Saturday, December 29, 2007


The December 28th issue of the Colorado
Statesman reports that Rep. Borodkin has formed
the Rocky Mountain Regional Pro-Choice Caucus.

Claiming the group is being formed to "focus on sex
ed and preventing unwanted pregnancies in the
first place," Borodkin states the group isn't
about abortion. Partnering with NARAL (National
Abortion Rights Action League) should make that
mission tough! No pre-born child is too developed for
NARAL to deny the "right" to dismember.

Abortions after 21 weeks, they say, are "complicated."
Although at least 15% of babies can survive a c-section
with medical support at that stage, if continuing the
pregnancy isn't possible, NARAL suggests the baby
can be destroyed.

Denver citizens should ask Rep. Borodkin why she
doesn't believe in the God-given, inalienable, right
to life and why she won't work to ensure that
evil organizations like Planned Parenthood and
NARAL stop killing innocent babies in their
mother's wombs for financial gain.

Capitol Phone: (303)866-2910

Planned Parenthood launches anti-Mitt clothing line
By Jessica Fargen | Friday, December 28, 2007 | | 2008 Campaign News

Photo by Angela Rowlings
Less than a week before the neck-and-neck race to finish first in the Iowa caucuses, Planned Parenthood has launched a line of “multiple choice Mitt” clothing including bibs, baby onesies and T-shirts that blast GOP candidateMitt Romney’s “flip-flop” on abortion rights.

The collection, for sale online, includes $20 doggie T-shirts, $6 baby bibs, a $15 mug, as well as bags and hats, all bearing a photo of the former governor and the logo “Multiple Choice Mitt: Flip-Flopper from Massachusetts.”

“This was more than just a flip-flop, this was an extreme makeover,” said Angus McQuilken, spokesman for the Massachusetts chapter of Planned Parenthood, which has aggressively dogged Rommey for his reversal on abortion rights.

Romney’s spokesman, Eric Fehrnstrom, said the candidate is not shocked at the campaign.

“Mitt Romney is pro-life. It’s not surprising that abortion rights advocates are opposed to him. Every action Mitt Romney took on legislation sent to him as governor he came down on the side of protecting life. As president, he will do the same,” Fehrnstrom said in a statement to the Herald.

When Romney ran for Massachusetts governor in 2002, he supported abortion rights, but in recent years has become an anti-choice candidate and tried to paint himself as the authentic conservative in the tight GOP race.

The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts launched the Multiple Choice Mitt: Flip Flopper from Massachusetts campaign in February.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Roe v. Rabbis

Chief Rabbinate: Abortions are grave sin

Rabbinic Council of Chief Rabbinate to establish committee to lobby against abortions in Israel. Rabbis: Abortions delaying coming of messiah
Neta Sela

Israel's Chief Rabbinate decided over the weekend that it would establish a special committee that would work to reduce the amount of abortions carried out in Israel.

Both Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger supported the Rabbinical Council's decision.

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The council made the decision after Dr. Eli Schussheim, director of the anti-abortion organization Efrat, presented the rabbis with facts and figures on the amount of abortions carried out in Israel yearly.

According to Dr. Schussheim, 50,000 abortions occur in Israel every year, only 20,000 of which are legally performed.

The Rabbinic Council, which is made up of the Chief Rabbi of Haifa, Rabbi Shaar-Yeshuv Cohen, the Chief Rabbi of Rehovot, Rabbi Simcha HaCohen Kook and Beersheba’s Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Yehuda Deri, has decided to have the new committee begin work this coming Saturday.

"The vast majority of abortions are unnecessary and strictly forbidden according to halacha because they are carried out even when the pregnancies do not endanger the mother's health," the rabbis wrote in their decision.

The rabbis believe that these types of abortions are a grave sin which may even delay the coming of the messiah. They base this assumption on an expression uttered by the Jewish sages which can be construed as signifying that the messiah will not arrive until all souls meant to be born to Jewish mothers are in fact born.

The halachic basis for the rabbis anti-abortion position is articulated in Genesis 9:6 which reads: "Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man."

The rabbis see fetuses as constituting a "man" based on a Gemara passage which states that a fetus in its mother's womb should already be considered a human being.


Another Pro-life film - not for the
little ones.

The following article is located at:

Review by Peter T. Chattaway | posted 12/05/07

Who could have foreseen that 2007 would be the year of the unplanned pregnancy at the multiplex? And who could have foreseen that, as the year progressed, the films dealing with this topic would be increasingly bold in expressing their implicitly pro-life—not "anti-choice," but certainly pro-life—sensibilities?

First there was Waitress, which starred 30-ish Keri Russell as a married woman who learns that she is bearing the offspring of her neglectful, even abusive, husband; deeply ambivalent about the pregnancy itself, she simply states that she recognizes the child's "right to thrive," and that is that. Then there was Knocked Up, in which Katherine Heigl played a single up-and-coming journalist in her 20s who keeps her baby partly because she is repulsed by her mother's suggestion that she "take care of" the pregnancy now and have a "real baby" at some point in the future. And then there was Bella, in which a struggling single woman ends up with an unplanned pregnancy and intends to abort, only to end up reconsidering after a concerned friend offers to help.

Ellen Page as Juno, Michael Cera as Paulie Bleeker

And now, there is Juno, which is arguably the funniest and most meaningful of the lot. The film stars Ellen Page as the youngest mother of them all, a whip-smart high-school student named Juno MacGuff who discovers that she is in the family way after a single sexual experience with her best friend and bandmate, a semi-dorky track star named Paulie Bleeker (Superbad's Michael Cera).

The film's early scenes play on the idea that teenagers these days have become quite casual about sexual matters—Juno's friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby) offers to call the abortion clinic for her, just like she did for one of their friends—but things take an unexpected turn when Juno shows up at the clinic itself. Standing outside is a classmate named Su-Chin (Valerie Tian), who holds a pro-life placard and chants, insistently but not aggressively, "All babies want to get borned!"

Juno shrugs Su-Chin off at first, but as she sits in the lobby, something else Su-Chin said—that her baby has fingernails—sticks in Juno's mind, underscoring the humanity of the unborn fetus. In fact, it sticks in her mind so much that, before long, Juno stands up and walks right back out of the clinic—much to the delight of Su-Chin, who beams, "God appreciates your miracle!"

Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman as the hopeful adoptive parents

This is the one and only time that we see Su-Chin, and what with her bad grammar and earnest sloganeering, she may come across as a bit of a stereotype. But the story hinges on her, so it is worth noting the small but significant part she plays in convincing Juno to carry her baby to term—a decision that becomes the first step on a humorous, confusing, and ultimately moving path towards Juno's greater maturity. Put simply: because Juno accepts her pregnancy, she grows up.

Juno recognizes, however, that she is not ready to raise the child, so she looks in the classifieds for a couple that wants to adopt, and she finds one in the comfortably middle-class Mark and Vanessa Loring (The Kingdom co-stars Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner). But there are hints, too subtle for Juno, that the Lorings might not be on quite the same page. Vanessa desperately wants a child, but Mark doesn't seem to share her enthusiasm. And when Juno discovers that Mark is a musician too, he strikes up a friendship with her that threatens to cross a boundary or two.

Juno is the first film written by Diablo Cody, a blogger and former stripper who knows how to come up with hip, clever lines and so-old-they're-cool-again pop-culture references ("Thundercats are go!" cries Juno when she goes into labor). But even better than that is the way the film goes beneath the hipster surface and gives many of its characters an extra dimension that goes beyond Juno's perception of them. In short, this is a film that empathizes with all of its main characters.

J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney as Juno's parents

Vanessa, for example, seems rather uptight when we first meet her, so much so that you wonder if you would really want to give your child to her; but later on, Juno bumps into Vanessa at a shopping mall and offers to let Vanessa feel her belly—and there is genuine, sympathetic suspense as we wait to see whether the baby will kick and, in some sense, begin to bond with its would-be future adoptive mother.

On the flip side, we can also appreciate that Mark, who used to play in a rock and roll band before he turned to writing commercial jingles, feels constricted by Vanessa's need to form a proper suburban domestic family unit. His music, his comics, and his horror movies are all confined to a single room while Vanessa seeks his opinion on which shade of yellow to color the baby's room. Mark makes at least one very bad decision because he feels so stifled, but we can understand why he does.

And then there are Juno's parents. As Juno's father, J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man's J. Jonah Jameson) lets the love and concern he has for his daughter show through his usual gruff exterior. And as Juno's stepmother, Alison Janney (who has played her share of caricatures, most recently in Hairspray) has moments of genuine warmth and compassion. Remarkably, while the film is clearly told from Juno's point of view, and while Juno's taste in music and knack for witticisms mark her as an alter ego of sorts for screenwriter Cody, the film is smart enough and broad-minded enough to recognize that Juno really is a naïve child in some ways, and that sometimes the adults—including those that Juno taunts—really do know better than her.

Juno and best friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby)

Juno is directed by Jason Reitman, whose last film was the scathingly brilliant satire Thank You for Smoking. The new film is, if anything, even better than his previous effort, and it works equally well as a story of pre-mid-life crisis—when, exactly, did Gen-Xers like Mark abandon the mosh pit for mortgages and families?—and as a straightforward high-school comedy, with hints of possible romance as Paulie shyly suggests that he and Juno should get back "together" on a long-term basis.

