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By Thomas J. Marzen
The National Right to Life Committee and Oregon Right to Life (ORTL) have filed an important 32-page "friend-of-the-court" brief in support of Attorney General John Ashcroft's November 6 decision that the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) does not permit the use of federally controlled drugs to assist in suicides.
The NRLC/ORTL brief is in response to a November 20, 2001, decision by Federal District Judge Robert E. Jones to extend an initial temporary restraining order against enforcement of the Ashcroft ruling until after all the parties to the litigation are able to fully brief the judge on the issues involved.
By Jean Garton
Editor's note. This first ran in our December 1998 issue and is one of the stories readers have most asked to reprint. Read it and I think you will see why. There is an update at the end of Jean's wonderful account.
me introduce you to two little girls affectionately called " Hot
Potato Soup" and "Dessert." Their real names, of course,
are far more traditional.
BULK SUBSCRIPTIONS of
From the President
Wanda Franz, Ph.D.
National Right to Life is the flagship of the pro-life movement. I think it's invaluable that they have a headquarters that is close to Capitol Hill.
--Congressman Henry Hyde
National Right to Life is really
indispensable on every abortion-related issue. They are very effective
at communicating to the people across America. The reason
National Right to Life can go ahead with [the purchase of a headquarters
building] is that they have been successful.
National Right to Life is the hub, the nerve center, of the pro- life movement. I can't tell you how many times I have handed out the letter from Doug Johnson that said that this is a scored vote--and all of a sudden this sharpens the mind on the part of Members [of Congress], and they say "this must really mean something to National, and I'm going to vote for it."
--Congressman Chris Smith
These are the comments from prominent pro-lifer leaders in Congress when they heard that the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund had decided to buy a building on 10th Street, N.W. The building is NRLC's new headquarters. The National Right to Life Committee and the NRL Political Action Committee will lease space from the NRL Educational Trust Fund; thus the lease payments will stay within the NRL corporate family and continue to be available for pro-life educational work instead of flowing into someone else's coffers.
JULY 8, 1998