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Worst Abortion Video Yet

A TEACHABLE MOMENT
Outrage Over Body Parts Videos Squandered by Defunding Efforts
Defund Planned Parenthood Bills Typically Fund Abortion
Politicians Against PP Funding Give Record Funds to Abortion 

Lesson from Presidential History: Former president George W. Bush claimed to be against tax funding of abortion yet the Bush administration increased funding to Planned Parenthood by nearly a billion tax dollars over and above what Bill Clinton had been able to give them, and this was true even though for four years Bush and the Republicans had a historic monopoly on power with the trifecta of control over the executive branch, and the legislative branch, and the U.S. Supreme Court. And G. W. Bush gave Planned Parenthood all that money even though it is fungible, and even though in a typical year 98% of Planned Parenthood's pregnancy "services" consist of abortion. Further, just like Roe v. Wade was a Republican ruling, written by Republican Justice Harry Blackmun and passed by a Republican majority, so too, Republican George H.W. Bush initiated Title X funding, amounting to many millions of dollars per year, to Planned Parenthood.  

Lesson from Baby Body Parts Videos: With the public outrage over Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts, what should pro-lifers do now? Do we provide political cover for "pro-life" politicians and talk show hosts like FNC's Megan Kelly who can grandstand against harvesting body parts from "potential life" by urging them to call for the defunding of Planned Parenthood? Of course not. Instead, CRTL offers this response:

"With the viral body parts videos, America has run out of excuses. The abortion clinic says that they are merely removing tissue. But 'tissue' does not have a heart, lungs, arms and legs. Planned Parenthood is killing babies. Everyone knows that. And they're even selling the body parts. A baby is a person made in God's image so we must all fight to protect each child by love and by law."

Abortion Vigilante Worksheet

Endorsement: "Dear American RTL, I just read your Abortion Vigilante Worksheet... I plan to use this in class. It is the best thing on this subject I have ever read. I just want to thank you profusely for devising it." -Dr. Ronda Chervin

UPDATE Nov. 27, 2015 -- Regarding the murders at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood by a mentally ill, drug-addicted criminal, the personhood supporter at the scene was not the criminal but the hero, officer Garrett Swasey who signed Colorado RTL's personhood petition. Check out "It's What You Do" to see a scan of this at the Colorado RTL site.

American RTL contrasts the eight people unjustly killed since 1993 by known anti-abortion vigilantes with the eighty women killed by pro-abortion violence for refusing to abort their own children. Those murdered moms are invisible to the media.

When a journalist advocates a "right" to dismember an unborn child (an act that would put an animal rights activist into a rage if done to a preborn cow), that kind of psychological dysfunction helps explain why the pro-killing media ignores those mothers who were brutally killed. And then there are the hundreds of women sexually assaulted by their own abortionists who are also ignored. But who cares: certainly no one in the media. The silence is for the greater good. No?


The late abortionist George Tiller was the most recent and notorious of the four abortionists killed in America, after Barnett Slepian, John Britton, and David Gunn. God has granted everyone the right of self defense to use an escalation of force up to lethal action to protect oneself and one's neighbor from unjust, imminent harm. Of course abortionists have unjustly slaughtered countless innocent children. Yet American Right To Life does not condone the murder of Tiller but we are thankful that he will never kill another child.

This worksheet uses the principles which establish the right of self defense and at the same time condemn vigilantism and the killing of abortionists. American RTL publishes this worksheet to help Christians think through the issue of vigilantism regarding the intentional killing of abortionists. ARTL asserts that the two factors which differentiate between justified defense and criminal action are imminence and escalation of force...

Personhood Vote Grows from 2008 to 2014!

Colorado's Personhood Vote Grows from 2008, to 2010, to 2014! The YES vote on Personhood grew to narrow our loss from a 27%, 3-to-1 defeat in 2008, to a 29% defeat in 2010, to now 35% voting YES on the pro-life Brady personhood Amendment 67. So we've narrowed the loss from 3-to-1 to better than 2-to-1. That encourages us!

NBC's Law & Order: "Rape Doesn't Justify Abortion"

American RTL is remembering NBC's only pro-life Law & Order episode, titled Dignity, which is excerpted below. This episode is pastor-approved and you can view it online. Law & Order excerpts:

From Detective Kevin Bernard, played by Anthony Anderson: "You got it backwards, man. The horrible thing is the rape, not the bringing of a life into the world."

Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Connie Rubirosa says, "I grew up thinking Roe v. Wade was gospel. … But [now] I don't know where my privacy ends and another being's dignity begins."

Executive ADA Michael Cutter, played by Linus Roache, was quoting real-world surveys when he said, "The tide has turned. Most Americans are pro-life now."

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."

George Tiller Memorial (.com)

American Right To Life is stunned and horrified by the shocking memorial to the late Wichita abortionist at GeorgeTillerMemorial.com. Tiller himself authorized the memorial photos taken within his own clinic; and they are used by the explicit permission from one of his own 'patients.'

American RTL does not condone the murder of George Tiller but we are thankful that he will never kill another child. ARTL has published a vigilante worksheet to help pro-lifers and others explore and understand the biblical principles differentiating between justifiable self defense and criminal vigilantism. That worksheet begins: "Lethal force in a park to save a child is just. Why then is it wrong against an abortionist?"

Republican Party: We Don't Need No Social Issues

DENVER, Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012 -- Republican "moderates" like Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney lose elections, while candidates that have at least appealed to the party's pro-life core, like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, win by energizing the base.

So, disdaining their pro-family base, the Republican Party has bragged that it is moving away from what they call the "social" issues, the sanctity of life and of marriage. Of course however, the very foundation of human civilization is the non-negotiable God-given right to life and the sanctity of marriage.

Republican power brokers hostile to biblical values surrender presidential election after election to big-spending socialist Democrats because they actually would rather risk that outcome than nominate a candidate who will invigorate the base by fighting for the life of the unborn child and for the sanctity of marriage. And predictably, such RINO Republicans will argue the exact opposite, that if Republicans want to win, they need to become increasingly liberal, that is, pro-homosexuality, pro-abortion, pro-socialist, anti-marriage, etc. However, if the country is offered a candidate like Mitt Romney, who is a government health care reformist, implementer of homosexual marriage, pro-abortion, socialist, well then, why not just stick with the openly liberal party, because it's hard to out-Democrat a Democrat. The party leaders have moved so far to the left, that they're competing with the Democrats on the liberal agenda.

Please Give Now! Those who know that the battle is not R vs D, but good versus evil, and right vs wrong, and that the innocent child's life must not be relegated to a second-tier negotiable issue, please donate to ARTL. For of course, even Ronald Reagan let down the pro-lifers who trusted in his leadership by funding some abortion (as in the Mexico City Policy, etc.) and by nominating known pro-abortion judges including Sandra Day O'Connor. And George W. Bush, while he would claim to oppose abortion, increased funding to Planned Parenthood by hundreds of millions of dollars more than even Bill Clinton was able to give them, and Bush ended up killing, by his own policies and approval, more than three million children during his term in office. So this is no longer your grandma's pro-life movement. To get the support of the personhood movement, any alleged conservative candidate is going to have to be willing to sacrifice his own career in defense of the unborn child, or he's as worthless as a soldier unwilling to face the battle.

ARTL Launches RepublicansAgainstRomney.com

American RTL Launches RepublicansAgainstRomney.com
ARTL Action: Obama is the Lesser of Two Evils

DENVER, Aug. 28, 2012 -- "Mitt Romney is the architect of Obamacare," said Jefferson George, the president of American Right To Life Action, a conservative 527 group. "Romney has already implemented what Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton only dream of: homosexual marriage, tax-funded abortion on demand by health care reform with the individual mandate, robbing religious freedom from pro-life hospitals. The list is long. If anyone believed the 'lesser of two evils' con, they'd have to vote for Obama."

"Strategists say that independents decide elections," said Darrell Birkey, the ARTL research director overseeing the new RepublicansAgainstRomney.com site. "So the only way for pro-lifers to get candidates who won't kill unborn children is to become independent enough to oppose liberal, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, politicians like Mitt Romney."

Agreeing with ARTL is the longtime vice president of the nation's first "right to life" group. "The Republicans Against Romney site documents that the excuses the campaign makes for Mitt's anti-child, anti-free-market, anti-family actions are nothing but lies," said Colorado Right To Life's Leslie Hanks. "Sadly, conservative talk show hosts lap it up and repeat the lies. This website even offers a $100 reward for corrections to errors of fact."

