Gregg Cunningham of the Center for Bioethical Reform: “Two things that have to happen in order for the pro-life movement to be effective, and they aren’t happening anywhere in the world in any systematic way”.

First, and prior to making gains in legislation, “the population has to be convinced of the humanity of the unborn child, early in pregnancy. And the population has to be convinced of the inhumanity of abortion, early in pregnancy.”

He pointed out that the gains made in public opinion have been in support for abortion restrictions only in later stages of gestation, when abortion is already much less common. Most US and British opinion still favours largely unrestricted abortion in the first trimester, when the great majority of abortions are conducted.

“Most people hear the word ‘embryo’ and in their minds that term is synonymous with ‘blob of tissue’ or ‘blob of cells’. And they see abortion perhaps as evil but as the ‘lesser of two evils’ at worst. Certainly not evil enough to justify putting anyone in prison who performs abortions.”

“Nothing is going to change until we persuade the population that the baby really is entitled to developmental rights of personhood from the moment of fertilisation. And that abortion is an evil of sufficient enormity to justify criminalising the act. By which I don’t mean putting women in prison, I mean putting doctors in prison,” he continued.

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Pro-Life coalition launches new conscience rights website

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Dear Pro-Lifers,

I’m excited to tell you that just minutes ago,
a coalition of more than 40 pro-life groups
from across the country launched
www.Call2Conscience.com!

The Call2Conscience.com Campaign is working to mobilize as many Americans as possible to demand that Congress includes conscience & religious liberty protections in must-pass legislation.

>>> Take Action: Tell your Representatives that conscience protections must be included in must-pass legislation.

After you’ve taken action, make sure to sign up for tomorrow’s webcast, which will feature Rep. Diane Black, who is leading the charge for conscience and religious liberty in the House of Representatives.

The webcast will also feature other national leaders including our very own Hon. Marilyn Musgrave, Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, David Bereit of 40 Days for Life, and Alan Sears of Alliance Defending Freedom.

It is critical that YOU and your like-minded friends and family take action NOW.

You see, Congress will soon be considering must-pass legislation that will fund the federal government, and it is critical that conscience protections are included in this legislation.

>>> Take Action: Tell your Representatives that conscience protections must be included in must-pass legislation.

We must take a stand to ensure that all Americans are guaranteed freedom of conscience in their daily lives and work.

The government has no business putting religious freedom on the negotiating table, or picking and choosing who is allowed to exercise their faith or moral convictions.

We must fight back, and we must fight back right now.

>>> It only takes a minute: Contact Congress.

And after you’ve taken action, please make sure to pass on this e-mail to as many of your like-minded friends and family so that they can take action too.

Thank you for standing up for conscience and religious liberty!

For Life,

Marjorie Dannenfelser
President, Susan B. Anthony List

PS: The Obama administration has launched an unprecedented assault on religious liberty and conscience. We must fight back. Take action now by contacting your Members of Congress.

PPS: Tomorrow night, the Call2Conscience Campaign will be hosting a webcast featuring national pro-life leaders including Rep. Diane Black, who is leading the charge for conscience protections in the House; Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life; David Bereit of 40 Days for Life; and Alan Sears of Alliance Defending Freedom.

Sign up here!

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Map illustrates abortion laws in countries all around the world


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VATICAN CITY Constitution, Government and Legislation

The Pope exercises supreme legislative, executive, and judicial power over the Holy See and the State of the Vatican City. The term “Holy See” refers to the composite of the authority, jurisdiction, and sovereignty vested in the Pope and his advisers to direct the worldwide Roman Catholic Church.

As the “central government” of the Roman Catholic Church, the Holy See has a legal personality that allows it to enter into treaties as the juridical equal of a state and to send and receive diplomatic representatives.

Created in 1929 to administer properties belonging to the Holy See in Rome, the State of the Vatican City is recognized under international law and enters into international agreements. Unlike the Holy See, it does not receive or send diplomatic representatives.

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Stop Abortion Funding in Health Care Reform

NCHLA Action Center

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to Stop Abortion Funding in Health Care Reform!

12/4/2009

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