Hostility met with Hospitality at NRTL Convention
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Colorado Right To Life hosted a hospitality suite at the NRTL convention. Immediately after the NRTL board voted to kick out their Colorado affiliate for exposing the truth about a recent Supreme Court ruling, hundreds of NRTL conventioneers were treated to a lavish hospitality suite hosted by the ousted Colorado Right to Life group. Bypassing the authorized program and official exposition floor of the NRTL convention, the excommunicated organization fellowshipped with NRTL members from around the country.
At the entrance to the penthouse suite of Kansas City Missouri's Hyatt Regency, an Abraham Lincoln lookalike greeted visitors saying, "Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal... NO EXCEPTIONS!" And with that modification of the Gettysburg Address, rank-and-file soldiers were recruited into a civil war of sorts within the pro-life movement.
Forty floors above the clinical NRTL workshops, Colorado Right To Life served hors d'oeuvres, shrimp cocktail, and full-page advertisements to curiously hungry activists. CRTL vice president Leslie Hanks read to visitors from the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on partial-birth abortion (PBA) showing that it does not have the authority to prevent even one abortion. Hundreds of long-time activists were shocked, some to tears, to see the evidence and hear the quotes from leaders, like from Dr. James Dobson who had just conceded on a Focus on the Family website that, "Ending partial-birth abortion... does not save a single human life." This admission came just weeks after Focus on the Family claimed that this PBA ruling "will protect preborn children" ( CitizenLink.com) and "affirms the value of human life" ( Focus on the Family).
Looking out over the city skyline, NRTL speakers and organizers, ministry leaders, and journalists were given original copies of the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Washington Times, and Human Events magazine which contained the groups widely-publicized open letter to Dr. Dobson. A growing coalition of Christian organizations are exposing the pro-life industry's failed strategy after a 15-year effort to outlaw partial-birth abortion led to a solidly pro-abortion ruling which is more brutal than the procedure than it supposedly had banned.
Experienced from years working at Mt. Rushmore, and with his impeccable impersonation, pro-life actor Everett Stadig said to each group, "I had a bad experience at a show once, but if you step into our theater, you'll be as shocked as the patron's of Ford's theater!" Streams of stunned visitors watched a fact-filled video which ran daily non-stop from 8 a.m. till 9 p.m. showing:
- Ambassador Alan Keyes condemning the Gonzales v. Carhart PBA ruling;
- CRTL president Brian Rohrbough on the CBS Evening News explaining that godlessness leads to the murder of children in the womb and at school; and,
- Focus on the Strategy II, a presentation exposing the failed anti-abortion strategy, and that National Right To Life has abdicated the moral and spiritual leadership of a Christian movement to lawyers.
This bold maneuver high above the NRTL convention gave the exiled group special opportunities to expose the truth of the PBA ban, including when a reporter for National Public Radio recorded an interview with CRTL spokesman Bob Enyart. And according to CRTL vice president Leslie Hanks, in this hospitality suite, scores of conventioneers committed themselves to oppose the NRTL strategy of regulating child-killing, and to only support laws, judges, and politicians who will not authorize the killing of a single innocent child.
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