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Bush's Pro-Life Record as of May 18, 2004, by Fr. Peter West
Private e-mail of Fr. Peter West ^ | 05.18.04 | Fr. Peter West

Posted on 05/23/2004 11:44:55 AM PDT by Coleus

Below is a list of President Bush's pro-life efforts and accomplishments in regard to protecting children in the womb and promoting the sanctity of life.  I include some accomplishments in other areas but mostly focus on his pro-life record. This list is by no means comprehensive.  When considering other issues much more could be added to the list of positive things that Bush has done since he has been in office.

I started to compile this list shortly after the President was reinaugurated after hearing from many, who consider themselves pro-life, that Bush was not really pro-life. I disagreed and began compiling this list. I had no idea when I started that it would be so long.

Some may ask if  President Bush is so pro-life why hasn't abortion ended. President Bush has not had an opportunity to appoint a Supreme Court Justice. Also, in practically every effort to protect the unborn President Bush has been opposed mostly by pro-abortion Democrats.

Is President Bush perfect? No. Do I agree with him on everything? No. But I look at his overall record and consider the alternative.  Senator Kerry is a pro-abortion extremist.  He has pledged to only appoint pro-abortion judges to the Supreme Court who will uphold Roe vs. Wade.

I plan to vote for President Bush for re-election and I hope you will do the same.

Fr. Peter West

January 22, 2001 President Bush Reinstates Mexico City Policy (bans use of U.S. money for organizations that promote abortion overseas)

March 22, 2001 President Bush Helps Dedicate Pope John Paul II Cultural Center

"The Pope reminds us that while freedom defines our nation, responsibility must define our lives," the President said. "He challenges us to live up to our aspirations, to be a fair and just society where all are welcomed, all
are valued, and all are protected. And he is never more eloquent than when he speaks for a culture of life. The culture of life is a welcoming culture, never excluding, never dividing, never despairing and always affirming the
goodness of life in all its seasons."

March 28, 2001  Reuters reports "Bush issues abortion rule order, outflanks Senate"

April 17, 2001 President Bush Restricts RU-86 Funding and Close White House Feminist Office

April 24, 2001 Bush Bans Sex Films from Air Force One

April 25, 2001 President Bush appoints Fatherhood proponent

April 30, 2001 Proclamation - National Day of Prayer

May 16, 2001 U.S. House Backs President Bush in Denying Funds to Overseas Groups That Promote Abortion Legalization

May 17, 2001 Bush Administration Begins Effort to Put Pro-Life Advocates on International Panels Source: Washington Post

May 21, 2001  Further Analysis Shows Bush's First Judicial Picks Promising Source: Pro-Life Infonet

May 26 Bush Overrules Powell on Nominee Appoints Pro-lifer to Important State Department Post

June 1, 2001 Bush Won't Issue Gay Proclamation,  Opts Out of Gay Pride Day Source: Associated Press

June 21, 2001 Bush Supports Strongest Pro-Life Ban on Human Cloning Source: Associated Press

July 6, 2001 Bush Administration  Awards Abstinence Grants to CPCs, Pro-Life Groups

August 13, 2001 Bush Would Veto Any Funding of Additional ESCR

August 16, 2001 Attorney General John Ashcroft recently warned that less than 10 % of judges nominated by Bush have even had a hearing before the Democratically led Senate Judiciary Committee

August 28, 2001 Bush Won't Back Down to the United Nations on Abortion Source: Reuters

October 15, 2001 Bush Administration Awards Adoption Awareness Grants- HHS Press Release

November 7, 2001 White House and Lawmakers Fight Pro-Abortion Amendments

November 7, 2001 Democratically Led Senate Attempts to Weaken Pro-Life Policies Are Blocked by Veto Threats and Pro-Life Lawmakers

December 5, 2001 Bush Selects Pro-Life Ex-Gov to Head Republican Party

December 10, 2002  Changes in the White House (from the Patriot's Herald)

January 31, 2002 Bush Administration Proposes Coverage of Unborn Children in Health Insurance

February 26, 2002  President Bush's Remarks at St. Luke's Catholic Church

September 27, 2002 Bush Administration Finalizes Coverage of Unborn Child in Health Insurance

January 18, 2002 Bush Declares Sanctity of Life Day January 20, 2002

January 22, 2002 Remarks By President Bush in Phone Call to March For Life Participants

January 20, 2002 President Bush Seeks Increased Abstinence Funding Source: Associated Press

January 31, 2002 Bush Administration Classifies Developing Fetus as Unborn Child  Source: Associated Press

States may classify a developing fetus as an "unborn child" eligible for government health care, the Bush administration said Thursday, giving low-income women access to prenatal care and bolstering the arguments of
abortion opponents.

February 1, 2002 President Bush has chosen an advocate for the aging who once worked with Mother Teresa to head his revamped effort to provide federal funds to religious charities.   See the interview with Jim Towey in Crisis Magazine

February 2, 2002 President Bush's Sincere Appreciation For Prayers Said For Him

February 26, 2002  The President's Welfare Reform focuses on families, abstinence and work

March 6, 2002  Bush's National Institute of Health Nominee Supports Complete Ban on Human Cloning Source: Washington Post, Baltimore Sun

March 14, 2002 Democratically led Senate quashes Nomination of Pro-Life Judge Charles Pickering

April 8, 2002 President Bush Will Speak to Pro-Life Leaders Wednesday Source: National Right to Life News

April 10, 2002 President Bush's Remarks in Opposition to Human Cloning

April 11, 2002 President Bush Calls on Senate to Back Human Cloning Ban

April 11, 2002 UN Decides Against Cairo+10, Fears Bush Administration Source: Friday Fax

May 2, 2002 Proclamation National Day of Prayer

May 2, 2002  Bush Administration Opposing Abortion at UN Child Conference Source: Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute

May 23, 2002 Pro-Life Judge D. Brook Smith confirmed for Third Circuit Court of Appeals

May 26, 2002  Atheist loses bid to halt Bush's faith references

May 31, 2002 Crisis Magazine Editor Evaluates Bush's Relations With U.S.

July 9, 2002 Pro-Abortion Groups Attack Bush Judicial Nominee- Priscilla Owen
Source: Reported by Associated Press

July 22, 2002 Bush Administration Withholds UNFPA Money Source: Associated Press

July 24, 2002 Bush Announces Initiavtive to Encourage Adoptoin of Children in Foster Care

July 29, 2002 Bush Inherited a Weak Economy: By January 2001 when Bush took office Nasdaq tumbled 46% off its peak and the GDP had decelerated to 1.9% in the quarter just ended from 5.7% just six months earlier.
Source: Editorial in Investors Business Daily

August 5, 2002 Bush Signs Born-Alive Infants Protection Act Source: National Right to Life Committee

September 17, 2002 NARAL Opposes Michael McConnell's Nomination to the Tenth Circuit Court Of Appeals
Statement of NARAL President Kate Michelman

October 3, 2002 Democrat-Controlled U.S. Senate Kills Pro-Life Bills Favored by President Bush and Passed by U.S. House

*  The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (H.R. 4965), passed by the House on July 24, 2002, 274-151.

* The Weldon-Stupak-Brownback legislation to ban all human cloning, including the cloning of human embryos (H.R. 2505, S. 1899), passed by the House on July 31, 2001, 265-162.

*  The Unborn Victims of Violence Act (H.R. 503), a bill to recognize as a legal victim any unborn child who is injured or killed during commission of a federal crime, passed by the House on April 26, 2001, 252-172.

*  The Child Custody Protection Act (H.R. 476), to make it a crime to take a minor across state lines for a secret abortion, if this abridges her parents ' right to be involved under their home-state law, passed by the House on
April 17, 2002,  260-161.

