The late Congressman Henry Hyde is the author and sponsor of the Hyde Amendment, which rejects tax payer funding of abortion. The congressman once spoke of the Final Judgment, "When the time comes, as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, I’ve often thought as Bishop Fulton J. Sheen wrote.”
On Wednesday, March 04 (2020) there was a rally outside the Supreme Court. Before the Court was a challenge to a Louisiana law - June Medical Services vs. Russo - that required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic or abortion facility. One of the speakers at the rally was Senator Chuck Schumer, who apparently had a serious lapse in judgment and propriety. He irresponsibly threatened two Supreme Court Justices by name before a raucous, hate-spewing mob of abortion fanatics.
The senator is quoted as saying “And they're taking away fundamental rights. I want to warn you (Neil) Gorsuch, I want to warn you (Brett) Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You will not know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” Chief Justice John Roberts, in a rare rebuke of a sitting member of Congress, responded to the threat “Justices know that criticisms come with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous.” President Trump also remarked “There can be few things worse to a civilized law-abiding nation, than a U.S. senator openly, and for all to see and hear, threatening the Supreme Court or its Justices."
Republican members of Congress, a few Democrats, and the American Bar Association condemned Schumer’s threat, some asking for his censure, others his removal from the Senate. The senator’s office issued an excuse that his comments were meant as a warning to Senate Republicans that they will pay a price for putting these justices on the Supreme Court. The fake news media in most cases did not dwell on this outrageous episode, and after several days it was relegated to the back burner. On the cable and network news outlets, on the following Sunday, March 08, there was no discussion, no mention was made.
Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) filed a motion to censure Schumer for is comments. Senator Hawley is quoted as saying “I would call on Schumer to apologize, but we all know he has no shame. So tomorrow I will introduce a motion to censure Schumer for his pathetic attempt at intimidation of Supreme Court Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.” But then consider the outrageous comments made by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), who of course defended abortion, and said: “Abortions are one of the safest procedures you could do on an outpatient basis, safer than doing an endoscopy or doing a wisdom teeth extraction.”
Whatever your opinion of the senator, and his reckless and irresponsible remarks, have you ever wondered about the Final Judgment. In the Old Testament, the Prophet Jeremiah (1:5) writes of the spoken Word of God “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you, I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” The way I read this is that we, our souls, reside in heaven with God before we are born. So, what happens when an innocent is denied birth? Hopefully, the baby’s soul is taken back to heaven to rest eternally in the embrace of God.
This begs the question, for those who accept and support abortion, when they die and stand before God and His final Judgment, what fate awaits them? Do people like Schumer and the rest of the fanatical abortion activists, in the political class, among Hollywood celebrities, and the millions of Americans; do they ever consider their eternal salvation or damnation.
But then what fate awaits the rest of us, the pro-life? We can only pray that those of us who respect, honor, and defend the dignity and sanctity of life, especially the most innocent in the womb, are not collectively lumped in with the pro-choice advocates and punished for the sins of others, and like the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, saved from the wrath of the Almighty.
In the opening of this article, I left you without completing what Congressman Hyde had written pertaining to the words of Bishop Sheen, and it is this: “That it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates. You are there standing alone before God, and the terror will grip your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there will be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world. They will say to God spare him for he loved us.”