By Darla St. Martin
Twenty-five years ago on January 22, 1973, the pro-abortion celebrated
their complete and final victory - - or so they thought. The Supreme Court
had settled the abortion question once and for all. It had struck down every
protective abortion law in the country, and it looked inevitable that the
lives of other vulnerable persons would be in imminent danger as well.
(From left to right) David N. O'Steen, Ph.D., NRLC executive
director; Wanda Franz, Ph.D., NRLC president; and Darla St. Martin, NRLC
associate executive director.
Jean Garton's two adopted grandchildren: Carissa (left)
came from Taiwan, while Claire was born in Korea. Claire miraculously survived
an abortion but lost her right arm from the shoulder down.
By Jean Garton
A national newspaper column once carried a letter from the mother
of two young sons. It told of how, at a mall one day, a stranger observed
that her boys didn't look at all alike. Her six-year-old took it upon himself
to explain the difference. "I'm adopted," he said. "That's
when you have the same family but not the same face."
From the President
Wanda Franz, Ph.D.
With the birth of every child, the world becomes new again. Within
each new infant lies enormous potentialpotential for loving, for learning,
and for making life better for others. But this potential must be nurtured.
Just as seeds need fertile soil, warm sunshine, and gentle rain to grow,
so do our children need a caring environment, the security of knowing they
are loved , and the encouragement and opportunity to make the most of their
God-given talents. There is no more urgent task before us, as a people and
as a Nation, than creating such an environment for America's children.
From a presidential proclamation for "National Children's Day,"
released by the White House, October 10, 1997, at 3:50 p.m. That same day,
at 4:30 p.m., the White House reported that Bill Clinton had vetoed the
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.
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