We Can Stop This Cycle of Abuse

Jan 20, 2023

For thousands of years, live, healthy children have been murdered to “ensure” prosperity and freedom for the family and culture in which they lived. Sadly, this sick practice continues today. In fact, modern child sacrifice is celebrated by famous women all over the world. Today, we will compare the historical practice of child sacrifice to the modern abortion movement. I can tell you that in over several thousand years, not much has changed.

Our client, Sandra Merritt, faces years in prison for exposing this child sacrifice. How twisted is that? Yet, this case will go to a criminal trial later this year, and we need your prayers and support as we go up against the State of California. —Mat

A Challenge Grant has been established to help fund our legal work in 2023. EVERY DONATION MADE TODAY WILL BE DOUBLED IN IMPACT. Please, give generously.

For several thousand years, child sacrifice has been used to bargain with or somehow appease pagan gods to achieve success.

The Aztecs ripped the beating hearts from children to appease the gods of rain and war, who would, in turn, provide crops, freedom and success.

The Incas sacrificed children in hopes of attaining financial stability. Children were butchered alive on stone altars in hopes that the sun god would honor their sacrifice with a good crop.

The Canaanites and Jezebellian priestesses sacrificed their children to Molech and Baal, burning the children alive in hopes that those demonic gods would reward the people with freedom and prosperity.

In biblical times, the nations of Israel and Judah also sacrificed children —which, by the way, led to the destruction of those nations (2 Kings 17:14-18; 21:1-9).

Fast-forward to the 21st century ... and not much has changed.

The U.S. Senate is deliberating on whether to make it a crime to kill a baby after it has been born alive. Tell Senators to stop infanticide. Demand they VOTE YES on HR 26!

When ’70s-era pop singer Stevie Nicks found herself pregnant during an affair with rocker Don Henley, she aborted their child. Henley wanted to marry Nicks and raise a family. But Nicks felt her touring schedule was not conducive to motherhood, so she killed the child.

"My mission maybe wasn't to be a mom and a wife,” Nicks told ABC News in 2001. “Maybe my particular mission was to write songs to make moms and wives feel better.”

In September 2021, actress Uma Thurman told Washington Post reporters she had an abortion because she “was just starting out in her career.”

Former children’s television Nickelodeon actress Keke Palmer had an abortion because, she said, “I was worried about my career responsibilities.”

Tennis and women’s rights “icon” Billie Jean King killed her unborn child because, “I was just finding out about my sexuality,” and “I was trying to get the [professional tennis] tour started.”

When famed actress Joan Collins learned she was pregnant with Warren Beatty’s child, she had an abortion because, she said, to do otherwise “would have been absolute career death.”

Whoopi Goldberg had either six or seven abortions. Sickeningly, in at least one interview, Goldberg tried to imply that God was OK with her choice to kill the unborn children because “God gives you freedom of choice.”

Each of these women chose to sacrifice a human being to achieve fame, fortune, success and prosperity — much like the mothers who sacrificed their children on stone altars thousands of years ago.

These days, our children are not sacrificed on stone altars before thousands of onlookers. Those gruesome practices now happen behind the closed doors of abortion clinics. But the overwhelming reason for many of the abortions remains the same as it was millennia ago—wealth, success and prosperity.

Despite Ms. Goldberg’s misguided understanding of the Lord’s will, God has always been perfectly clear on His view of abortion. In Jeremiah 1:5 and Psalm 139, God tells us He knew us and formed us in the womb. And throughout the Bible, the Lord admonishes His people not to adopt the practices of those serving the evil “gods” of foreign peoples.

When the Bible talks about “passing children through fire,” it is directly referring to the Canaanite and Jezebellian sacrifices mentioned above. Many Bible verses specifically condemn child sacrifice.

The names of fallen demons that have posed as “gods” to both ancient and current civilizations are no longer celebrated by name as in the days of old, but their bloodlust continues — fed by the modern abortion movement. 

Modern Aztecs and beating baby hearts …

Thanks to Sandra Merritt, the brave grandmother who exposed Planned Parenthood’s “Baby Parts for Sale” scheme, we know that long after the Aztecs did it, abortionists continue to rip beating hearts out of babies.

In 2019 testimony in our case defending Sandra, Stanford-trained researcher Theresa Deisher, Ph.D., testified that living babies were being dissected for their still beating hearts.

And the reasons for such modern-day horror are no different than the why behind the Aztec butchering of children for “prosperity.” Our case defending Sandra revealed that hearts ripped from babies' chests while they are still alive capture a much higher price on the human organ trafficking circuit.

This brave grandmother turned undercover journalist faces 10 years in prison for exposing Planned Parenthood’s crimes.

We have been defending Sandra, first against Planned Parenthood’s multimillion-dollar lawsuit, and now in her criminal trial, for seven years.

We need YOUR help to WIN this legal battle for life. Thanks be to God, a generous Challenge Grant has been established to help fund our legal work in 2023. EVERY DONATION MADE TODAY WILL BE DOUBLED IN IMPACT. Please, give generously today.

“They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to false gods. They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood” (Psalm 106:37-38).

Join me in praying that America abandons the centuries-old practice of child sacrifice.

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel


Bible verses condemning child sacrifice: 
Deuteronomy 12:29-31, Deuteronomy 18:9-12, 2 Kings 16:3, 2 Kings 17:14-18, 2 Kings 21:1-9, Isaiah 57:4-5, Jeremiah 19:1-15, Jeremiah 32:31-35, Psalm 106:37-39, Ezekiel 16:20, Ezekiel 21:31.

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Jones, Marcus. “‘God Doesn’t Make Mistakes’: Whoopi Goldberg Claims God Would Approve of Abortion.” Premier Christian News, August 7, 2022. Premierchristian.news/en/news/article/god-doesn-t-make-mistakes-whoopi-goldberg-claims-god-would-approve-of-abortion.

Rosenthal, Nicole. “The Truth about Don Henley and Stevie Nicks’ Relationship.” Grunge, May 5, 2022. Grunge.com/223092/the-truth-about-don-henley-and-stevie-nicks-relationship/.

Singer, Jenny. “45 Celebrities Who Have Had Abortions—and Spoken out about Them.” Vogue India, June 27, 2022. Vogue.in/culture-and-living/gallery/45-celebrities-who-have-had-abortions-and-spoken-out-about-them.

Singh, Olivia. 28 celebrities who have opened up about having abortions.” Insider, May 3, 2022. Insider.com/celebrities-who-spoke-about-their-abortions-2019-5#whoopi-goldberg-induced-her-abortion-when-she-was-14-9.