'Legitimate Rape' Issue is Romney, Not Akin, Policy


For Immediate Release:

'Legitimate Rape' Issue is Romney Policy, Not Akin's
American Right To Life Shows Absurdity of Rape Exception


Denver, CO 8-24-2012 – "Ironically, it is the implementation of Mitt Romney's abortion policy," says the American Right To Life research director Darrell Birkey, "that would require determining whether or not there was a 'legitimate' rape."

"Missouri's U.S. Senate Candidate Todd Akin advocates the personhood position of killing no child, regardless of whether or not her father was a criminal," says ARTL Action president Jefferson George. "However, Mitt Romney himself wrote an op-ed recently in National Review saying that he opposes abortion but not for 'instances of rape'. So it is not Akin, but Mitt Romney, whose unworkable policy would require determining whether there was a 'legitimate' rape."

See also: On the So-Called Rape "Exception"
and ARTL's Burning Buildings and Half-a-Loaf

Agreeing with American Right To Life is the longtime vice president of the nation's first-ever "right to life" group. "Mitt Romney's criticism of congressman Akin was self-condemning," said Colorado Right To Life's Leslie Hanks. As campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said, "Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin's statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape." Hanks added, "So the Romney campaign admits that their own policy, unless it's just phony, requires some kind of determination of rape. They're the 'legitimate rape' team."

American Right To Life agrees with Rep. Akin that he "used the wrong words in the wrong way." Birkey points out that, "Perhaps without realizing it, Todd repeated the Ron Paul-ism that was said to Piers Morgan on CNN earlier this year about legitimate rape. With a similar view to Romney's, Paul put it even worse, and called it an 'honest' rape. Likewise, Mitt Romney's policy means that if a woman was actually raped, then he would not oppose her killing the child."

"The new Republican-In-Name-Only GOP is reduced to being the conservatives who want to save social programs created by liberals," said George, head of the 527 group. "And Todd Akin could become the awkward hero from Missouri if he brings his actions in line with his principles and refrains from voting for bills, like H.R. 3, that authorize the use of tax dollars to kill the very children that we believe Aiken wants to protect."

Lastly, Mitt Romney's unworkable 'rape exception' also violates the God-given right to life.

ARTL Unfurls World's Largest Protest Sign

Size of world's largest protest sign by ARTL compared to the Statue of Liberty
Size of world's largest protest sign by ARTL compared to the Statue of Liberty

DENVER /PRNewswire/ -- An official Guinness Book of World RecordsTM attempt to display the largest ever protest sign has succeeded. The 530-foot tall and 666-foot wide message is being shouted from the mountaintops overlooking the Democratic National Convention with the leading 2008 protest message.

Depending on their location, thousands of DNC delegates and journalists can look out their hotel windows to the west to see the sign. Sponsored by American RTL Action, the message initially appeared with three enormous 160-foot tall, bright yellow letters, D-N-C.


Photo from 7 miles away shows enormity of ARTL sign

See also the time lapse video of the unfurling; the follow-up expert verification report as requested by Guinness; TV news coverage of the Sheets of Shame; media reports of pro-lifers running circles around liberal activists who "had no coherent message" whereas the pro-lifers "were seemingly everywhere… and then there was the little matter of that giant message that showed up on North Table Mountain;" and a great downloadable .pdf file with amazing photos including of some of the scores of backpacks used by ARTL's "letter carriers." more...

If Not Personhood, What Is the Plan to End Abortion in Kansas?

by Bruce Garren

I have heard the Rev Flip Benham, Director of Operation Save America, proclaim on several occasions that, "Abortion will end in America when the church of Jesus Christ makes up her mind it will end – and not one second sooner." This certainly falls under the heading of bold statements. There are many parts of this proclamation that a person could question, such as how could Rev. Benham possibly know this to be true? Why is it that only the church has the power to end abortion, and how can a claim be made without honestly considering the power of the United States government to influence the outcome? All are good questions I’m sure Rev. Benham would be willing, if not eager to respond to. But I want to focus on another aspect of his claim. I want us to consider the reality that there could truly be an end to abortion in America...

Many Pro-aborts: Acid is Life; Embryo is Not

Many "pro-choicers" will say that an amino acid is life, and yet, a baby growing in the womb is not life, when in reality, the amino acids are not life, and the baby is. Consider that many "pro-choicers" are also evolutionists. And Darwinists are frequently confused about many things. For example, textbook authors and museum curators will claim that  the famous 1952 Miller/Urey experiment created life. In reality, all they did was to synthesize some amino acids. Once such instance in Colorado is at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in their exhibit titled: Replicating Life in the Lab? Why does that title end with a question mark? It’s been sixty years. Don’t they know yet if they made life or not?

