A Lack of Jurisprudence: AUL

Human Life Review invited American Right To Life to write a rebuttal to a critical article they published, A Lack of Prudence from Americans United for Life. However, HLR never published our reply, so we publish it here. Maria of HLR wrote to an ARTL staffer:

I want to thank you and Mr. Rohrbough for working to get his response to Forsythe in under the deadline I'd given. And now I have an apology... the piece itself [is] based specifically on [Clarke] Forsythe's piece, which we published a while ago now-I have to think about how I would set it up, how would we refresh readers' memories about the original piece, etc...
Yours sincerely, Maria McFadden, HLR

ARTL replied, "Maria, we're praying that you will publish Brian Rohrbough's submission. Regarding refreshing readers' memories [you could] publish a link in the preface which the readers can use to review Clarke's online article. Of course, the Forsythe piece could have told readers where to find our original letter online, but they were not told, so right now the readers' opportunity to be informed of both sides of the current personhood debate is slanted. Please consider publishing both sides. Pro-life activity in Colorado has exploded onto the scene, with far more energy and effort expended in the last year [with the personhood strategy] as compared to the previous 17 years (since rescue ended)."

Since Human Life Review has now refused to publish the reply that they requested, ARTL presents:

Legacy of Judas: Response to Bopp

The Legacy of Judas
National Right to Life

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Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot
went to the chief priests and said,
"What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?"
And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.
So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.

In 1981, after president Ronald Reagan agreed he would sign federal personhood legislation for the unborn, National Right to Life and their longtime attorney James Bopp actually opposed that effort claiming they supported a states' rights approach. Move forward in time a quarter century to today. Notice that NRTL and Bopp have long opposed all state personhood efforts. Demonstrated below, NRTL has continuously promoted legislation that undermines the personhood of an innocent child.  In betrayal, NRTL quietly worked to oppose Colorado's 2008 and South Dakota's 2006 abortion ban referendums.  Now, like a thief in the night they are circulating a recent Bopp memo to pro-life legislators and religious organizations to oppose personhood efforts in Colorado and elsewhere. NRTL is attempting to turn pro-life officials against this legitimate effort to end abortion and enforce the God-given right to life.

A stalwart authority of the pro-life movement, Dr. Charles Rice of Notre Dame, accurately reports that not one of the U.S. Supreme Court justices, which includes those supported by NRTL, has ever affirmed personhood and the right to life for the unborn. 

Unborn Personhood on Colorado Ballot

American RTL Elated at Historic Development 

DENVER, May 29 -- "For the first time in forty years of 'legalized' child killing, pro-lifers have moved an entire state to consider the God-given right to life of the unborn," said Brian Rohrbough, president of American RTL. "We thank sponsor Kristi Burton of Colorado for Equal Rights, the 500 participating churches, and Colorado RTL for getting personhood on the November ballot."

Today the Colorado Secretary of State's office validated 103,000 signatures on human life petitions, 27,000 more than required to force a statewide vote. If passed, the Colorado constitution would define 'person' as "any human being from the moment of fertilization."

"Abortion is wrong because it's a baby; it's always wrong to intentionally kill a baby," said Rohrbough, "even when its father is a criminal, as with incest."

American RTL has launched its Colorado personhood campaign with a rebuttal to the so-called 'hard cases' of abortion for incest.

Partial Birth Abortion Fiasco: Saved Not One

"Ending partial-birth abortion... does not save a single human life."

- Dr. James Dobson

Scores of pro-life leaders and groups (see their names below) have condemned Gonzales v. Carhart, the U.S. Supreme Court's brutally-wicked ruling upholding the morally bankrupt partial-birth abortion "ban." Tragically, other pro-life leaders and groups (see them also) still support this fraudulent ban and ruling which is a virtual manual on how to perform late-term abortions. Brace yourself for American RTL's summary of the PBA fiasco: