Skip to comments.National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2002
Posted on 01/19/2002 10:44:07 AM PST by toenail
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
January 18, 2002
National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2002 by the President of the United States of America a Proclamation
This Nation was founded upon the belief that every human being is endowed by our Creator with certain "unalienable rights." Chief among them is the right to life itself. The Signers of the Declaration of Independence pledged their own lives, fortunes, and honor to guarantee inalienable rights for all of the new country's citizens. These visionaries recognized that an essential human dignity attached to all persons by virtue of their very existence and not just to the strong, the independent, or the healthy. That value should apply to every American, including the elderly and the unprotected, the weak and the infirm, and even to the unwanted.
Thomas Jefferson wrote that, "[t]he care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government." President Jefferson was right. Life is an inalienable right, understood as given to each of us by our Creator.
President Jefferson's timeless principle obligates us to pursue a civil society that will democratically embrace its essential moral duties, including defending the elderly, strengthening the weak, protecting the defenseless, feeding the hungry, and caring for children -- born and unborn. Mindful of these and other obligations, we should join together in pursuit of a more compassionate society, rejecting the notion that some lives are less worthy of protection than others, whether because of age or illness, social circumstance or economic condition. Consistent with the core principles about which Thomas Jefferson wrote, and to which the Founders subscribed, we should peacefully commit ourselves to seeking a society that values life -- from its very beginnings to its natural end. Unborn children should be welcomed in life and protected in law.
On September 11, we saw clearly that evil exists in this world, and that it does not value life. The terrible events of that fateful day have given us, as a Nation, a greater understanding about the value and wonder of life. Every innocent life taken that day was the most important person on earth to somebody; and every death extinguished a world. Now we are engaged in a fight against evil and tyranny to preserve and protect life. In so doing, we are standing again for those core principles upon which our Nation was founded.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 20, 2002, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all Americans to reflect upon the sanctity of human life. Let us recognize the day with appropriate ceremonies in our homes and places of worship, rededicate ourselves to compassionate service on behalf of the weak and defenseless, and reaffirm our commitment to respect the life and dignity of every human being.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-sixth.
GEORGE W. BUSH
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God bless and protect President Bush!
I'm just wishing there was more!
It might just be geography; I'm from Missouri.
Willard Duncan Vandiver, Congressman from Missouri, speaking at a banquet in Philadelphia in 1899:
"I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me."
I wish I could take this proclamation as something more serious than just wallpaper, but I can't. If sentiments such as these were a part of Dubya's regular discourse, informing the everyday operation of his administration, rather than ceremonial gestures, I might have received this message with renewed enthusiasm, and not a deepening cynicism.
Yep. Good start, lets see some action as well.
Anyone know why he didn't make it Jan. 22? Close but no cigar?
Communique -- a pro-life news update
From: Judie Brown
January 18, 2002
Vol. 12, No. 3
ARCHIVE: In August of last year, the Kaiser Network reported something that should be recalled on the eve of the 29th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions: "Addressing a separate issue in a 'closed-door' luncheon, [HHS Secretary Tommy] Thompson 'assured' governors that the Bush administration is 'not trying to eliminate family planning services' from Medicaid, noting that HHS approved waivers for family planning programs in New York and Missouri last week."
COMMENT: As long as Thompson refuses to address the horrific FDA approval process that ushered in the morning after pill regimen and RU-486, any lip service to the pro-life movement on January 22 is only that. Thompson does not operate in a vacuum; President Bush selected him. (Reading: "Family Planning," Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report, 8/6/01, http://www.kaisernetwork.org/Daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=6201)
True. I'm just hoping that he realizes he can be a one-termer just like dear old dad if he doesn't start to move on the pro-life issue.
UNWANTED? What is he talking about here? Are these the lives that weren't procured and paid for and implanted by their "Purchasers/Parents"? Are these the leftovers at the fertility clinic or the private corporation that kills the government's embryos so it may keep its hands Clean for counting out the cash to fund embryonic research?
Are these the "Excess" lives he mentioned in his first televised address to the nation a fortnight before 9/11?
"Fit only for the trashcan" otherwise, would these be the already been killed "Excess" lives that he felt were appropriate for use in his federally-funded Embryonic Stem Cell Research Program?
(Which program not only nails open the door of "unimplanted" Non-Personhood but will perpetuate this grisly use of human flesh from those lives unable to say whether or not they wish to sacrifice themselves for the Greater Good?)
There are only two ways about it: Bush is either too dimwitted to understand these words (and the Scripture he hauled out in prime time to ring the chimes of the Faithful) fly in the face of HIS ACTIONS or he is a Clintonesque liar of the First Order.
He could make a huge dent merely by doing his job and enforcing existing OSHA regulations concerning blood-borne pathogens. Abortionists are scum and can't help but be sloppy killers. They're de facto protected by politicians who don't want the law to apply to abortionists. Abortionists kill black babies at three times the rate of white babies. They kill hispanic babies at twice the rate of non-hispanic white babies. Politicians don't like minorities. They don't like the poor. They'll protect abortionists because they weed out undesirables.
God bless them!
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