Note to those who may be drawn to the movie by the pro-life elements: It would be a stretch to say that Cody or Reitman intended this to be a "socially conservative" film. Juno and her friends are still teenagers, with all that that implies, though the jokes they tell never stray outside PG-13 territory. (This isn't a crass Judd Apatow film, in other words.) Also, it is worth noting that, when all is said and done, neither Juno nor her child end up in a traditional family, as such. But in a way, that just underscores the film's implicit pro-life sensibility. Life is life, and deserves to be nurtured, even—if not especially—when everything around it is broken.

The Family Corner For parents to consider
Juno is rated PG-13 for mature thematic material (a high school girl gets pregnant and goes to an abortion clinic, where she meets a pro-life classmate), sexual content (brief flashbacks to the moment when Juno and Paulie had sex, though without explicit nudity) and language (about half-a-dozen four-letter words). There are also a couple of brief and mildly irreverent, but not hostile, references to God and Jesus.
Copyright © 2007 Christianity Today International

Thursday, December 20, 2007

killed in 06

Protest Victory!

Greenwood Village, CO ( -- Pro-life advocates in the Denver area can continue protesting outside the home of a contractor who is leading the building of a new Planned Parenthood abortion business. Members of the city council of this suburb voted to allow the protests as long as they occurred only during the daytime.

The city council also limited the size of the signs so they wouldn't be an eye sore in the neighborhood.

Jo Scott, one of the pro-life people involved in the protests, told 7-News TV that they're letting area residents know information that Planned Parenthood won't divulge.

"Not only are our unborn children being killed, but our mother's are being damaged," she said. "When you kill in the womb, it leads to bloodshed on the streets."

Some local residents in the neighborhood said they were upset by the protests and Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, said the contractors involved are "heroes."

"The contractors are heroes. (They) are helping us to build better access to health care," Cowart told the television station.

"It is not just an abortion clinic, it is comprehensive reproductive health care for women," Cowart claimed.

Colorado Families Against Planned Parenthood has been targeting contractors involved in building the facility since the construction of the new abortion center began.

Planned Parenthood has come under fire for hiding its identity during the building approval process by creating a front business to file paperwork under and using the name of the company that sold the land to it.

It purchased the land its using to build the new abortion center from United Airlines. During the approval process for starting the building project, Iowa-based contractor Weitz Company listed United as the owner of the property to hide Planned Parenthood's ownership of the land.

Furthermore, the web site reports, Planned Parenthood set up a front group called Fuller 38 to set up all of the operations.

No one knew until August that the new facility will house the pro-abortion group's headquarters and an abortion facility in the same 50,000-square foot space.

Colorado pro-life advocates met with representatives of the building firm and hoped to persuade the firm to boycott the project and refuse to build the abortion center, but found considerable resistance.

Leslie Durgin, a Planned Parenthood senior vice president, previously admitted to the Denver Post that she hoped the abortion center could be built secretly.

Planned Parenthood purchased the property, located down the street from Martin Luther King park, under a different name to keep the purchase secret, she said. Now that construction is set to begin, the abortion business is changing tactics.

"We changed that several months ago. We just decided that wasn't right for us," Durgin said. "We anticipate we will have protests."

Planned Parenthood began using the secret tactics when pro-life groups successfully got construction workers and firms to boycott building an abortion center in Austin, Texas. The abortion center eventually opened but the tactics delayed that for several months.

The abortion business is slated for completion by the summer of 2008 and it is located at 7155 E. 38th Ave.

Planned Parenthood of the Rock Mountains did 8,000 abortions last year on women from Colorado, Wyoming and other nearby states.

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PP worker harasses woman at bus stop

The following is from an e-mail that we received from a young woman who was harassed by a Planned Parenthood employee while she was waiting at a bus stop in Pennsylvania.

My name is Samantha and I am 20 years old. I work full time in downtown Pittsburgh, Pa. I had an interesting conversation with someone who worked for Planned Parenthood the other day and I felt like sharing.

I was at my bus stop about 4 pm waiting for my bus to go home when someone who worked for Planned Parenthood came up to me and asked if I would like to make a donation to help support Planned Parenthood's efforts.

Now, knowing what I know about PP and having been pro-life since I first learned what abortion was, I POLITELY declined and told her that I was sorry but I did not support PP. This lady became irate. She asked what kind of person I was that did not support an organization that was committed to helping women and young girls. Once again, I politely told her that I was pro-life and I could not and would not support an organization that not only supports, but provides, abortions. She then told me that I had no clue what I was talking about and that I need to get my facts straight before I assumed things and get myself into trouble. It was at that point that I felt threatened, excused myself, and walked away to another bus stop.

I was appalled and at one point, even frightened for my safety. It was my first face to face with someone from PP and I hope to never have to go through that again.


PP clinic in Alabama no longer performing surgical or medical abortions

We have learned that Planned Parenthood in Huntsville, Alabama is no longer offering surgical or medical abortions. Thanks to the hard work of pro-lifers in Alabama, and with God’s help, we are happy to pass along the following e-mail:

I am writing to let you know that the Planned Parenthood in Huntsville, Alabama that we have been protesting has now stopped performing abortions. They are still open, but they are no longer performing any type of abortion. They have removed their license from the health department and are finished with that part! Thank you for your help! What a great Christmas present!

Protesting works! The peaceful protests in Huntsville did not close down the clinic (yet), but it did affect the business enough that they no longer do medical or surgical abortions. We encourage every one of our readers to find the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic and establish a presence outside it at least once a week. To find the clinic nearest to you, visit our map room.

From: STOPP (Stop Planned Parenthood)

Monday, December 17, 2007

An African Tale

Thompson and big sister!!

Some days sidewalk counseling can be tedious, other days it can be dangerous and in extremely hot or cold weather it can be physically taxing. But some days are just indescribably delicious. Wednesday was one of those days for this sidewalk counselor in Denver.

The day started out as usual, I was up and working at the computer before daylight, out the door by 8:00 A.M., and in front of Planned Parenthood abortion mill by 8:30 A. M. The young women walking into the mill were hard hearted and calloused. I wasn’t able to reach even one of them. My cell phone rang at 9:45 A.M.; it was Angie, calling from a nearby hospital to tell me that she was in labor. Several months ago I was able to talk her out of her abortion appointment at the Planned Parenthood abortuary. She needed emotional, Spiritual and financial help to continue her pregnancy and by the grace of God, we were able to provide it.

I was privileged to coach her through her labor and help her to usher little baby Thompson into the world. I can’t explain the overwhelming feelings of thanksgiving and humility that enveloped me when I looked into his precious little face and remembered back to the day that I confronted his mom with what she was about to do. I imagine that it is the same overwhelming experience that all sidewalk counselors have when they are so blessed as to hold the fruit of their ministry in their arms.
BUT, that is not all that happened on Wednesday. About four years ago a young woman from Liberia, Africa was scheduled for an abortion in September at the same Planned Parenthood death camp. Oretha and her one and a half year old son, Emanuel, had just arrived in the United States; she was afraid that she would be sent back to her war torn country by the United Nations if she were pregnant. When I met her she had no money and no food at home. To make matters worse her oldest son, Ephesian, was still in Africa somewhere, the war had separated them. She was frightened that she would never see him again unless she was able to work to raise the money to find him and bring him here. She was convinced that abortion was her only choice.
Fortunately, Oretha was a Christian, so when I talked to her about Jesus she listened. I reminded her that Jesus would not let her down, nor would we, the protesters and sidewalk counselors let her down. I promised her that we would stand with her and help her to find her oldest son, Ephesian. Oretha decided not to abort her child.

Saved baby Isaiah:

That evening, the phone rang, when I answered, Oretha was frantic, she cried, “You said that you would help me.” I was able to calm her down and convince her that we would help her and then she told me of her plight. The following day when I met with Oretha and I was able to provide her with the food that she needed and through God’s word inspire hope for the future. Although Ephesian was still in Africa, in time, Oretha began to believe that she would see him again. It has been about four years since the day that I met Oretha, who is now my beloved friend and sister in Christ.

On Wednesday evening, while little baby Thompson was being born, at long last, Ephesian landed at Denver International Airport. He walked off the plane and into his mother’s arms for the first time in over four years.

I met Ephesian the next morning, Thursday, December 13, 2007 at the United Nations office in Denver. I will never forget the look on Oretha’s face when I walked into that office. She had leaned on Jesus through the darkest of nights and now, sitting beside her was Ephesian her oldest son, holding his little brother Isaiah’s hand. (Emanuel was in school.) Oretha was radiant, her joy tangible and everyone in the room was caught up in the moment.

Mother & Son reunited:

There is not enough time in this short story to recount everything that Oretha and her people endured in Africa before they were able to make their way to America and freedom. And yet she has remained sweet, thankful and brimming with joy. We all could learn from her. Americans have more wealth than most of the world, our children live better than King Solomon could even dream of living and yet we have very little faith. I thank God everyday that I met Oretha and her family. She has taught my husband Ken and I more than we could teach her in two lifetimes and all because we stood at the gates of hell proclaiming the love of Jesus.

God Bless,
Ken and Jo Scott

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Playing God?

