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  • Why Romney Didn't Get the Right to Life Endorsement

    11/15/2007 8:22:11 AM PST · by jaybeegee · 35 replies · 69+ views
    CBN News ^ | David Brody
    The Romney campaign may be disappointed because they didn’t get the endorsement from National Right to Life but maybe the organization had a look at the following videotape. If you go about three and a half minutes in, Romney is seen distancing himself from being endorsed by Massachusetts Citizens for Life during a debate while he was running for Governor in 2002. He didn’t want any part of that endorsement at the time. Watch the video here. This video has been out before but I bring it up because in it, he’s speaking directly to the endorsement issue and arguing...
  • What you should know about Fred's NRLC endorsement

    11/15/2007 5:27:29 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 33 replies · 153+ views
    Redstate ^ | Nov. 13, 2007 | Erick Erickson
    I've talked to several campaigns and I've talked to NRLC sources... -snip- Thompson himself, I'm told, persuaded the NRLC in writing, giving himself very little room to later go squishy. I'm told he made several points that really stood out to them. One of the NRLC guys said they really liked seeing in writing, from Thompson, one point that I have been harping on as well. Thompson apparently made the case that candidates saying they'd appoint originalist judges was not enough. Thompson said the President needed to make sure key executive appointments who could affect abortion policy did, in fact,...
  • Mitt Romney Backer Accuses Fred Thompson of Bribing Pro-Life Group

    11/15/2007 4:31:41 AM PST · by JRochelle · 67 replies · 113+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 11/14/2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Fred Thompson received the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee on Tuesday and a surrogate for the campaign of Mitt Romney claimed Wednesday that it was motivated by money. Paul Weyrich, president of the Free Congress Foundation, says he can't find any other explanation. National Right to Life officials said Tuesday they backed Thompson because of his 100 percent voting record on pro-life issues, his willingness to back overturning Roe and the viability of his campaign. But Weyrich, a Romney backer, told the Washington Times the endorsement "makes no sense" and claimed the Thompson campaign bought off the...
  • Paul Weyrich gives Team Fred a massive opening

    11/14/2007 4:30:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies · 584+ views
    The Politico ^ | November 14, 2007 | Jonathan Martin
    Responding to the National Right to Life Committee's endorsement of Fred Thompson, Paul Weyrich suggested that Thompson's backers greased some palms. "I think in all probability the Thompson people were engaged with the National Right to Life people in financial dealing," Weyrich told the Washington Times. That's a pretty tough charge and almost certainly not what Romney's campaign wanted their big social conservative "get" to suggest (at least not publicly). Sensing opportunity to win more points from their own big "get" (the group's nod) Thompson communications director Todd Harris unloaded: "Gov. Romney is new to the pro-life movement and his...
  • Pro-Life Group Backs Thompson Despite Rejection of GOP Platform

    11/14/2007 11:47:49 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 48 replies · 78+ views
    Cybercast News ^ | 14 November 2007 | Fred Lucas
    Citing a pro-life voting record and electability, the nation's largest pro-life organization endorsed Republican Fred Thompson for president Tuesday. The endorsement by the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) comes just weeks after Thompson said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he opposes "criminalizing" abortion and that he does not support the call for a pro-life amendment to the Constitution in the Republican Party platform. Thompson campaign spokesman Darrell Ng told Cybercast News Service that Thompson has since clarified his remarks and does not favor changing the platform. Thompson has had a 100 percent pro-life voting record during his eight...
  • Paul Weyrich Comes Unglued

    11/14/2007 8:45:14 AM PST · by jaybeegee · 118 replies · 270+ views
    RedState ^ | Erik
    I feel comfortable saying, based on conversations with NRLC members, that Jim Bopp's attack on Sam Brownback did not help the Romney team with the NRLC. Paul Weyrich coming unglued and accusing Thompson of bribing NRLC for their endorsement is really not going to help Romney at the grassroots level. Weyrich can say what he wants, but (a) it's not true and (b) it's not helpful. I would suggest that if they don't think Thompson is a threat, the Romney camp might not want to get bogged down on this. The latest poll numbers in Iowa and South Carolina are...
  • Pro-life Thompson nod splits coterie (Romney supporter has hissyfit)

