a Christian view of man – that he is desperately wicked. They did not want power to reside in one man or a small group of men. They expected that if one branch began to play the tyrant – all other branches would resist that branch – even if that branch was the Supreme Court itself.

The Supreme Court must be defied. Your duty in the face of murder – is interposition gentlemen. Our founders did not throw off a monarchy for us to replace it with an oligarchy.

Article 6 of our Constitution does not declare that the Supreme Court has the supremacy. In fact, neither the federal judiciary nor the SC is even mentioned in the supremacy clause. What has the supremacy is the Constitution itself. Which each of you took an oath to uphold. You did not take an oath of subservience to the federal government. You did not take an oath to uphold unjust/immoral court opinions by SCOTUS.

SCOTUS has decided to impose social transformation without representation. You make laws as representatives of the people. But then SCOTUS and the federal judiciary trample those laws. SCOTUS must be defied. Nothing less will do.

You also have duty to establish justice – not behave as lapdogs for the pro-life movement. All parties to a crime of murder should be prosecuted. Women are not victims. The only part of the Roe opinion where the Court spoke properly was where they stated “In Texas, the woman is not a principal or an accomplice with respect to an abortion upon her. If the fetus is a person, why is the woman not a principal or an accomplice?” The Court was making clear – don’t say the preborn child is a person and abortion is murder if the woman is not culpable for prosecution.

This bill really only makes all the laws that apply to born people – apply to preborn people.

Your duty is to interpose against a lawless Supreme Court opinion and establish justice for the preborn. Innocent blood cries out from the ground and demands justice. Your interposition may abate the just judgment of God upon Texas. Your failure to interpose will ensure the demise of Texas.

Ezekiel 22 talks about the evil in the land and the failure of the magistrates to interpose. The Lord says of this: So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. 31 Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord God.

May you tremble and do right by Christ.

Pastor Matthew Trewhella

This is historic. May Christ be honored and praised!

Please forward this to others.

May Christ be glorified in the earth!

Understand – all previous bills of interposition/abolition [bills which would declare abortion murder; prosecuting all parties to the crime; no exceptions where certain babies can still be murdered; and which defies the federal judiciary] have all been killed prior to this before getting a committee hearing by the pro-life/pro-family groups and the GOP leadership. Finally the public gets to speak.