Rabbi Levin Tells Pro-Life March: U.S. Governors Must Nullify Roe v. Wade
By Peter J. Smith
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Leading a delegation of Orthodox Jewish rabbis, pro-life leader Rabbi Yehuda Levin fired up hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates gathered at the 37th March for Life, and told them to lobby their state governors to use their state’s constitutional rights and nullify Roe v. Wade.
“If we make noise we can be heard and make a difference. What are we doing about abortion?” declared the rabbi in an impassioned address to the massive throng. A crowd estimated at over 300,000 pro-lifers attended the March for Life rally (the vast majority being youth) before taking their protest to the US Supreme Court building.
“Write millions of letters addressed to Justices of the Supreme Court,” shouted Levin. “They legalized abortion on demand, tell them they must fix it now!” The animated crowd joined in chorus with Levin, chanting, “fix it now!”
The rally commemorated the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on January 22, 1973, overturning the abortion restrictions of forty-six U.S. states through the simultaneous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions.
“We the American people, who are becoming more pro-life as technology proves that babies live in the womb, we demand a stop to the baby killing,” said Levin.
The fiery Orthodox rabbi also advocated for pro-life activists to pursue another constitutional solution to the travesty of abortion, and called upon them to urge their respective state governors to nullify legal abortion through a maneuver known as “interposition.”
“There is a legal term called nullification and another one called interposition,” said the rabbi. “If Congress or the Court were to impose an evil law ordering the killing of Jews, gypsies or other so-called undesirables, the sovereign state led by a courageous governor can interpose himself between the horrific federal law.”
Conisdered controversial in modern legal theory, the concepts of interposition and nullification derive principally from the tenth amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which grants to individual states all powers not specifically given to the federal government. Levin insisted that the concepts are justified as a way for state government to protect its residents from patently unjust law, such as legalized abortion.
“A courageous, compassionate, God-fearing, family-loving, children-embracing governor can close down the abortion clinics in his state through interposition,” said Levin.
“If the feds want to send in the National Guard to protect the baby killers, the governor will be a hero, and God’s people will rally to him. The back of the baby-killing industry will be broken.”
“Pro-life America, contact your governors!” cried Levin, just before rabbis blew on the Shofar, a traditional horn once blown by Jewish leaders before going into battle.
He encouraged pro-lifers to be more welcoming toward new lives into their own families: while Europe faces demographic extinction, he said, Orthodox Jewish families typically “bring in 7-14 children per family.” “God loves it,” said Levin – at which point an affirming cheer erupted from the crowd. “You can also have another holy baby,” he added.
Levin also had a message for Congress.
“Don’t you dare, don’t you dare include baby-killing funds in health care or any other legislation,” he said.
“We will throw you all the Hell out, so help us God. Massachusetts will look like a picnic.”
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