Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Personhood and Judicial Crisis Resolutions

Colorado Right to Life had two petitions circulating at Caucus time, this year.

One of them was the Personhood Resolution, which encouraged Republicans to embrace Personhood as the new standard for the Republican Party, which had long operated by the standard mantra of wanting exceptions for "rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother." These exceptions were specious -- if a baby really has a "right to life" then why would abortion (murder of the innocent) be okay in cases of rape or incest? Where else do we execute the innocent third party because one person committed a crime against a second? And we are wisely advised by pro-life medical professionals that, because abortions take time to do, that it is never medically necessary, nor medically wise, to spend time killing a baby in the womb rather than trying to deliver the baby alive -- i.e. trying to save both, the baby and the mother.

We are pleased to note that in Jefferson County, 65% of Republican voters at the County Assembly supported an abstracted version of our Personhood Resolution (simpler wording, but with the same goal). This may sound like a dishearteningly low number, but pro-abortion Republicans have a strong and vocal presence in the Jeffco GOP, and the Personhood Resolution was a solid step beyond where the Republican Party has long stood. This is a victory!

If you have totals showing votes on Personhood resolutions in other counties, please forward them to us by replying to this post (comment).


Personhood Resolution

WHEREAS, the God-given right to life from our Creator comes not at birth but at our creation; and

WHEREAS, the state of Mississippi unleashed the "legitimized" killing of unborn children on America in 1966 using the brutality of rape as an excuse, and Colorado then extended that state's crime in 1967 by "legalizing" abortion for rape, incest, and health excuses; and

WHEREAS, in the past twenty seconds, an unborn child in America was killed by a surgical or chemical abortion; and

WHEREAS, in the pro-abortion Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision Republican Justice Harry Blackmun wrote that if "personhood is established, the [abortion] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life would then be guaranteed... The [pro-abortion side] conceded as much on reargument"; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Colorado Republican Party that we support the 2008 personhood amendment sponsored by Colorado for Equal Rights to define "person" to include any human being from the moment of fertilization.


The other was an effort to educate Republican voters as to the betrayal they have suffered at the hands of unprincipled compromisers in the Republican Party. As they say, you can't overcome a great challenge until you admit that it exists. Here is the wording of the other Resolution:

Colorado RTL Report for Candidates:U.S. Judicial Crisis

Colorado RTL is informing pro-lifers politicians and candidates of a crisis among the federal judiciary. For 35 years, pro-lifers have hoped that by electing pro-life presidents such as Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and George W. Bush, America would get judges who support the God-given right to life of the unborn. Justices, who we all hoped were pro-life, have made it increasingly clear that they are not.

Antonin Scalia has publicly stated that he would strike down any law that prohibited abortion in all fifty states, and Clarence Thomas has ruled that the public has the right to decide to legalize the killing of unborn children. Sadly, not even one of the seven current U.S. Supreme Court Justices nominated by Republican presidents support the right to life of the unborn.

Further, our pro-life presidents have nominated sixty percent of the U.S. federal judiciary, and yet the judiciary utterly rejects the right to life of the unborn. Also we should remember that the pro-abortion Roe v. Wade decision was written by a Republican Justice and passed by the Republican majority on the U.S. Supreme Court, and abortion was legalized in Colorado by Republican governor John Love in 1967.

Colorado RTL is educating pro-life politicians and candidates to the sobering judicial crisis because it tells us that the status quo strategy of regulating abortion over the last decades is leading to a judicial culture exactly the opposite of what the pro-life movement had expected. When we ask judges to uphold abortion regulations, that very request moves "our own" judges to accept that the government has the right to regulate the killing of children, which they do by upholding the pro-life movement's own initiatives.

Thus Colorado RTL advocates enforcement of the God-given right to life and promotes the Personhood strategy to end legalized abortion in America!

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