I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly. Psalm 22:10

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; Jeremiah 1:5a

My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139:15-16

Apparently, God knows us, knows our every feature, and deliberately forms us before we are born. Below are a series of letters I wrote about abortion and its one of its principal proponents and providers, Planned Parenthood.

November 2, 2002

To the editors;

The other day, a candidate for public office came by to visit. I invited him into the house so we could sit and chat a few minutes. After our mutual introductions, I informed him that I could not vote for him since that would be a violation of my conscience concerning the matter of prenatal infanticide, the killing of little infants before they are born. 

He was aghast and tried to frame this barbaric practice as "a woman's right to choose". I motioned to my adopted four-year-old and asked him if that looked like a "choice" to him. I shared with him that she had been scheduled for destruction, but a loving family member was able to convince her mother to place her for adoption instead.

He tried to tell me that the contents of a womb were not really a person. I asked if he had ever seen photographs aborted babies. I asked if he could not reckon the broken, bloodied, dismembered little bodies as the murders of human beings. He got upset and asked me if I had any of those pictures, as if they were some sort of contraband. I told him I did not, whereupon he pursued asking where I had seen them. I asked him why this was important, and he implied to me that only dangerous radicals had possession of such photographs.

I asked him if he thought that the publishing of photographs from Auschwitz, Dachau and Treblinka was the work of dangerous radicals. I asked why the abortion industry is so reluctant to let people see the results of their handiwork.

He never answered my questions.

Instead, he started to wax philosophical about the "population crisis". I shared with him that killing must not be the answer to the "population crisis", if indeed there is one. Charles Dickens wrote about a man who was concerned about the "population crisis" in his time. Permit me to share a bit of that with you from the popular classic, "A Christmas Carol".

"If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, none other of my race," returned the Ghost, "will find him here. What then? If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population." Scrooge hung his head to hear his own words quoted by the Spirit, and was overcome with penitence and grief.

"Man," said the Ghost, "if man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered what the surplus is and where it is. Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die? It may be that in the sight of heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than millions like this poor man's child. O God! to hear the Insect on the leaf pronouncing on the too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust!"

Finally he asked if I thought a fertilized human egg was fully human. When I replied in the affirmative, he rose up to leave saying that we had nothing more to discuss. He touted his Ph.D. credentials with an air that dismissed me as an ignorant rube.

I asked him why, then, the Federal Government imposes a fine of up to $5000 and up to a year in jail for the destruction of an eagle's egg, wilfull or not. He had no answer for this, so I suggested that perhaps the government considers the eagle's egg a prenatal eagle. And if that courtesy is extended to an eagle, why not to a human?

He left wishing me well and asserting my right to my opinions.

He never answered my questions.

But, Mr. Candidate, we are praying for you. We are praying that God would open your eyes to the holocaust being performed in the name of an ideology; an ideology that proclaims some people less human than others, just because
they happen to be prenatal. We pray above all that God would open your heart to the salvation offered by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

And you do not need photographs provided by anti-abortion "radicals" to see how much of a little person the "contents of the womb" are.

You can watch the PBS special, "The Miracle of Life" for that.

I highly recommend it.


Planned Parenthood's Tax Exempt Status

June 12, 1999  

Hon. Congressman Charles Bass
Hon. Senator Judd Gregg
Hon. Senator Bob Smith  

Greetings from Rindge, New Hampshire.  

I am writing to express my dismay that the IRS is challenging the tax-exempt status of churches that encourage their congregations to vote for politicians that stand for family values. At the same time, organizations like Planned Parenthood Federation of America are allowed to maintain active lobbying efforts, and even provide their legislative agenda with instructions to their minions for discharging it on their web site.

They also boast of their tax exempt status on the web page they provide for donations. Please see for yourselves at http://www.plannedparenthood.com/MAIN.HTM  

The effrontery of the IRS going after tiny churches preaching Biblical values, which is the Church's charter after all, while big fish like Planned Parenthood are blatantly violating their tax-exempt status with direct lobbying efforts is a shameless exhibition of politically motivated application of the law and a blatant violation of the first amendment. I am very, very interested in what you have to say about this situation and what you are doing about it.  

Most respectfully yours,  
Anthony Camuso


The Pre-Natal as a Non-Person under the law

The following letter was written in response to another letter I had seen in the Keene Sentinel. I sent that letter and a cover letter to the author of the original missive. Both are included below. Though the letter to the Sentinel is a matter of public record, I have nevertheless replaced her name with the expression <Pro-Abortionist>.

To the Sentinel:

In a letter to the Jan. 11 [1998] Sunday Sentinel, <Pro-Abortionist> says, "If a fetus were already a baby, there would be no need for the rest of the pregnancy." Well, if an infant were already an adult, there would be no need for the remainder of infancy or childhood. Apparently, some young parents have already arrived at this conclusion, judging by the rash of stories about newborns being drowned in toilets and tossed into dumpsters.

<Pro-Abortionist> says an unborn baby, "is by no means 'innocent' in the sense of harmless to its host. It can do permanent, even lethal damage to her body." Well, a pregnant woman is by no means 'innocent' in the sense of harmless to her baby. She can do permanent, even lethal damage to her baby's body, with drugs, alcohol, and abortion. Incidentally, abortions performed in "clinics" have injured, maimed and killed women, too.