    11/14/2007 7:18:30 AM PST · by JRochelle · 376 replies · 295+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/14/2007 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Some pro-life advocates were astonished by the National Right to Life Committee's endorsement of Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson yesterday — a move they say puts politics over principle. Paul M. Weyrich, president of the Free Congress Foundation, said the endorsement "makes no sense," and speculated that it had been motivated by money. "I think in all probability the Thompson people were engaged with the National Right to Life people in financial dealing," said Mr. Weyrich, who has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination. "In the past, the Republican Party has funded National Right to Life,...
  • Thompson Expands S.C. Team

    11/14/2007 1:56:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 806+ views
    Campaigns and Elections ^ | November 14, 2007 | Jeff Sadosky
    McLean, VA - On the heels of strong grassroots showings in Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Ft. Mill, Spartanburg and Greenville, Fred Thompson is officially announcing his statewide Campaign Chair, several regional leaders and 27 county chairs and co-chairs in 19 counties across the state. Congressman Gresham Barrett (SC-03) has been named Statewide Campaign Chair and will help lead Thompson's effort in South Carolina along with Thompson's Steering Committee, chaired by Major General James E. Livingston, USMC (Retired), and Regional Chairs. "Senator Thompson is a consistent conservative leader with a solid record in supporting life, fighting illegal immigration and defending the Second...
  • A Scathing, and Evidence-Free, Accusation Against NRTL (Paul Weyrich the Mad Mittwit)

    11/14/2007 1:37:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies · 197+ views
    The National Review ^ | November 14, 2007 | Jim Geraghty
    Today’s Washington Times has a bit of an eye-opening comment, high in its story of the reaction to the National Right to Life Committee’s endorsement of Fred Thompson. Paul M. Weyrich, president of the Free Congress Foundation, said the endorsement "makes no sense," and speculated that it had been motivated by money. "I think in all probability the Thompson people were engaged with the National Right to Life people in financial dealing," said Mr. Weyrich, who has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination. "In the past, the Republican Party has funded National Right to Life, and...
  • Backing Thompson: Human Life and Political Reality

    11/14/2007 12:28:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 120+ views
    National Public Radio (NPR) ^ | November 14, 2007 | Ron Elving
    When the National Right to Life Committee endorsed Fred Thompson for president this week, their news conference was less announcement than cri de coeur — not just from this group but from the whole social conservative movement. No one could miss the irony in the choice of Thompson or in the justifications offered for that choice by NRLC executive director David O'Steen. Here was the nation's largest and best known anti-abortion organization embracing a candidate who had just told NBC's Tim Russert that he did not support the Human Life Amendment — the centerpiece of the NRLC legislative agenda for...
  • NRLC Thompson Endorsement Splits Social Conservatives Even More

    11/14/2007 7:42:50 AM PST · by HoosierGirl25 · 67 replies · 225+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/14/2007 | Ericka Andersen
    The swirling social conservative endorsements of Republican presidential candidates continued yesterday when the National Right to Life Committee endorsed former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson. At a press conference yesterday morning, Executive Director David O’ Steen said the 58-member NRLC committee voted Sunday based on three critical factors: his 100% pro-life record, his commitment to the unborn and his electability. “He is well-positioned -- best positioned to be President of the United States…for unborn children,” said O ‘Steen. Thompson came under fire from pro-lifers recently when he recently said he would not support a human life amendment. Questioned on this point,...
  • Right-to-Lifers Endorse Thompson (The Nation--Barf Alert)

    11/13/2007 9:51:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies · 211+ views
    The Nation ^ | November 13, 2007 | John Nichols
    The most cynical group currently operating on the American political stage, the National Right to Life Committee has endorsed the most cynical man to seek the presidency in recent memory, Fred Thompson, for the Republican nomination. It is a perfect match, although not one that can be said to have been "made in Heaven." After all, what brings the National Right to Life Committee and Fred Thompson together is the fact that both the interest group and the candidate have sold their souls to the highest bidder. National Right to Life gave its blessing to Thompson despite the fact that...
  • "Right to Life Says Fred Thompson Can Win"