*  The Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 4691), to prohibit state and local governments from discriminating against hospitals and other health care providers for refusing to participate in abortions, passed by the House
on September 25, 2002, 229-189.

October 6, 2002 President Bush Building Strong Pro-Life Record
Source: Boston Globe

October 14, 2002  White House staffers gather for  Voluntary Bible Study Voluntary Meetings
Source: USA Today

October 17, 2002 Germany Attacks Bush Administration Position Against All Human Cloning
Source: Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute

October 29, 2002 Pro-Abortion Group and  Senator Daschle jointly appeal for pro-abortion Senate- Reported by National Right to Life Source: Email Sent From NARAL

October 29, 2002 Pro-Abortion Group opposes nomination of Dr. W. David Hager to chair the Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee.  Hager is a member groups like Christian Medical Association and  Physicians
Resource Council for Focus on the Family  Source: California Abortion Rights Action League

October 30, 2002 Bush Directs Advisory Committee to Protect Human Embryos
Source: Associated Press,Washington Post

October 31, 2002 Pro-Life Groups Applaud Bush Decision on Human Embryos
Source:Cybercast News Service

November 1, 2002 Bush backs away from reproductive health pact
Source: Knight Ridder Newspapers

November 8, 2002 Bush Administration Fights for UN to Oppose All Human Cloning
Source: Reuters

November 8, 2002 Bush Right to Oppose Abortion at International Meetings
Source: Population Resource Institute

November 14, 2002 White House Pressures Congress to Keep Military Abortion Ban
Source: Pro-Life Infonet

Novermber 18, 2002  Pro-Abortion Senators May Filibuster Pro-Life Judicial Nominee
Source: NY Times, National Review

November 19, 2002  Senate Approves Pro-Life Judicial Nominee
Source:Associated Press

November 19, 2002  Bush Administration Opposition Continues to Derail Fake UN Cloning Ban
Source: Associated Press

November 21, 2002  Bush Nominee for FDA Panel Says RU 486 Unsafe
Source: Cybercast News Service

November 25, 2002  Abortion Advocates Bash Bush's Pro-Life Foreign Policy
Source: Cybercast News Service

November 26, 2002  Don't Believe the Media Portrayal of Bush as Not Pro-Life
Source: by Paul Weyrich  Cybercast News Service

November 27, 2002  Radicals Attack Bush Because of UN Pro-life Stance
Source:  Austin Ruse of Friday Fax

December 3, 2002  Ralph Neas of the Pro-Abortion Group  People For The American Way President Bush for Nominating Pro-Life Judges
Source:  People For the American Way

December 9, 2002   Bush Administration Cracks Down on Illegally Imported Abortion Drugs
Source: Associated Press

December 10, 2002   Bush May Nominate Pro-Life Supreme Court, Appeals Court Justices
Source: New York Times, U.S. News and World Report

December 12, 2002 Bush Srongly Condemns Racism While Promoting Faith Based Initiatives
See the President's Remarks at

December 12, 2002  Congressional Letter Supports Bush Opposition to International Abortion Advocacy
Source: Pro-Life Infonet

December 15, 2002 UN Population Summit Begins, Bush Administration Battles Abortion Advocates
Source: Associated Press, Knight Ridder Newspapers

December 17, 2002   Bush Admin. Called 'Heroic' For Opposing Abortion At Population Summit
Source: Cybercast News Service

December 20, 2002  The chairman of President Bush's bioethics council , Dr.
Leon R. Kass of the University of Chicago,  accused Stanford University
today of trying to conceal the true nature of its   stem cell research plan.
Source: Associated Press:

December 26, 2002  Bush Admin Appoints Pro-Life Doc to FDA Panel
Source: Associated Press

December 27, 2002 US Attacked for Pro-life Stance at UN Conference  in
Source: Friday Fax

December 31, 2002   Abortion Opponent Is Named to Panel On Women's Health
Source: Associated Press

January 3, 2003   Pro-Abortion Groups Hope Bush Won't Renominate Owens
Source: Associated Press

Lt Col. Rick Jones HQ USAF/ILMY  speaks about meeting Bush at the Pentagon:

January 7, 2003 Bush Renominates Pro-Life Judicial Candidates
Source: Associated Press

Planned Parenthood Attacks Bush on Pro-Life Record
Source: Planned Parenthodd's Website:

January 14, 2003 President Bush Declares Sanctity of Human Life Day
Source: Associated Press  Also see:

January 22, 2003 Bush Addresses Pro-Lifers Assembled For March For Life

January 22, 2003 Bush Admin Diverts UNFPA Funds to Maternal Health Programs
Source: Reuters

January 25, 2003   Abortion Advocates Attack Another Bush Pro-Life Judicial
Source: Los Angeles Times

January 27, 2003 Pro-Abortion Feminist Majority Opposes Bush's Latest
Pro-Life Woman Judicial Nominee
Source: Feminist Daily News Wire:

January 28, 2003 President Bush Calls for Ban on Partial-Birth Abortion and Human Cloning in His State of the Union Address Source: Pro-Life Infonet See also:
"By caring for children who need mentors, and for addicted men and women who need treatment, we are building a more welcoming society - a culture that values every life. And in this work we must not overlook the weakest among us. I ask you to protect infants at the very hour of birth, and end the practice of partial-birth abortion. And because no human life should be started or ended as the object of an experiment, I ask you to set a high standard for humanity and pass a law against all human cloning."

Source: Press Release from the National Right to Life Committee

January 30, 2003 Pro-Abortion Democrats Block Aid to Women in Afghanistan
Source: Friday Fax

Source:  Press release from the U.S. Department of Education

February 1, 2003  Pro-Abortion Groups Urge Filibuster of Bush Judicial Nomination
Source: National Right to Life

February 6, 2003   Bush Will Veto Spending Bill That Doesn't Ban Abortion Funding
Source: Washington Times, Washington Post

February 11, 2003  Senate Democrats Say They Can Block Bush Judicial Nominee
Source: Associated Press

February 12, 2003 The new guidelines, part of President Bush's No Child Left
Behind Act of 2001, will affect schools across the country.

The guidelines state:Students may express their beliefs about religion in homework, artwork, and other written and oral assignments free from discrimination based on the religious content of their submissions.
Source: Courier Post Online

Max Lucado with President Bush (Bush says he feels stronger than ever because of all the people praying for him:

February 17, 2003 Bush may tap California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown, a conservative judge who ruled against affirmative action and abortion rights, if a spot opens on the U.S. Supreme Court
Source: Newsweek

February 17, 2003 President Bush May Deny AIDS Funding to Pro-Abortion Groups
Source: Associated Press

Why and How the Military Salutes President Bush      Source: The Patriot's Herald

February 26, 2003 White House condemns "human embryo farms" amendment
Source: National Right to Life

February 26, 2003 President Bush Urges Congress to Vote for Pro-Life Cloning Ban 
Source: Pro-Life Infonet

February 27, 2003 California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League Urges Senators to Oppose Bush's Pro-Life Nominees to U.S. Court of appeals:  Miguel Estrada and Jeffrey Sutton Source: email from California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League

March 4, 2003  Paige lauds Stanford school-reform plan

Education Secretary Rod Paige yesterday applauded a report by a Stanford University think thank that calls on federal and state governments to "explore additional forms of school choice, pushing far beyond the boundaries of within-district public school choice."
Source: Washington Times

March 5, 2003  Newsweek Profiles Bush as Most Religious President of Recent Times
Source: Newsweek

March 11, 2003   Bush Administration Issues Statement Supporting Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
Source: Pro-Life Infonet

March 13, 2003  Senate G.O.P. Holds Firm as Vote on Abortion Nears
Source: New York Times

March 13, 2003  Senate Passes Partial-Birth Abortion Ban by Wide Margin
Source: Pro-Life Infonet

March 13, 2003 Bush Pro-Life Judicial Nominee Texas Supreme Court Judge
Priscilla Owen May Receive Vote Soon
Source: Associated Press

March 24, 2003 Bush Administration Provides Record Funding for  Abstinence
Source: Washington Times

March 20, 2003 Another Bush Pro-Life Judicial Nominee - Carolyn Will Be
Smeared By Liberals
Source: Traditional Values Coalition

March 27, 2003 Senate Judiciary Committee Confirms Bush Pro-Life Judicial
Nomineee - Priscilla Owen
Source: Associated Press

March 31, 2003 California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League
Urges Senator Feinstein to Oppose Bush's Pro-Life Nominee to the Court of
the Appeals - Judge Carolyn Kuhl
Source: email from California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League

April 8, 2003 California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League
Urges Senators to Oppose Bush Pro-Life Judicial Nomineee - Priscilla Owen
Source: email from California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League

April 12, 2003Touching Story About Bush Praying For Wounded Troops on Visit
to Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C.   Source:  and

April 10, 2003 Senate Committee Will Vote This Month on Next Bush Pro-Life
Judicial Nominee - Carolyn Kuhl  Source: Pro-Life Infonet

April 10, 2003 President Bush Nominates Another Pro-Lifer for Judicial Spot - Alabama's Pro-Life Attorney General Bill Pryor  
Source: Mobile Register

April 15, 2003 God-Free School Zones U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige is under fire for defending religious freedom   OpinionJournal.Com

April 15, 2003  President Cites the "Power of Prayer" in POW Safety Returning from Camp David on Sunday, President Bush was asked after gettingoff the helicopter what role faith and prayer had in the rescue of the POWs and in comforting their families. He said, "A lot of them told me they had been sustained by prayer, been comforted by the Almighty during what had to have been very difficult times. They told me that they felt their prayers had been answered. Prayer is powerful     
Source: Presidential Prayer Team []

April 17, 2003  Schumer: Catholics Need Not Apply: Ken Connor President of Family Research Council Criticizes New York Senator Chuck Schumer for Opposing Bush's Catholic Pro-Life Judicial Nominees

April 17, 2003 President's Easter Message
For Christians, the life and death of Jesus are the ultimate expressions of love, and the supreme demonstrations of God's mercy, faithfulness, and redemption. Since Christ's miraculous Resurrection on Easter, more than 2,000 years ago, Christians have expressed joy and gratitude for this wondrous sacrifice and for God's promise of freedom for the oppressed, healing for the brokenhearted, and salvation. For the full message see:

April 18, 2003   Another Judge Comes Under Attack   Summary: Pro-abortion Democrats now have another Bush judicial target to smear: Leon Holmes. Source: A Note From Traditional Value Coalition's Executive Director Andrea Lafferty

April 19, 2003 Bush Admin Allows States to Insure Unborn Children Through CHIP
Source: Pro-Life Infonet

April 22, 2003 The Constitution Be Damned:  Democrats try to impose a religious test on judges.
Source: Pro-Life Infonet

April 24, 2003  Bush's Pro-Life Judicial Appointments Need Your Help
Source: Pro-Life Infonet

Over the last few months, the Pro-Life Infonet has reported on several pro-life nominees President Bush has appointed to various judicial positions.

Some of these nominees have track records of upholding pro-life legislation or publicizing their view that Roe v. Wade is bad law. Others have pledged to uphold the rule of law and not legislatie from the bench -- attributes
that call for respecting the right of state legislatures to pass laws that limit abortion.

Below is an overview of eight judicial nominees that deserve your support and backgrounds on them and their nominations:

Miguel Estrada -- Nominated for the Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington D.C., the second highest court unde the Supreme Court and a stepping stone to a later Supreme Court appointed, Estrada was brought to the Senate floor earlier this year.  He does not believe that the Constitution guarantees a right to abortion.  Some senators are blocking Estrada's confirmation vote by engaging in a filibuster.  Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) failed in four attempts to cut off debate (known as cloture), garnering only 55 of the 60 votes needed.  It is unclear whether he whether he will try again. Tell your Senators to stop the filibuster.

Jeffrey Sutton -- Sutton was nominated for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in February.  The full Senate began consideration of the Sutton nomination before the Easter
recess, but did not vote.  They will resume debate on Tuesday, April 29th and probably vote that same day.  The pro-abortion Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice joined other organizations in a letter which says, in
part, "Jeffrey Sutton's ... confirmation to a lifetime position on the federal bench threatens to dismantle the important gains that have been critical to women's success and we urge you to reject his nomination."

Priscilla Owen -- Nominated for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Owen was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in March in a straight party-line vote.  As a Texas Supreme Court justice, Owen frequently voted to uphold Texas' parental notification statute and refused to allow teen girls to have abortions without their parents' knowledge.  Unable to get opponents to agree not to filibuster Owen, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) has been indefinite about when he will seek a confirmation vote, but it may be in early May.

John Roberts -- Roberts was nominated for the Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington D.C., and was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in February. As a Justice Department official in the 1990s, he argued that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and actively promoted efforts to get that decision overturned.  In one brief he argued that pro-life protesters outside abortion businesses did not discriminate against women.  He
supported a pro-life measure prohibiting federally-funded family planning facilities from referring for abortions. The Roberts nomination has not yet come to the Senate floor, but could come up in May.

Deborah Cook -- Cook was nominated by President Bush for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in February.  As an elected justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, Cook's candidacy was endorsed by Ohio Right to Life.  Her nomination is expected to come to the Senate floor in May.

Carolyn Kuhl -- Nominated for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The Senate Judiciary Committee has not yet to act on her nomination, but is expected to do so in May.  As a Justice Department official in the 1980s Kuhl aggressively argued for the outright reversal of Roe v. Wade.   As an attorney in private practice in the early 1990s she represented a pro-life physicians group and argued in support of limiting abortion referrals at
federally-funded family planning facilities.

Charles Pickering -- He has been nominated for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The Senate Judiciary Committee has not yet brought him in for a hearing, but is expected to do so in May.  He once chaired a national
Republican initiative that approved a plank for the party platform decrying the Roe v. Wade decision "as an intrusion into the family structure," and calling for a right-to-life amendment to the constitution. His son Chip
Pickering is a pro-life Congressman from Mississippi.

J. Leon Holmes - Holmes has been nominated for the Federal District Court in Arkansas.  The Senate Judiciary Committee has not yet acted on his nomination, but could do so in May.  He is a strong pro-life advocate and
the former president of Arkansas Right to Life.

TWO VICTIMS"                            
Source: National Right to Life Committee

April 28, 2003   Pro-Abortion Feminists criticize female court picks
Source: Washington Times:

April 30, 2003 Bush Selects Another Pro-Life Appeals Court Nominee
Extending his streak of picking pro-life advocates, or those willing to uphold pro-life legislation, for important U.S. Appeals Court positions, President Bush on Monday nominated Claude Allen to the Richmond-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
Source:  Washington Post, Richmond Times Dispatch

(Allen helped draft Virginia's parental notification law and supported a pro-life law requiring abortion facilities to give women information about abortion's risks and alternatives 24 hours prior to performing an abortion.
Similar laws in other states have significantly reduced the number of abortions.)

May 1, 2003 Democrat Senators Block Bush's Pro-Life Judicial Picks   Source:
Associated Press

May 5, 2003 Senate Approves Pro-Life Judicial Nominee, Continues Filibuster

Judicial nominee Deborah Cook, denied even a hearing let alone a vote by the previous Democratic-led Senate, won confirmation on Monday from the Republican-controlled Senate.

