Saturday, February 27, 2010
By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter
A judge's decision letting Colorado's pro-abortion governor direct tax funds to Planned Parenthood and other players in the nation's abortion industry, even though taxpayers in the state specifically banned that action, is being appealed.
"The democratic process and the rule of law should not be sacrificed for the sake of benefitting Planned Parenthood's bottom line," said lead counsel Barry Arrington, one of more than 1,600 attorneys in the ADF alliance.
"The governor and other state officials are not at liberty to ignore the will of the people on this matter. Colorado voters amended the state constitution to prohibit tax dollar subsidies to abortion providers, so it's the right decision to take this to the court of appeals," he said.
WND reported in 2008 when the original lawsuit was filed, alleging Gov. Bill Ritter was violating the state's constitution.
The complaint cited state payments of $18 million to Planned Parenthood and another abortionist, despite a Colorado constitutional ban on taxpayer funds being used "directly or indirectly" for abortions.
The Denver District Court lawsuit action was brought by Arrington, who is affiliated with the Alliance Defense Fund, on behalf of taxpayer Mark Hotaling, who leads the Christian Family Alliance.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Across the country, groundswells of Personhood efforts have already altered the focus of the pro-life movement, and over the President's Day weekend, those efforts were realized.
In two key states, we gathered enough signatures to put “Personhood” on the ballot. This Personhood Movement and the initiatives it has produced have only one goal: To restore God given dignity to every human person.
I had the honor of attending victory rallies for Personhood in both Mississippi and Colorado. The fervent energy that burns in the hearts of the valiant advocates of Personhood was an encouragement that almost defies description! Although the rallies were held over one thousand miles apart, both possessed the same purpose that can only be present when Christians band together and sacrifice their time, talent and energy for the love and protection of their neighbors.
Following the examples of heroes like Rosa Parks and William Wilberforce, Colorado volunteers collected nearly 80,000 signatures to place the “Personhood Amendment” on the ballot for a second consecutive election. And this historic achievement was the result of the sweat and labor of purely grassroots volunteers.
Just a few days later and with tears of joy, faithful volunteers delivered over 130,000 signatures to Mississippi’s Secretary of State, affirming the God-given right to life of all people. The boxes of dog eared petitions were carried into the office of the Secretary of State by mothers, daughters, fathers and sons, and most notably Mississippi’s Lt. Governor, and front-running 2011 gubernatorial candidate Phil Bryant!
We cannot know the exact effects these amendments will bring. But it is certain here and now that we have won major victories. Volunteers gathered over 200,000 signatures in two states. 2,500 churches opened their doors to the Personhood Movement. We boldly proclaimed to hundreds of thousands of people that all human life is sacred: asking and answering the provocative question: “When should human rights begin?”. While these are all victories in their own right --and are undeniable evidence of the power of this movement -- there remains a larger accomplishment that I believe will prove most indelible upon the soul of the nation.
That victory, (and I believe the most significant fruit of the Personhood Movement) is the determination now manifest in the hearts of the thousands of volunteers who are making Personhood a reality. I felt its power lift my spirit with the strength of a three-fold cord at the victory rallies. Recognizing themselves in the tiniest among us, these Christians are engaging the culture around them and selflessly giving of their time, talents and money to affirm the God-given right of Personhood for all children including the pre-born.
Undaunted by anti-personhood naysayers, these volunteers have committed their hearts, and their hands to turn back the perpetration of the most diabolical crime ever committed; a crime that includes the dehumanization and murder of an entire class of citizens. It is this determination, built upon the firm pillars of science, religion, and the common conscience of all humanity that will bring victory over the injustice of abortion. We are witnessing the emerging dominance of the most significant human rights movement of our lifetime because Christians are engaging the culture with Personhood. And the culture is responding!
I’m overwhelmed to think of the hundreds of thousands of people reached with the message of Personhood by this young and growing army of dedicated volunteers. And with the increasing momentum of the Personhood argument comes ever more Personhood volunteers determined to communicate to millions the truth that every human is a person and should be protected by love and by law. Such determination is the real victory. And while, like the future effects of the law establishing Personhood, its ultimate impact remains to be fully revealed, this victory has convinced me that dignity shall be restored to all humans. Praise God!
Co Founder - Personhood USA
Personhood USA is a grassroots, Christian organization founded to establish personhood efforts across America to create protection for every child by love and by law. Personhood USA is committed to assisting and supporting Personhood Legislation and Constitutional Amendments and building local pro-life organizations through raising awareness of the personhood of the pre-born.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Ok, it really irks me to give RHReality Check's Wendy Norris credit for anything, but I have to thank her for giving my first attempt at stand up comedy a plug!
And she didn't even make note that I kind of mangled the punch line!
Her report and Tweets from our Personhood CO petition turn in and rally spread the word about our amazing feat (imo) of turning in nearly 80,000 signatures Friday to the Secretary of State. She gave my opening line a bit of note:
"I hope nobody minds but I did bring my crib notes with me today," Hanks said as she flashed her palm at the supporters. "In case you can't see this it says 23 + 23 = 46. One precious new human being made in God's image. That's embryology 101 for those egg-as-a-person supporters who might be in the audience."
but sadly went on to outright lie about me. What up, Wendy?