Most Pro-aborts: Life, Not Life


The baby, on the right, is alive. The amino acids, on the left, are not alive. And that question mark at Denver museum is insufficient to counterbalance their misleading title, since amino acids are the building blocks of biological life, but they are not life. They're acids.

"We Don't Know When Life Begins" Ten thousand times over, the Roe v. Wade opinion has been quoted approvingly by those who advocate the killing of unborn children: "We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins." Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi, for example, both indicated that even "scientifically," it is not known when life begins. With such hard hearts, how can they possibly understand personhood when they pretend to be so confused regarding even biological life itself.

What Planned Parenthood Really Does


See also AmericanRTL.org/Margaret-Sanger and AmericanRTL.org/abortion-breast-cancer.

Breast Cancer Link Suspected as Reason Komen Pulls Abortion Chain Funding

For Immediate Release:

American Right To Life Suspects the Breast Cancer Link
Is the Real Reason Komen Pulled Abortion Chain's Funding

UPDATES: See this on Times Square in NYC. Also Fox News ran two reports based on this press release: Groups cite alleged cancer-abortion link to explain Komen's split with Planned Parenthood and Does science support abortion-cancer link? And Rush Limbaugh cited the ABC Link.

Denver, CO 2-1-2012 – "Now that the lead National Cancer Institute researcher on the abortion/cancer link has reversed herself and warned of abortion as a significant risk factor for breast cancer," says Lolita Hanks, nurse practitioner and president of American Right To Life, "the pro-life pressure on Planned Parenthood and Susan G. Komen is increasing."
Komen/Planned Parenthood logo
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Louise A. Brinton was largely responsible for getting the government-funded NCI to deny the abortion-breast cancer link," said Darrell Birkey, research director for ARTL, "and she has now reversed herself and co-authored a study which includes 'induced abortion' as a significant breast cancer risk factor."

Brinton and her co-authors wrote in the peer-reviewed Cancer Epidemiology journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, "Specifically, older age, family history of breast cancer, earlier menarche age, induced abortion, and oral contraceptive use were associated with an increased risk for breast cancer."

See this message on Times Square in NYC (not photoshopped)Endocrinologist Joel Brind, Ph.D. of Baruch College in New York City, dissented at the NCI's conference that rejected the abortion link to breast cancer, a conference organized by Brinton. Professor Brind says, "The 2003 conference of the National Cancer Institute which denied abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer refused to allow attending scientists to present the opposing position of the scientific research establishing the link, showing that abortion was declassified as a cancer risk for political and not scientific reasons."

"Following that political correctness," says Hanks, "Komen is claiming they have halted funding to Planned Parenthood because a Republican chairman of a House sub-committee has inquired into their financial practices. We suspect the real reason is the growing evidence that abortion significantly increases the incidence of breast cancer."

"The NCI's own statistics show that breast cancer has increased, and only in women who were of child-bearing age when abortion was legalized in 1973," said Brind, "so much so that nationally, cancer would have steadily declined, except it has held steady at the expense of women getting breast cancer." And Prof. Brind suggests that Komen now correct a factual error on their website which claims that, "the breast is mature after puberty." Actually, "third trimester pregnancy hormones begin the final maturation process and the differentiation of mammary gland cells," said Brind, a recognized expert in the field. "Abortion prevents this, leaving the woman with more undifferentiated cells vulnerable to carcinogens, increasing her risk of breast cancer."

ARTL Rejects Ron Paul's Pledge

Ron Paul Tragically Agrees With Central Finding of Roe v. Wade

Denver, CO  /PRNewswire/ -- American Right To Life calls it politics as usual when Ron Paul tried to mislead pro-life voters by signing a pledge that he actually rejects. Just in time for the 2012 Iowa caucuses Paul pledged that he will "endorse legislation to make clear that the 14th Amendment protections apply to unborn children." But then he contradicted his pledge by stating, "I can't agree that the Fourteenth Amendment has a role to play here."

"Shockingly, Ron Paul agrees with the central finding of Roe v. Wade itself," says Darrell Birkey, director of research for American Right To Life, "that the constitutional protection of human rights does not apply to unborn children." And Birkey adds, "Ron Paul as president would defend a fictitious right of states to legalize the murder of children, but any country that permits kids to be intentionally killed is not even civilized."

