Saturday, April 03, 2010
WHEREAS, many pro-life citizens have become frustrated in their attempts to re-criminalize abortion since it was made legal in Colorado 43 years ago and in all 50 states 37 years ago; and
WHEREAS, one attempt to re-criminalize abortion is by introduction of citizen initiatives called "Personhood Amendments," which would purport to establish the fact that unborn babies are "persons" under the law and would therefore have protection under the U.S. Constitution; and
WHEREAS, this tactic has been thoroughly studied by the most knowledgeable and experienced legal experts of several pro-life organizations, including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; National Right to Life Committee; Eagle Forum; and Americans United for Life, a Chicago-based lawyers group and the oldest pro-life organization in the nation; and
WHEREAS, almost without exception, these legal experts warn that if such initiatives pass, they will certainly be challenged in the courts and, given the present make-up of the state and federal courts, they will be overturned, thus having diverted considerable time, effort, and resources on the part of the pro-life movement; and
WHEREAS, these same legal experts further warn that court rulings against such measures could also do more harm by more firmly entrenching the "non-personhood" status of unborn babies, thus having the opposite effect of the proponents of the initiatives; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the ____________ County Republican Party commend the intentions of those who wish to re-criminalize abortion, but urge such individuals and groups to reconsider their tactics in attempting to do so until enough state and federal officials are elected who will appoint and approve more judges who respect the value of human life; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the ____________ County Republican Party not divert its efforts to restore Republican values to American government and society by expending resources in support of the "Personhood Amendment" now being promoted in Colorado.
Jayne and Jim Schindler, Directors of Colorado Eagle Forum
Now here's a resolution which will bear fruit!!
WHEREAS, murdering the unborn is no different than murdering the already born; and
WHEREAS, God’s 6th Commandment states “Do not murder” period; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that we will fight for the passage of Amendment 62 with every resource at our disposal, including the Blessing of Almighty God, to declare in the Colorado Constitution that the unborn are persons, from the beginning of their biological development, in order that their lives would be protected by love and by law.
Scott & Debbie Evans, Longmont, CO