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A magnificent month for the Pro-Life Movement

by | Jul 19, 2018

By Dave Andrusko

Editor’s note. This appears on page two of the July issue of National Right to Life News. Please read the issue in its entirety, pass it along to your pro-life friends and family, and drop me a line at daveandrusko@gmail.com.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh watches with his family as President Donald J. Trump signs the document Monday evening, July 9, 2018, in the Treaty Room of the WhiteHouse, naming Kavanaugh as his nominee to become the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

By all accounts, the month since we published the June digital edition of National Right to Life News has been a tremendous success.

First and foremost, we were overjoyed that President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat soon to be vacated by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Judge Kavanaugh’s credentials are impeccable, which means nothing to the pro-abortion Democratic leadership in the United States Senate which routinely does the bidding of Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and EMILY’s List. (See many stories in this issue, including page one and the other editorial that begins on page two.)

Please take a minute to read the appeal on page 4. Financially, we will always be out-gunned. We need your help to do what National Right to Life does best: activate the grassroots. Please help us help the babies and their mothers.

NRLC’s annual convention was my 38th. Like everyone else who gathered just outside of Kansas City, Kansas in late June, I came away knowing more than when I arrived, more inspired than I can ever remember, and even more determined than before to “love them all.” (See page one.)

For those who take freedom of conscience seriously, the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in NIFLA v. Becerra is a tremendous victory tempered only by the knowledge that we prevailed by a single vote. Justice Kennedy’s concurring opinion to the majority opinion written by Justice Thomas was a gem.

Without rehearsing the details of a case which NRL News readers are so familiar with, the state of California targeted pregnancy help center with onerous—and unconstitutional—burdens which directly infringed on their First Amendment rights. Justice Kennedy popped the state’s self-important bubble, writing

The California Legislature included in its official history the congratulatory statement that the Act was part of California’s legacy of “forward thinking.” But it is not forward thinking to force individuals to “be an instrument for fostering public adherence to an ideological point of view [they] fin[d] unacceptable.” It is forward thinking to begin by reading the First Amendment as ratified in 1791; to understand the history of authoritarian government as the Founders then knew it; to confirm that history since then shows how relentless authoritarian regimes are in their attempts to stifle free speech; and to carry those lessons onward as we seek to preserve and teach the necessity of freedom of speech for the generations to come. Governments must not be allowed to force persons to express a message contrary to their deepest convictions. Freedom of speech secures freedom of thought and belief. This law imperils those liberties.

Please take time to read this 41-page edition in its entirety and pass along stories to your pro-life friends and family. There is so much in this July issue of the “pro-life newspaper of record.” Here are just a few examples.

On page 3, NRLC President Carol Tobias tells us “Elections are coming and we need to win!” Indeed, with critically important mid-term elections coming up this November, we turned to Political Director Karen Cross to give us an overview of key Senate races (pages 9 and 21).

There is just this precious story we are reposting on page 5. A mom had twins, Harper and Quinn, and there was just a one in a million chance that one would have Down syndrome. Rather than listen to the nonsense that people should feel “sorry” for her, the British mother said, “I don’t see Harper as any different to my other children and would not change her for the world.

On page 20, Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, NRLC director of Education & Research, provides his monthly debunking of spurious pro-abortion claims of abortion’s “safety.” There are many other stories in the issue in which we take the Abortion Industry to task (see, for example, pages 6, 11, and 16).

Thank you again for reading NRL News. Please drop me a line with your thoughts at daveandrusko@gmail.com. Your feedback is essential.

And be sure to help NRLC thwart the pro-abortion campaign to stop the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (page 4).

Thank you!

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