Colorado's HB 15-1128 vs. Good Incrementalism

[For pain capable bills, waiting periods, abortion clinic regulations (like HB 15-1128), heartbeat bills, informed consent, anesthesia, "protected class" bills, etc., see Compromised Incrementalism below.]

PRINCIPLED INCREMENTALISM

When personhood is finally enforced in law, of all the abortion laws then in effect, only the principled incrementalism bills will not be thereby abolished. All compromised incrementalism will be repealed when personhood is in effect. As American RTL wrote to Dr. James Dobson in American RTL's full-page open letter that appeared in newspapers around the country, "Incrementalism is fine; compromised incre­mentalism violates God's enduring command, Do not murder."

Examples of Principled Laws

  • Fetal Crimes Bills: only principled UVCA bills, but not those re-affirming abortion
  • Divesting Pension Funds: from companies that perform or support abortion
  • Parental Involvement: in medical care, but not mentioning nor re-affirming abortion
  • Born-Alive Infant Protection: though moral, legal protection for survivors backfires
  • Prohibit Embryonic Stem Cell Research: for both publicly and privately funded use
  • Prevent Insurance Coverage: prohibit any health insurance from covering abortion
  • Prevent Funding of Abortion: prohibit financing of abortion (without re-affirming abortion and its funding as is usually done)

American RTL's two must-read articles, Oppose Regulations Because... and Oppose Exceptions Because... explain the principles that must be adhered to in order to write principled incremental legislation. In summary, the God-given right to life must be advocated without exception. As an example of a horrendous violation of those principles, see ARTL's PBA Summary: Saved Not One, about the 15-year fundraiser that took in a quarter-of-a-billion dollars for the pro-life industry, yet as Dr. Dobson wrote, "Ending partial-birth abortion... does not save a single human life." Rather than being a victory, many pro-life leaders have since condemned the U.S. Supreme Court's Gonzales v. Carhart ruling upholding the PBA "Ban" for being a virtual late-term abortion manual.

COMPROMISED INCREMENTALISM

On the other hand, morally compromised legislation can be recognized in that they are child-killing regulations, present child-killing exceptions, and in that they therefore:
   - end with "and then you can kill the baby"
   - would keep abortion legal if Roe were ever merely overturned.
"And then you can kill the baby" bills include:

Examples of Unprincipled Laws

  • Informed Consent (here's an example)
  • Waiting Periods
  • Abortion Clinic Regulations (like HB 15-1128)
  • Partial-Birth Abortion "Ban" (for example PBA: Saved Not One)
  • Late-term Bans (including pain capable, heartbeat, and anesthesia bills)
  • Fetal Pain Anesthesia Bills (here's an example)
  • Parental Notification or Consent
  • Etc.

Use the Personhood Test: One way to help people see whether or not an abortion law is principled or not is to apply the personhood test. When America finally recognizes the personhood and God-given right to life of every child, some pro-life laws will become redundant and unnecessary. However, other laws which include "pro-life" regulations and exceptions will be explicitly invalidated and annulled. The pro-life laws that will be merely rendered no longer necessary are the principled incrementalism. The abortion regulations that will be invalidated are the compromised laws. An example of this is found in Ohio's HB 125 "heartbeat bill" which bans the killing of an unborn child only after the detectability of a heartbeat). Morally compromised incremental efforts have raised hundreds of millions of dollars for their supporters but undermine the nation's recognition of the sanctity of human life. Principled pro-life laws build toward victory. So American Right To Life urges everyone to oppose compromised incrementalism and to support only principled laws, and especially personhood!

Compromised: Abortion Clinic Regulations, Pain Capable, Heartbeat, Etc: Just like Roe v. Wade, pain capable bills, clinic regulation bills, etc., specify the conditions under which a child can be killed. In this 25-second clip, Focus on the Family, without realizing it, demonstrates how the child-killing regulations that they support actually backfire. Still in 2015, the pro-life industry is working to improve the image of the abortion industry. This January 2015 report puts on display the judgment of Americans United for Life (AUL) and the public relations work being done for Planned Parenthood, unintentionally, by this well-meaning state affiliate of Focus on the Family...

Please help Colorado avoid this kind of "pro-life" legislative confusion and moral relativism which, for a third-of-a-century now, has further entrenched child killing in America and continues to postpone the eventual defeat of the child-killing industry.

Kathy Ireland Eloquent on Life at Conception

Kathy Ireland, the grown up Christian Kathy Ireland, eloquently explains the truth that the personhood movement seeks to recognize in law, that life begins at conception...

Please ask God to help you to protect your unborn neighbor by love and by law.

Questions? Call 1-888-888-CRTL

March for Life 2015 - Saturday, January 17

 

 

 March for Life 

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

  The State Capitol in Denver


Bring your family and friends to march with thousands of others for life at
every stage and every age.

 

 

 

THANKS FOR COMING OUT!

 


 

 

The rally on the West side of the State Capitol will be at 1 p.m., with a march around Civic Center Park at 2:30 p.m. See the march route, about 3/4 mile, at this link.

 

Speakers at the 1 p.m. rally:

  • Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila, Archbishop of Denver
  • Chris Stefanick, Real Life Catholic
  • Lynn Grandon, Respect Life, Archdiocese of Denver
  • Pastor Biff Gore, President of Colorado Right To Life

Musical guests: Danielle Duffy and Sara Guttormson

 

Please use the graphics in this message generously. Spread the word!  The pictures can be used to promote the Denver March for Life on Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. (just right click on the images and save to your desktop).