"While Mason tried to strike an upbeat note for the group's first 2010 state ballot test, the gathering took on a decidedly strange and nastier tone after he introduced Colorado ballot co-sponsors, Gualberto Garcia Jones and Leslie Hanks. During their turns at the stacked box podium, each took verbal swipes at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains communications director Monica McCafferty, who quietly watched the event from the back of the room, RH Reality Check and this reporter."
I never said a single word about the rather stunning red-head, Monica.
Of course, PP has a history of using attractive, black sophisticated people, as well, to sell their deadly wares.
If one reads the article, the so-called "verbal swipe" is never mentioned after the claim is made.
Journalistic sloppiness or malpractice, you decide?
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Saturday, February 13, 2010
Personhood Supporters Mince No Words, Seek To Outlaw Abortion
Opponents: Measure Likely To Fail Again
By Lance Hernandez, 7NEWS Reporter
POSTED: 9:47 pm MST February 12, 2010
UPDATED: 11:41 pm MST February 12, 2010
DENVER -- When is a person a person, at the point of birth, or the point of conception?
Colorado voters may get another chance to decide that issue.
Members of Personhood Colorado turned in nearly 80,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in an effort to get a proposed amendment on to the ballot.
They want to outlaw abortion.
“This amendment would change the pre-born child’s status from being property, which it currently is in Colorado, to being a human,” said Keith Mason, co-founder of Personhood USA.
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Friday, February 12, 2010
This past summer I had the privilege of traveling to Las Vegas for a national PersonhoodUSA strategy meeting and the honor of actually being able to say a few words to the assembled about our efforts in Colorado
to legally protect pre-born babies in the womb.
As I shared about our newly launched campaign to champion life, I lapsed into a teary moment of explanation about why I decided to be a sponsor of Personhood CO 2010. My family's world had just months before been rocked by the death of our 2 year old twin granddaughter, Tuesday.
The brief message I shared that day was that life had become even more intensely special to me, since suffering such profound loss.
I told my peers that I was doing the Personhood campaign for Tuesday, "because she was so precious - and every baby is so precious and worthy of protection and welcoming into our human family."
Yes, every baby is precious - because he or she is a gift from Almighty God - and should be protected by love and law.
And so today I celebrate! As I will have the honor of delivering box after box of petitions to the Colorado Secretary of State representing the blood, sweat and tears of our volunteers in the state that started the abortion holocaust.
We are a cultural cadre - a remnant, if you will. We celebrate life! We honor God and we praise him for every new day that we are given to serve Him.
Thank you Jesus for inspiring our volunteers to work so hard these past 6 months to make it possible for us to go to the Secretary of State's office with our love offering to you and for the babies!
Thank you precious Tuesday for reminding me every time I wondered if we could do it, that for you and all the little ones, I had no choice.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Knights of Columbus Hall 1555 Grant Street
11:00 - 12:00 petition turn in and notarization - bring any petitions you've not yet turned in! No signature left behind!!
12:00 - 12:45 rally for Personhood
1:00 - 1:30 press conference
The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26
The babies thank you for all your help and support!
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Well we are down to the wire, in Colorado and Mississippi! And, other states are joining the Personhood movement almost daily.
The Lord has called a remnant to put aside frivolous things and get serious about ending child killing in our lifetime.
I've been fighting for the rights of the pre-born since 1986 and even for laws with which I now disagree - regulating abortion.
Yes, I repent !!
I haven't seen it likely that abortion would be really ended, until I've had the honor and thrill of being directly involved in the Personhood Colorado 2010 redux of Amendment 48 - which garnered 600,000 votes in 2008.
Will you please pray fervently for our final 48 hours that every person who has a petition, with any signatures on it, will get it to either Colorado Right to Life or Personhood Colorado's offices before the end of Thursday, October 11, 2010? If you have a relative in Colorado who hasn't had a chance to sign a petition, have them call CRL - 303-753-9394 or Personhood CO at 303-456-2600.
The babies love you and will thank you, who will receive legal protection from the beginning of biological development - if we get on the ballot, and educate effectively about their infinitely valuable dignity and humanity !!
ENDING ABORTION IN OUR LIFETIMES! WHAT A CONCEPT!!!
In the words of the inspirational Winston Churchill, Never give up, never give up, never, never, never!!!!!!!
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Look for evil Planned Parenthood's Superbowl ad, exploiting black athletes, to backfire.
Their founder, Margaret Sanger, was a racist and PP targets black babies - nearly 1,500 die by abortion daily. It's about time for that news to go viral and because they couldn't let Tim Tebow's story be told without firing back, they just might have shot themselves in the foot.
PP clinics are routinely placed in minority neighborhoods and though black woman comprise 6% of the population, they receive over 30% of America's abortions.
And oh yes, last year, they agreed to take donations to kill black babies, as James O'Keefe exposed.
Reverend Clenard Childress' website, Blackgenocide.org, has been
educating on the decimation of his race for years.
The timing of Planned Parenthood, on what should become a PR disaster, is just perfect!
Seems a new website will be a blockbuster in opening eyes to the shameful genocide that has been perpetrated by the slick and well funded death peddlers: Toomanyaborted.com
And the incredible movie Maafa 21, which is about to burst onto the radar screen, documents Ms Sanger's evil, eugenic intent so clearly, the
genie will never go back into the bottle!