The prosecutors who press charges in cases involving infanticide and prenatal child abuse must be as confused as the young adults who perpetrate these crimes. Do a license to practice medicine and the infliction of mortal injury while any part of the baby is still in the womb make a difference in a supremely violent act and its outcome?

<Pro-Abortionist> argues, "The 'unborn' have never been considered 'persons' under the law." Antebellum slave owners made the same argument. Reasoning that reduces the status of an unborn baby to that of parasite is akin to that used by slave owners and despotic tyrants. Besides, courts have already ruled that drug abuse during pregnancy is child abuse. Doesn't this make the unborn persons under the law?

<Pro-Abortionist> says, "It is unconscionable for the government to intrude upon a person's right to the disposition of her own body." Fine. But the unborn baby is not a part of one's body. Not the same heart. Not the same brain. Not the same DNA. In a lot of cases, not even the same blood type. It is unconscionable for anyone to intrude upon a person's right to life.


Anthony Camuso

Dear <Pro-Abortionist>,

I have enclosed with this letter my response to your letter published in the Jan. 11 Sunday Sentinel on the topic of abortion, specifically the personhood of the fetus. We were all fetuses at one time. If you haven't seen it, I recommend the PBS special, The Miracle of Life. It includes a fascinating exploration of the life of a fetus.

Please permit me to introduce myself. I am 50 years old and work as a software engineer. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife who has put up with me for over 21 years. We have one child, a beautiful daughter who is now 8 years old. We have always wanted to have more children, but we have only been able to have one. We are dedicated homeschoolers.

We became Christians seven years ago last October, a little over a year after the birth of our daughter. Up to that time, I had believed most of the humanistic teaching I had received in public school and college. After I committed my life to Christ, I began to become more familiar with God and His ways, and I began to change a lot of my thinking around many social issues. No surprises there, I guess.

What I'd like to share with you is that there is an external, objective, transcendent Truth. This Truth is true whether you believe it or not, whether you like it or not, whether you even know it or not. Consider. Why is it wrong to murder? Why is it wrong to rape? Why is it wrong to break into someone's home and steal?

Now, if there is an external, objective, transcendent Truth, then there must be an external, objective, transcendent Truthgiver. It is a personal relationship with this Truthgiver that fills the spiritual hole in our lives that nothing else can satisfy. The bad news is that we can never be good enough on our own to establish such a relationship. The Good News is that He has provided a means to establish this relationship that's so simple, even a five year old can understand it. It is not based on any ritual, nor is it based on any act or work, nor is it based on any church or denomination. It is based on a change in the heart, a turning away from our way and a turning toward God's way, and by acknowledging that He paid the price for us by His incarnation and unjust execution, and that by His resurrection, He has shown us that we can have eternal life in Him.

You may think that this is just another silly superstition. I know I used to think that way.

But consider the dominant philosophy of the day, Secular Humanism. Secular humanism and atheism impart a nihilistic outlook, because they teach that life is an accident, a cosmic happenstance. Furthermore, with death, there is only extinction. Therefore, life ultimately has no intrinsic meaning or purpose other than that devised by the living. However it is tautological for living mortals to determine the meaning of life. Humanism is just nihilism with a pretty name: the best one can hope for is a few thrills and a painless extinction.We can observe increasing cynicism, pessimism, and nihilism in the violent and hedonistic behavior rampant in our culture, and particularly in our youth.

I used to live a hedonistic lifestyle. Since I became a Christian, I have seen that there is a better way. We have enjoyed the company of many Christians that truly love and serve the Lord, and not just with lip service. Whole families. Happy children with bright countenances. No drug or alcohol problems. No racial boundaries. Oh we have our share of this world's woes, to be sure. But we have a God to whom we can turn for comfort in our trials. We also have eachother to share one another's burdens.

Since we have become Christians, we have met people who never drank alcohol, never smoked, and never used coarse language. Their lives are certainly blessed, as they have avoided many troubles in this life with their uncomplicated lifestyle. You know, I haven't had a speeding ticket since I became a Christian. All it takes is to obey the speed limits.

In the Bible we read that God "hath made from one blood all nations," that "whoso hateth his brother is a murderer," to love the Lord your God above all else, and to love your neighbor as yourself. No hate. Only love.

I pray that you can come to know the love, joy, and peace of a real relationship with Jesus Christ; not a "church", not an organization, not a "movement", but Christ Himself.

I will be praying for you.

Feel free to write back, or contact me online at camuso@monad.net


Tony Camuso


2. Margaret Sanger, eugenicist founder of Planned Parenthood

Here is a letter written in response to an article in the Union Leader decrying the work of Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.

Mr. Lessner;  

Thank you for the informative article on Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. Actually, I like to think of them as Planned Barrenhood. Nevertheless, you forgot one of my "favorite" Margaret Sanger quotes. In her book Women and the New Race she wrote, "the most merciful thing the members of a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it."  Now there's a great source of inspiration from which to fashion "sex education" courses to teach to our youth.  

The dominance of Sangerite and Kinseyan "sex education" in most shool systems goes a long way to explain, without excusing, the phenomenon of mothers confused enough to murder their own infants. However, the District Attorneys that press murder charges also must be confused.  The only difference between what these misguided young murderers do and what's done in "clinics" about 4400 times every day is a license to practice medicine.  


Anthony Camuso