Thursday, October 28, 2010
Voters this fall will once again be asked to decide a state constitutional amendment that seeks to define a person to give legal rights to an unborn child. In March, Colorado Amendment 62, called the Personhood Amendment, was placed on the ballot after the Secretary of State certified nearly 100,000 signatures in support. Backers say the ultimate goal is to overturn Roe v. Wade.
A similar measure was defeated in 2008, 73 to 27 percent. Unswayed, proponents are not only back but have tweaked the language to make the language broader. A person is no longer defined from moment of fertilization. Now a person is given rights at the beginning of biological development. Backers say this change offers protection for the unborn during such things as in vitro fertilization. It also could potentially prohibit birth control methods that prevent implantation in the uterus.
Working tirelessly in support and in opposition of this controversial amendment are two accomplished, articulate women. Both are veterans in the political arena; both are passionate and unwavering in their beliefs. And both have devoted decades trying to defeat what the other stands for.
Leslie Hanks. Watkins. Vice President of Colorado Right to Life. Co-sponsor of Personhood Amendment 62.
The first toe-dip into politics for Leslie Hanks came in 1986 when she was asked to run for PTA president at her kids’ school in the Bennet 29 School District. She was a stay-at-home mom who was going to college to earn a degree in English. She agreed to run not knowing of the fight that soon would change the course of her life.
Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, she says she was completely apolitical. Her father was a jazz musician, her mother a traditional housewife who sometimes felt restless in the domestic world. “My parents were both highly opinionated so I come by it naturally,” jokes the 59-year-old mother of two and grandmother of eight. She has been married to the same man 39 years. She is at once cheerful and relaxed, without a hint of the contentiousness that often swirls around her chosen causes.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I would go as far as saying, “How dare we not compare the Abortion Holocaust to the American Slave Trade" ?
Tough Questions Series – How Dare You Compare Abortion to The Holocaust or Slavery?
I have heard many people cry foul whenever any pro-lifer uses the Jewish Holocaust or slavery in America as a comparison to abortion. Many times at my talks someone will scold me during question-and-answer time, claiming to be offended that I would use such a comparison.
The problem they have is not really the fact that a comparison is being made to one of these horrific tragedies; after all, we build museums, memorials and reminders of what happened to make sure something like the Jewish Holocaust will never happen again. The problem really is that we have elevated what they consider to be a blob of tissue to personhood status.
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By Michael Moriarty
web posted October 25, 2010
My regular readers know me well enough to comprehend my seriousness about the curse that the Supreme Court loaded on the back of America in 1973, with its Roe v Wade decision legalizing abortion. Little did I know – historically challenged little me – that America's legalized abortion actually began in Colorado in 1967. Yup, the practice of murdering your own children with impunity began not 37 years ago, but 43.
That is half the length of time America took to finally end slavery.
Yup, Hollywood's Little Getaway Spot, with the ski trails of Aspen and the seven figure vacation homes, revolutionized America's very soul.Colorado did more to destroy America's "inalienable right to life" than even Dr. Evil and his Mini-Me have accomplished so far.
By that I mean, it was the elite, wealthy and influential of Colorado that actually began to beg for the arrival of a wannabe-Mao Zedong and his "Cultural Revolution" … or rather the "fundamental transformation of the United States of America."
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Predictably, Mr. Moriarty has been slammed by the Democratic Underground for his admiration of America's Declaration of Independence. Of course, there's also the little problem of the Law and Order episode, Dignity with its echos of Personhood for pre-born babies in the womb.
As American RTL noted, "Cutter virtually quoted the co-sponsor of Colorado's 2010 Personhood Amendment, Gualberto Garcia Jones, who launched the statewide ballot initiative holding his 10-day-old son at a press conference and saying, "Two weeks ago, my son had less rights than a dog or a cat." Speaking to District Attorney Jack McCoy, Cutter says, "My God, cats and dogs have more rights than the unborn."
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Incredible photographer of life, Anne Geddes, has a new book, "Beginnings" which the Huffington Post is featuring. (HT, Jillstanek.com)
Imagine that and ponder why!