Cook was nominated by President Bush for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in February. As an elected justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, Cook's candidacy was
endorsed by Ohio Right to Life, and she cast a pro-life vote in one case that reached the state's top court.

On a largely party-line vote of 66-25, the Senate approved Cook's nearly two-year-old bid to elevate the Ohio Supreme Court justice to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The court would handle appeals of
legislation, including pro-life bills, from Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Michigan.

Also on Monday, Republicans tried and failed for a fifth time to stop a Democratic filibuster of another long-stalled judicial nominee, Miguel Estrada.
Source:   Reuters, CBS News

May 19, 2003 Pro-Abortion National Organization of Women Opposes Pro-Life Bush Judicial Nominee Judge Leon Holmes  Source: NOW's

May 5, 2003 Bush Administration Deserves Credit for Abstinence Victory

The White House got personally involved in last week's passage of  pro-abstinence amendments to a global AIDS bill and the result was good news for pro-life advocates.

Pro-family groups were delighted last week when two abstinence-friendly amendments were attached to an otherwise disappointing Global AIDS bill. Now they're finding out what turned the tide: The White House did some heavy-duty lobbying.
Source:   Focus on the Family

May 16, 2003  Senate Will Reconsider Another Pro-Life Judicial Nominee Soon

Republicans plan in coming weeks to take up the nomination of pro-life U.S. District Court Judge Charles Pickering of Mississippi, who likely faces a filibuster on the Senate floor by Democrats.

Judge Pickering's nomination to the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals was spiked last year on a party-line vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was controlled by Democrats at the time. President Bush renominated
him in January.

Pickering once chaired a national Republican initiative that approved a plank for the party platform decrying the Roe v. Wade decision "as an intrusion into the family structure," and calling for a right-to-life amendment to the constitution. His son Chip Pickering is a pro-life Congressman from Mississippi.
Source:   Washington Times

June 12, 2003 Bush Judicial Nominee Pryor Condemns Abortion in Senate

President Bush's latest Appeals Court nominee Bill Pryor told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that abortion is "murder" and that the court case legalizing it is "the worst abomination in the history of constitutional law."   
Source:   Washington Times

June 12, 2003 The Judicial Nominee Who Wouldn't Back Down - Bill Pryor
Source: Byron York columnist for National Review Online

June 12, 2003 Catholic Bishops' Spokesman Testifies at Presidential
Today the President's Council on Bioethics heard testimony on the values and principles that ought to govern policy on human embryo research. Richard Doerflinger, Deputy Director of the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, was among the expert witnesses for the meeting.
Source: Pro-life Infonet

June 12, 2003  Pro-Abortion Groups Create Coalition to Oppose Pro-Life Nominees

Nine pro-abortion groups, including NARAL  Pro-Choice America and the Planned Parenthood Federation of  America, have formed a joint not-for-profit organization aimed  specifically at opposing a potential Supreme Court nominee who  does not support abortion.          
Source: Roll Call, Wall St. Journal

July 20, 2003 Foes Halt Vote on School Vouchers; Democrats Reject Senate's
D.C. Bill
Source: Washington Post

July 21, 2003  Pro-Abortion Democrat Senators Stall Partial-Birth Abortion
Ban  Source: LifeNews.Com

July 22,2003 Bush Administration Renews Support for Zero UNFPA Funding
Source: LifeNews.Com    

July 22, 2003 Bush Administration Signals Zero for UNFPA
Source: Population Research Institute Weekly Briefing

July 23, 2003 Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Pryor Nomination,
Filibuster Likely   Source: LifeNews.Com

July 27, 2003 Bush Nominates Pro-Life Black Woman to Nation's Second Highest   Source: LifeNews.Com

July 29, 2003 Senate Rejects Vote on Owen for Third Time
Washington, DC ( -- For the third time, members of the Senate rejected an attempt to close off debate and take a vote on one of President Bush's pro-life judicial nominees.Pro-abortion Senators were able to deny the 60 votes needed to stop debate on the nomination of Priscilla Owen to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals. The 53-43 vote proved, once again, that a majority would back Owen's confirmation if debate could be stopped. All Republicans were in favor of the vote to end debate and were joined by Sen. Zell Miller (D-GA) and pro-life Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE). Presidential candidates John Edwards (D-NC), Bob Graham (D-FL), John Kerry (D-MA), and Joe Lieberman (D-CT) were not present for the vote. Owen is opposed by abortion advocates because she voted to uphold a Texas parental notification law that prohibited teenage girls from having
abortions without the involvement of their parents.

July 30, 2003 Senate Votes Against Cloture on Estrada Nomination    Source: LifeNews.Com

July 31, 2003 Bill Pryor Becomes Latest Victim of Senate Filibuster    Source: LifeNews.Com

July 31, 2003 ADF Special News Alert: Thank You Mr. President for Supporting
Source: Alliance Defense Fund

August 6, 2003  Knights of Columbus Condemns Treatment of Catholic Judicial Nominees   Source: LifeNews.Com

August 6, 2003  Minnesota Plan to Cover Unborn Children Receives Bush
Administration Approval   Source:
LifeNews. Com

August 10, 2003   Group Will Spend $75M to Defeat Bush, Elect Pro-Aborts in
2004   Source: LifeNews.Com

Washington, DC ( -- A new political group, funded by billionaire George Soros and run by a former employee of a leading pro-abortion organization, plans to spend $75 million in grassroots activism
to target pro-life President George W. Bush  for defeat in 2004.

August 10, 2003  Civil Rights Leader Quits NAACP Over Bush Judicial Nominees   Source: LifeNews.Com

August 13, 2003 Presidential Commission Discusses Regulation of In Vitro Fertilization   Source: Austin  Ruse, President of the Culture of Life Foundation

August 14, 2003 Catholic Theologian Michael Novak Praises President Bush     Source: National Review Online

August 27, 2003 Bush Administration Defunds AIDS Program Over Abortion Group's Participation    Source: LifeNews.Com

August 27, 2003 State Department Defunds British Abortion Provider
Source: New York Times

August 29, 2003 State Department Defunds Large Abortion Provider   
Source: Friday Fax

August 29, 2003  Bush Orders United States Agency for International Development to Stop Funding Organizations That Promote Abortion 
Source: Copy of Memo From the White House

September 1, 2003 Bush Administration Expands Pro-Life Mexico City Policy    Source: LifeNews.Com

September 5, 2003 Bush Orders State Department To Stop Funding Foreign
Abortion Groups 
Source: Friday Fax

September 5, 2003 Miguel Estrada Withdraws Name From Consideration  Source: LifeNews.Com   (This shows the importance of electing pro-life Senators who will vote to end the Democrats filibuster of President Bush's pro-life judicial nominees.)

September 6, 2003 Pro-Abortion Democratic Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) introduces measure to overturn the Mexico City Policy Reinstituted By President Bush (The Mexico City Policy prevents our federal tax dollars from
being used to promote abortion overseas.) Source: LifeNews.Com

September 18, 2003   Bush Administration Pursues Total Human Cloning Ban at U.N.
Source: LifeNews.Com

September 28, 2003 Department of Health and Housing Services Gives $100 million in Bonuses to States for Reducing Abortions HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson  today announced the award of $100 million
in bonuses to four states (Maryland, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas), the District of  Columbia and the Virgin Islands for achieving the nation's  largest decreases in out-of-wedlock births between 1998 and 2001.   Source:

October 1, 2003   Bush Administration Denies UNFPA Funding Again    Source: LifeNews.Com

October 2, 2003   Pickering Nomination Approved by Committee, Moves to Full
Senate     Source: LifeNews.Com

October 3, 2003  Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry  (D-MA)  Says
Bush Judicial Appointments Would Hurt Abortion Rights   
 Source: LifeNews.Com

October 3, 2003 President Bush Proclaims Oct. 12-18 Marriage Protection Week
President Bush said:
"Marriage is a sacred institution, and its protection is essential to the continued strength of our society.Marriage is a union between a man and a woman, and my Administration is working to support the institution of marriage by helping couples build successful marriages and be good parents.Research has shown that, on average, children raised in households headed by married parents fare much better than children who grow up in other family structures.We must support the institution of marriage and help parents build stronger families."
Source: White House

Weapons of Mass Destruction for People with Short Memories!!