How sad and ironic that Representative
Degette doesn't recognize the grave danger
to her eternal soul by her advocacy of destroying
some innocent human lives for the benefit of others.

The Creator of the universe implores us to protect
and revere the innocents; not use them as a means
to an end. Killing a human being for the potential
of an enhanced quality of life, for those suffering illness,
is evil.

Playing God, indeed.

Leslie Hanks
V.P. Colorado Right to Life

DeGette to continue pushing for stem-cell research
By: The Denver Post
Created 12/02/2007 - 10:14am

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette of Colorado made news this past week by endorsing Sen. Hillary Clinton for president. She'll be back in the spotlight in coming weeks as she continues her fight for federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research in light of a promising new study that ordinary skin cells can be transformed into embryonic stem cells.

POST: What do you think about last week's developments?

DeGETTE: To take adult stem cells and make them essential to other kinds of cells is a big breakthrough. But I would also sound a cautionary note that this research is really still in its nascent stages, and it is not — certainly at this point — a substitute for other kinds of research, like embryonic stem-cell research.

The religious right and the White House, every time there's some other breakthrough, they want to say that's a substitute for embryonic stem-cell research. In fact, we don't know which of these types of research will end up being the research that will end up curing all these diseases.

What we do know is embryonic stem-cell research is almost 10 years ahead of this new type of discovery, and so there are a lot of advances coming, particularly out of Great Britain and some other countries, on skin regeneration on macular degeneration.

I expect you'll see some big announcement in the next few months about embryonic stem cell research or somatic cell nuclear transfer or some other technique. What this all points out to me is that Congress needs to stop playing God, Congress and the White House need to stop telling researchers what types of cell research they should be doing.

POST: Do you foresee yourself running another embryonic stem-cell bill?

DeGETTE: I certainly do intend to reintroduce the bill, but we may want to look at other ways to move the issue.

We are so close on the research with so many of these diseases. One of my colleagues, Jim Langevin of Rhode Island, he's been in a wheelchair since he had a gun accident. You know they're close to nerve regeneration, they're close with the islet cell regeneration with diabetics. What it's going to take is some serious attention and resources through the NIH to all of this research.

I'm not going to say it's embryonic stem-cell research or it's adult stem-cell research or it's somatic cell nuclear transfer. Everybody was really happy to see that research announced last week, but ... we've got to think really hard about the ethics of what we're doing.

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) speaks as Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) listens during a news conference on the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, January 9, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Getty Images / Alex Wong) DC.

I went to England a couple of years ago. They have a whole system that they set up around the time in vitro fertilization clinics were set up. A board reviews all research proposals, not just embryonic stem-cell proposals, but anything having to do with these kinds of research.

The board is composed of researchers who don't have a financial interest, lay people and elected officials. And before someone can do this research in Great Britain, they have to submit a proposal to this board. We don't have anything like that in this country, even for the federal-funded lines of embryonic stem-cell research. We don't have any code of ethics for that or any ethical review.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2007 at 11:59 am EST by Judie Brown

This morning I had the great joy of reading a commentary on Dennis Byrne's blog. Byrne is a Chicago newspaper columnist and he is a very clever fellow.

His blog entry deals with the most recent meta-analysis studies that has shown that the birth control pill is linked to breast cancer. He was astounded that the Mayo Clinic Proceedings which published the study went totally unnoticed by the mainline media, and so he wrote, in his blog, "Since it was published more than a year ago, I couldn't find a single reference to it in the archives of the New York Times, Washingnton Post, Los Angeles Times or this paper. the Associated Press appers not to have covered it."

In fact, Byrne found nothing at all in the mainstream media including no mention of it by the American Cancer Society.

It's one thing for someone like me, a known pro-life fanatic who will not condone contraception, to shed light on the dishonesty of the media, but quite another when a member of that illustrious group exposes the deception himself. We should be grateful to Byrne for that.

He's a gusty guy. His analysis of the silence is most noteworthy. He says there has been so little attention to this study because the pill has been so widely accepted and has become such a key part of feminist ideology! Let's not forget that the pharmaceutical companies make so much from it. So few folks are willing at this stage to talk about the pill's dangers.

Sad but true. His bottom line is actually the saddest part of all. "The truth is that I'd just as soon not write about it, for all the heat it generates. I just wish that someone else would."

Amen, Dennis! Thank God for you!

Monday, December 03, 2007


Grand Valley residents seeking stem cell therapies that come with ethical questions

The Daily Sentinel
Friday, November 30, 2007

Rusty Leech wants to go to the bathroom on his own.

Jordanne Menzies hasn’t hugged her family or friends in nearly four years. She wants to, desperately, but she can’t lift her arms.

Improved quality of life has driven the paralyzed Grand Junction man and the Fruita woman to seek stem cell therapy to possibly help them regain some feeling and movement after a combined 13 years in wheelchairs.

Rusty and Jordanne call their ensuing treatments investments of hope, but both wish they didn’t have to fly thousands of miles for procedures they argue should be available in the United States.

But not everyone agrees that all forms of stem cell therapy have a place, here or overseas.

“We are opposed to anything making the sanctity of life into a utilitarian product,” said Leslie Hanks, vice president of Colorado Right to Life in Denver.


Rusty, 50, left Monday for India, where he and his wife Kathy will spend at least $35,000 for an embryonic stem cell therapy that might not work.

“I have to go there thinking this may not do it for me, but I hope it does,” he said.

Jordanne, 22, and her family plan to fly to San Jose, Costa Rica, in January for $17,000 of injections of stem cells taken from the umbilical cord of a healthy, live baby.

“I want this to work, so I’m going to try it at least,” she said.

Rusty and Jordanne researched numerous stem cell treatment options and potential risks and rewards before deciding to fly to India and Costa Rica, respectively. Both had to apply and be accepted by the therapy programs.

The medical procedures are not matters of life or death. They also are not guaranteed cures.

Stem cells are essentially the building blocks of the human body.

There are two types of stem cells: embryonic and adult.

Embryonic stem cells are found in human embryos as young as 5 days old and have the potential to become any type of cell or tissue, according to Teresa Coons, senior scientist at St. Mary’s Saccomanno Research Institute in Grand Junction.

When an embryo becomes a fetus, at about 8-weeks, stem cells typically have become coded for whatever cell or tissue they will become. They also contain antigen proteins genetically specific to the person they are from, Coons said.

Stem cells found in an umbilical cord have the ability to become many cell types, however, there are limitations.

Adult stem cells found in organs and tissue such as bone marrow of anyone — baby to grandmother — are coded and can only develop into a specific type of cell or tissue, Coons said.

The seemingly limitless potential of stem cells is why medical research is focused on developing them to treat diseases and terminal conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and paralysis.

“Just within the last five years, there started being some therapies that had promise,” said Rusty, who has been a paraplegic for nine years.

About two weeks ago, in fact, two separate scientific teams — from the University of Wisconsin and Japan — claimed to have reprogrammed adult skin cells to take on the power of stem cells. Human embryos weren’t involved.

Research continues around the world. Both Michael J. Fox, of “Family Ties” and “Back To the Future” fame, and Christopher Reeve, known for his film role as Superman, have foundations to raise awareness for stem cell research. The Christopher Reeve Foundation “supports the responsible pursuit of human embryonic stem cell research.”

Reeve became a quadriplegic in a 1995 equestrian accident. He died in 2004.

Fox has Parkinson’s disease. His foundation tracks medical developments, including stem cell research, at It also supports embryonic stem cell research.

President George W. Bush, who has long taken a stance against embryonic stem cell research because embryos are destroyed in the process, praised the recent scientific findings in a statement.

“The president believes medical problems can be solved without compromising either the high aims of science or the sanctity of human life,” said White House spokeswoman Dana Perino in the statement. “We will continue to encourage scientists to expand the frontiers of stem cell research and continue to advance the understanding of human biology in an ethically responsible way.”

Colorado Right to Life and Focus on the Family, both based in Colorado, are just two organizations opposed to embryonic stem cell research but not necessarily against advancements in all stem cell medical research.

“It is never morally or ethically justified to kill one human being in order to help benefit another,” said a Focus on the Family statement on its Web site, “Opposing the willful destruction of human embryos for medical research does not mean that stem cell research cannot proceed. Focus on the Family encourages scientists to continue to explore stem cells found in other sources, including blood and skin cells, bone marrow and umbilical-cord blood.”


Hanks said she personally doesn’t have an issue with stem cell therapy when adult stem cells or stem cells from umbilical cords are used as long humans were not harmed or killed in the process.

Jordanne, a quadriplegic for nearly four years, will receive four stem cell injections directly into the spot of her injury — the C-3, C-4 and C-5 vertebrae on her neck — at the Institute of Cellular Medicine in San Jose, Costa Rica.

She will be in Costa Rica for one week. At least one doctor and an nurse from the United States work at the institute.

Jordanne said she researched clinics around the world, but the Costa Rican clinic was the first one where she actually found the admission application to download. She took it as a sign. Jordanne was accepted into the program earlier this year.

“It feels right,” she said. “It’s the right timing, and it’s going to happen. ... The best case scenario? I don’t know. Getting everything back would be awesome, but getting an arm back would be very cool, too. I would probably give everybody a hug.”