    11/13/2007 7:42:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 418+ views
    WKRN-TV ^ | November 13, 2007 | Libby Quaid
    Fred Thompson is the Republican most likely to beat abortion-rights supporter Rudy Giuliani, the National Right to Life Committee said Tuesday, announcing its endorsement of the former Tennessee senator for president. "While there are various polls, and some are up-and-down, the overwhelming consensus has been that he is best-positioned to top pro-abortion candidate Rudy Giuliani for the Republican nomination," the group's executive director, David N. O'Steen, said at a news conference. ...By emphasizing Thompson's political potential _ he ranks second behind former New York Mayor Giuliani in national Republican polls _ the anti-abortion group played down its own differences with...
  • Is Fred the Life of the Party? (Why NRLC Endorsed Fred)

    11/13/2007 2:20:37 PM PST · by JRochelle · 69 replies · 123+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/13/2007 | Kathyrn Jean Lopez
    On Monday evening, officials at the National Right to Life Committee agreed to take some written questions from National Review Online regarding their pending endorsement of Fred Thompson for president. I just received the answers from Darla St. Martin, NRLC’s co-executive director. They are posted below in their entirety. Kathryn Jean Lopez: Why Fred? Darla St. Martin: National Right to Life endorsed Fred Thompson based on three factors: his commitments on life issues, his record on life issues and his ability to win. Lopez: Did you hear what he had to say on Meet the Press the other day? He...
  • National Right To Life or National Right To Lie

    11/13/2007 2:03:33 PM PST · by pissant · 49 replies · 59+ views
    Right Wing Champ ^ | 11/13/07 | Tim
    The National Right to Life Committee endorsed Fred Thompson yesterday. The question I have is...why? There are other Republican candidates with better pro-life records. In fact, Duncan Hunter has a 100% lifetime rating from the NRLC and 0% from NARAL. Here is the theories and rebuttals for the endorsement: Why did the National Right To Life committee and NRLC PAC decide to endorse Fred Thompson? We won't know until tomorrow's press conference, but here are some theories (1) His record in the Senate. It's strong and solidly pro-life. Rebuttal: But other candidates -- John McCain, Duncan Hunter, have better records....
  • NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE...:Nation’s largest pro-life group endorses Fred Thompson

    11/13/2007 8:31:22 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 251 replies · 356+ views
    NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE SHAKES UP RACE FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION: Nation’s largest pro-life group endorses Fred Thompson WASHINGTON – Marking the first major endorsement by a national grassroots organization in the Republican presidential contest, National Right to Life, the nation’s largest pro-life organization representing pro-lifers in fifty state affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, today announced its endorsement of former Senator Fred Thompson for President of the United States. “As the first major grassroots organization to enter the Republican presidential race, National Right to Life is proud to endorse Fred Thompson,” stated Wanda Franz, Ph.D., president of National...
  • Reports of the death of social conservatism greatly exaggerated(Fred gets NRLC endorsement)

    11/13/2007 1:11:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 411+ views
    The World According to Oatney ^ | November 13, 2007 | David Oatney
    As I have said in months past, the reports of the death of social conservatism within the Republican Party are greatly exaggerated. There isn't a candidate in the Republican Primaries that doesn't dream of the opportunity to get key endorsements from the social Right. Rudy Guiliani would even like to get a few more than just Pat Robertson-after all, Robertson has been discredited within the conservative movement for a very long time. On the other hand, the idea that pro-family social conservatives are in total control of the GOP is something that both the press and the Democrats have attempted...
  • Thompson: Overturning Roe v Wade is the goal

    11/12/2007 9:57:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies · 187+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 12, 2007 | Rick Pearson
    INDIANOLA, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson today defended his opposition to a federal constitutional amendment to ban abortion and contended it was more realistic to appoint conservative judges to outlaw abortion or let the states decide whether the procedure should be legal. Thompson's comments, made during a swing through Iowa, where his campaign has languished in its early stages, also came on the eve of his candidacy's expected endorsement by the National Right to Life Committee. "What I have concentrated on is a way to get to the same goal (to ban abortion) that's achievable. We could not...
  • Thompson to Be Endorsed by Right to Life

    11/12/2007 10:27:34 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 319 replies · 327+ views
    Thompson to Be Endorsed by Right to Life Nov 12 02:18 PM US/Eastern By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) - Fred Thompson will be endorsed for president by the National Right to Life Committee, Republicans say. The endorsement by the prominent anti-abortion group could give a boost to the campaign of the Republican former Tennessee senator, who has seen his poll numbers drop in recent weeks and has failed to become the consensus candidate for conservatives. The decision was disclosed Monday by two Republicans who spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of the announcement that was...
  • Nat'l Right to Life to endorse Thompson

    11/12/2007 9:52:42 AM PST · by jaybeegee · 847 replies · 827+ views
    Politico ^ | Jonathan Martin
    Fred Thompson will pick up the support of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) tomorrow, according to two Republicans familar with the decision. For a candidate who came up empty-handed last week when three prominent Christian conservatives endorsed GOP hopefuls and is falling in both national and early state polls, the move comes at a critical time. NRLC is the most prominent anti-abortion group in the country, with affiliates in all 50 states and over 3,000 local chapters. A spokesperson for the organization declined to comment on their endorsement decision, but Thompson was likely rewarded for his strong pro-life...
  • National Right to Life praises Thompson's voting record

    11/07/2007 8:11:39 AM PST · by jaybeegee · 31 replies · 52+ views
    The head of National Right to life says he's not troubled by Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson's opposition to federal legislation ending abortion, and therefore right-to-life activists across the U.S. should not be troubled as well. The former Tennessee senator has drawn the consternation of some, but not all pro-life activists after saying that even though he believes life begins at conception, he would not support a federal constitutional amendment banning abortions. Thompson stated Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press: "I think people ought to be free at state and local levels to make decisions that even Fred Thompson disagrees...
  • Dr. John Willke Endorses Mitt Romney [Deadly Compromise Alert]

    10/22/2007 7:30:16 PM PDT · by Quiet Man Jr. · 163 replies · 126+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | Monday, October 22, 2007 11:28 AM | Newsmax Staff
    The doctor known as the founder of the pro-life movement has endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Dr. John Wilke, an original member of Senator Sam Brownback's Exploratory Committee, has thrown his support to Romney in the wake of Senator Brownback's withdrawal from the race. "Unlike other candidates who only speak to the importance of confronting the major social issues of the day, Governor Romney has a record of action in defending life," Dr. Willke said. "Every decision he made as governor was on the side of life. I know he will...
  • Jim Bopp Weighs In

    10/17/2007 8:06:51 PM PDT · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 162 replies · 1,112+ views
    Evangelicals For Mitt ^ | October 17, 2007 | Charles Mitchell/James Bopp Jr.
    Prominent evangelical Mark DeMoss recently circulated a letter to leaders of evangelical organizations urging support for Governor Mitt Romney. His point: the Republican Party will likely pick a Presidential nominee in the next 100 days (by February 5th) and, unless social conservatives rally behind Mitt Romney, the nominee will be Rudy Giuliani. I share Mark's choice of Mitt Romney and the urgency of Mark's call. While several of the other candidates are certainly fine social conservatives, none has established his viability as a serious presidential contender. Only Mitt Romney has the resources to compete with Rudy Giuliani for the nomination....
  • Infiltrating the infiltrators, I turned the table and sat in on a pro-abortion NOW meeting in NYC

    10/02/2007 7:54:36 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 234+ views
    LifeSite ^ | October 2, 2007 | Samantha Singson
    I didn't relish the prospect of spending my evening sitting in on a National Organization of Women event, but I couldn't help but be curious. A colleague of mine had chanced upon an announcement for the monthly meeting where feminist reporter Eleanor Bader would be speaking about her experience after "infiltrating" the National Right to Life Committee Convention this past June. How could I pass up the opportunity to hear some of "the other side's" observations about pro-lifers? Walking into the meeting that evening, I couldn't help but feel a little apprehensive. My goal was to sit in on the...
  • “Plain-Speaking” About McCain-Feingold-Thompson

    09/21/2007 11:33:22 AM PDT · by pissant · 162 replies · 1,083+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/21/07 | James Bopp Jr.
    Fred Thompson, running for President as the "plain-speaking consistent conservative," was asked about campaign finance reform by Laura Ingraham on her radio show the day after his Presidential announcement. She said, "One of the things that also happened in the Senate was McCain-Feingold and it was initially called McCain-Feingold-Thompson. Of course that's campaign finance reform. As you know, Senator Thompson, the Supreme Court has struck down part of that as unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds, you know, issue ads that you can't run before a general election or a primary contest, which for conservatives like me are just anathema to...
  • NRLC publishes Presidential Candidates Comparison Flier on Abortion/Pro-life issues