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line?" - President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998
"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." - President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face." - Madeline Albright, Feb. 18, 1998 "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten
times since 1983." - Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb., 18, 1998

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weaponsof mass destruction programs." - Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." - Rep. Nancy
Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies." - Madeline Albright, Clinton
Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

"There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition,Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." - Letter to President
Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, Dec, 5, 2001

 "We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them." - Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." - Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to
build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..." - Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force-- if necessary-- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a
real and grave threat to our security." - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." - Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct. 10, 2002

"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do" Rep. - Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members .. It is clear, however, that if
left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct. 10, 2002

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction." -
Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to Miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003 SO NOW THE DEMOCRATS SAY PRESIDENT BUSH LIED, THAT THERE NEVER WERE ANY WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AND HE TOOK US TO WAR FOR HIS OIL BUDDIES???

October 6, 2003   FDA Investigating Holly Patterson's RU 486 Abortion Death   Source: LifeNews.Com

October 26, 2003   President Bush's Bioethics Commission Warns of
Human-Animal  Babies   Source: LifeNews.Com

November 7, 2003 President Bush Proclaims November National Adoption Month Source: White House

July 23, 2002  President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush announced a new initiative to increase public awareness and encourage Americans to consider adoption of children in foster care.

Helping Children and Building Families Through Adoption

President Bush announced a new public service advertising campaign, featuring First Lady Laura Bush and actor Bruce Willis, to encourage Americans to adopt children in foster care. The President also tapped Bruce
Willis to serve as a national spokesperson for children in foster care.

The President also announced the creation of the first federal and only national web site that focuses on waiting children - - that will reduce the geographic barriers and waiting time needed to connect
children from across the country with adoptive families. In its first year, it will feature pictures and profiles of over 6,500 children from 46 states who are available for adoption, as well as a database of approved adoptive
families. Background on Today's Presidential Action

More than 130,000 of the 565,000 American children in foster care, ranging in age from toddlers to teenagers, are waiting to be adopted. On average, these children have been in foster care for almost four years. Most of these children have special needs that limit their ability to be adopted, such as being part of a sibling group that wishes to stay together, belonging to a particular ethnic group, or having physical or emotional challenges. These
children are adoptable; in fact, in 2000, over 50,000 children in foster care were adopted. But recruiting a family that can meet the special needs of a particular child can be challenging, especially when the right family may live in a different state or county.

President Bush believes that every child in America deserves to live in a safe, permanent and loving family. Today, the President announced:

Adoption Public Service Advertisement (PSA): The adoption PSA will feature the First Lady and actor Bruce Willis. It will also highlight a new website and toll-free number for interested families to receive adoption information and be referred to their State adoption specialist. Additionally, President Bush has asked Bruce Willis to serve as a national spokesperson for children
in foster care.

First Federal Adoption Web Site and Internet Photolisting:,  an Internet adoption photolisting service, will help connect waiting children from across the country with loving adoptive families. The site provides prospective adoptive parents with a private, secure place to communicate interactively with other families and adoption experts - especially useful for families living in rural areas. Social workers will be able to follow inquiries from families approved to adopt and respond to them instantly through the site. AdoptUSKids is an initiative of the Children's Bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services, and it is currently operated by the National Adoption Center. President Bush's Commitment to Promoting Adoption

Promoting adoption and supporting families who adopt: On January 17, 2002, the President signed the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendment Act to help States provide services to promote adoption for children in foster care and provide post-adoption support to families so that they can stay strong and their children reach their potential. The President's FY 03 budget strongly supports the Promoting Safe and Stable Families program with an increase of more than $130 million over FY 02 levels.

Adoption Tax Credit: The tax relief bill that the President signed last year permanently extends and increases the adoption tax credit from $5,000 per child to $10,000 per child for qualified adoption expenses. For special  needs adoptions, it increases the credit from $6,000, for qualified adoption expenses, to $10,000, regardless of expenses.

October 25, 2003  President Bush Proclaims Protection From Pornography Week
Source: White House

October 28, 2003  President Bush Says Restoring Terri's Feeding Tube Was
Right  Decision   Source: LifeNews.Com

October 31, 2003   Pro-Abortion  [Democratic] Lawmakers Filibuster Pickering
Nomination   Source: LifeNews.Com

November 3, 2003 Bush Administration Still Pushing for UN Cloning Ban,
VoteThursday   Source: LifeNews.Com

November 5, 2003  President Bush Signs Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of
2003  Source: LifeSite News     also see

Priests for Life on Partial-birth Abortion: 'We Have Turned A Corner'

November 5, 2003  Pro-Abortion Groups Start Ad Campaigns Blasting President Bush   Source: LifeNews.Com

November 6, 2003   Democrats Filibuster Pryor Nomination, Judiciary Approves Brown  Source: LifeNews.Com

November 7, 2003   President Bush Shows Strong Pro-Life Beliefs in Private Meetings   Source: LifeNews.Com

November 7, 2003   Pro-Abortion Democratic Senators Again Filibuster Judicial    Nominees.  Sen. Majority Leader Frist Announces All Night Session Next    Week to Force Pro-Abortion Democratic Senators to defend
their filibuster.     Source: Marie Tasy, Legislative Director of New Jersey Right to Life

November 7, 2003 President Bush targeted for defeat by one of the richest men in world  George Soros Targets President Bush   Source: Marie Tasy, Legislative Director of New Jersey Right to Life

See also: [Pro-Abortion] Billionaire Soros Overthrows Georgian Gov't - Sets Sights on Bush & Croatia  Source:
See also the Zenit report and the Globe coverage:

Billionaire De-Populationist George Soros Donates $10 Million to Defeat Bush

November 7, 2003 President Bush Proclaims National Adoption Month  Source:
White House

November 11, 2003 Bush Administration Seeks to Speed Up Partial-Birth
Abortion Lawsuits  Source: LifeNews.Com

November 12, 2003 Senate Will Hold Marathon Debate on Pro-Life Judicial
Nominees Source: LifeNews.Com

November 13, 2003   Senate Debates Pro-Life Judicial Nominees, Bush Demands
Vote  Source: LifeNews.Com

November 14, 2003 Millionaire Plans to Spend $12 Million to Defeat Bush in
2004  Source: LifeNews.Com

November 17, 2003 [Colin] Powell reveals he teaches sexual abstinence to

November 18, 2003   Pro-Abortion Groups at UN Criticize Bush Resolution
Promoting  Women  Source: LifeNews.Com

November 19, 2003  First Lady Laura Bush Backs Partial-Birth Abortion Ban

November 25, 2003  The new Health Savings Accounts (HSA) provision included in the Medicare bill just passed the Senate 54-44 and  soon will be signed by the President. The new law will  go into effect January 1, 2004. All 250 million non-elderly Americans will now have access to a Medical Savings Account, and one that is far more attractive than the  Archer MSAs that were enacted in 1996.   Source:  Mike O'Dea of  CHRISTUS MEDICUS FOUNDATION

November 25, 2003   Discovery of Internal Memos Details Opposition to Pro-Life Judges
The memo asks senators to oppose former Bush judicial nominee   Miguel Estrada because "he has a minimal paper trail [meaning  that nothing has been unearthed that can be used to question his  character], he is Latino, and the White House seems to be  grooming him for a Supreme Court appointment."

November 25, 2003 U.S. economic growth revised up GDP grew at a blistering 8.2 percent pace in the third quartrer, faster than originally thought. Source: CNN Money

December 5, 2003   THE GROWING IRAQI SUCCESS STORY  by  Rod D. Martin,
Vanguard of the Revolution
One example from the story: "So, too with health care. The Coalition has delivered more than 22 million vaccination for Iraq's children, while pharmaceutical distribution has risen from 700 tons in May to 12,000 by
October. All of Iraq's 240 hospitals and more than 1200 clinics are open, and doctors' salaries are more than eight times higher than under Saddam's Ba'athist regime."

December 5, 2003   Bush Administration Pushes UN to Reconsider Human Cloning
Ban Delay

December 08, 2003  Bush Signs Sweeping Medicare Bill

WASHINGTON - Recognizing the efforts by seniors groups in helping him deliver a three-year-old campaign promise, President Bush signed a comprehensive bill Monday that marks the first major overhaul of the nearly
40-year-old federal Medicare program. "With the Medicare Act of 2003 (search), our government is finally bringing prescription drug coverage to the seniors of America," Bush said before signing the 10-year, $395 billion legislation. "With this law, we're giving older Americans better choices and more control over their health care so
they can receive the modern medical care they deserve."

December  20, 2003  Libya agrees to halt arms programs   US, Britain secure pledge for inspections Libya agrees to halt arms programs Source: Boston Globe

January 2, 2004  NGO Calls on Pro-abortion Europe to Counter "Christian"
White House   Source: Friday Fax

January 7, 2004   Pro-Abortion Group Criticizes Bush's Pro-Life "Christian" Foreign  Policy

January 9, 2004  President Unveils School Choice Incentive Fund At a meeting this afternoon with leaders of Catholic education, President Bush said he will call on Congress to establish a $50 million national choice incentive fund "to help more parents to send their children to the school that is best for them, no matter what kind of school it is."

The White House transcript of the president's remarks is available at Source: Council for American Private Education (CAPE)

January 9, 2004 President Bush Celebrates Catholic Education Source: Martin Gillespie Director of Catholic Outreach Republican National Committee

January 13, 2004 Bush Plans $1.5 Billion Drive for Promotion of Marriage
Source: New York Times

January 16, 2004  President Bush Declares Sunday, January 18, 2004 Sanctity
of Human Life Day Source: New Jersey Right to Life

January 16, 2004 President Bush nominates [pro-life] Charles Pickering to
Federal Bench President Sidesteps Obstructionst U.S. Senators including N.J.
Senators Corzine and Lautenberg               Source Associated Press:
Bush installs controversial judge on court (from New Jersey Right to Life   )

January 16, 2004   President Bush Uses Recess Appointment to Confirm
See also:  FRC [Family Research Council] Praises Recess Appointment of
Charles Pickering to Federal Bench

January 20, 2004 President  Bush Supports the Federal Marriage Amendment in
his  State of the Union address
Source: New Jersey Coalition to Defend Marriage

January 21, 2004 Housing Starts Increase    Residential construction activity picked up in December, helping to make all of 2003 the best year for home builders in a quarter-century and underscoring the critical role
the sector played in the economy's resurgence.

The Commerce Department reported today that housing construction increased by 1.7 percent last month from November _ ending 2003 on a high note. For  all of last year, the number of housing units that builders broke ground on totaled 1.85 million, up from 1.70 million in 2002.

The total for 2003 marked the strongest performance since 1978, when housing construction came to 2.02 million. Source: Associated Press

January 21, 2004 George Bush Stands Up for Marriage
Source: Alliance Defense Fund

January 21, 2004   President Bush Wants Abstinence Program Funding Tripled
by 2005  Source:

January 22, 2004 President Bush Calls March for Life Participants "Above all, we must continue with civility and respect to remind our fellow citizens that all life is sacred and worthy of protection. I know as you return to your communities you will redouble your efforts to change hearts and minds, one person at a time.  And this is the way we will build a lasting culture of life, a compassionate society in which every child is born into a loving family and protected by law." Source: White House

January 29, 2004   UNFPA Permanently Loses $59 Million  ..... For the past two years, the Bush administration has, in fact, determined that UNFPA supports forced abortions in China, and is therefore ineligible for US funding. A high ranking congressional staff member told the Friday Fax that the current bill follows this same procedure, and "since Kemp-Kasten has not changed, and since UNFPA's actions in China  have
not changed, we fully expect the administration to take the same  action it has taken for the past two years regarding UNFPA."                   Source: Friday Fax

January 29, 2004   Pro-Life Groups Say President Bush's Record Strong, Deserves Re-Election

February 2, 2004    NRL PAC announces endorsement of President Bush Source: Press Release issued by the National Right to Life Political Action Committee  For further information, call Laura Echevarria, 202-626-8825,
send e-mail to, or visit the NRLC website at

February 3, 2004    Congress Reallocates UNFPA Money, Abortion Funding Battle Continues Citing the UN Population Fund's  (UNFPA) failure to convincingly show that it is not participating  or condoning coercive family planning and abortion programs in  China, Congress has permanently reallocated the $56 million earmarked for the UNFPA over the past two years to other programs.

The money will now go to programs to improve maternal health and combat sex trafficking.

We commend the Bush Administration for its continued strong  enforcement of the Kemp-Kasten Anti-Coercion law -- a law that was completely disregarded during the Clinton Administration,  Douglas Johnson, Legislative Director for National Right to Life  Committee, told Any agency that collaborates in  China's brutal compulsory abortion program should not receive  U.S. taxpayer funds.

February 4, 2004   Statement by President Bush Regarding the Deplorable Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Ruling Today's ruling of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is deeply troubling. Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman. If activist judges insist on re-defining marriage by court order, the only
alternative will be the constitutional process. We must do what is legally necessary to defend the sanctity of marriage. Source: White House:

February 9, 2004 Abortion Advocates Ready to Defeat Bush, Support John Kerry

February 10, 2004 Bush's Pro-Life View on Abortion Gives 4% Advantage Over John Kerry

A new national poll by Rasmussen Reports shows that President Bush gains a four-point advantage over likely Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry because of his pro-life views on abortion.

February 10, 2004 NARAL Launches 25M Fundraising Campaign to Elect Abortion Advocates
The pro-abortion group NARAL has launched a campaign to raise $25 million to defeat pro-life
President George W. Bush and elect pro-abortion candidates to Congress.

February 11, 2004 President Bush Plans to Back Federal Marriage Amendment
Source:  Washington

February 11, 2004 Bush Administration Seeks Partial-Birth Abortion Records to Defend Ban

February 12, 2004 UNESCO Pledges End to Support and Promotion of Abortion UNESCO's Director-General has just issued a memo directing all UNESCO offices in the world no longer to support or promote abortion in any way, insisting that abortion is outside the scope of UNESCO's mission.

This dramatic policy change started with a report in the Friday Fax last October 31. That report initiated an internal UNESCO investigation and the eventual admonishment from the Bush Administration.
Source: Friday Fax

February 13, 2004 Bush repeats support for school vouchers  Source:
Associated Press

Source: National Right to Life

February 20, 2004 President Bush Selects Another Pro-Life Judge [William Pryor] Through Recess Appointment  Source:

February 24, 2004 President Bush Backs Gay Marriage Ban Amendment  Source:
Associated Press

President Bush will back a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in an attempt to halt same-sex unions like the thousands that have been allowed this month in San Francisco, his spokesman said Tuesday.

"He has always strongly believed that marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said.