"Ron Paul is not who he claims to be," says Lolita Hanks, president of American RTL. "Paul is pro-choice, state-by-state. He believes states should be allowed to keep abortion, which is like allowing states to keep slavery." Thus as president, Paul would refuse to enforce the 14th amendment, which declares, "No State shall… deprive any person of life… without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

Legislator runs on moral issues, shows how to win

Iowa legislator Tom Shaw defends the right to life of all innocent persons from fertilization to natural death.

Oct. 19, 2011

Photograph of Tom Shaw

DES MOINES, IA — For legislator Tom Shaw, protecting innocent human life is not just a check-list item or a political platform plank. It is a personal passion.

Shaw, who is the chief of police in Laurens, IA, ran for the Iowa House of Representatives in 2010 in Iowa House District 8. He put moral issues at the forefront of his campaign. Defending the right to life of all innocent persons was his top priority.

He said, "I have chosen to run for the Iowa House as I feel that the values that Iowans hold dear are under attack. Our rich heritage and pioneer spirit have always made Iowa a great place to live and to raise our families. We take great pride in our communities, schools and churches."

At his campaign website Shaw made eight pledges. The first was to "Defend the right to life of all innocent persons, from fertilization to natural death." He ran as a Republican in a district controlled for 30 years by Democrats. He won by a two-to-one margin.

Personhood Presidential Forum

Personhood USA in partnership with other national pro-life organizations is presenting the first ever LIVE Presidential Pro-life Forum on January 18, 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm.

ARTL Supporting Louisiana Personhood Bill

For immediate release (see also in Charisma Magazine's LA Personhood story):

Louisiana's HB 645 Will Protect All Human Beings
ARTL urges support of Rep. LaBruzzo's Personhood Bill

Pro-life Louisiana Rep. John LaBruzzo

June 8, 2011 UPDATE: The Louisiana Personhood Bill was killed yesterday by opposition including from anti-personhood pro-life organizations. "Opposition to our 2011 Personhood bill came from Louisiana's National Right To Life affiliate, the state's Catholic Bishops, and the state's Focus on the Family affiliate," said the bill's sponsor, Rep. John LaBruzzo. "And the personhood oppositon to HB 645, of course, also came from Planned Parenthood and the ACLU."

The HB 645 pro-life opposition came from attorneys and other representatives of the Louisiana Family Forum, Louisiana Right To Life, the Louisiana's Roman Catholic Church. Regardless of all this, because personhood is based on the God-given right to life of every child and the truth will win as the personhood movement continues to march across the land. So some day, ARTL will say to these groups, "Welcome aboard!"

Feb. 2, 2016 Update: In a Denver radio interview, Juda Myers of Choices4Life.org confirmed that she spoke with representatives of the organizations above which were named by Rep. LaBruzzo, including for example Benjamin Clapper of the misnamed Louisiana Right To Life, and that they all worked to kill this pro-life bill because it had no "exceptions" and she reported on a $5,000 fundraiser designed to raise the funds to lobby to kill this no-exceptions anti-aboriton bill.

New Orleans, LA 6-7-11 – American Right To Life thanks Louisiana's Rep. John LaBruzzo for his courage to make Louisiana the first state in the nation to protect all innocent human beings from being intentionally killed by recognizing the Right to Life for all persons, regardless of age, size or dependency.

"The proposed law HB 645, would protect the right to life of unborn children from fertilization," said Joe Riccobono, ARTL's Louisiana spokesman. "It defines feticide as the killing of an unborn child whether surgically or by a lethal drug," said Riccobono, who as a temporary Katrina transplant to Denver played a leading role in Colorado's statewide personhood amendment campaigns in 2008 and 2010.

Despite the state's many abortion regulations, nearly 100,000 Louisiana children have been killed by surgical abortion in the last decade and the rate of loss of children may actually be increasing due to the proliferation of chemical abortifacients. This is consistent with the nationwide trend in which pro-lifers have passed hundreds of abortion "regulations," yet the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute reports that neither the total number of abortions nor the rate of abortions have decreased in the last decade. Our research at AmericanRTL.org/abortion-regs-dont-work shows that abortions have only "appeared" to decrease in number whereas they have actually increased, including by chemical abortifacients.

Fr. Frank Pavone and Ann Coulter Profiled

DENVER, April 11, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- American Right To Life's Pro-life Profiles, the online repository documenting the actual record rather than the rhetoric of politicians, leaders and organizations, has just published profiles for author Ann Coulter and Fr. Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life.

