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Name a Pro-life U.S. Supreme Court Justice
The Denver Post ^ | 5/21/08 | American RTL

Posted on 05/22/2008 1:13:33 PM PDT by Lesforlife

$10,000 Offer to National RTL From American RTL to Name 'One' Pro-Life Justice PR Newswire Article Last Updated: 05/21/2008 12:53:40 PM MDT

DENVER, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "American Right To Life is offering attorney James Bopp $10,000 for National RTL," said the group's president Brian Rohrbough, "if he can name a single justice on the current U.S. Supreme Court who has ever acknowledged that the unborn child has a right to life, whether in a majority opinion or a dissent."

"A quarter century after Bopp and NRTL refused President Ronald Reagan's offer to work toward federalpersonhood legislation, they have long opposed all state personhood efforts," says the group's site AmericanRTL. HYPERLINK "http://americanrtl.org/" org.

On May 13, Colorado pro-lifers turned in 131,000 signatures exceeding by 55,000 the number needed to force a statewide vote to acknowledge in law the personhood of the unborn child.

"National Right to Life has misled the pro-life community to think that this is the wrong time to advocate personhood because we need one more Justice on the Supreme Court to have a pro-life majority," said Rohrbough. "But if we added a Justice who would uphold the right to life of the unborn, then we would haveonly one such Justice. The failed long-term strategy of regulating the killing of a fetus has left America without a single Justice who knows that it's wrong to kill an unborn baby; NRTL's compromise will never produce a pro-life court."

(Excerpt) Read more at denverpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: nrlc; prolife; prolifevote; supremecourt

1 posted on 05/22/2008 1:13:34 PM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: Lesforlife

I think we have two for certain and two questionable ones.


2 posted on 05/22/2008 1:16:39 PM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Lesforlife

The method of killing a human child - one cannot even accurately say an entirely unborn human child - proscribed by this statute is so horrible that the most clinical description of it evokes a shudder of revulsion.

— Justice Antonin Scalia, dissenting in Stenberg v. Carhart


3 posted on 05/22/2008 1:19:24 PM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Lesforlife

Until I’m proven wrong I’ll assume Roberts, Alito, Scalia and thomas are all pro life.


4 posted on 05/22/2008 1:21:25 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Lesforlife

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia continues to educate the law students of America and, once again, presented his explanation that no right to abortion exists in the Constitution to students at Roger Williams University. Last month, Scalia told students at the University of Central Missouri the same thing.

Scalia said a legal right to an abortion is not found in the document that guides our judicial process.

If abortion advocates wanted to create a legitimate abortion right, they should rely on passing laws in the legislature rather than asking courts to unilaterally create one, he said.

“You want the right to abortion? Create it the way most rights are created in a democracy. Persuade your fellow citizens it’s a good idea — and pass a law,” Scalia said.

As he has before, Justice Scalia, who pro-life advocates hope will someday be one of the five votes on the high court to reverse Roe v. Wade, said the Constitution is not a living document that changes with the times.


5 posted on 05/22/2008 1:21:35 PM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Lesforlife

Until I’m proven wrong I’ll assume Roberts, Alito, Scalia and Thomas are all pro life.


6 posted on 05/22/2008 1:21:48 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Always Right
I think Thomas is the only certain one.

Remember Scalia has said he doesn’t know how to rule on whether using “The Pill” is a form of abortion.

7 posted on 05/22/2008 1:22:42 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Apparently only "SOME of us work for a living!")
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To: Lesforlife

Great article!

I believe Rehnquist was; Scalia is anti-abortion, but his comments lead me to conclude that he DOES NOT consider an unborn baby a person. Thomas, Alito and Roberts haven’t really said enough that I have seen to be 100% certain (though my guess is that Thomas DOES consider an unborn baby to be a person).


8 posted on 05/22/2008 1:23:31 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Lesforlife; wagglebee; EternalVigilance; Petronski; BibChr

Antonin Scalia has said so. And I think that Clarence Thomas has, too.

I’m not aware of anything that John Roberts or Samuel Alito has said, but I think they agree.


9 posted on 05/22/2008 1:26:32 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Karl Marx supported free trade. Does that make him a free market conservative?)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Lesforlife; EternalVigilance; Petronski; BibChr

I believe that Scalia will overturn Roe v. Wade, I DO NOT think he believe in the personhood of the unborn.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2006797/posts


10 posted on 05/22/2008 1:34:36 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Lesforlife
If what you mean is, name one Justice who will extend the Fifth and Fourteenth amendment to fetuses, there are none, and there never will be.

If you mean, name one who would overrule Roe v. Wade tomorrow, there are three and possibly four.