 

And see the very special invitation
at ccdenver.org/march-for-life!

 

The Family: Gail McWilliams, Tony, and the Kids!

On Friday, Oct. 24th, Gail McWilliams, who is totally blind, spoke at Colorado's Pastors' Policy Briefing at which the Brady Amendment 67 was also presented to a packed room of a couple hundred pastors and church staffers. Have you met Gail...




Please ask God to help you to protect your unborn neighbor by love and by law.
Questions? Call 1-888-888-CRTL!

 

CRTL's Brady Amendment Talking Points

Brady Amendment Text: "In the interest of the protection of pregnant mothers and their unborn children from criminal offenses and negligent and wrongful acts, the words 'person' and 'child' in the Colorado Criminal Code and the Colorado Wrongful Death Act must include unborn human beings." See also the full text (effective date, etc.) and visit avoiceforbrady.com.

Persons not Property: Please support the abolition of human abortion in every way that God enables you. Petitioning registered voters, Colorado's personhood coalition turned in 140,000 signatures and have gained ballot access for the November 2014 general election! Please educate yourself with these talking points and donate so that we can wage an effective campaign to pass the Brady Amendment 67 so that Colorado can recognize that every human being is a person and that every innocent child deserves protection by love and by law.

Will the Brady Amendment Stop Abortion? Colorado law prohibits the intentional killing of every innocent person. Colorado Revised Statutes C.R.S. 18-3-102 (2013) states:

TITLE 18. CRIMINAL CODE
ARTICLE 3. OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON
PART 1. HOMICIDE AND RELATED OFFENSES
18-3-102 (1) A person commits the crime of murder in the first degree if:
(a) After deliberation and with the intent to cause the death of a person other than himself, he causes the death of that person or of another person...


Brady requires that the state "must include unborn human beings" in this statute and in all the “Offenses Against the Person”. The the Brady Amendment 67 makes abortion a criminal offense. C.R.S. 18-3-102 (1) describes first degree murder. Of course Colorado's Criminal Code goes on to provide protection against the killing of innocent persons in other circumstances which, under Brady, would now apply also to "unborn human beings." But what about Roe? See Dred and Roe v. Wade below.

How About HB13-1154? The abortion industry's so-called fetal homicide bill was designed to protect not children but those who charge money to kill unborn children. Planned Parenthood's bill further undermines the child's safety by stating that, "nothing in this act shall be construed to confer personhood, or any rights associated with that status, on a human being at any time prior to live birth..." This is an insult to Brady, to every child, and to God in whose image they are made.

Snowflake girlSnowflake Children: This baby girl was adopted, like all the snowflake kids, as a frozen embryo. A snowflake child is one of the strongest proofs that even the littlest child, a single-celled human, is a person. Little Elisha Lancaster shown here, frozen for years, was fully alive and fully human when she was transfered into her mom Maria's womb. Elisha was not a boy but already a little girl, at the very moment that she came into existence in a laboratory. Then, four years later, this tiny person was adopted, Federal Expressed across the country, and implanted in mom's womb.

Isn’t It Part of the Woman’s Body? Half the time the fetus is a boy. Always the mother is female. Her son’s Y chromosome cannot be part of mom. He’s a genetically distinct individual. And whether it’s a baby boy or girl, the baby is not the woman’s body, but has his or her own body within mom. The unborn baby’s first cry for food is actually a pheromone signal, from one organism to another. A hormone is a chemical signal between organs within an organism, but the baby’s request is a human pheromone. So while still traveling toward the womb, the fetal cry lets mom know the baby’s already hungry!

Would a Mother Be Arrested for Miscarriage? That claim is pure fear mongering. History demonstrates the truth. When the nation recognized abortion as illegal, the authorities never arrested a single doctor or woman for a miscarriage.

Should Eggs Have Rights? Those who kill unborn children try to dehumanize them by referring to the youngest ones as “eggs.” Confusing an egg with an organism is biological and moral ignorance. The Carnegie Institute’s world-renowned Stages of Early Human Development lists terms with “no scientific usefulness” and says that “the term ‘egg’ is best reserved for… the breakfast table.” Immoral terms like gooks and fertilized egg dehumanize other people to make it easier to kill them.

Won’t This Outlaw Contraceptives? No, recognizing personhood has no effect on contraceptives that only prevent fertilization. However, personhood would prohibit any chemical abortifacient that kills the tiniest boys and girls. When the abortion industry says that personhood would outlaw contraceptives, they’re either lying now, or they were lying then, for they’ve spent decades telling women that such chemicals did not kill a living embryo. Women should know whether or not a chemical would abort their children. Personhood Amendment 67 will end these lies.

NBC's The Voice performers at CRTL's Voice for Brady Concert

Thanks for a Great Concert! Four performers from NBC's The Voice TV show appeared in Denver Saturday night, October 11th at the historic Church in the City venue to Be A Voice for Brady in support of Colorado Right To Life's battle to teach people that Brady was a person (as is, of course, every child)!

 


Absolutely Can't Come? Then please help Colorado RTL educate our state to vote yes on the Brady Amendment 67 in November. Please call to volunteer or click to donate now or call 1-888-888-CRTL!

 

 

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