February 27,2004 Bush administration criticizes China on religious rights record
Source: Catholic News Service

February 27, 2004 Bush Administration Subpoenas More Partial-Birth Abortion Records

February 2004 Encounter With President Bush at Church

March 1, 2004 Bush Appoints More Pro-Life Bioethics Council Members, Kerry

March 11, 2004 Bush Administration Considering Warning Labels On Condoms
Source: Associated Press

The Bush administration is considering requiring warning labels on condom packages noting that the contraceptive devices do not protect users from all sexually transmitted diseases.

March 8, 2004 President Bush's Encounter With Woman at Church

March 11, 2004 Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, a devout Catholic, spoke via satellite to a crowd of over 500 people at the Franciscan University of Steubenville

March 13, 2004 Religious, Anti-Abortion Groups Among the Winners as
Abstinence-Only Funding Increases Source: Associated Press

March 19, 2004  Bush Administration Calls Strong Families Key for Development The Bush Administration continues to break new ground at the UN on defending life, faith, family and national sovereignty. They deserve our thanks, praise and support, even from those good European pro-lifers who do not support the American effort in Iraq.

We report today on the public face and voice of the Bush Administration on family issues at the UN, Ambassador Ellen Sauerbrey. She and her team, including Ann Corkery, are amazing. Source: Friday Fax

March 23, 2004 Women's Abortion Signs Get Better Reception at President Bush's Rally
Orlando, FL  -- After campaign staffers for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry destroyed their signs saying their abortions hurt them, Rebecca Porter and her friend Cindy decided to try their luck with the signs
at a rally for President George W. Bush. The difference was amazing.
Source: LifeNews

March 26, 2004 Bush, the World Beater:  The president's economy is the best
out there.
Source: National Review Online

April 1, 2004 President Bush Signs Unborn Victims of Violence Bill That
Kerry Opposed
Source: National Right to Life

April 2, 2004  What Has Gone Right in Iraq

April 2, 2004  Abortion Advocates Complain at UN that Universal Right to Abortion is Stalled
        Abortion advocates met last week to complain that the global advance for abortion on demand has been stalled because of ongoing opposition from the Bush Administration and the Catholic Church.
Source: Friday Fax

April 2, 2004  President Bush's Bioethics Council Releases Assisted Fertility Report
A landmark report issued by the President's Bioethics Council has raised new questions about the regulation of potentially life-threatening reproductive technology.

April 5, 2004 President Bush Criticized for Abstinence Funding Commitment

April 5, 2004 Unborn Victims Bill Only a Frist Step In Protecting All
Pregnant Women           Source:

April 9, 2004 President's Easter Message     Source: White House

April 23, 2004 (Pro-Abortion) Magazine Mocks President Bush as Pawn of
(Pro-Life) Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute

April 21, 2004 Vice President Cheney Defends President's Strong Pro-Life at
National Right to Life Awards Dinner

April 26, 2004 Bush Administration Scraps Agency's Plans to Back
Pro-Abortion Conference

Washington, DC ( -- Just one day after a few hundred thousand abortion advocates gathered in the nation's capital, the Bush administration is pulling the plug on a federal agency's plan to support an international
conference that is backing abortion.

April 27, 2004 Karen Hughes(Bush's Adviser)Comments About Pro-Abortion

"I think after September 11, the American people are valuing life more and I think those are the kind of policies the American people can support, particularly at a time when we're facing an enemy, and really, the fundamental difference between us and the terror network we fight is that we value every life."

April 29, 2004 Strong Economic Growth Continues in the First Quarter of 2004

March's increase in employment was the largest in almost four years. 308,000 new jobs were created in March - the largest monthly increase since April 2000 - and 759,000 jobs have been added over the last 7 months. Additionally, there was a cumulative upward revision of 87,000 jobs for the previous two months, showing that more jobs were created in January and February than initially thought.

The household survey puts the increase in employment even higher at 978,000 over the last 7 months. The national unemployment rate was 5.7% in March - far below its peak of 6.3% in June 2003, and below the average of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

Over the past year, the unemployment rate has fallen in 44 of the 50 states. Initial unemployment claims have remained at levels consistent with strong job growth.

May 3, 2004 Photograph shows President Bush jogging with a serviceman who lost a leg in Afghanistan.
See photograph at:

May 6, 2004 Concerned Women For America Praises FDA for Rejecting Morning-After Pill Bid

May 17, 2004 NIH Letter Affirms Bush Position Against Funding Destructive

May 17, 2004  Bush renews call for same-sex marriage ban

May 17, 2004 President Bush Hits Pro-Life Themes in Commencement Address

May 18, 2004 Nerve gas sarin is found in Iraq bomb
Source: Washington Post
(Bush was right about weapons of mass destruction)

I will continue to update this list.

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1 posted on 05/23/2004 11:44:56 AM PDT by Coleus
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...


2 posted on 05/23/2004 11:47:54 AM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus

list longer than expected

3 posted on 05/23/2004 12:03:32 PM PDT by miltonim (THE SPIRITUAL COMBAT and a Treatise on Peace of Soul)
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To: Coleus

I am not familiar with Fr Peter West. do you know what state he is in, and is he a member of 'priests for life'?

4 posted on 05/23/2004 12:24:36 PM PDT by MindFire
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To: Coleus
There are similarities between political policy and pro-life principle. The moment of truth came recently in Pennsylvania when President Bush compaigned for Senator Specter and not pro-life Toomey. Politics trumped Life.
5 posted on 05/23/2004 12:25:57 PM PDT by ex-snook (They had their chance. Dump all incumbents who won't bring back outsourced America.)
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To: Coleus

Amazing list.

Bump To The Top!

Any conservative wanting to with hold their vote from Bush should read this list.

6 posted on 05/23/2004 12:37:39 PM PDT by little jeremiah ("Gay Marriage" - a Weapon of Mass. Destruction!)
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To: MindFire

and is he a member of 'priests for life'? >>>

Yes, click on where it says "private e-mail..." on top of the post, there is a link. Fr. Peter grew up in NJ where he is registered to vote and is a priest from the archdiocese of Newark, NJ "on loan" to PFL until his Bishop calles him back.

7 posted on 05/23/2004 12:52:25 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Howlin; Miss Marple; PhiKapMom; onyx; Mo1

FYI and bookmarking if you feel it's worthwhile

8 posted on 05/23/2004 12:57:21 PM PDT by deport (To a dog all roads lead home.......)
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To: Coleus


9 posted on 05/23/2004 12:59:29 PM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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10 posted on 05/23/2004 1:00:29 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Extremer than any Extremist!!!)
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To: deport

WOW!! .. now there is a nice list

Thanks for the ping

11 posted on 05/23/2004 1:05:16 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: deport; ohioWfan; Southack

Thanks, deport! I am also pinging ohioWfan and Southack, because I think they will be interested.

12 posted on 05/23/2004 1:06:28 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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Kerry: Abortion, HELL is a Reality and we are Free to Choose it, Bishop Samuel J. Aquila, Fargo

Teresa on the Stump, Teresa Heinz Kerry, from Mozambique, PRO-ABORTION Catholic, UN Employee, etc.

Teresa Heinz Kerry, Drummond Pike and the Communist TIDES FOUNDATION

Sin to vote for pro-abortion politicians?
By Father Matthew Habiger, OSB

Newark Archbishop Pressures and Angers Officeholders Over Anti-Abortion Decree

Kerry Will Hold Pro-Abortion Rally Prior to Sunday's Abortion March

Separation of church and state becomes political issue in N.J.