    08/15/2007 5:59:33 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 13 replies · 586+ views
    http://www.nrlc.org/Election2008/allcandidatescomparison08.13.07.pdf
  • Pro-Life Group Tells House to Oppose CHAMP Act Over Euthanasia Worries

    08/01/2007 4:17:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 301+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/1/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A top pro-life organization is asking members of the House to vote against a bill concerning Medicare over concerns that it could lead to euthanasia. National Right to Life wants lawmakers to oppose the Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act (CHAMP Act) because it could ration lifesaving medical treatment. NRLC says the bill, in its current form, would "prevent older Americans from protecting themselves from rationing."Under the legislation, seniors would be prevented from adding their own money on top of what the government will pay in order to get Medicare health insurance less likely to ration...
  • Pro-Life Group Concerned Congress Could Ration Lifesaving Treatment

    07/31/2007 4:04:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 252+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/31/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A leading pro-life organization is concerned that the Senate could adopt amendments to a SCHIP reauthorization bill that could prevent older Americans from protecting themselves from health care rationing. The group says that such rationing can easily lead to the withdrawal of lifesaving medical treatment and euthanasia. The National Right to Life Committee sent a letter to members of the Senate Thursday a forwarded a copy to LifeNews.com.As reported from the Senate Finance Committee, the SCHIP reauthorization bill does not contain provisions similar to those reported from committees considering the companion bill on the House side.NRLC...
  • Email from the National Right to Life Committee (Fred alert!)

    07/13/2007 10:23:28 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 15 replies · 699+ views
    National Right to Life Committee | July 8, 2007 | Karen Cross
    It appears that there is an attempt to create confusion regarding former Senator Fred Thompson’s pro-life position. You can go to National Right to Life’s website to see Senator Thompson’s voting record against abortion, euthanasia, and experimentation on unborn babies’ bodies. As you can see, Senator Thompson had an excellent pro-life voting record while in the U.S. Senate. I am concerned that someone may be misleading you about his record. Regardless, I assure you it was not from National Right to Life. National Right to Life PAC supported Senator Thompson for the U.S. Senate in 1994 and 1996, and considered...
  • Partial Birth Abortion Ban Travesty

    07/12/2007 11:18:08 PM PDT · by Lesforlife · 32 replies · 1,465+ views
    Christian Worldview Network ^ | July 12, 2007 | Brian Rohrbough
    The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Travesty By Brian Rohrbough This past month, five WND pieces have run regarding our widely-publicized open letters to Dr. James Dobson in which we document the 30-year failure of the pro-life movement. Long ago, National Right To Life devised a strategy of introducing laws to regulate child-killing, and now in order to defend those immoral tactics, many of our greatest Christian leaders have adopted the secular humanist principle of moral relativism. The bad fruit of all this is a federal judiciary stacked with Republican pro-choice judges who reject the personhood of the child, and who issue...
  • Colorado Right to Life kicks out of National Right to Life (idiots run NRTL)

    06/20/2007 8:14:05 PM PDT · by psycho3lf · 34 replies · 778+ views
    Colorado Right to Life ^ | June 13, 2007 | crtl
    Today in Kansas City Missouri, National Right to Life's board of directors voted to disenfranchise a state chapter, Colorado Right To Life, from the umbrella organization. Two days ago, Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, admitted in a mass email that, "Ending partial-birth abortion... does not save a single human life." [snip] "We will tell the truth that National Right To Life doesn't want told," said Brian Rohrbough, president of Colorado Right To Life, "that NRTL advocates a strategy of child-killing regulations that undermine personhood and distract from the real battle." And Leslie Hanks, V.P. of Colorado...
  • Fred Thompson Tells Pro-Life Conference He Opposes Abortion, ESCR

    06/18/2007 2:19:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 116 replies · 1,411+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/18/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Kansas City, MO (LifeNews.com) -- Fred Thompson hasn't announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination for president, but he looked like one when addressing the National Right to Life convention last week. Thompson sent a video message to the 1,200 attendees and said he opposed both abortion and embryonic stem cell research. The video showed the former Tennessee senator with his wife and two young girls and he told pro-life advocates that his family helps him appreciate pro-life values. “When I was in the Senate a lot of people would come to see me and it usually would have to...
  • Mitt Romney Tells Pro-Life Convention-Goers He Opposes Abortion

    06/17/2007 8:05:34 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 45 replies · 544+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 17, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Kansas City, MO (LifeNews.com) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney led off a GOP presidential forum the National Right To Life Committee held on Friday at its national convention. He told the more than a thousand convention-goers that he shares their strong opposition to abortion even though he only arrived at a pro-life position recently. "I am humbled to be standing among the many who have toiled for the pro-life movement for so long, when I arrived at this place of principle only a few years ago,” he told the crowd. He said he appreciated the "decades of dedication and...
  • Romney Hits a Pro-Life Homerun

    06/17/2007 4:20:52 PM PDT · by DieselHoplite · 395 replies · 3,462+ views
    race42008.com ^ | June 17, 2007 | MattC
    Mitt Romney spoke Friday afternoon to the National Right to Life Convention, the same group that Fred Thompson addressed via video on Thursday as Tommy reported for R4′08 — and he hit a homerun for the pro-life and social conservative crowd with his speech. He managed to defend himself against the attacks of his opponents and not sound victimized, and also laid out a great vision for the social conservative movement. Some excerpts: “I know that it is not time but conviction that unites us. I proudly follow a long line of converts – George Herbert Walker Bush, Henry...
  • Why Mitt Romney Won In Massachusetts

    06/17/2007 11:19:26 AM PDT · by DieselHoplite · 50 replies · 557+ views
    Marylanders for Mitt ^ | June 16, 2007 | Aaron
    In case you're curious how a conservative Republican became Governor of the most liberal state in the Country. This is an excerpt from Mitt Romney's speech at the National Right To Life Convention Forum: People often ask me how a conservative Republican such as myself could have been elected in Massachusetts. I tell them that there were three things that helped account for my improbable victory. First, the state was in a fiscal crisis. A meltdown, of sorts. State government couldn't get budgets done on time. Another big tax hike looked like it was on the way. I promised to...
  • Bush Praises National Right to Life Committee Conference

    06/15/2007 6:37:33 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 398+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Friday June 15, 2007 | Hilary White
    KANSAS CITY, Missouri, June 15, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a taped message, US President George Bush praised the National Right to Life Committee—currently meeting at their national convention in Kansas City, Missouri—as “fearless shepherds of the innocent and the unborn” and called abortion “one of the greatest moral issues of our time”. To almost 1000 members and supporters of the Committee, Bush said, “You've helped our citizens understand that the mark of a great nation is that it has respect for human life. You have welcomed the unborn in life and protected them in law.” Bush spoke mainly of his...
  • THE "MIDDLE GROUND" DECEPTION [ON ABORTION]

    10/07/2006 10:44:25 AM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies · 560+ views
    National Right to Life News ^ | September 2006 | Wanda Franz
    Paul Greenberg, the distinguished speaker at the closing banquet of the NRL Convention in Nashville, gave us the expression "slick Willie" to describe Bill Clinton. As a candidate, "slick Willie," in 1992, declared ever so sincerely that "abortion should be safe, legal, and rare." It sounded so sensible; but it was, in fact, misleading, dishonest, and nonsensical. Today's re-emergence of the slogan (and its variants) that "abortion should be safe, legal, and rare" did not, of course, arise by spontaneous combustion. No, there is pleading and bleating for a "middle ground" on abortion, because it sounds like the perfect double...
  • Bill to restrict grass-roots activism?