The stem cells to be injected into Jordanne were harvested from the umbilical cords of healthy full-term babies after birth, which Jordanne said was important to her.

Although Hanks was unfamiliar with umbilical-cord stem cell therapy, she did not see any controversy in the method Jordanne selected.

“I can’t think of a drawback of umbilical-cord blood,” Hanks said.

However, Jordanne’s therapy does have an added risk because she is receiving umbilical-cord stem cells containing antigen proteins genetically specific to another person. She expects to have to take medication so her body doesn’t reject the stem cells.

There also is the possibility that tumors and cancerous lesions could form as her body fights the introduced cells.

Rusty considered flying to Turkey for a treatment using adult stem cells taken from bone marrow, but he changed his mind after reading an article by Dr. S. Laurance Johnston in August’s Paraplegia News magazine. It touted the embryonic stem cell therapy being conducted by Dr. Geeta Shroff, an Indian infertility expert.

The buzz about Shroff gave Rusty a glimmer of hope.

Shroff’s clinic is one of the first publicly known clinics in the world to use human embryonic stem cells for therapy, wrote Johnston, who is the former director of research and education at the National Office of Paralyzed of America. He now writes reviews of potential stem cell treatments for the magazine.

Embryonic stem cell therapy also has risks, but since the cells aren’t specifically coded Rusty won’t have to take anti-rejection medication.

By now, Rusty should be at Shroff’s Nu Tech Mediworld clinic in Delhi, India. He will be there until early February receiving daily stem cell therapy.

His treatment includes physical therapy to rebuild atrophied muscle and stem cell injections into his veins, muscles and the spinal site of his injury — the T-10 vertebrae.

“It is about six hours daily of injection and therapy,” he said.

The stem cells for Rusty’s treatment were harvested from a single embryo created from a human egg fertilized in a Petri dish.

Shroff developed stem cell lines from the embryo with permission from the donors, who likely would have discarded it as a excess embryo, according to Johnston’s article.

The stem cell lines target specific disorders such as spinal cord injuries.

The embryo was destroyed; however, the scientific procedure has been used to help approximately 300 people, Johnston wrote.

“That’s destroying a human life for somebody else’s benefit,” Hanks said. “God has not granted us the authority. Talk about playing God. That is absolutely wrong.”

Leech said he is aware of the controversy surrounding embryonic stem cell therapy.

He has not received flak from friends for his decision to receive the treatment. He is hopeful he will not receive any criticism for his choice.

“To me, you are limiting caring for people,” Rusty said of withholding certain medical treatments for moral reasons. “You have taken medical science away from trying to care for people. I’m tired of being controlled. How is that taking care of your people?”

Rusty has read about stem cell procedures using shark and pig stem cells. He admittedly has been skeptical of many treatments he has read about on the Internet.

“You have to take a leap of faith,” Rusty said. “This is the best I’ve found. I think I have to take a chance.”

Melinda Mawdsley can be reached via e-mail at

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

How Planned Parenthood traps your kids
in their immoral life style to guarantee
they'll be future PP clients!

It’s Perfectly Inappropriate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “How can anyone claim that this book is appropriate for 10 year olds?” asked Jim Sedlak, vice-president for American Life League. “First, pixilated images and excerpts of the book were rejected by a state prison, and now video-streaming sites are censoring the content of a video containing those pixilated images as well.”

Sedlak was referring to the Planned Parenthood endorsed book, It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris. A few months ago, a Washington State Prison rejected a letter that included censored images from the book for being “sexually explicit” and “obscene.” Last week American Life League posted a video report on several streaming-video sites exposing the content of the book, which is aimed at 10 year old children. The video report was removed from,, and for “inappropriate content,” and flagged on for viewers over 18.

“What an irony that censored content from a book intended for 10-year-old children is rejected by a prison, removed from video-streaming sites, and flagged for viewers over the age of 18,” said Sedlak. “We actually have no objection to the actions of the online sites and the prison. We agree that this is not appropriate content.”

“We are calling for libraries, schools and parents all across the country to take similar action,” Sedlak concluded, “Planned Parenthood should be denied access to our children at all times. The material it promotes is totally inappropriate and could be harmful.”

American Life League’s video report can be viewed here:

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Recent media headlines:

"No-Holds-Barred Abortion Battle"
"Colorado Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Restore Personhood to the Unborn"
"Should Fertilized Eggs Have Rights?"

Colorado Personhood Initiative
Get on Board!!


Call Colorado for Equal Rights to get your petition:


Monday, November 19, 2007


A basic biology refresher:

23 + 23 = 46 chromosomes

As Professor Dianne Irving points out (in the paper, "When Do Human Beings Begin?")

"The use of terms such as 'ovum' and 'egg' - which would include the term 'fertilized egg' - is scientifically incorrect, has no objective correlate in reality, and is therefore very misleading. These terms themselves would qualify as 'scientific myths.' The commonly used term, 'fertilized egg', is especially very misleading, since there is really no longer an egg (or oocyte) once fertilization has begun. A 'fertilized egg' is a human being...

Thank you Professor Irving!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Unborn to be defined as 'persons'?
Colorado proposal would use loophole Blackmun created in 'Roe'
Posted: November 14, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2007

Pro-life activists in Colorado have cleared a major hurdle in preparing an initiative for the 2008 election that would grant personhood to the unborn and create a possible confrontation to the 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling that created abortion rights.

The state Supreme Court has granted permission for supporters of Colorado for Equal Rights to move forward with collecting the estimated 76,000 signatures needed to put the issue on the state election ballot.

It would grant personhood to the unborn from the moment of fertilization, meaning state and local laws protecting any individual life would be applied to the unborn. It targets a loophole U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun created when he wrote the original abortion opinion.

He concluded: "(If the) suggestion of personhood [of the preborn] is established, the [abortion rights] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment."

Several other states also are pursuing the same arguments, either through legislative efforts or, such as in the cases of Georgia and Colorado, through a process that would allow citizens to move forward with protections for the unborn.

(Story continues below)

Officials told WND the Colorado initiative would amend the state constitution in three places to redefine the term "person" to include those who are yet unborn.

The newest ruling from the state Supreme Court concluded the petition is a single-subject issue, as the state Title Board earlier had determined.

"We fully expected this positive decision from the Colorado Supreme Court. We are pleased that they supported the Title Board's previous decisions. Plans to begin our petition drive are under way," Kristi Burton, a spokeswoman for Colorado for Equal Rights, said.

Leslie Hanks, a longtime activist in the pro-life movement in Colorado, said the affirmation that all "persons" have certain natural, essential and inalienable rights including the right to life is exactly what the nation's founders had in mind when they established the United States.

"Colorado, which regrettably was in the forefront of the movement to deny the right to life to millions of the unborn, has now taken the first step to restore the right to life to all Americans, regardless of age, dependency, national origin or condition," said John Archibold, a founder of Colorado Right to Life as well as National Right to Life.

Former Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm, while a state lawmaker, wrote the nation's first law allowing abortion, and it took effect after the Roe decision was announced.

Burton said while the requirement is for about 76,000 signatures to place the issue on the ballot, she expects organizers will collect in the range of 100,000.

"It has a really good chance. What we're doing is defining life, at the moment of fertilization that is a human being, that is a person," she said.

"Our whole goal is to protect human life in general, at whatever age," she said. "I don't believe that approach has ever been tried in Colorado before."

She said the issue, if approved by voters, could establish what eventually would be a direct challenge to Roe vs. Wade, but she said she expects the influence of the abortion industry to be felt during the campaign.

"I don't see there's much they can do about collecting signatures," she said. "But once we get those collected and it's on the ballot, we'll see the opposition."

The personhood arguments, which have been around for some time, started gaining momentum after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this year that the barbaric procedure known as partial-birth abortion can be restricted.

Groups including Focus on the Family noted it was the first court opinion in years that actually supported abortion restrictions and said it was a moral victory, while others including the America Life League countered that the court ruling actually would not prohibit a single abortion, just a way of doing them.

Dan Becker, spokesman for the Georgia Right to Life, which also is working on a state constitutional amendment that would declare that an unborn child is a person from the moment of fertilization, said the concept of personhood pointed out by Blackmun shows Roe. vs. Wade is living on borrowed time.

Robert Muise, of the Thomas More Law Center, has argued the Georgia amendment, like Colorado's, recognizes the "inviolable right of every innocent human being to life" as well as defining "person" as applying to all human beings, irrespective of age, "including … unborn offspring at every state of their biological development, including fertilization."

"It is important to bear in mind that the proposal establishes a constitutional principle; it does not enact criminal or civil legislation. And it establishes a constitutional principle that provides a direct challenge to the fundamental holding of Roe v. Wade," he wrote. "Without a direct challenge to Roe, any proposal to protect innocent human life from abortion is utterly meaningless."

He said for 30 years pro-life activists have "shied away" from a direct challenge to Roe, choosing an approach that advocates for victory one step at a time.

"After these 30-plus years, we still have Roe and abortion-on-demand through all nine months of pregnancy. The proposed constitutional amendment seeks to change that. Consequently, this proposal is not for the faint of heart. It is for those who are committed to changing the status quo and who have the will to see it through," he said.

Roe determined that "the unborn is not a person within the meaning of the law," he said, and that can be its downfall.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Don't Build It, and They Won't Come
by Jamie S.

