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!
* 2014 UPDATE & UNAUTHORIZED RECORDING: Georgia Right To Life has been kicked out of the morally corrupt National Right To Life. To get a sense of the tension inside of a NRTL board meeting when they are about to vote to kick out a state chapter, listen to this unauthorized 9-minute recording. In this closed-door session the NRTL board voted to kick out Colorado RTL, but not before they heard testimony about their own failed and immoral strategy of regulating child killing.
Personhood (i.e., Right-to-Life) Talking Points
American RTL has worked with state personhood leaders to develop a set of talking points for use in defending personhood and answering typical objections. Please send us suggestions for improvements and additions.
Why is Abortion Wrong? Abortion is wrong because it's a baby, and it's always wrong to intentionally kill a baby, and that's because children are made in God's image and God said, "Do not kill the innocent."
Persons not Property: Please support personhood because then the term 'person' shall apply to every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being.
Snowflake Children: This baby girl was adopted, like all the snowflake kids, as a frozen embryo. A snowflake child is one of the strongest proofs that the single-celled human is a person. Little Elisha Lancaster, frozen for years, appears in an online personhood video with her mom Maria. Elisha was fully alive, fully human, and not a boy but already a little girl, at the very moment that she came into existence in a laboratory. Then, four years later, this tiny person was adopted, Federal Expressed across the country, and implanted in mom’s womb.
Will the Personhood Amendment Stop Abortion? Our law prohibits the intentional killing of an innocent person. So yes, the illegality and unconstitutionality of abortion will finally be evident. What about Roe? See Dred and Roe v. Wade below.
Isn’t It Part of the Woman’s Body? When the mother tragically dies, oftentimes the baby survives. So the body in your body is not your body. Half the time the fetus is a boy. Always the mother is female. Her son’s Y chromosome cannot be part of mom. So from a single cell at conception he's a genetically distinct individual. And whether it's a baby boy or girl, the baby is not the woman's body, but has his or her own body within mom. A comprehensive list of all the glands and organs in the female body does not include an embryo. Many such observations can help "pro-choicers" soften their hearts to see that a person is a person no matter how small. For example, the unborn baby’s first cry for food is actually a pheromone signal, from one organism to another. A hormone is a chemical signal between glands or organs within an organism, but the baby’s request is a human pheromone. So while still in the fallopian tube and traveling toward the womb, the fetal cry lets mom know the baby’s already hungry!
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."