Vol. 33, No.
Henry Hyde to Be
with Lifetime Achievement Award
National Right to Life will celebrate the 13th
annual Proudly Pro-Life Awards Dinner by honoring retiring
pro-life champion Congressman Henry Hyde April 25 at
the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Supreme Court Agrees to Review
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
Six years after the Supreme Court overturned Nebraska's ban on
partial-birth abortions, a newly reconstituted High Court will hear
arguments on a lower court ruling that blocked enforcement of the
federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. The justices' February 21
decision came on the Court's first official day of business after
Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., replaced Sandra Day O'Connor.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, Jr. (left),
with his family, shakes hands with Chief Justice John Roberts at
a ceremonial swearing in of Justice Alito at the White House.
The justices will hear Gonzales v. Carhart in their next term, which
begins in October.
When President Bush signed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act into
law, he said, "In passing this legislation, members of the House and
Senate made a studied decision based upon compelling evidence. The
best case against partial birth abortion is a simple description of
what happens and to whom it happens. It involves the partial
delivery of a live boy or girl, and a sudden, violent end of that
The President added, "Our nation owes its children a different and
better welcome. The bill I am about to sign protecting innocent new
life from this practice reflects the compassion and humanity of
Black Women Speak Loudly
By Lara Bode
In a powerful display of diversity with unity, a coalition of more
than 20 African-American women assembled at the National Press Club
in Washington, D.C., February 2 to say "no more" to abortion and to
"Stand for Life!"
to right) Black Americans for Life President Day Gardner, Janice
Hollis, and Jeanine Washington.
Sponsored by Black Americans for Life, these Black women, many of
whom are post-abortive, gathered to candidly declare the truth that
abortion kills children and hurts women.
There were two backdrops to this historic gathering. First, February
is Black History Month. Second, "Since 1973, more than 14 million of
our Black children have died this way, while most of us said
nothing," said Day Gardner, president of Black Americans for Life.
Ms. Gardner minced no words. "The knives of abortionists have
slaughtered more than 14 million Black babies," she said.
"Beautiful, perfectly formed babies have been scraped out of their
mother's womb in pieces, or jammed in the back of their heads with
scissors to have their brains sucked out so that a dead baby can be
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Vol. 33, No.
From the President
Wanda Franz, Ph.D.
ROE IN CRISIS AND THE
BY Wanda Franz, Ph.D.
The pro-abortionists have had decades to make their case
scientifically, morally, philosophically, and constitutionally. They
have failed on all accounts.
The persistent failure of the pro-abortionists to make convincing
arguments has been overshadowed by the fact that since 1973 we have
had the most permissive abortion law among Western
societies--Court-made law that has been imposed on the nation by
unelected justices in the decisions of Roe v. Wade, Doe v.
Bolton, Planned Parenthood of S.E. Pennsylvania v. Casey, and
Stenberg v. Carhart.
Since 1973, science has in ever more detail revealed the humanity of
the unborn child: Ultrasound images of unborn babies have become
routine, and our genetic uniqueness is clearer than ever.
Morally, our nation is heading down the "slippery slope" invoked by
pro-lifers in 1973: Infanticide, child abuse, and the killing of the
disabled are becoming more prevalent. Add to that the physical and
emotional hurt that abortion has placed on the aborting mothers.
Philosophically, the typical "pro-choicer" is stuck with primitive
arguments: The unborn child is an "aggressor," so the mother can
kill him. Or he is not a person because he lacks the ability to
think rationally, perceive or express conscious emotions, or
interact meaningfully, i.e., he supposedly is not a sentient human
being--a definition that would make a non-person out of a young
child, a sleeping adult, an anesthetized patient, or certain
disabled persons. No wonder that, perversely, some think a healthy
pig is "worth" more than an ill newborn child.
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