31 Years of Hard Work Pays Off
|Pro-life President George W. Bush has been a stalwart
ally in his first term.
By Darla St. Martin
NRLC Associate Executive Director
Thirty-one years ago on January 22, 1973, the
pro-abortionists celebrated their complete and final victory - - or so they thought. The
Supreme Court had settled the abortion question once and for all. It had struck down every
protective abortion law in the country, and it looked inevitable that the lives of other
vulnerable persons would be in imminent danger as well.
But then something began to happen. Out of that terrible tragedy, the right to life
movement rose like a phoenix. National Right to Life, which Congressman Henry Hyde calls
the "flagship" of that movement, was organized almost immediately and was
officially launched in May 1973.
Now, 31 years later, National Right to Life is one of the most effective and respected
organizations in the nation. In 1999 Fortune magazine ranked the most influential
public policy groups in Washington, D.C., and National Right to Life was No. 8.
NARAL, the leading pro-abortion group, ranked a distant 43rd.
Control of House and Senate at Stake As Well
RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE IS ON!
|All nine Democrats running for President are
pro-abortion. Shown here at an Iowa debate are (left to right) Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Sen.
Joseph Liberman, Rep. Richard Gephardt, Sen. John Edwards, Sen. John Kerry, former Sen.
Carol Mosely-Braun, and former Gov. Howard Dean. Not in attendance were retired General
Wesley Clark and Rev. Al Sharpton.
By Carol Tobias
NRL Political Director
The race is on!
As I write this story, it is only a little over a week before the first caucus in Iowa
and two weeks before the first primary in New Hampshire. Collectively, the results of
caucuses and primaries over the next couple of months will determine which pro-abortion
Democrat will face pro-life President George W. Bush in November. Congressional primaries
to select party nominees for the U.S. House and Senate begin in March.
Since the 2000 election, pro-lifers have enjoyed the wonderful experience of having a
pro-life president in the White House. Since the 2002 elections, there has also been
pro-life leadership in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
However, that could all change, depending on the outcome of this year's election.
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Vol. 31, No. 1
From the President
Wanda Franz, Ph.D.
2004 IS A PIVOTAL
I will remain in this position [as NARAL president] through the end of April 2004 so
that I can work with our members and allies to lead the March for Freedom of Choice that
will bring a historic number of pro-choice Americans to Washington, D.C.
My retirement from NARAL Pro-Choice America does not mean I am withdrawing from pro-choice
activism. Quite the contrary: I will now be able to devote myself fully to the most
pressing challenge our movement faces today: electing a pro-choice President in 2004. The
next four years will almost certainly see at least two Supreme Court vacancies. If George
W. Bush is allowed to fill those seats, it could mean the end of reproductive privacy and
the end of Roe v. Wade. I intend to do everything I can do to see that does not
NARAL Pro-Choice America's true impact is measured not in dollars raised, elections won or
[judicial] nominations defeated, but in the countless women whose lives have been saved
and children whose lives have been enriched by our work.
--From Kate Michelman, statement announcing her retirement from the
presidency of NARAL
Ms. Michelman's retirement message not only lays out
NARAL's political program for the year 2004 but also summarizes the pro-abortionists'
willful moral confusion and blindness to the facts.
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