A desolate building, an abandoned old lot,
with a third-world appearance. Far a way? Sadly not.
Denver's neighborhood north, fifty churches nearby,
the doctors are coming with the same tired, old lie.

They're building a bunker, a new killing base,
to propagate violence, case after case,
disseminate ignorant "facts" about sex,
and plenty of condoms and who knows what's next?

So, keep the doors shut, and slow the construction,
and tell all the neighborhood, make a commotion,
say killing a helpless young child is pure evil
and shout out the question from high on a steeple.

Who'll stand in the gap? Who'll stand against hate,
when there's no end in sight, and they will not abate.
As the enemy comes with fresh troops and blades,
as dark and perverted as gay pride parades.

If they can't even build it, then no one will come,
though the other near death camps will still murder some.
And their slick politician friends send them more dough,
just as Susan G. Komen can never say no.

So, stop the foundation, and chain the doors closed,
and stand in the roadway till everyone knows
that killing a helpless young child is a crime
and abortion is wrong any place, any time.

At a desolate building, an abandoned old lot,
with a third-world appearance. Far a way? Sadly not.
As mothers bake cookies and kids play nearby,
unaware of impending infanticide's cry.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


"I contacted United as you suggested about the Planned Parenthood deception - and there was great concern at Customer Relations through several thickly accented employees (must have been in India) - up through supervisors - until I reached an American woman - then there was a total absence of concern - for the use of the building in United's name, the death of children, or my statement indicating no more United but Southwest from now on."

Saturday, November 03, 2007



Please contact:

General Manager for Customer Relations for United Airlines
Pamela A. Coslet
United Customer Relations # is
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST

Let them know that you are appalled they have
been named as the applicant for America’s
largest abortion clinic.

Please call Haynes Mechanical Systems and
let them know you are thrilled that they have decided
to with draw from building this evil death camp!

Ellen Makkai explores popular culture using the Bible as her primary navigational tool. Today, as for all time, Biblical truth will pierce even the darkest corner.

"The unfolding of Thy words gives light, it gives understanding to the simple." Psalm 119:130

Open season on young souls (Like it? Pass it along!)

Children are once again pinned to the cultural dart board as Lucifer targets their souls. Hollywood remains the satanic toady of choice with the latest weapon being “The Golden Compass,” a polished and clever bit of celluloid starring the fetching Nicole Kidman. It is due out just in time to insult both Hanukkah and Christmas.

Concerns arise at the stealth nature of the movie, a dumbed-down version of book-one in “His Dark Materials,” the award-winning British trilogy for children by atheist Phillip Pullman who said in 2003, “My books are about killing God.” He purposes that youngsters “decide against God and the kingdom of heaven.”

“The film is based on the least offensive of the three books…the producers are watering down the most despicable elements.” says William Donohue, President of the Catholic League. “The fact remains that the movie is bait for the books.”

Odds are that Tinsel-town buzz will propel kids to the movie; they will love it and beg for the books in which Christianity is labeled “a powerful and convincing mistake.” The legitimate fear is that children’s righteous trajectory and fledgling faith, which innately gravitate toward belief, will be compromised - even axed.

What’s a devout parent to do?

E-mails already circumnavigate the globe alerting families to this latest soul assault. Some theologians are calling for a boycott which is every marketer’s dream, a surefire revenue booster as the forbidden-fruit dynamic kicks in.

Families must shun obvious anti-God maliciousness, but efforts on behalf of children should focus more on “prepare and equip” than on “protect.” We can’t shield our tykes from every pedagogue and playmate used by Apollyon in his ongoing campaign to dethrone God.

Scripture exhorts us that all hell will incrementally break loose until it becomes a deluge but El Shaddai never called us to raise kids as cloistered hot-house flowers. Rather, they are to be trained as stout defenders of truth and opponents of blasphemy – an achievable goal when families work in tandem with the Holy Spirit.

Pivotal in children’s spiritual schooling is an intimate relationship with God. If we are to offset the no-God lie, kids need to know God - not in theory but in reality.

A recent Associated Press/MTV poll among 13-24 year-olds reinforced the obvious fact that dedicated parents outpace peers, school and media in terms of influence. So it follows that folks who honor God in worship, attitude, word and behavior model Him before their children.

Prayer is another vehicle by which God makes Himself known. Praying children are soon immune to the suggestio falsi that heaven doesn’t hear.

God also speaks from the Bible. It is a user-friendly, divinely inspired manual that should be every child’s primary text. Scripture is replete with time-tested directives for abundant life coupled with warnings against reckless folly. Included is the history of exemplary lives and calamitous rebels. The Bible is an analytical study of ignorance, defeat, rescue and triumph. It strengthens the young and the old, wise or simple.

And with a little practice, kids discover power in the name of Jesus.

Almost three decades back, a night terror announced its presence via the screams of our very small daughter. “Jesus, Jesus,” was her quivering response, followed by silence then sleep. Late the next night, a barely-audible refrain of “Jesus loves me, this I know” alerted us that she was again enlisting the Almighty in her mini spiritual skirmish. Soon the spook, real or imagined, abandoned her bedroom.

To survive this increasingly perverse and recalcitrant culture, only children raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord will thrive. And in years hence, when a sour, ignorant soul or institution says, “There is no God,” more than one such child of God will enthusiastically reply, “Oh, but you’re wrong, He lives. I know him personally. Let me introduce you.”

Bible Byte: “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea ." Mark 9:42

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Rape your child's soul!!

Bob Enyart, CRTL:

A Denver Public School is a good place to send your daughter to become sexually active. Now, the task force wants to make it more efficient, condoms to the boys, abortion pills to your daughter, get her ready for the next guy to use her. It's called godless education.

Monday, October 29, 2007


The term "Nuremberg Defense" was originally coined during the Nazi war crimes trials at Nuremberg after World War II. Nazi war criminals who were charged with genocide, mass murder, torture and other atrocities used the defense "I was only following orders" so frequently that the argument became known generically as "The Nuremberg Defense".
for Weitz Executive Neighbor:

"Neighbors Jim and Sarah Hopfenbeck, who were walking their dogs, passed
by the demonstrators.

"We're good Christians and we support our neighbors," Jim Hopfenbeck

"I just ignore them," Sarah Hopfenbeck added. "His job is what his job
is. If anything, this has galvanized neighbors in support (of
Meggison)." "


Sunday, October 28, 2007



Monday, October 22, 2007


"Snubbing cancer study will only hurt women Research showing link to abortion ignored by media"
By Dennis Byrne
October 22, 2007,0,1439666.story

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is fitting and proper that women be informed about any newly discovered dangers, even as the public groans under the weight of all the warnings surrounding the mere act of living.

For example, a well-researched Chicago Tribune story last week disclosed that women who have just a couple of alcoholic drinks daily increase their breast cancer risk by 13 percent. Coincidentally, a new study reported that abortion is an important breast cancer risk factor, yet I couldn't find a word describing the research in mainstream media.

How to explain this disparity? I'll be vigorously advised that "most" studies disprove an abortion-breast cancer link. Or that the study in question appeared in a "conservative" scientific journal. Or that the study is bogus or unimportant. Or, more rudely, that the whole breast cancer argument has been concocted by anti-abortion rights advocates to make women afraid to have abortions. The issue is dead, I'll be notified. Kaput. Here I would remind critics that in science it's not who says it or how many say it that counts. What does count are the data and the rigor with which they are collected, analyzed and held up to a scientifically credible hypothesis.

So let's look at the science of this latest study, which appeared in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Using statistical techniques and reliable national health data, the study of eight European countries found, to a statistically significant degree, that the incidence of breast cancer increases with the incidence of earlier abortions. The researcher, Patrick Carroll, used the same mathematical model employed in a 1997 study that predicted with extraordinary accuracy breast cancer increases in England and Wales from 1998 to 2004. Using that model, Carroll predicts that countries with higher abortion rates -- England and Wales -- could expect a troubling increase in breast cancer rates.

The Irish Republic and Northern Ireland, where abortion rates are lower, should experience a smaller increase. And in Denmark and Finland, where abortion rates have declined, cancer rates should similarly decline. Some will object because the study is "only" epidemiological -- meaning that it relies on a statistically significant relationship between the incidence of breast cancer and abortion to infer that one causes the other. The standard, but simple-minded, objection to epidemiological studies is that a correlation does not necessarily prove causation. That's true, to some extent. But, epidemiologists use correlations in more complex ways, combining them with a range of medical, sociological, psychological and other information to lead their research in the right direction, to support or debunk hypotheses, and toward solutions for significant public health

In the study of the abortion-breast cancer link, the working hypothesis is simple: For a woman who has not had a child before, an induced abortion is more likely to cause cancer because it interrupts the hormonal development of breast cells for later lactation, thus leaving the cells more vulnerable to uncontrolled and abnormal division, i.e. cancer.

The problem with dismissing the Carroll study because it is epidemiological is that you'll also have to dismiss a multitude of public health studies, including ones claiming a link between radon and lung cancer. These are the same epidemiological studies that alarmed millions of Americans, frightening them into buying radon detectors and creating a huge radon mitigation business. No study is perfect, and Carroll's shortcoming is that his data do not allow comparisons of individual women over time. But other major studies have, and according to one unchallenged compressive analysis of those studies, they show that a pregnant woman who has never had a child before and aborts in the first term increased her chance of breast cancer by 50 percent.