    04/13/2006 12:28:57 AM PDT · by demlosers · 11 replies · 489+ views
    worldnetdaily ^ | April 12, 2006
    ON CAPITOL HILL Bill to restrict grass-roots activism? Pro-life advocate sees proposal as attempt to limit contact with lawmakers A bill that some activist organizations say would inhibit the right of ordinary Americans to petition their representatives in Congress is making its way through the legislative process in Washington, D.C. The Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2006, S.2349, passed the Senate 90-8, and a House version of the bill could come up for a vote in two weeks, Douglas Johnson, legislative director of National Right to Life, told LifeSiteNews. The bill "would regulate for the first time grass-roots activism,"...
  • Researcher: Abortion Advocates Manipulate Data To Make RU-486 Look Safe

    04/10/2006 5:06:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies · 457+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 4/10/06 | Bill Fancher and Jenni Parker
    (AgapePress) - A pro-life activist says while the abortion lobby "plays with numbers," women are dying from the use of the abortion drug RU-486.According to Randall O'Bannon, a researcher with the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the pro-abortion lobby claims more than half a million women have taken RU-486 -- also known as mifepristone -- with only a handful of problems occurring. However, he contends, this claim about the broad-scale use and low incidence of complications "doesn't seem to be true on either side."Since RU-486 was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000, six women in...
  • Black churches urged to battle abortion

    03/16/2006 8:52:13 AM PST · by Ligeia · 4 replies · 231+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Mar 11, 2006 | TAMMIE SMITH
    Black churches are not doing enough to stop abortion, speakers at a conference said yesterday, some comparing the number of black babies aborted annually to genocide. "We are no longer the largest minority in this country. That is due, in fact, to abortion," said Day Gardner, national director of Black Americans for Life, an arm of the National Right to Life Committee. "We have allowed abortion to become a kind of birth control for many of us. . . . Many pastors are afraid they will offend women if they talk about it." Gardner was among more than two dozen...
  • The National Right to Life worked with NARAL & NOW AGAINST South Dakota's anti-abortion Bill

    03/02/2006 5:07:07 PM PST · by Coleus · 25 replies · 943+ views
    National Right to Life accused of complicity with the other side   Pro-life groups divide over abortion ban   Right to Life Leader Helps Pro-Abortion Folks Defeat Bill to Criminalize Abortion (Our Sad Times)   NARAL Pro-Choice America: Santorum-Linked Group Succeeds in Pushing Total Abortion Ban in S.D.;   On Google   South Dakota Right To LifePO Box 1032314 South CentralPierre SD 57501Phone (605) 224-9181Fax - (605) 224-2141E-Mail:sdrtl@iw.netState Director: Brock GreenfieldNational Right to Life Committee512 10th St. NW  Washington, DC 20004(202) 626-8800NRLC@nrlc.org
  • False Notions About So-Called "Safe Abortions"

    02/20/2006 2:19:22 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies · 400+ views
    NRLC ^ | 2003 ? | Randall K. O'Bannon, Ph.D., and Laura Antkowiak Hussey, M.P.M.
    The most frequently cited statistics claim that there are 46 million abortions performed in the world each year, with 20 million of those officially labeled "unsafe." Nearly all of these so-called "unsafe abortions" are attributed to countries and regions where abortion is largely illegal. The message, usually subtle when it comes from the statisticians, often aggressive and direct when voiced by abortion's advocates, is that the worldwide legalization of abortion would eliminate this dire threat to women's health. But is there any correlation between legality and safety? Does legalization of abortion make it safe? Will the addition of abortion to...
  • Studies Find Abortions Have Long-Term Adverse Effects

    01/19/2006 6:12:41 PM PST · by calpilot · 50 replies · 4,102+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | 01-15-06 | Louise Valentine
    Studies Find Abortions Have Long-Term Adverse Effects By Louise Valentine Epoch Times New York Staff Jan 15, 2006 (Jyn Meyer) Three recent studies have shown that abortion has adverse effects on the would-be mothers' mental and spiritual health, to such an extent that some are advocating giving up this way of solving the problem of unwanted pregnancy, while others, not wanting to give up their right to choose, are advocating more counseling. A recent five-year study released from the University of Oslo shows that the negative psychological effects following abortions last much longer than those who had miscarriages. The study...
  • NRLC Statement on the Nomination of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court

    10/06/2005 7:59:11 PM PDT · by nunya bidness · 32 replies · 692+ views
    Statement on the Nomination of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme CourtWASHINGTON (October 4, 2005) -- The following statement can be attributed to David N. O'Steen, executive director of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC):"President Bush has an excellent record of appointing judges who recognize the proper role of the courts, which is to interpret the law according to its actual text, and not to legislate from the bench.  We believe that Harriet Miers is another nominee who will abide by the text and history of the Constitution."  BACKGROUND ON HARRIET MIERSAccording to published reports, Harriet Miers has been active since...
  • US National Right to Life Approves Miers

