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Katie van Schaijik

The cause of truth is the cause of life

Apr. 14 at 8:54am

I'm reading this morning an excellent article by Robert George about the late abortionist-turned pro-life activist, Bernard Nathanson.  All of it is more than worth reading, but this point wants high-lighting. 

Bernie and I became friends in the early 1990s, shortly after my own pro-life writings came to his attention. Once during the question-and-answer session following a speech he gave at Princeton, I asked him: “When you were promoting abortion, you were willing to lie in what you regarded as a good cause. Now that you have been converted to the cause of life, would you be willing to lie to save babies? How do those who hear your speeches and read your books and articles know that you are not lying now?” It was, I confess, an impertinently phrased question, but also, I believe, an important one. He seemed a bit stunned by it, and after a moment said, very quietly, “No, I wouldn’t lie, even to save babies.” At the dinner he and I had with students afterward, he explained himself further: “You said that I was converted to the cause of life; and that’s true. But you must remember that I was converted to the cause of life only because I was converted to the cause of truth. That’s why I wouldn’t lie, even in a good cause.”

Nathanson called the world of abortion Satanic.  Satan is also called The Father of Lies.  Jesus is "the Truth".  He is also Life.  


 

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