11 posted on 05/22/2008 1:36:33 PM PDT by Jim Noble (May 17 was my Tenth Anniversary on FR)
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To: Lesforlife

I think we can write off any chance of getting a pro life justice in the next four to eight years.


12 posted on 05/22/2008 1:37:22 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Lesforlife

His challenge (”if he can name a single justice on the current U.S. Supreme Court who has ever acknowledged that the unborn child has a right to life, whether in a majority opinion or a dissent.”) is a “When did you stop beating your wife?” challenge.

He uses the word “current” to exclude Rehnquist.

He uses the phrase “in a majority opinion or a dissent” to exclude any extraneous writings or speeches.

He knows full well that there have been very few abortion cases brought before the Supreme Court since 1973 for the very reason that a losing case reinforces Roe v Wade.

Therefore, until you have a winning case, you don’t keep providing ammunition to the opposition by bringing losing cases.

He also knows that a judge who issues an opinion on science as a matter of law will likely never be considered for a position on the Supreme Court.

That of course is the fatal flaw of Roe v Wade (opinion on science as law) and he knows it. That is why Justices like Scalia, Thomas, Roberts and Alito are so dangerous to Roe v Wade. They judge the law based upon the law and not opinions of Science.

What this guy wants is for them to make the same mistakes liberal judges did in 1973 and make a judgement based upon an opinion of science.

Of course, my opinion is that the “American Right to Life” is a shadow organization meant to discredit the “National Right to Life”.


13 posted on 05/22/2008 1:39:59 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: pallis

I think we can write off any chance of getting a pro life justice in the next four to eight years.

I 100 percent agree with you. Even if McCain is elected he will never pick a 100 percent pro-life justice if it upsets the democrat and I would take that fact to the bank.


14 posted on 05/22/2008 1:48:36 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: pgkdan

I agree that Scalia, Thomas, Roberts and Alito are probably pro-life. But, as Scalia constantly tells us, it is not for the justices to define this, but for them to determine which laws are constitutional and which are not.

Being strict constructionists, they should only judge the constitionality of the laws. I suspect that if Roe vs. Wade is overturned, They will all accept that each state can define it’s own laws. I also suspect they would accept as constituional the right of any state to declare the sanctity of life and to define protection from conception to natural death.


15 posted on 05/22/2008 2:15:27 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Gumdrop

I concur.


16 posted on 05/22/2008 2:25:32 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: pallis

Lets see.

We had 8 years of Reagan as president. 4 Years of Bush. 8 more years of George W. Bush.

20 years of Republican leadership who appointed 6 justices.

And we are no closer to overturning the genocide we know as America’s Holocaust than we were when Klinton was president.

To those of us who believe the pro-life position is a litmus test for choosing a leader, we are desperately disappointed.

That why Evangelicals will likely sit this election out. It matters not which liberal is elected. The killing fields in America’s ovens (Abortuaries) will continue.


17 posted on 05/22/2008 2:32:37 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yo prometo lealtad a la bandera de los Estados Unidos de America, y a la Republica que representa...)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Of course, my opinion is that the “American Right to Life” is a shadow organization meant to discredit the “National Right to Life”.

American Right to Life is composed of some of the best pro-life leaders in this country.

They just put a Personhood Amendment on the ballot in CO for November, with more than 50,000 signatures to spare.

"National Right to Life" "discredited" itself quite a long while ago.

18 posted on 05/22/2008 2:59:28 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("I have a clear record of working with Dems. I will appoint Dems to my administration." -Sen McCain)
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To: Gumdrop
I suspect that if Roe vs. Wade is overturned, They will all accept that each state can define it’s own laws.

Really? Which other unalienable rights will they say states have a right to destroy?

19 posted on 05/22/2008 3:00:50 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("I have a clear record of working with Dems. I will appoint Dems to my administration." -Sen McCain)
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To: Responsibility2nd
And we are no closer to overturning the genocide we know as America’s Holocaust than we were when Klinton was president.

I disagree. We have 4 YOUNG Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe, and we have 4 OLD Liberal Supreme Court justices who will defend Roe to their death. We have the pro-Roe justices on the ropes. On average, the anti-Roe justices are 15 years younger.

20 posted on 05/22/2008 3:06:17 PM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m not giving up.


21 posted on 05/22/2008 3:21:24 PM PDT by Marie2 (“I don’t want to give up eating all I want because of a failed hypothesis,” said Robinson)
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To: Responsibility2nd

In my opinion, evangelicals have put way too much energy and money into getting political solutions for problems while the culture and the Church continue to decay around them.


22 posted on 05/22/2008 3:38:07 PM PDT by pallis
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