Science, by its nature, exists in an unsettled state. Evidence piles up on many sides. The public becomes unsettled. The media, as is their wont, avoid the complexities, especially when the complexities challenge preconceived or prevalent political notions. Instead of coming to grip with such concepts as epidemiology, they escape into silence. And ill-serve the public.

Speaking of media credibility, or lack of it, the conservative blogosphere is buzzing with the mainstream media's failure to report retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez' scathing criticism of the press in a recent speech. Yet, the media gave wide coverage when, in the same speech, he criticized America's conduct of the war. His criticism of the media would have resonated with millions who question the media's integrity and balance. Having been in this business for almost 40 years, I'm ashamed of and unable to understand my profession's utter dereliction when it comes to reporting its own failures.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Will Weitz help kill Blacks?

Over 50 committed souls braved strong winds and near blinding snow
this Sunday morning for a church service in the neighborhood of Weitz
Construction VP, Gary Meggison.

The pro-life activists and members of Denver Bible Church brought
the message to Mr. Meggison and his neighbors that building a
death camp in a minority neighborhood is bad for weekend peace and tranquility.

Large signs and a truth truck with the Margaret Sanger statement about
the racist roots of Planned Parenthood underscored the horrible truth
that more than 1,400 black babies die each day in America at the hands
of an abortionist.

Very often the killing clinics or “death camps” are located in minority
neighborhoods. Although blacks make up about 12% of the population,
black women receive nearly 35% of abortions.

Denver is no exception. Weitz Construction has been hired to build
the newest super killing center in north Denver’s Stapleton area,
home to many African American citizens.

Keep Peace in Stapleton’s head, Will Duffy, spoke with Gary Meggison
by phone, expressing the prayers of the group that he might help
Weitz change its mind about building Planned Parenthood's facility.

The tenacity of the cadre of pro-lifers was demonstrated in a very
visible way during today’s winter blast.

The babies deserve nothing less!

Monday, October 15, 2007


Please email the Vice-president of the Weitz Co, Don Gendall. (We will be prayerfully protesting his home!) Let Don Gendall know the seriousness of taking on such a project, and that we really don't want to come to his home, but that we won't let him build a death camp in tranquility.

Don's email:

Weitz' slogan is "Build in Good Company." Planned Parenthood is not good company, but a bloody company. Further, their homepage,, says things like, "honesty and integrity" and "respect for people" and "nurturing personal growth." Feel free to include references to these in your email. Unborn babies are people too!

Monday, October 08, 2007



What hypocrites!

After glorifying Dylan Walborn's starvation by parents
who wearied of giving their disabled child appropriate
care, the Denver Post's Kevin Simpson chronicled his
starvation death for over 20 days. The inaptly titled,
"Letting Go, Dylan's last days," was an instruction
manual for euthanizing medically vulnerable children.

Your editorial praising a Denver Human Services
investigation of the death of Chandler Grafner falls
on deaf ears after the Post gave a plethora of reasons
and justifications for starving little Dylan to death.

You set the standard and gave other parents the idea
that when the going gets rough, ending innocent life
is permissible.

Shame on you for pretending otherwise.

Leslie Hanks
V.P. Colorado Right to Life
2050 S. Oneida Suite 116
Denver, Colorado 80224

Sunday, October 07, 2007

5 SMOOTH STONES: Finding the beast's underbelly

Denver, Colorado October 6, 07 -

Abortion foe and construction industry executive, Chris Danze,
joined Keep Peace in Stapleton president, Will Duffy in front of
Planned Parenthood's 29th and Vine abortion mill, Saturday,
October 6, 2007 to participate in the regular pro-life rescue efforts
and discuss the proposed replacement for the first and oldest
abortuary in the nation.

Mr. Danze granted an interview to Westword Magazine, Denver's
alternative newspaper and later in the day met with pro-life
activists at Colorado Right to Life to share tactics. PP opponents
learned how he took his deep seated faith and convictions and brought
about a tremendously effective boycott. Chris founded Texas Contractors
for Life and rallied area contractors to effectively boycott the building of
Planned Parenthood's killing mill in Austin.

According to a 2003 CNN report, "Danze, a 48-year-old who has protested outside clinics,
compares the building of an abortion clinic to construction of a concentration camp during the Holocaust.

"We can't just look the other way," he said. "We can't just take the blood money and run."

Browning Construction, one of the biggest contractors in Texas,
quit the project - stunning Planned Parenthood and forcing them to hire "mercenaries" to complete
the death camp.

Denver is looking to the Austin, Texas boycott and the Aurora, Illinois protests
(of PP's end run around the city of Aurora's Planning and Zoning board) to educate
the public about the evil of Planned Parenthood, their slaughter of the innocents for
profit and how one person can make a tremendous difference in fighting the Goliath
of our time.

Friday, October 05, 2007


DENVER, Colorado, October 3, 2007
Contact: Leslie Hanks 720-394-8946, Lolita Hanks, RN, BSN, FNP 720-218-5050

Colorado Right to Life is challenging the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation to stop touting breast cancer awareness, while keeping
women in the dark about the real causes of breast cancer. The latest
study reporting an abortion-breast cancer link published just
yesterday in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons is
entitled, "The Breast Cancer Epidemic." Among seven identified risk
factors, abortion was found to be the "best predictor of breast
cancer," with fertility listed as another useful predictor. (Carroll,
P. The breast cancer epidemic: modeling and forecasts based on
abortion and other risk factors." J Am Phys Surg Vol. 12, No. 3 (Fall
2007) 72-78. download the study at:

This study by Patrick Carroll of PAPRI in London showed that countries
with higher abortion rates, such as England & Wales, expect a
substantial increase in breast cancer incidence. Where abortion rates
are low (i.e., Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic) a smaller
increase is expected. In countries that report a decline in abortion,
(i.e., Denmark and Finland) a decline in breast cancer is anticipated.

During a meeting last October with Komen officials in Denver, Komen
media consultant, DanaBrandorff, told Colorado Right to Life leaders
and former national Komen advisory board member, Eve Sanchez Silver
that they weren't interested in telling women the truth about the well
documented abortion - breast cancer link.

Ms. Silver was appalled at the stunning lack of information the Komen
representatives had about basic breast physiology. When challenged about their refusal to stop
giving funds to America's largest abortion provider and to inform women that abortion of a first
pregnancy greatly increases exposure to future risk of breast cancer, the Komen officials made
this ridiculous assertion:

"We aren't so much about the prevention, we are all about the cure,"
noted Brandorff.

Raising the hopes of desperate women and their families while refusing
to acknowledge the a-bc link, ( is
dishonest. Beyond that irresponsible approach to treating women as if
they can't handle the truth, the whole Race for the Cure premise is
steeped in fraud.

"Even the tobacco industry wouldn't have had the nerve to try to
defraud smokers about the risk of using their products with the same audacity," said CRTL V.P., Leslie Hanks.

"Komen perpetuates breast cancer by giving funds to Planned
Parenthood. They claim the funds are for breast screening but we know
that breast screening is down 15% at Planned Parenthood and abortions are
up 23%."

"Colorado women deserve the truth that abortion of a first pregnancy
is linked with a doubling of the risk of future breast cancer. Raising millions to cure a
disease that is largely avoidable is despicable," said Hanks.

Saturday, September 29, 2007


Ten Denver pro-life opponents of the proposed Planned Parenthood
clinic, planned for a predominantly minority neighborhood
in North Denver, paid a visit to Gary Meggison's home
in Lakewood, Colorado this glorious autumn day.

One protester's 2 year old daughter strolled her dolly up and
down the sidewalks as the adults held 3 x 5 foot posters
of aborted babies. Planned Parenthood's 20th and Vine
security guard, Danny Cram, filmed the protest and was apparently
hired to protect the Weitz Construction Senior V.P.'s residence.

After a neighbor woman copied all the license numbers of
the opponents, 3 Lakewood police cars sped through the neighborhood
to respond to her complaint and give a stern warning to the protesters about their

Mrs. Meggison and her teenage daughter returned home to
see the signs and hear the pleas of pro-lifers to
have Gary abandon his plans to build the biggest
abortuary in the nation. Concerned citizens can contact the Senior V.P
of Weitz Construction at Phone: (303) 860-6600

Friday, September 28, 2007


Activists Want Chimp Declared a 'Person'

May 4 12:24 PM US/Eastern
Associated Press Writer

VIENNA, Austria (AP) - In some ways, Hiasl is like any other Viennese: He indulges a weakness for pastry, likes to paint and enjoys chilling out watching TV.
But he doesn't care for coffee, and he isn't actually a person—at least not yet.

In a case that could set a global legal precedent for granting basic rights to apes, animal rights advocates are seeking to get the 26- year-old male chimpanzee legally declared a "person."

Hiasl's supporters argue he needs that status to become a legal entity that can receive donations and get a guardian to look out for his interests.

"Our main argument is that Hiasl is a person and has basic legal rights," said Eberhart Theuer, a lawyer leading the challenge on behalf of the Association Against Animal Factories, a Vienna animal rights group.

