9News revisionism on Baby Aurora by Anastasiya Bolton

* The Girl Who Was Not a Person: Denver's NBC news affiliate misreported that Dynel Lane's younger victim "baby Aurora [was found] dead in the bathtub." Defending her May 15, 2016 report (see Tweets, below), Anastasiya Bolton confused questions of legal personhood with the matter of biological death. That Aurora appeared struggling in the eyewitness testimony to the police as recorded in the arrest warrant affidavit is overt evidence of biological life, even in a pro-abortion society that claims that living babies, in and even out of the womb, cannot be "persons" until they take a breath. (Pictured on right: Aurora, the girl who was not a person.)

* Excerpt from the Dynel Lane Arrest Warrant Affidavit: The following image is from the Probable Cause Arrest Affidavit for Dynel Lane in the Boulder County arrest report, page 5.

 










* A Tragic Example of Struggling and Alive but Not Breathing: Here's a little one much younger than Baby Aurora, but this 2-minute video, terribly difficult to watch, will help some people understand what it means to be alive outside of the womb though not breathing.

* Correction Requested from 9News on Behalf of Living Children Everywhere: Colorado RTL requests that Anastasiya Bolton and NBC affiliate 9News issue a correction something along the lines of the following...

Regarding Michelle Wilkin's baby Aurora, on May 15, 2016, 9News wrongly implied that not meeting a legal definition for "person" equates to "dead". We wrongly extrapolated from the coroner's report and claimed that Aurora was found "dead in the bathtub." The prosecutors did not file homicide charges because of testimony that Aurora did not take a breath. But that does not discount the arrest warrant affidavit which states that "David [Ridley] found a small baby [and] rolled it over to hear and see it take a gasping breath." Regardless of Colorado law, it was incorrect to describe Aurora as "dead" when she was found.


* Biological Falsehood from 9News about Baby Aurora
: As described in a radio interview with CRTL spokesperson Leslie Hanks, of course 9News would never report that Michelle Wilkins was carrying a dead baby. But then, when did the precious girl die? Adding biological insult to legal injury, Anastasiya Bolton gets it wrong...

 

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* Tweets To and From 
Anastasiya Bolton:

@abolton9news 
#BabyAurora gasped for air ~ are you re-writing history?
 

@Leslieforlife no re-writing here. that was the original report which the coroner later said was not accurate. she never took a breath. 

@Leslieforlife I'm familiar w the original story. I reported it based on what was said. we don't change the story - just report facts.

Bolton of course would not describe all the babies born in the maternity ward in Longmont United Hospital as "dead" until they took their first breaths. And 9News interviewing a pregnant woman wouldn't ever refer to her unborn child as "dead" just because it hadn't yet taken a breath. Clearly, Bolton feels better about reporting that Aurora was not a person by thinking of the girl as dead. But she was not dead. She was killed... that girl who was not a person.


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At Clinic Shooting Personhood Supporter On Scene Saving Lives

* May 1, 2016 NYT/LAT/Reuters MEDIA UPDATE: CRTL predicts that even with today's media focused again on Planned Parenthood's Colorado Springs child-killing center because of its reopening, the media's negligence in reporting on the heroic officer killed there continue. Journalists from the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Reuters, have called Colorado RTL asking about the Colorado Springs abortion clinic shooting. We offered to show each of them the information below, the signature of the police officer who was killed there at Planned Parenthood while trying to save lives, who had signed our pro-life personhood petition. Each media outlet in turn has refused to report on the astounding fact that the hero who died on scene, Officer Garrett Swasey, was involved, along with his wife Rachel and their church, in our personhood efforts to protect every child by love and by law. Consider...

* It's What You Do: If you're a personhood supporter you try to save lives at abortion clinics. It's what you do. A personhood supporter, officer Garrett Swasey, was there on scene during the Planned Parenthood clinic shootings on Friday, November 27th. This anti-abortionist intervened in an attempt to save lives. This is exactly what personhood supporters do. The government and the media want to tie the murderer to the pro-life community. Instead, we have actual evidence, actually, proof, that a hero who was there, on scene, who was trying to stop the murder, was in fact part of the personhood movement!

