Freedom Writer - March 1996
Secret files menace doctors
By Skipp Porteous
In preparation for the day when they hope abortion
rights will be outlawed, the American Coalition of
Life Activists (ACLA) has launched its so-called "Nuremberg
Files Project." "The goal of the project," according
to David Crane, the group's national director, "will
be to gather all available information on abortionists
and their accomplices for the day when they may be
formally charged and tried at Nuremberg-type trials
for their crimes. The information in these files will
be specifically that kind of evidence admissible in
a court of law." He added, "The Project will set up
several secret archives which will be safe from seizure
by those who would allow criminal child-killers to
"We don't want to make the mistakes that allowed so
many Nazis to escape justice after World War II," said
Paul deParrie, one of the assistants involved in the
project. "We intend to have extensive files on each
of them which will permit prosecutors to easily identify
the criminal perpetrators and bring the appropriate
judgment against them."
The Nuremberg Files Project was announced at the ACLA's
conference in Arlington, Virginia held from January
20-22, 1996. Activists from Wisconsin, Oregon, Washington,
Virginia, North Carolina, District of Columbia, Missouri,
Ohio, California, Texas, Tennessee, Colorado, Indiana,
and New Hampshire attended the conference.
On the conference's first night, Crane outlined "the
ACLA plan to end abortion." He said the ACLA has two
primary focuses. First, "to identify and expose" to
the general public and neighbors doctors who perform
abortions. Second, to help local groups close abortion
clinics. In that regard, the ACLA publishes "reward"
posters offering local activists and groups cash rewards
for their anti-abortion activities. For every doctor
they convince to stop providing abortions, a $500 reward
is presented by ACLA. If a clinic is closed, the reward
Last year the ACLA published a poster called "the deadly
dozen." According to Crane, "It exposed 12 abortionists
nationwide. The media and the federal government called
it a 'hit list.' Some of the abortionists were even
tracked down on their vacations and told that they
were put on a hit list. So, what we could probably
never accomplish with our exposure campaign, the government
did for us very effectively! We do praise God for that.
Like in the Scripture where 'the wicked flee and no
man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as lions,'
we've seen a fear in the hearts of the wicked."
Crane also mentioned Planned Parenthood's one billion-dollar
lawsuit against the ACLA and other anti-abortion groups
and leaders. "It's humorous, and what's exciting about
it is that it's a good sign that we must be doing something
right if Planned Parenthood is willing to spend this
kind of energy and considers us a threat. We take that
as a green light to keep doing what we're doing. It
will take a couple of years before a trial ever takes
place, if at all."
Crane also outlined the ACLA's so-called "statements
of truth." He said "our statements of truth is our
contract with the American abortion industry. It has
five points." He listed them:
Undeniable truths concerning abortion and equality
Equal protection under the law.
Abortion is murder. Includes abortive birth control
methods widely used by Christians all across our nation.
Crime and punishment. The Bible requires capital punishment
for murder. The civil magistrates should bear the sword
against all persons intentionally involved in the murder
of unborn children.
Repentance and judgment. God's forgiveness through
Jesus Christ extends to all who will repent. Those
who won't repent for their involvement in the murder
of unborn children through abortion are under God's
condemnation and will suffer eternal punishment.
"Our plan of action," Crane said, "has not been done
before on several points." Again, he listed them:
Remove the beam from our own eyes. We will bring the
irrefutable truth of life at conception to the church
and encourage Christian leaders to stand firmly against
abortifacients used widely by ignorant or rebellious
Christians. We're hoping to develop a brochure to communicate
very strongly those two points — from science and from
Scripture that life begins at conception. There are
many conservative churches that still argue intellectually
about this. We may be killing as many children in our
own churches through using birth control methods that
kill tiny little human beings. There is a spiritual
wall there that, until it is overcome, we may never
be able to overcome abortion out there, when it's going
on wholesale within the church.
Prayer. Through networking with individuals and churches
to enlist thousands to pray. [People will work for
the goals for which they pray.]
Litigation. We will help the ones physically and emotionally
injured through abortion by supplying comprehensive
legal help to sue the abortionist for malpractice.
Get behind candidates that support the prolife position.
Street activism at abortion facilities. Expose the
abortionist through innovative and aggressive free
Reward the diligence and success of activist groups
working with the ACLA within ACLA guidelines by offering
rewards of $500 for persuading an abortionist to stop
murdering the unborn. And offering rewards of $1000
to end the killing by closing any abortion facility.
This gives them some cash to work on the next abortionist,
or abortion facility.
On the following evening, the ACLA held its "white
rose banquet" to honor "prisoners of Christ," those
confined to prison for their anti-abortion criminal
activities. One of the speakers, Michael Bray, wrote
the book _A_Time_to_Kill_, in defense of assassinating
doctors who perform abortions.
It is believed that John Salvi III may have been swayed
by Bray's book before he shot and killed two clinic
employees and wounded five others last year in Massachusetts.
Salvi is currently being tried for his alleged crimes.
Bray has come to the defense of Salvi, whose attorney
claims is insane. "I don't think Salvi is any less
mentally balanced than Ted Kennedy," Bray said. "His
actions are easily justified under the legal and ethical
doctrine of justifiable homicide. He ought to be acquitted."
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