New Dean of Liberty Law School is IFA Champion for Life Awardee
On Tuesday, November 30th, the night before the historic Supreme Court oral arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case, IFA honored Ambassador at Large Morse Tan as a Champion for Life at the Appealing for Life banquet in Washington D.C. Two days later, it was announced that Tan will serve as Dean of Liberty Law School.
He was among 10 recipients to receive an award from U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith that included a Congressional Record acknowledgement from her office.
Tan stated in a recent interview, “I think in the general populous the tide is turning (on the issue of life). And I do think more people are realizing the truth, the reality of the gross injustice that is going on here.”
IFA was particularly moved by hundreds of Liberty University students who arrived by numerous buses and marched to the Supreme Court to stand in unison for life during the oral arguments. The new Dean of Liberty Law School, Morse Tan was among those leading the students at the invitation of Liberty President Jerry Prevo. Tan shared, “It was tremendous to have them out there. And don’t know of other universities that had that sort of turn out on that day. I think that was tremendous!”
IFA Intercessors Bill and Betsy West were praying outside the Supreme Court when they looked up and saw hundreds of young people all wearing the same blue and red coats. They wondered if they were pro-choice advocates until they saw “Liberty University” on each coat. “It was like the cavalry coming in,” Betsy said. Bill and Betsy described the strategic spiritual importance of the students taking the prayer baton from older intercessors.
Morse Tan was honored to receive the Champions for Life award from Intercessors for America and shared, “I think is worth praying. I think is worth fasting and praying. This may be an inflection point. Maybe the inflection point on the path towards the end of the Roe/Doe regime.” On the same day Roe v. Wade was announced in 1973, the court also announced a decision in Doe v. Bolton, ruling that a Georgia law regulating abortion was unconstitutional.
Former Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice under the Trump Administration, Morse Tan is an expert on North Korea and has written extensively in the area of human rights, transitional justice, and accountability. His book, North Korea, International Law and the Dual Crises: Narrative and Constructive Engagement sheds light on the genocide of Christians including pregnant women and forced abortions of partially Chinese or “nonfull” Korean babies.
As an attorney, Tan has contributed briefs to five appeals cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He led the amicus brief efforts for two Supreme Court pro-life appeals cases. For McCorvey v. Hill, he coordinated, researched, and edited some 24 amicus briefs on behalf of Norma McCorvey formerly known as “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade who later in life became an ardent opponent of abortion. For Cano v. Baker, he coordinated, researched, and edited some 22 amicus briefs on behalf of Sandra Cano formerly known as “Mary Doe” of Doe v. Bolton. He also wrote the first brief uncovering the eugenic, racial angle to abortion which Justice Thomas has championed.
As Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, Tan worked to gather evidence of China’s repressive treatment of the Uyghurs and other ethnic minority groups in the Xinjiang province. Based on the evidence of human rights abuse gathered by Tan, Secretary of State Pompeo imposed sanctions on Chinese officials in July 2020. Tan led an internal review in December 2020, to determine if the repression of the Uyghurs amounted to the level of genocide.
Other awardees included Ambassador Sam Brownback, IFA Founder John Beckett, IFA intercessor Nancy Rife (who received an award on behalf of all intercessors), former Mississippi (MS) Governor Phil Bryant (who signed the MS bill into law) and MS State Representative Becky Currie. (who authored the MS bill)
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