Last night after a bit of prayer I wanted to go back to sleep but I kept thinking about Martin. I first met Martin as a pro-life activist at the Dobbs Ferry NY abortion mill in 1990. He was tall,quiet, a Jewish convert to Christianity, had big brown eyes and was clearly very intelligent. Later we did a rescue at Dobbs and both Martin and I were arrested and jailed at Valhalla. We called it a “rescue” because of Proverbs 24:11 which reads: “Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If we say, ‘We did not know this, does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?’ We knew there were abortions scheduled to be performed in that facility and our intent was to sit down and block the mill entrance (the more people the better!) and prevent those deaths. When we refused to move out of the way, the police tended to arrest us.

At first I couldn’t even remember Martin’s first name, and I tried to put him out of my mind as I struggled to recollect his last name, thinking it would come to me later on its own. But my mind was troubled by this memory lapse and sleep was escaping me. I thought there was a ‘z’ in his name someplace! Finally, it occurred to me that Martin had long ago written a short pro-life booklet which I considered one of the best things I had ever read! By some miracle, I was able to remember the title of his booklet: Acquiescence to Slaughter. I promptly entered “acquiescence to slaughter” in Google and, presto! – there, readily available, was lots of information about my old friend, Martin Wishnatsky!

Martin’s book was listed on Amazon as currently unavailable but, much to my delight, there were YouTube videos that had been uploaded in 2009 to bring me up to date as to what Martin has been up to. He had continued his pro-life activity in Fargo ND and in 2009 was planning to add to his Harvard Ph.D. a law degree by attending Liberty Univerity. What a delight to once again see this old friend in the following interviews (in four parts) with one John Strand in Fargo.

Martin has long had a website titled Good Morals (http://www.goodmorals.org/) which aims to promote sexual purity.

A Liberty U site in 2010 posted the following:
Martin Wishnatsky, 66, chose Liberty because of its ties to the conservative legal community.  Jewish by birth and Christian by faith, Wishnatsky holds a PhD in political science from Harvard University. Today, he considers his alma mater a “spiritually deadening” school.

After a decade-long career on Wall Street, Wishnatsky decided to dedicate his life to the pro-life movement, and moved to North Dakota to work for a Christian ministry called the Perry Center.

In 2009, Wishnatsky enrolled at LU’s law school with the hopes that a law degree would give him further clout in the fight against abortion.  “It seemed to me to have the strongest Christian commitment,” Wishnatsky said, adding that so far the school has fulfilled his expectations.

Martin Wishnatsky, Liberty University

Currently holds this position –

President, Liberty Counsel Student Organization (2010-2011);

Submissions Editor, Law Review

Liberty University
J.D., Law

2009 – 2012
Now to get in touch with Martin and say “Hi!  Good job, getting a law degree!  Where are you living and what are you up to now?  I am attaching a copy of Fr. Weslin’s obituary, in case you have not seen it.   So glad you are still a Christian and a pro-life activist!  Hope you approve of my blogging about you.   God bless.”

LATER:

Now that I have been able to get in touch with Martin, it turns out that he is studying to take his Bar Exam in July.  It also turns out that Martin’s life and writings and doings have been meticulously  documented at www.goodmorals.org/mw as well as goodmorals.org/poetry and litigation at goodmorals.org/hb1242.  Martin has surfaced big-time!   I especially want to read what he has written on evolution, as that has been one of my favorite subjects also.   He is a complex living, breathing, producing, intriguing Christian!