"We mean the right to life, the right to not be tortured, the right to freedom under certain conditions," Theuer said.

"We're not talking about the right to vote here."

The campaign began after the animal sanctuary where Hiasl (pronounced HEE-zul) and another chimp, Rosi, have lived for 25 years went bankrupt.

Activists want to ensure the apes don't wind up homeless if the shelter closes. Both have already suffered: They were captured as babies in Sierra Leone in 1982 and smuggled in a crate to Austria for use in pharmaceutical experiments. Customs officers intercepted the shipment and turned the chimps over to the shelter.

Their food and veterinary bills run about $6,800 a month. Donors have offered to help, but there's a catch: Under Austrian law, only a person can receive personal donations.

Organizers could set up a foundation to collect cash for Hiasl, whose life expectancy in captivity is about 60 years. But without basic rights, they contend, he could be sold to someone outside Austria, where the chimp is protected by strict animal cruelty laws.

"If we can get Hiasl declared a person, he would have the right to own property. Then, if people wanted to donate something to him, he'd have the right to receive it," said Theuer, who has vowed to take the case to the European Court of Human Rights if necessary.

Austria isn't the only country where primate rights are being debated. Spain's parliament is considering a bill that would endorse the Great Ape Project, a Seattle-based international initiative to extend "fundamental moral and legal protections" to apes.

If Hiasl gets a guardian, "it will be the first time the species barrier will have been crossed for legal 'personhood,'" said Jan Creamer, chief executive of Animal Defenders International, which is working to end the use of primates in research.

Paula Stibbe, a Briton who teaches English in Vienna, petitioned a district court to be Hiasl's legal trustee. On April 24, Judge Barbara Bart rejected her request, ruling Hiasl didn't meet two key tests: He is neither mentally impaired nor in an emergency.

Although Bart expressed concern that awarding Hiasl a guardian could create the impression that animals enjoy the same legal status as humans, she didn't rule that he could never be considered a person.

Martin Balluch, who heads the Association Against Animal Factories, has asked a federal court for a ruling on the guardianship issue.

"Chimps share 99.4 percent of their DNA with humans," he said. "OK, they're not homo sapiens. But they're obviously also not things—the only other option the law provides."

Not all Austrian animal rights activists back the legal challenge. Michael Antolini, president of the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said he thinks it's absurd.

"I'm not about to make myself look like a fool" by getting involved, said Antolini, who worries that chimpanzees could gain broader rights, such as copyright protections on their photographs.

But Stibbe, who brings Hiasl sweets and yogurt and watches him draw and clown around by dressing up in knee-high rubber boots, insists he deserves more legal rights "than bricks or apples or potatoes."

"He can be very playful but also thoughtful," she said. "Being with him is like playing with someone who can't talk."

A date for the appeal hasn't been set, but Hiasl's legal team has lined up expert witnesses, including Jane Goodall, the world's foremost observer of chimpanzee behavior.

"When you see Hiasl, he really comes across as a person," Theuer said.

"He has a real personality. It strikes you immediately: This is an individual. You just have to look him in the eye to see that."


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Thursday, September 27, 2007

WEITZ CONSTRUCTION Target of Pro-life Protestors

25 opponents of the Planned Parenthood mega killing center, scheduled to break ground
in North Denver this fall, brought 3 x 5 foot signs of aborted babies and a truth truck yesterday
to the headquarters of the contractor who plans to build the biggest abortuary in America.

The protesters included many young mothers and their toddlers as well as expectant
and nursing mothers.

In addition to the horrific photos of babies destroyed by abortion providers, one individual
carried a sign comparing victims of the holocaust with victims of the abortionist's knives.

Opponents of the proposed killing clinic vow to never curtail their efforts until
The Weitz Company declines to build a facility with the purpose of taking innocent lives.

The truth truck used in yesterday's protest was missing one of the banners
describing PP's founder, Margaret Sanger's racist roots. The banner
stating, "We don't want the word out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,"
was stolen by an individual at the Colorado Right to Life banquet September, 22, 2007.

The new location chosen by Planned Parenthood in north denver, is a predominantly
minority neighborhood which is typical of killing clinics in the U.S. 1,452 black babies
are killed in America daily at the hands of an abortionist.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Iowa School Cancels Pro-Life Talk With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Niece

by Steven Ertelt Editor
September 25, 2007

Des Moines, IA ( -- A public high school in Iowa is drawing criticism from the pro-life community after it canceled a scheduled talk with pro-life advocate Alveda King. The former Georgia legislator and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been invited by officials at Roosevelt High School to speak.
The former principal invited Dr. King to address students there but the new principal, Kathie Danielson, canceled the event. called the school and left a message as well as an email for Danielson but they were not returned by press time.

Kim Lehman, the director of Iowa Right to Life, called the cancellation a "civil rights shockwave" in comments she sent to

"Dr. King is an exceptional speaker with outstanding credentials, and yet they are not enough," Lehman said.

"Dr. King's speech is being censored and the students at Roosevelt High will not hear her speak on civil rights, abstinence and abortion because the new principal says that a few parents complained," Lehman added.

Lehman told King is also scheduled to speak on Wednesday at Iowa State University and on Thursday at Drake University.

King has explained that the new civil rights struggle has to do with abortion and how black Americans are becoming victims of abortion at higher rates than their white counterparts.

"In the last forty-plus years, 15 million black people have been denied their most basic civil right, the right to life," King noticed.

"Roughly one quarter of the black population is now missing," she reflected. "This hasn't happened because of lynch mobs, but because of abortionists who plant their killing centers in minority neighborhoods and prey upon women who think they have no hope."

King said abortion is a "great irony" because it has decimated the African-American population in ways the Klu Klux Klan never could.

"It's time that we remember the sacrifices of men like my father and my uncle who worked and died so that our children could live," King concluded. "It's time to stop killing the future and keep their dream alive."

ACTION: Contact Roosevelt High School and Principal Kathie Danielson with your thoughts. Call 515.242.7272 or email Mrs. Danielson at

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Tiller abortion racket withers in the light
Posted: September 13, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Jack Cashill
© 2007

After 22 year-old Michelle Armesto finished testifying last Friday, Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller had to wonder how much more money he would have to pump into Kansas politics to keep his late-term empire afloat.

Armesto testified on the third and last day of special legislative hearings in Topeka on the enforcement of Kansas late-term abortion laws.

With the help of the many politicians he has backed – including Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius – Tiller has turned this reddest of red states into the world's bloodiest. His clinic performed 380 late-term abortions last year alone.

That same year, 2006, Tiller money was instrumental in the undoing of then Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline. Tiller pumped hundreds of thousands into the campaign against Kline to derail his dogged investigation of Tiller's clinic.

For all that, Tiller would not have prevailed without the full-throated support of the local media. In fact, for its repeated slander of the "anti-choice extremist" Kline, the Star won Planned Parenthood's top media honor last year, the "Maggie Award," named for its eugenicist founder, Margaret Sanger.

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Despite Kline's defeat, some of the more stalwart Kansas legislators have refused to back down. They organized the hearings in question when the man who beat Kline, pro-choice Republican turned Democrat Paul Morrison, appeared to be dragging his feet on the investigation Kline had forced open.

Curiously, the Armesto file was not among those Kline had subpoenaed. Kline had been investigating only those abortions performed on healthy, viable babies. Unbeknown to Armesto, Tiller had recorded her unborn child as being non-viable.

This fact Armesto learned only after she had volunteered to testify. She fully believes her unborn baby to have been healthy at the time of the abortion.

Otherwise, the Armesto story is as heartbreaking as it is typical in this unholy industry. As she testified, her parents pressured her to abort what would have been her first child.

Armesto was 18 at the time and in the 24th week of her pregnancy. She told her mother, "It's murder and I will not do it."

Armesto's fiancé and his parents desperately wanted the baby as well. He was making decent money, and the parents offered a basement apartment and child care while she attended school.

Their support only aggravated Armesto's parents. "I was told that I would be kicked out of my family and to not come back," she told the legislators.

Tiller's clinic eased Armesto's conscience by citing a Catholic group that "believed in abortion" and promised baptism for the aborted baby. In reality, the Catholic Church considers abortion "murder" and "always morally evil."

Ordinary Kansans are no friends of abortion, either. Under Kansas law, a late-term abortion can be performed on a viable baby only if the woman would otherwise die or suffer "substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function."

As Armesto would soon learn, Tiller honored Kansas law about as faithfully as he did Catholic doctrine. Not one woman in her group of five, herself included, risked physical or mental health impairment of any sort.

The women talked among themselves during their stay in Wichita. "All were there," Armesto testified, "because they thought [late-term abortion] would solve their problems." These problems ranged from unreliable boyfriends to socially ambitious parents.

After the group watched a video on "Dr. Tiller's legacy," a nurse took Armesto to a private room and prepared her for an ultrasound. When Armesto tried to look at the screen, the nurse abruptly moved the screen away.

Armesto was then taken to another room. There a female doctor inserted a large needle twice to make sure she injected the unborn child, "and that," said Armesto, "is when the baby was killed."

Only after this procedure did Armesto fill out the paperwork and meet with a counselor. She also met with a self-identified Unitarian minister who consoled her, "You have to take care of the ones who are here, not the ones who aren't born."

