Please Visit the RNC/Life Web Site
Many of you subscribe to the RNC for Life Report, our bi-monthly newsletter. The January/February 2003 issue, which should reach your mailboxes during the next 10 days, is already up on our web site. We encourage those of you who are not yet subscribers to visit our web site. Additional copies for distribution to pro-life friends, family members and associates, are available from our Alton, IL office and can be ordered by calling 618/462-5415. If you would like to subscribe to the RNC for Life Report, please mail your request along with $15 to: RNC/Life - P.O. Box 618 - Alton, Illinois 62002.
NARAL Beckons and Democrats Comply
NARAL, the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (now being called NARAL Pro-Choice America) is hosting a big fund-raising dinner in Washington, D.C. next Tuesday at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision and all six Democrats who have set up presidential exploratory committees for the 2004 presidential nomination will be on hand to endorse and applaud the past thirty years of brutality, anguish, regret, blood, and tears wrought by that decision and its companion Doe vs. Bolton. Declared candidates Governor Howard Dean of Vermont, Senator John Edwards of North Carolina, Congressman Dick Gephardt of Missouri, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, and the Rev. Al Sharpton of New York will stand shoulder to shoulder with NARAL president Kate Michelman at the event, which is projected to raise $500,000 for NARALís abortion advocacy programs.
President Bush Issues National Sanctity of Life Day, 2003 Proclamation
President George W. Bush signed a proclamation reaffirming "the value of human life" and renewing "our dedication to ensuring that every American has access to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." The document re-states the themes used in the Bush presidential campaign, pointing out that his Administration "has championed compassionate alternatives to abortion, such as helping women in crisis through maternity group homes, encouraging adoption, promoting abstinence education, and passing laws requiring parental notification and waiting periods for minors." http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/01/20030114-13.html.
Our hope, that the Proclamation would include a reference to a plan, or even a desire, to restore legal protection of the right to life to every innocent human being from conception, and a commitment to a ban on making cloned human embryos as a legislative imperative, was not realized.
"Breast Cancer Risks and Prevention"
Joel Brind, Ph.D. and Angela Lanfranchi, M.D., F.A.C.S. have collaborated on an excellent booklet titled "Breast Cancer Risks and Prevention." The booklet is written to help women understand what their risk factors are for the development of breast cancer and how they can reduce their risk. Published by the Breast Cancer Institute headquartered at 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The booklet may be ordered by calling 1-866-622-6237 or by visiting the web site at http://www.bcpinstitute.org.
Frist Sends Strong Anti-Cloning Message on Sunday Talk Shows
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, appearing on Tony Snowís show ( FOX News Sunday http://www.foxnews.com/fns/ ) said he "absolutely" supports a ban on both reproductive and therapeutic cloning. About [so-called] therapeutic cloning, he said, "I am opposed to any time that you create an embryo itself with the purpose being destruction, and that would include the so-called research cloning," adding, "And remember, research cloning is just that, itís experimental. Thereís been no demonstrated benefit of that to date." These are welcome words. We encourage our readers to convey their support for a comprehensive ban on the cloning of human embryos by calling 202/224-3121 and asking to speak to the Office of the Senate Majority Leader.