ALL or Nothing
American Life League questions prolife victories
The American Life League, a $7.5 million/year organization that runs such antiabortion programs as Rock for Life, STOPP (Stop Planned Parenthood), Rachel's Vineyard (for postabortion healing), and Campus for Life (which was recently profiled by The Washington Post) is earning a reputation as the wet blanket at the prolife party.
That ALL isn't totally happy with the state of abortion in the U.S. isn't a surprise. This is an organization with the motto "Prolife without exception, without compromise, without apology." But where other prolife organizations see victory, ALL sees defeat.
Take, for instance, this week's House vote on the partial-birth abortion ban. Most prolife organizations were absolutely ecstatic at the news.
"We applaud the prolife community's tenacity and commitment to ban the cruel practice of partial-birth abortion and look forward to a day in this country when every human being at any stage of life is welcomed as a valuable individual," said Carrie Gordon Earll, bioethics analyst for Focus on the Family.
Richard Land, head of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, told Focus's Family News in Focus that the bill "is evidence that the prolife movement is gaining momentum in the struggle to reassert the sanctity-of-life ethic upon which this nation was founded."
"What a triumph of the American spirit it has been to see moms and dads, activists and plainspoken parishioners remain committed vote after vote, even through the Clinton vetoes, to seeing this legislation become law," said Sandy Rios, president of Concerned Women for America.
"We are proud to stand against this barbarism and make no apology for affirming the infinite worth of every ...