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January 23, 2010
Rabbi Yehuda Levin's speech at March for Life rally
The 37th annual March for Life is taking place today, January 22, to mark the day when the Supreme Court ruled abortion to be legal. Among the speakers for the noon rally was Rabbi Yehuda Levin, founder of Jews for Morality. His unfiltered lexis evoked an enthusiastic ovation from the crowd.
The Rabbi spoke to the Washington establishment with forceful words:
To Congress and the Administration, we declare today: Don’t you dare to even think about forcing us, God’s people, to be co-executioners of his Holy Innocents. Don’t you dare; don’t you dare; don’t you dare. (At which point the crowd began chanting the same words, Don’t you dare.)
Don’t you dare include baby killing funds in health care or in any other legislation.
We will throw you all the hell out, we’ll throw you the hell out, so help us God.
Massachusetts will look like a picnic.
To all you pharaohs out there, we, God’s people, like the Jewish midwives in Exodus cried out, Let our people go, Let our people go, Let our babies live.
Toward the end of his speech, Rabbi Levin suggested the people take action by petitioning their state governors to use the powers of their office to close down abortion centers.
What more can we do to shut down the killing centers? There’s a legal term called nullification and interposition.
The basic tenet of the U.S. nullification doctrine is that the states have the right to declare null and void any federal law that they deem unconstitutional.
In an article entitled: Resistance Is Not Futile: Forgotten Lessons from the Nullification Crisis, writer Josh Eboch examines the history of the states’ right to nullify unwanted federal laws, and includes today’s health care reform.
If the proposed federal mandates are so unpopular in any given state that a majority of its people support legislation or a state constitutional amendment to nullify them, that should be a clear indicator to President Obama and Congress that the governed have withdrawn their consent.
The polls have shown the majority of American people do not want the present health care package and they don’t want to pay for abortions.
Rabbi Levin connected the dots when he spoke about closing the clinics because the majority of the governed reject paying for elective abortions. Even without abortion coverage in the bill, Americans are already paying $300 million per year to keep providers like Planned Parenthood—a $1 billion per year business—in operation.