NJ politicians: Catholic Church is seeking too big a role, Senate leader leaves Church

NJN Video: State Senator Bernard Kenny Leaves the Catholic Church

Church, State and Dinner (Barf!)McGreevey: Church wrong to dictate to Catholic politicians

Kerry, Candidate and Catholic, Creates Uneasiness for Church

A Primer on Canon 915 Can. 915 Those upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been imposed or declared, and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to holy communion

Excommunicate Kerry Website

Catholics Against Kerry

on some questions regarding
The Participation of Catholics in Political Life

Living the Gospel of Life:
A Challenge to American Catholics

A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of the United States

Faithful Citizenship:
Civic Responsibility for a New Millennium

Canon Law and Abortion

Sign Petition: To  Excommunicate Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians

The Gospel of Life--Evangelium Vitae

Herod's Heroes, Sign Petition

The Bible and homosexuality [Kerry thinks the bible is for homosexuality]

Kerry’s Dirty Deeds (How, pray tell, do they comport with religious belief

Vatican Worries About Kerry

John Kerry and Unborn Victims

Kerry and Kenned, etc., Catholic Pro-Abortion, Pro-Homosexual

Catholic and 100% Pro Abortion

Catholics Kerry and Kennedy have a 100% Pro-homosexual Record with the Human Rights Campaign! Page 10,11


Kerry Ignores Reproaches of Some Bishops

Pro-Life Group Protests Pro-Abortion Kerry's Speech at Georgetown

Partial Birth Abortion Ban Court Transcripts (Please read & Forward to EVERYONE)  Kerry and many Catholic Politicians support this!!

13 posted on 05/23/2004 1:13:51 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: ex-snook

Some are never satisfied... but that's reality

14 posted on 05/23/2004 1:14:23 PM PDT by deport (To a dog all roads lead home.......)
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To: Miss Marple; Amelia; Southflanknorthpawsis; DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet

I am also pinging ohioWfan and Southack, because I think they will be interested.

Best bump as many as you think need to see it as I can assure you this list will die a quick death from lack of interest..... I'm bookmarking it to use later on...

15 posted on 05/23/2004 1:25:05 PM PDT by deport (To a dog all roads lead home.......)
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To: ex-snook

Politics trumped Life. >>

It seemed that Santorum was looking out more for HIS political career than anything else, I think he's going to be #3 in terms of power in the Senate?

President Bush also appointed 6 Pro-abortion Judges to the 3rd circuit, federal bench, in NJ. The reasons listed above in the post should sway most to vote for Bush because of his pro-life record, I would hate to see Kerry in as president, many more lives would be lost as a result of abortion. And forget about any pro-life SC Justices being appointed.

16 posted on 05/23/2004 1:27:34 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: deport

You are quite right. I see that the people who usually tell us he is not pro-life are noticeably absent from this thread. I will ping a few more people...and I have bookmarked this for future use as well.

17 posted on 05/23/2004 1:39:02 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Coleus

A list of accomplishments in defending the unborn would indeed be helpful. This is a list of mostly pronouncements, which, helpful as they are, do not translate into a lasting pro-life legacy.

Why the author needed to inflate his list with the Iraq policy stuff is a complete mystery.

There is no question that the President is personally pro-life and it shows in his speeches. There is no question that Kerry would be far worse. No list is required to convince us of that.

18 posted on 05/23/2004 1:53:34 PM PDT by annalex
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To: ex-snook
The moment of truth came recently in Pennsylvania when President Bush compaigned for Senator Specter and not pro-life Toomey. Politics trumped Life.

Like most snooks and frequent losers you want to win the battle that will cost the war. Bush has managed to get the Republican Supreme Court Justices to not retire until the next term. Had Rhenquist or some of the others retired there is no way Bush could have prevented a liberal from being put on the court.... so they are holding off.

To keep abortion from being approved by the supreme court for at least the next 30 years, Bush must have 55 Republican seats in the senate.

Even some one with a snooks understanding should be able to figure out that in state with many more Democrats than Republicans a conservative nominee for the senate can not win in a high turn out Presidential year. There is a chance in a non presidential low turn out year. But that is not this year.

Bush knew it, Santorum knew it.. everyone with a political brain knew it. Everyone knew it except someone as dumb as Toomey. He certainly did not know it. Toomey is so stupid that he thinks 35 percent of the voters can cast 51 percent of the votes. Toomey could not even get half the Republican votes against the RINOs, RINO. That is loserville with a capital L.

Yes Snookie baby... in a presidential year for a Republican to win in P.A. the candidate has to get a hunk of Democrat Votes. Does any one really think that a conservative who can't even get half the Republican primary votes, could get centrist and Democrat votes?

How ignorant of politics does one have to be to not know that there are at least 15 battleground states where neither Conservatives nor Liberals can win. If the Republicans were to only run Conservatives they would have about 35 Senate Seats and the Deomcrats and DINOs would have 65.

There is never a time that there are not 30 DINOs and RINOs in the Senate. If the Liberals have 25 or so DINO's in the Senate they can rule this nation. Yes a few of them like Zell Miller often go off the reservation. But there are always a RINO or two to make up for that.

That is why the LEFT NEVER TRASHES DINOs. Liberals are smart enough to know it takes DINOs to rule. They did it for most of the last century.

Both parties extremes always think their problem is the message is not getting out. The left is in that mode right now. If Kerry just can get his message out.. he will do fine. But the public does not like him and he will not win. It is not ignorance of the message, it is only a minority of voters buy the message.

People like you think that if the people just heard the conservative messsage they would vote for conservatives. The people have heard the conservative message. The problem in P.A., is they don't buy it. That leaves only one path to victory of the consrvative cause. It is a path that works. It is the path that requires the nomination and active support of RINOs in battleground states.

Conservatives just never figure it out. The world is not the way they want it. Nearly 65 percent of the voters do not agree with them. They may not like it... but that is the situation. The only way to get abortion ended forever is to nominate and support as many RINOs in the battle ground states as possible.

The best way to keep abortion forever legal is for Republicans to nominate as many conservatives in the battle ground states as possible.

Every candidate knows he can't do anything unless he wins. To win takes a majority of the votes. Candidates know that if they move far enough right in order to win the snookums votes, they lose all the center. The solution is simple. Move more to the left. Move farther to the left than you would if you had the snookems support.

Sookems need to understant that in politics as in baseball there are fans (voters) and Players(candidates). That is the real world. Here is a clue. Players(Candidates) want to play. Fans are team fans. Yankee fans don't root for the Indians. But an Indian player that gets traded to the Yankees well play his heart out for the Yankees.

NO FAN has ever gotten to Pitch in the world series. Only players get to do that.

Candidates are players. That is the real world. Get used to it. They are never just fans.

I don't know if it was the design, but it is certainly true. Failure to support the party nearest to a voters positions results in a voters worst nightmare. Teaching Geo Bush Sr. a lesson about raising taxes by suporting a Ross Perot, only got the nation Bill Clinton.

Your attempts to teach Dubya a lesson about Toomey would have only gotten you John Kerry and a DINO senator from PA. Toomey surely must have known that even in a very low turnout primary where only the true believers vote, that he could only cause problems and not win. But Perhaps Toomey is just stupid. Could be.

Toomey like many ambitious men, took his shot and destroyed his own career. That is also true in both sports and politics. Players that put their own ambitions ahead of the teams get sent to the minors.

19 posted on 05/23/2004 2:12:45 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: Common Tator
Seems you agree with me. In the Specter race, election politics trumped Life. But you think that's good, in the long-term, that is. I think Bush had a great opportunity to change 'hearts and minds' if he wanted. That said, I hope you are right.

BTW in Pennsylvania, once fully pro-life Santorum got elected because he was able to pull votes with pro-life Democrats [Gov Casey types]. As a Pennsylvania voter if you think Specter will help Bush more than Toomey would, you are mistaken. Specter won't be able to help himself.

20 posted on 05/23/2004 2:31:36 PM PDT by ex-snook (They had their chance. Dump all incumbents who won't bring back outsourced America.)
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