* It's What They Do: If you're a godless reporter, you blame massacres on those trying to save lives. It's what you do. Yet if a Planned Parenthood abortionist were to rip a limb off of a living fetal pig, your typical "pro-choicer" would fly into a rage. But the media celebrates Planned Parenthood dismembering the tiniest boys and girls.

* Officer Garrett Swasey Personhood Supporter: Officer Swasey not only signed our personhood petition (see immediately below) but he also attended a pastors' briefing that CRTL and Personhood Colorado helped organize in 2014. And as a leader in his church, Hope Chapel, Garrett made sure that the congregation there had the opportunity to sign our petitions which enabled pro-lifers, election after election, to get our personhood amendment on Colorado's statewide ballot.

Nat'l RTL's Tony Lauinger Meets Abolitionists

Founder of Abolish Human Abortion Confronts Nat'l RTL VP: In the Oklahoma capitol building National Right To Life's vice president Tony Lauinger meets AHA's T. Russell Hunter and other abolitionists. The extraordinary battle in Oklahoma City over Senate Bill 1118, supported by 22 state senators and opposed by National Right To Life, which would have ended all state-sanctioned child killing by acknowledging that abortion is murder.

  

Establishment Pro-life Groups Opposing Personhood

News Update: Check out the principled The Least Safe Space article at The Harvard Law Record, March 2016.

Don't trust Eagle Forum and the establishment "pro-life" groups. Please oppose the anti-personhood resolution of Eagle Forum Colorado. By distributing that resolution, Jim and Jayne Schindler have now openly linked their organization to the establishment "pro-life" forces of Focus on the Family, Catholic Bishops, and National Right to Life, all of whom for many years have subverted human life/personhood efforts.

The "pro-life" industry has long been part of the establishment. The betrayal, motivated by power, influence, and money, goes deeper than many realize. If it is hard to believe that these establishment pro-life groups would play politics with human life amendments. So please consider these sobering examples of the behavior of the "pro-life" establishment:

- In October "pro-life" Republican Paul Ryan said abortionists shouldn't get one red cent but then fully funded Planned Parenthood
- The "pro-life" establishment ignores the fact that G. W. Bush gave Planned Parenthood a billion dollars more than did Bill Clinton
- This establishment ignores the fact that a Republican majority passed Roe v. Wade, which was written by Republican Blackmun
- The "pro-life" establishment always ignored that George H. W. Bush is the one who began "Family Planning" Title X funding
- Establishment "pro-life" groups support pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, anti-marriage, anti-religious liberties politicians.
- They supported Romney who attacked religious liberties by ordering pro-life hospitals to dispense abortion pills
- The establishment supported Romney who created RomneyCare which openly fund abortion from day one
- They supported the father of homosexual marriage after Romney ordered county clerks to issue homosexual marriage licenses
- They supported Romney after he horrifically ordered Catholic adoption agencies to place children with homosexuals
- They supported Romney who put Planned Parenthood permanently on the state health board to provide $50 co-pay abortions
- And as Romney's own "exceptions" amount to tens of thousands killed, they support candidates with death tolls in the millions.

Even Eagle Forum's founder, Phyllis Schlafly, has described a lifelong radical pro-abort and recent candidate as America's "last hope" even though he has praised the pro-abortion federal judge Maryanne Barry who upheld even partial-birth abortion as being "phenomenal" and "one of the best" of possible U.S. Supreme Court nominees.

So please challenge the establishment! Reject Eagle Forum's resolution that sinfully states that the Colorado "Republican Party not divert its efforts... by expending resources in support of the 'Personhood Amendment'". The "pro-life" establishment wants a return to the same compromised incremental strategy that's been failing for 40 years. That moral compromise has left us without a single federal judge who acknowledges the child's right to life. That moral relativism wants us only to regulate child killing. Like, "Wait 24 hours and then you can kill the baby." "Sign a form to provide informed consent and then you can kill the baby." Etc.

At the statewide ballot box, the percentage of voters with the courage to acknowledge the Personhood on the innocent child has grown from 27%, to 29%, to 35%. Personhood is driving a shift in public opinion here in Colorado toward protecting every child by love and by law. So please don’t oppose, but instead, stand with the acknowledgement of each child's God-given right to life!

