The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take a case to determine
whether the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations
(RICO) statute could be used against pro-life organizations.
In the consolidation of the cases of Scheidler vs. NOW (National
Organization for Women) and Operation Rescue vs NOW, the court
will examine the use of RICO against three pro-life individuals and
The court is being asked to overturn a federal appeals court ruling in
October 2001 that upheld a lower court judgment that determined that
pro-life defendants were liable for “extortion” and “racketeering” under
the federal RICO statute and awarded damages to abortion businesses,
while upholding a nationwide injunction issued against the pro-life groups.
One key issue in the case is whether a non-violent pro-life sit-in at an
abortion business (yes, killing human beings is a business) qualifies as
federal criminal “extortion.”
A second issue of national significance is whether private parties
– like NOW – can use RICO to sue for injunctions at all, or whether
instead – as the pro-life defendants argue – the power to use RICO
to obtain injunctions is reserved to the federal government.
The 15-year-old case culminated in October 2001 when a federal
appeals court upheld a finding by a federal district court and jury that
several pro-life groups engaged in a nationwide conspiracy to shut
down the abortion industry and were punished with damages and an
injunction under provisions of the federal RICO statute. The Supreme
Court is likely to hear the case next fall.
Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ representing Operation Rescue
said, “We’re pleased that the court will hear a case that is critically
important to the rights of pro-life groups and organizations to express
their message. The court has an opportunity to remove a cloud that
has been hanging over those who wish to express their opposition to
abortion in a peaceful and non-violent manner. It is clear that a federal
statute designed for drug dealers and organized crime has been
misapplied and used as a powerful weapon to silence the pro-life
message. We are hopeful the court will overturn this disturbing decision
that created a grave injustice by permitting the federal RICO statute to
be misused to target the pro-life community.”
What a golden opportunity this is for those, who honor the sanctity of
human life. The Supreme Court of the United States, where the infamous
and satanic decision was handed down in 1973 that a woman had the
right to have her unborn child killed, if she so chooses.
Recently two cases have gone against the health of women.
In North Dakota and California, which I have already discussed and
proved that it was BIAS on the part of both judges that governed
their decisions and certainly NOT on the preponderance of evidence,
which showed, without any shadow of doubt that abortions INCREASE
the risk of BREAST CANCER.
To better understand the miscarriage of justice perpetrated against
those, who honor the sanctity of human life, one must know -- just
what is covered under the federal RICO statute. Even if the RICO
statute were applicable, which it is NOT, as you read them -- you will
NOT find anything remotely akin to peaceful demonstrations in front of
abortion mills. Not even by the wildest stretch of the imagination.
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
"Racketeering activity" means:
(A) any act or threat involving murder, kidnapping, gambling, arson,
robbery, bribery, extortion, dealing in obscene matter, or dealing in
a controlled substance or listed chemical.
(B) Any act relating to bribery, counterfeiting, theft, embezzlement,
mail, citizenship papers and passport fraud, obstruction of justice,
misuse of visas, permits, peonage and slavery, interstate transportation
of wagering paraphernalia, unlawful welfare fund payments, illegal
gambling, laundering of monetary instruments, relating to interstate
transportation of stolen property, counterfeit labels for phonorecords,
computer programs or computer program documentation, criminal
infringement of a copyright, unauthorized fixation of and trafficking in
sound recordings and music videos of live musical performances,
trafficking in goods or services bearing counterfeit marks, trafficking
in certain motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts, trafficking in contraband
cigarettes, white slave traffic, embezzlement from union funds, fraud
in the sale of securities, or the felonious manufacture, importation,
receiving, concealment, buying, selling, or otherwise dealing in a
controlled substance or listed chemical.
As anyone can plainly see, praying, and sit-ins, to save human lives is
nowhere to be found. There is NOTHING even in the same ballpark.
For the lower courts to stretch one of the above to suit their political
agenda is tantamount to police planting evidence to convict an
As in the two cases involving the abortion/breast cancer link where
liberal judges, decided that the number 7 was greater than the number
28 and deduced that there was no risk of breast cancer after an abortion.
28 being the number of studies, which found that abortions increase the risk
of breast cancer and 7, the number of studies which were inconclusive.
Also, in the statistically significant aspect of studies, it was also
heavily in favor of the fact that abortions do, indeed, increase the risk
of breast cancer -- 16 to 1. But what are facts, when going up against
I remember, not long ago, Sears department store in our area, had
no pajamas, or shirts made in the United State. All made in China.
You know -- the country that has missiles with nuclear war heads
aimed at us. I thought this was just one of those things -- just
temporary. But a month later, 6 months later -- still no pajamas or
shirts made in the USA.
I called the store manager and complained. I called their corporate
office. I even thought about standing in front of the store and passing
out circulars and telling people not to buy at Sears because most of their
clothes were made in China, but I did not.
Boy! I was lucky I didn't. They could have hauled me in on a RICO
Now, I'm jesting. A RICO charge would have been laughable, as it also
is for peaceful demonstrations in front of abortion mills.
But the Sears story is true -- most of their clothes are made in China and I
did entertain that thought.
The only reason the RICO charge worked in the lower courts, is because
the killing of unborn children were involved. That, coupled with judges,
who can’t see truth through their veil of liberalism. Had it been any
other reason for praying and sit-ins, the judges would have died laughing.
It would have NEVER stuck and that you can take to the bank with you.
The same as in the two cases of the abortion/breast cancer link, where
the preponderance of evidence was no longer welcome in a civil law
suit. Reason -- abortions were involved.
To use the RICO statute is ludicrous. If it holds up in the Supreme
Court, it would knock our constitution on its ear. The whole country
would be thrown in turmoil. You might as well live in countries where
freedoms are taboo.
