Pro-Life Unity Division

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Jill reports on a "tragic plan" "recover damages for fraudulent PBA [partial-birth abortion] fundraising" by suing pro-life organizations . A letter from a "reliable source" includes the following statement:

If such a suit is filed, it could expand to target multiple organizations. If you make sure to include Dr. Dobon's assessment (quoted just below) or its equivalent, in any fundraising effort that mentions PBA, I would then make every effort to exclude your organization from such a suit
The lawsuit will apparently be filed if the NRLC (National Right to Life) disenfranchises CRLC (Colorado Right to Life).

Friends, this is one of the most discouraging developments I've ever seen. The Supreme Court upholds a ban on a notorious abortion procedure, the publicity of which serves to pull the mask off the abortion industry and strengthen the resolve of those who oppose abortion, and in response pro-lifers wage war on each other - what a twisted victory party! Even when we win we lose.

JivinJ comments on this post:

How does this help? How does this help stop abortion? How does it further the prolife cause to publicly attack other prolife organizations?
As such, the alleged ban has never had any actual effect on the overall goal of restoring absolute protection to every single innocent preborn baby.

Except that polls have continually showed that the debate over partial-birth abortion has changed the minds of many people on abortion. If the prolife goal of banning abortion is to ever be accomplished, we must employ tactics and strategy which help us win hearts and minds. I don't know how publicly attacking prolife organizations wins hearts and minds.
Related: How sad

Update:

From the Gazette:

Colorado Right to Life, which ran a full-page ad in The Gazette last month criticizing Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, was ousted Wednesday from the National Right to Life Committee.

Colorado Right to Life President Brian Rohrbough and the leaders of three other groups accused Dobson of mischaracterizing a recent Supreme Court ruling as a victory for abortion opponents.

Dobson, the ad charged, was "celebrating this evil ruling" and misleading abortion foes by praising the court's upholding a ban on "partial birth" abortions.

The ruling, they claimed, would only encourage doctors to find "less shocking" methods than the late-term abortions.

Colorado Citizens for Life/Protecting Life Now will be recognized as the state affiliate, National Right to Life said in a statement Wednesday.

The issue and result are distressing because we have friends (and prolifeblogs authors) on both sides of the controversy. Perhaps the division will enable all to focus more effectively on their mission rather than each other.

Jill has more including the NRLC statement.

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What happened to the Scriptural admonition not to haul each other into court?

Ben Franklin said once that...."...if we do not hang together, we will most assuradly hang seperatley.". This is true of the pro-life community. Lori V.

"Squabbling in Pro-Life Circles is Self-Defeating, as I wrote in my May 24 post.

Look for it under "News Related Commentary" on http://www.mothermayibeborn.com

Just something about unity for ya'll to ponder:
"We Become One"



Being of one mind, having the same love.
Being of one accord, having the same heart.
Believing in one God, following one truth.
Believing in Jesus, doing what he says to do.

We pray for each other, serve one another,
Walk in unity, and care for each other's needs.
We break bread together, brothers and sisters,
hand in hand in the body of Christ.....we become one.

Being of one mind, having the same love.
Being of one accord, having the same heart.
Believing in one God, following one truth.
Believing in Jesus, doing what he says to do.

We pray for eachother, serve one another.
Walk in unity and care for each other's needs.
We break bread together, brothers and sisters,
hand in hand in the body of Christ....we become one.....
.....and we will do NOTHING FOR OUR OWN GLORY.
But in HUMILITY we will treat OTHERS as more important than ourselves......
.....as we pray for each other, serve one another, walk in unity and care for eachother's needs. Let's break bread together, my brothers and sisters, hand in hand in the body of Christ, we become one.......hand in hand in the body of Christ, we become one......

Our kids sang this at VBS commencement......"and the little children shall lead them."........I hope you take something good from this. Lori Vance





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