May God bless your efforts!

-Colorado Right To Life

p.s. Get an easy-to-print PDF of this Establishment Opposing Personhood article. And, not convinced yet? See another way of viewing this!

Support Personhood in 2016!!!

 

Some establishment pro-life groups are trying to get rid of the Personhood movement.  They say the Personhood strategy has failed and therefore should be abandoned.  Ironically, they suggest we go back to the same incremental "chip away" strategy that's been failing for 40 years.


The fact is, public opinion has been split on abortion 50/50 for that whole 40 year period, plus or minus a point.  Yet Personhood has been driving a dramatic shift in public opinion here in Colorado toward a 100% BAN ON ABORTION!

2010 Amendment 62 YES votes
: 509,062 (29%)

2014 Amendment 67 YES votes: 702,544 (35%)

In 2014,
200,000 MORE Coloradans voted to end abortion than just 4 years before!  That's despite being outspent 1300 to 1 and the GOP nominee for US Senate chickened out and come out against Personhood!  No other strategy has the power to change public opinion at that rate.  Certainly not the "chip away" strategy that's been failing for 40 years.

  • Since 1967 Gallup Polls show a consistent 48-52% opposition to abortion. That's not changing... except in Colorado, where an increasing number of voters want to end all abortion

  • Supposedly, incremental regulations have reduced the number of abortions in states where they've been tried.  But they're counting only surgical abortions, whereas chemical abortions (using abortion pills) are killing millions of already-conceived human children every year.

  • By definition, Personhood protects the "human person" -- Personhood doesn't ban birth control.  Personhood laws can't affect anything that doesn't kill a human child.  Personhood says killing a human being is murder, no matter what tool is used.  Some forms of birth control will kill a developing human child. Every other form of birth control is NOT AFFECTED!

  • Anti-slavery activist William Wilberforce is often cited as having used incremental regulations to end slavery, but that's not how it happened!  In 1818 he realized even though he'd banned the slave trade, the British public was still pro-slavery.  Why?  He realized he'd cleaned up the industry, and the public figured a "well regulated" slave industry was painless and ethical.  Wilberforce embraced the Personhood strategy, and banned slavery in the British Empire in 1833, having taught the British public that Black people are human beings with rights.

  • Regulations that "draw the line," saying abortion can happen here, but not there, fail to teach the humanity of the unborn child.  Instead, the public learns to see the unborn as a dehumanized commodity (as owned property), and "the abortion debate" as merely a squabble between advocates of two extremes.  Personhood, instead, teaches the public about the humanity of the unborn child -- it's a human rights crusade!  If the population speaks, it doesn't matter what courts say.


The "Substantial Obstacle" Test: In both 1992 (PP vs. Casey) and 2007 (Gonzalez v. Carhart) the US Supreme Court  indicated any law which poses a "substantial obstacle" to "the abortion right" would be considered unconstitutional.  In other words, any pro-life law that's effective, they've already said it's unconstitutional!!!


The only way around that is...


The Blackmun Loophole: In the text of Roe v. Wade, Justice Blackmun concluded: “(If the) suggestion of personhood [of the preborn] is established, the [abortion rights] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.”  Over and over, in the written and verbal discussions of Roe v Wade, Supreme Court justices identified Personhood as the trigger that invokes 14th Amendment protection. Society has shown a willingness to accept “human being = person” and the courts may also, especially  if the public does.


Do the Math
: Personhood will save more babies over time, while "chip away" can't save many at all.  In Colorado Personhood has already gone from 27% to 35% of voters saying "End all abortion now!" So it's not unreasonable to believe Personhood could succeed in abolishing abortion within 10-15 years.

  • If regulations save 12,000 babies a year for 20 years that’s 240,000 babies saved over 20 years.

  • If regulations save 100,000 babies a year for 20 years that’s 2 million babies saved over 20 years.

  • If Personhood takes 10 years to pass, but protects 100% of babies from legal abortion, that’s 10-20 million babies saved over 20 years!

Personhood will save more babies than regulations in the long term. But pro-lifers are busy spending millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours pushing ineffective "chip away" regulations instead of Personhood!

-Colorado Right To Life

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