After the initial injections, Armesto underwent a variety of preparations to ease the delivery of the dead baby. A late-term abortion of this kind is a three-day ordeal with nights spent at a local hotel.

On her second day, Armesto met casually with Tiller for the first time but only for a few minutes. He talked to her about his own teenage children and how presumably, "if in the same situation, would do the same thing."

That evening, Armesto's fiancé got word of what was happening and finessed his way past her mother and into the hotel room where she was staying.

"He begged me not to go through with the abortion," Armesto lamented, "and I told him it was too late." The fiancé was sincere in his affection. Despite the abortion, he later married Armesto, and today the couple has two children.

By the third day, Armesto's labor had proceeded to the point where she was ready to deliver. What follows is not for the faint of heart.

"I remember yelling at the nurse and calling her names and telling her I did not want to be on the toilet," Armesto recounted. "I finally birthed the baby, and I distinctly remember seeing the baby on the floor to the left of the toilet."

Said Armesto, "That image haunts me daily." There was no follow-up care of any kind for Armesto. Nor did Tiller's clinic call to see that there was.

This would not surprise Dr. Paul McHugh. Before leaving office, Kline had contracted with the impeccably credentialed Johns Hopkins psychiatrist to review the subpoenaed Tiller files, all of which cited mental health exemptions.

After new AG Morrison ignored McHugh for six months, pro-life forces brought McHugh to Kansas City to share his findings.

When asked whether he had seen any one file that justified a late-term abortion under Kansas law, McHugh unequivocally responded, "I saw no file that justified abortion on that basis."

Nor did McHugh see any sign of medical follow-up with these women who had allegedly just been rescued from irreversible psychiatric damage.

The Armesto testimony adds heart and soul to McHugh's findings. From existing evidence, it seems likely that nearly all of Tiller's late-term abortions have been performed as a matter of coercion or convenience in full indifference to Kansas law.

Although the Kansas City Star is beginning to distance itself from the heretofore white-hatted Tiller, it still reserves words like "grisly" and "horrific" for editorials on Michael Vick.

For a Maggie winner, alas, this is not likely to change.

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Friday, September 07, 2007


In March, the Colorado Right to Life Board delivered 600 petitions, signed by concerned constituents, to Governor Bill Ritter, asking him not to go ahead with his promise of state funding for Planned Parenthood. Such funding, as noted on the petitions, would be illegal under an amendment to the state Constitution (approved by voters not once, but twice!) which prohibits state funds being “directly or indirectly” provided to support abortions. Because Planned Parenthood clinics in Colorado share overhead with Planned Parenthood abortuaries, that constitutes a clear “indirect” prohbition, no matter how the Governor tries to play it. Board members spoke to the press, and board member Tim Leonard gave a televised press conference on the issue. CRTL will deliver more petitions as they come in. The form can be found at .

Colorado Right To Life Vice President Leslie Hanks carries petitions into Gov. Ritter's office in March 2007, urging that he not permit state funds to subsidize abortions. Ritter has said he would allow Planned Parenthood to receive state funding for family planning services other than abortion. (Denver Post Photo by Karl Gehring)

Friday, September 7, 2007

Gov wants Planned Parenthood in state budget
But Christian alliance says constitution forbids it
Posted: September 7, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2007

Gov. Bill Ritter

A Christian organization in Colorado is launching a campaign to "rally the troops" because Gov. Bill Ritter repeatedly has promised to restore state funding to Planned Parenthood, a move that could violate the state constitution's ban on "direct" or "indirect" taxpayer funding for abortions.

Ritter made the promise on his 2006 campaign website, and in various speeches since, to have Colorado taxpayers pay for expenses for Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, despite two votes by the people in 1984 and 1988 banning that support.

"We will restore the Planned Parenthood money that Gov. [Bill] Owens cut. Every woman in Colorado will have access to emergency contraception. And we will not turn women or their doctors into criminals," he said.

Owens, a Republican, had eliminated funding for Planned Parenthood from the state budget because of the constitutional provision that bans taxpayer funding in Colorado for abortions, either through a "direct" route, or an "indirect" route, and a legal opinion that not even dividing Planned Parenthood into two separate corporations, one to provide abortions and another to pay other expenses, would satisfy the constitution's requirements.

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"The reality is that Bill Ritter has never backed down from his promise to put money into Planned Parenthood," Mark Hotaling, the director of the Christian Family Alliance, told WND.

He explained that the budget the state currently is operating on was established mostly by the former governor before he left office. Especially, he noted the state's "family planning" money was committed to other organizations that are operating under contracts already in existence.

Ritter, when he made the statements about having taxpayers support Planned Parenthood's operations financially, meant it, and he still means it, Hotaling said.

"The governor had to appease the radical left of his party, and made certain promises. One of them he made repeatedly was to restore money to Planned Parenthood," Hotaling said.

"The reason he couldn't to do last legislative session was the timing of grants and the lack of funds in the state family planning fund," he said. "But there's nothing to prohibit him from doing it in the next session, when more money can be put into the fund."

He said the public needs to rise up and let the governor know of its opposition to taxpayer funding for the abortion industry.

A spokesman for Ritter's office told WND that it's a "misnomer" to call it funding for Planned Parenthood, because the state money actually would go to "family planning."

There are a variety of organizations, from non-profits to county health clinics, that provide "family planning" information and are recipients of the state funding, he said.

The spokesman acknowledged that the previous governor essentially "disqualified" Planned Parenthood from getting state funding. "We are trying to ascertain exactly what policies were instituted under the former administration and what would be necessary to address those the way the governor has expressed a desire to do that."

Hotaling said that's enough.

"It we don't have the pressure on now, we'll be trying to get that money back later," he said. The chances for that to happen, he told WND, are "along the lines of snowballs in Hades."

"The way government happens, as soon as they dole the money out it's not coming back," he said. "We need to nip this thing in the bud right now. Our membership is relying on us to do the right thing and not wait around for the money to be doled out. If it gets paid out, it will be against the law, and it's going to cost us twice as much to try and stop then."

Joining in the Colorado Family Alliance campaign is state Sen. Scott Renfroe, who told WND that he's "gravely concerned" about Ritter's announced plans.

He said he's asked the governor, "How are you going to do this, and uphold the constitution and the will of the people?"

"I guess time will tell if he does do something," he said. Renfroe told WND that a campaign letter has been sent to constituents seeking support.

"I am saddened and appalled that Gov. Ritter assumes that part of our tax money already belongs to Colorado's largest abortionist," he wrote. "And with pro-abortion liberals in control of the State Legislature, our only hope is to turn to the good sense and actions of citizens … to help stop this injustice."

When Ritter made his promises, Kate Horle, of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, said she was "thrilled."

"Gov. Ritter really recognizes that the best way to reduce abortion is by reducing the unintended pregnancy rate," she said.

But national Christian ministries, such as the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family, were worried.

"The voters of Colorado voted that no public funding would go to abortion," said Carrie Gorden Earll, an analyst with the ministry. Funding Planned Parenthood would raise concerns. "We're not sure if you can adequately separate their abortion business from their family planning business."

An editorial in the Fort Collins Coloradoan noted the issue. Under the headline "Ritter trying to 'sneak in' abortion view," editorial writer Erik Rush concluded that more and more Americans are recognizing that abortion "is about the lucrative industry of killing babies in nauseatingly brutal and inhuman fashion…"

"Colorado Constitution Article 5, Section 50, was passed via ballot measure by the people of the State of Colorado to ensure that our tax dollars would never be used for the 'direct or indirect' support of abortion mills," he wrote. "It recently came to my attention (and to that of Colorado pro-life organizations) that Gov. Bill Ritter, in an effort to pay back some of the far-left supporters who helped get him elected, intends to circumvent this law and 'indirectly' funnel Colorado taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

"It should be no surprise: 'I will restore the funding to Planned Parenthood and other agencies,' Ritter stated on his campaign website. How, one wonders — without doing it illegally? Depending on how familiar one is with the machinations of politics, this process can be likened to the laundering of money by organized crime. When dollars change hands enough times and no one is paying attention to the paper trail, when the government cuts a check, all looks to be above board," Rush wrote.

One writer, "wiseone," on a forum following Rush's column was brutal in his assessment of the situation.

"Its (sic) good to increase funding for PP. Abortions are usually done simply for convenience, (remember the abortionists told everyone it was to help those who were raped, incest, etc...actually only about 2% are for that reason) and the vast majority are no doubt Democrats, since this was their agenda. The net result is their killing a vast number of future Democrats. I think this is a good thing for conservatives."

But a "progressive" Media Matters organization immediately jumped to the defense of Ritter and Planned Parenthood.

"Ritter in his January 11 State of the State address announced his intention to fulfill a campaign promise to restore state funding for 'pregnancy prevention and family planning programs.' Consistent with the Colorado Constitution, Ritter has stated his plan would not fund abortions, as Colorado Media Matters has noted," the critique said.

The criticism supported the argument that providing funding to Planned Parenthood for "family planning" does not, in fact, support Planned Parenthood's abortion business.

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Clinic shuts down after abortionist disappears

Pro-life group gets abortionist's license revoked

Rules convince another abortionist to quit

Yet another abortionist can't stand heat, quits

Half-dozen abortion clinics shut down

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