However, in the USA, there would be one consolation -- one
freedom would still be available -- to kill unborn, and 3/4 born children
and it is apparent that liberal Democrats feel this freedom trumps all others.
The court dockets would overflow with cases involving all kinds of
peaceful marches, demonstrations. Minorities, or those who want to save
animals, fish, or, a tree, would no longer be able to demonstrate as before,
for fear that a business might sue under RICO for interfering with their
Or, would the savers of animal and vegetative life be absolved and just
those who try to save human life be indicted under RICO?
Where are the attorneys for the ACLU, (American Civil Liberty Union)
since they revel in their commitment to fight for the civil rights of the
common man? It is apparent, they will only accept a case if the end
result could not conceivably interfere with the tenets of the prince of
darkness, or honor God.
This is why I like to refer to them as the American Congress of Lucifer's
Please, do not confuse the ACLJ with the ACLU. They are as different
as night and day -- as God and lucifer.
If the RICO statute is to be used involving abortions, it should be used
AGAINST the abortion industry for FRAUD. For telling women that
abortions are safe, when they are a hundred times more deadly than
a full term delivery.
Besides the increased risk of breast cancer, you have increased
risk of drug and alcohol abuse and suicides, due to post abortive
stress. Why -- they killed their child.
We cannot forget the immediate complications of abortions -- hemorrhage,
punctured uterus, infection and even death.
Also, due to the damage done to the cervix and uterine endometrium
during an abortion, there is an increased risk of preterm births in
pregnancies, resulting in low birth weights, and thus the baby is more prone
to develop physical and mental problems, including cerebral palsy.
Yet, none of these risks and complications are told to the patient, prior
to an abortion. They keep saying abortions are safe.
If this is not FRAUD, then there is NO such thing as FRAUD.
But, somehow the judges decided that praying, sit-ins and passing
out circulars in order to save human lives and honor God, by not breaking
his commandment, “Thou Shalt Not Kill,” is breaking the RICO statute.
How did our judicial system get so corrupt and filled with judges, who
can't count and who put their political views ahead of common sense?
When this case does go to the Supreme Court in the fall, it could
be a blessing in disguise. It could lay the seeds to overturn Roe Vs
I am not an attorney and I don’t know all the legal jargon, but I do know
right from wrong, good from evil and plain old common sense.
I hope and pray that the attorneys for the pro-lifers would include the
following somewhere in their argument.
The people, whom I represent are people of faith. They don't pick
and choose just certain parts of the Holy Bible to live by -- whatever
meets their fancy.
They do not mock God. They honor Him and His Commandment, "Thou
Shalt Not Kill." They have no ulterior motive; they are not compensated
monetarily. Their only reward is that they just may save one life.
Now, more than ever, because of scientific advancements that prove
beyond any shadow of doubt that human life begins at conception.
We now have DNA for the ultimate proof, which was not available
in 1973 and in the majority opinion, it was even stated, that, no one
knows when human life begins.
There's not a reputable scientist in the entire world, who could refute that
human life begins at conception.
We also have ultrasound, which abortion clinics try to hide from their
These new findings are all the more reasons why people of faith feel
they have to inform women of the truth. In addition to saving the lives of
God’s precious children, they also want to spare women terrible suffering,
both physical and mental from having their child killed, because the abortion
clinics refuse to warn women of these well documented risks.
My clients are also sickened by partial-birth infanticide, in which babies
are killed, while being born in a barbaric manner. We now have studies,
which show that babies who are killed at 20 weeks gestation and after
suffer excruciating pain. These studies were not available in 1973.
It would take a very selfish, hardened and callous person not to join in
demonstrations in front of abortion clinics, knowing what we know today.
I ask you, honored justices -- would you not join them in a peaceful
demonstration if you were not sitting in judgment? Would you not think
it your duty as a compassionate and civilized person to save human lives?
This is why my clients feel that they have to pray for these innocent
children. It is their right as civilized people in the land of the free.
If only the people of Germany would have demonstrated and prayed,
maybe 6 million Jews would not have been killed, because they were not
considered whole people, as unborn and 3/4 born children are not
considered whole people.
As blacks were not considered whole people in the Supreme Court Dred
Scott decision of 1857.
If anyone should be prosecuted under RICO, it should be the abortion
industry for FRAUD -- for refusing to warn patients of the risks and
complications of abortions -- for fear that the amount of abortions would
lessen and therefore their profits.
One does not need a magnifying glass to find that fraud for the purpose of
monetary gain is covered under RICO.
However, even by the wildest stretch of the imagination, praying and sit-ins
to preserve human life, isn't even close to being applicable under RICO.
Our clients, also, put great faith in the Declaration of Independence --
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Notice -- it does NOT say that all men are "born equal." It says,
"All men are CREATED EQUAL." Quite a difference, isn't there?
When our learned forefathers wrote the Declaration of Independence,
they chose their words carefully, so there would be no misinterpretation.
Our founding fathers could not make a move without including God,
and if they were alive today, I have absolutely no doubt that they would
also be praying, having sit-ins and passing out circulars in front of an
As would our foremothers, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
who called abortions, “child murder.”
One would think, this case would be a slam dunk for the sanctity of human
life. Surely these high court justices can see through this ridiculous
of the abortion industry for trying to invoke the RICO statute.
Or, will satan also get to the justices of the Supreme Court. This is the
way the applicability of RICO could possibly happen. Certainly, not on the
evidence. While we wait to see, why not pray! Pray for true justice to be served. And pray God to have mercy on those who have forgotten He's still in charge. He is thee Supreme Court!