I'm personally thinking that she may be wanting to soften a crowd not typically baby friendly.
Who knows, but her photos have the unmistakable handprint of God on every page!!
What vision . . .
"I saw a photograph of a bird's nest, which was an advertisement for what I thought was a photographic exhibition at a small gallery in Sydney. When I arrived, it was a showing of real birds' nests. I was deeply moved by these little nests, their incredible beauty and fragility, and the mothering instinct at work -- the ingenuity and energy channeled into creating a safe place to conceal the young. Everything about them was just so nurturing. And I began to think about these miracles of nature that are concealed in a repeating pattern of secrete, store, burst forth in abundance -- seeds, bulbs, cocoons and the miracle of pregnancy.
When I saw the nests, everything began to flow again; everything came back. I felt inspired to start photographing again. I came out of the exhibit and phoned my husband, Kel, and said, "I need to do another book. I just saw these amazing nests." The whole "Beginnings" project started from there.
The creative intensity of the project pushed me into deeper and deeper territory, giving me something far richer than I could ever have anticipated. I sometimes had to change course within my vision. I think you have to be able to say, "Wait a minute, this is closer to what I wanted to say," and not be afraid to do that. The evolution of the project attracted me as an artist and was fulfilling in the sense that I became aware of being inspired to explore my vision in new forms."
Thank You, Anne for so perfectly revealing the MIRACLE that is new life!!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Contact: Jennifer Mason, Personhood Colorado, 202-595-3500 ext. 1
DENVER, Oct. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pam Tebow, mother of five including Denver Bronco Tim Tebow, has endorsed Colorado's Personhood Amendment, Amendment 62, which is the only pro-life issue on the ballot anywhere in the U.S. in 2010.
"A child's right to life begins at conception, not at birth. From conception, all children are people, made in the image and likeness of God. Thus, I support the Personhood amendment and appeal to Colorado voters to vote "yes" on amendment 62," stated Pam Tebow, in support of Amendment 62.
Pam Tebow made headline news when she and Heisman-trophy winning son Tim Tebow appeared in a pro-life television ad during the 2010 Superbowl. The real headline story was not the ad, but Pam's refusal to let doctor's take her son's life while she was pregnant. The ad was sponsored by Focus on the Family, which has also urged Colorado voters to vote "Yes" on Amendment 62.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
In April of 1967 Colorado became the first state to legalize the killing of innocent unborn children.
More than 40 years, and a million broken lives later, in 2010, Colorado has an opportunity to be the first to end it.
Amendment 62 recognizes that all life is precious and that every child should be protected by love and by law.
Please watch this powerful video and share it with everyone you know!
And in November, vote yes on 62, it’s the right thing to do!!
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The Amendment 62 campaign in Colorado, seeking to legally protect every baby in the womb from the beginning of biological development, has been blessed by the presence of Lori Hoye and her husband Walter Hoye during the recent months of our campaign.
They have so very generously shared the personhood vision with churches all over Colorado from the perspective of the founders of the California Civil Rights Foundation and Issues4Life.
Lori's thoughts about the need to protect each life made in God's image, are particularly poignant as her family history
As the great great granddaughter of former slaves, I am ETERNALLY grateful that Abraham Lincoln DID risk the Union, fought the Civil War, and Abolished Slavery.
It is very easy to talk about practicality, pragmatism and polls when you are not the one wearing chains and being beaten on a daily basis. It’s easy to be patient when you are free. It’s another thing entirely when you’re the slave. The nearly 240
years that passed until the Thirteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution officially ended slavery in 1865 were an eternity for the slave. The past 37 years are an eternity for the preborn child.
In the black community every 72 seconds a preborn baby is being brutally murdered in the womb of his or her mother. The baby wants to live and expects those who have the power to save him or her to do it RIGHT NOW. Abortion has taken more lives in the African-American community in 37 years (over 14 million) than slavery took from Africa in more than 400 years (12 to 13 million African forbearers ripped from their homes and forcibly transported to the Americas in a massive slave trade
dating from the 1400s).
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