At ProlifeProfiles.com/Coulter, the political commentator is quoted defending "conservative" politicians who support the killing of some innocent children, including George W. Bush whose "exceptions," Coulter writes, account for "only" a "couple hundred of abortions per year."

"American RTL disputes not only Ann Coulter's morality, but also her math," says Jefferson George, the group's vice president. "Pro-life Profiles makes use of an easy-to-use Internet tool that we've developed and put online, ExceptionsCalculator.com," he said, "which documents the number of unborn killed by the policies and approval of George W. Bush at 3.3 million children during his years as president..."

Anti-Slavery William Lloyd Garrison Instructs Us

Lessons Learned from the Leading U.S. Abolitionist

William Lloyd Garrison

Effective pro-lifers will learn key lessons from the fight in various countries to end slavery. Henry Mayer summarized his definitive biography of American abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, All on Fire, with the excerpts below. In Garrison's day, the political power, money and influence overwhelmingly supported compromise on slavery including the colonization faction that mostly opposed fighting for abolition but instead raised money to ship willing blacks back to Africa. As today with personhood for the unborn child, various "anti-slavery movements" were actually hostile to abolitionists like Garrison who insisted on fighting for immediate emancipation and equal rights for blacks.

Unlike with abortion, the framers had written tolerance of slavery into the U.S. Constitution itself. So by human standards, Garrison's principled fight against all the pragmatic "anti-slavery but anti-abolition" compromises seemed futile. But as Martin Luther King Jr. paraphrased Theodore Parker in his "Of Justice and the Conscience" from 1853, "the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice." For truth eventually wins out. And if pragmatism means "what works," then Garrison's uncompromising moral stand was also the only true pragmatic position. Thus biographer Mayer captured this great encouragement that the personhood movement takes from Garrison, for as he wrote:

Of all the pre-war political conceptions about slavery that contended for supremacy:
- states' rights
- three-fifths clause
- Missouri Compromise
- [colonization]
- toleration but non-extension
- popular sovereignty
it was Garrison's program of immediate emancipation through the repudiation of the proslavery constitutional compromise... that prevailed.

The undeniable parallel to today's battle for the unborn appears as a pro-life industry has arisen which raises millions of dollars but opposes the personhood movement and anyone who fights for the right to life of the unborn child. The force of truth is on the child's side as it was on Garrison's side when, against all odds, his principled view won out over the more popular, compromised alternatives.

In this Garrison biography these abolitionist parallels to today's political struggle fly off every page. Those who don't learn from history repeat it. The battle within the battle, where "anti-slavery" camps fought against abolition, is reenacted today as "conservatives" regulate abortion but oppose personhood. The battlefield is the heart and soul of the pro-life movement.

In the preface summarizing his 700-page triumphal account of America's leading abolitionist, Henry Mayer could have been writing about the struggle between the personhood movement and a pro-life movement which has been hijacked and turned into an industry for financial and political gain by politicians, lawyers, and fundraisers who see opportunity only in morally-compromised exceptions and regulations:

All on Fire is a book about an agitator and its argument can be simply stated, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879, is an authentic American hero who, with a biblical prophet's power and a propagandist's skill, forced the nation to confront the most crucial moral issue in its history.

He inspired... a collaboration of ordinary people, stirred by injustice and committed to each other, who achieved a social change that conventional wisdom first condemned as wrong, and then ridiculed as impossible.

He boldly coupled his demand for immediate emancipation with an insistence upon equal rights for black people, a principled stand whose moral clarity eluded every prominent political figure of his era.

2012 Pro-life Candidate Survey

Dear Pro-life Candidate, please send your answers to AmericanRTL.

Dear Pro-life Organization,
please modify this candidate survey to apply it to your group and the jurisdiction where you fight. A goal of ARTL's Candidate Survey is to eliminate the "wiggle room" common in typical candidate surveys...

 

American Right To Life Candidate Survey

Dear Candidate,

Please consider your responses to these seven questions and then send your answers to us at the contact information below... We hope you will agree and answer "Yes" to each of the following fundamental moral questions. Thanks!

Candidate Name: __________________________; Party: ___________

Office Sought: ____________________________; Election Year: 2012

1.  Will you advocate that the government recognize and uphold the God-given, inalienable Right to Life for unborn children from the beginning of their biological development?