Monday, April 24, 2006

Colorado Mourns 39th Anniversary of America's First Abortion Law

To: National & State Desks

Contact: Leslie Hanks, Colorado Right to Life V.P., 720-394-8946

DENVER, April 24 /Christian Wire Service/ -- One of America's oldest pro-life organizations, Colorado Right to Life (CRLC), mourns the loss of the millions of innocent babies killed in their mother's womb, since the passage of the nation's first abortion law signed on April 25, 1967. "Our nation is owed an apology for our state's role in starting the abortion holocaust," said Diane Hochevar, CRLC President.

The organization applauds South Dakota for passing the first law restoring legal protection to pre-born babies. "As the state that started the abortion holocaust, we should have been the first to lead America back to protecting all human life, from fertilization through natural death," said Colorado Right to Life V.P., Leslie Hanks. "South Dakota citizens should be very proud of their elected officials."

Former Governor Dick Lamm, who as a freshman representative, sponsored the Colorado law in 1967. Not content with orchestrating the attack on the vulnerable pre-born, Lamm expanded his ideology to include the elderly and medically vulnerable with his "duty to die" speech a number of years ago.

"As America begins to ponder the significant loss of love and talent our nation has discarded as medical waste, it should remember that when Colorado made the tragic error of allowing pre-born lives to be destroyed through abortion we began a culture of death which has led to all human life being greatly devalued, " said Hanks.

CRLC maintains that Terri Schiavo and others like her might not have been in such jeopardy had Colorado rejected the taking of innocent life for cases of rape, incest and the mother's health back in 1967. "When babies aren't safe in their mother's wombs, we are all in danger." notes Hanks.

Colorado Right to Life will continue its efforts to build a culture of life in its home state and encourages every state to follow the lead set by South Dakota. "We must reject the taking of innocent life and embrace our founding documents," said Hochevar. "The Declaration of Independence boldly proclaims that 'We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'"

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