    10/05/2005 6:13:57 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 36 replies · 828+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 6 October 2005
    WASHINGTON, October 5, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US National Right to Life Association approves of Harriet Miers as President Bush’s judicial nominee for the Supreme Court, according to NRLC executive director David N. O’Steen. “President Bush has an excellent record of appointing judges who recognize the proper role of the courts, which is to interpret the law according to its actual text, and not to legislate from the bench,” O’Steen wrote, according to a release. “We believe that Harriet Miers is another nominee who will abide by the text and history of the Constitution.” O’Steen described examples proving her pro-life...
  • National Right to Life Pac endorses Kilgore for Governor

    06/29/2005 6:40:21 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies · 277+ views
    Virginia Governor Candidate Kilgore Gets Pro-Life Support by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor June 27, 2005 Richmond, VA (LifeNews.com) -- Virginia gubernatorial candidate Jerry Kilgore has won backing from the pro-life community and is being endorsed by the National Right to Life Committee. The race is one of the few statewide races in the country in 2005. "The endorsement reflects our appreciation for the strong stand Jerry Kilgore has taken on behalf of those members of our human family who are least able to protect themselves," NRLC political director Carol Tobias said. "He has stood in defense of both unborn children...
  • House Passes Parental Notification Bill

    04/28/2005 10:54:47 AM PDT · by FlyLow · 7 replies · 357+ views
    CNS News ^ | 4-28-05 | Susan Jones
    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring girls under 18 to notify their parents before traveling to another state for an abortion. The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (H.R. 748), sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), passed Wednesday on a bipartisan vote of 270-157. John Ensign (R-Nev.) introduced a similar parental notification bill in the Senate, but Democrats who oppose the measure have blocked it, much to the dismay of pro-life groups. "It is outrageous that the Senate Democratic caucus has thrown up procedural obstacles to block parental notification legislation, despite numerous polls showing 75 percent or...
  • Immediate Action Needed to End Filibusters of President Bush's Judicial Nominees! Alert Senators

    04/08/2005 1:40:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 686+ views
    Immediate Action Needed to End Filibusters of President Bush's Judicial Nominees!Urge your senators to support majority rule on confirmations WASHINGTON (April 5, 2005) – Senate Republican leaders may take bold action in April or May to put an end to Democratic filibusters of President Bush's nominees to federal courts – but a coalition of liberal and pro-abortion pressure groups has launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign in an attempt to block the reform. The outcome is in doubt.   The issue boils down to whether a judicial nominee should be able to achieve confirmation if he or she enjoys the...
  • Ruling Called 'Gross Abuse of Judicial Power'

    03/22/2005 7:54:59 AM PST · by Pendragon_6 · 67 replies · 1,927+ views
    CNS News ^ | 3-22-2005 | Susan Jones Morning editor
    (CNSNews.com) - A federal judge in Tampa, Fla., has refused to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube and he said key aspects of the family's case are "without merit." Terri's parents immediately appealed the ruling to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, but by all accounts, the outlook is grim for the brain-damaged woman at the center of the legal battle. (CNSNews.com) - Judge James D. Whittemore has engaged in a gross abuse of judicial power, the National Right to Life Committee said on Tuesday. "Giving not even the slightest deference to an Act of Congress,...
  • TERRI SCHINDLER-SCHIAVO—MYTHS vs. REALITY

    03/20/2005 1:50:03 PM PST · by tbird5 · 50 replies · 2,889+ views
    National Right to Life ^ | 3/20/05 | By Megan Dillon
    This memo seeks to clarify several misconceptions that have been circulating throughout the media in the case of Terri Schindler-Schiavo. MYTH Terri is in a coma or comatose-like state. REALITY None of Terri’s doctors currently maintain that she is in a coma. Some doctors believe that Terri is in a persistent vegetative state while others disagree and believe that she is “minimally conscious.” Most Americans have seen footage of Terri interacting with her mother by now and it is hard to ignore the way in which she appears to light up at the sound of her mother’s voice. Important note:...