duminică, 15 iulie 2012
PERSONHOOD USA: EFFICIENCY AND HEROISM
Please, allow me to introduce to you Personhood USA
What is Personhood USA?
Personhood USA desires to glorify Jesus Christ in a way that creates a culture of life so that all innocent human lives are protected by love and by law.
Personhood USA serves the pro-life community by assisting local groups to initiate citizen, legislative, and political action focusing on the ultimate goal of the pro-life movement: personhood rights for all innocent humans.
This group of young and enthusiastic Americans achieved less than 4 years of existence:
- 4 300 TELEVISION NEWSCASTS featuring personhood reaching 117 387 507 people & worth $11 145 801 US $;
- 6 385 PRINT ARTICLES is US & worldwide. Articles featuring personhood in China, Korea, India, the Middle East, France, Spain &the UK., potentially reaching one billion people;
- 300 TV ADS/week;
- 380 000 POSTCARDS mailed;
- 1 077 795 CAMPAIGN CALLS made;
- 632 005 EMAILS blasted;
- 44 570 TELE-TOWN HALL participants;
- “PERSONHOOD” the #4 TRENDING WORD on Google spiking up dramatically in the last quarter of 2011;
- COUNTLESS LIVES SAVED!
Personhood USA has been present at the beginning of the May in Europe, organizing in Lisbon, next LifeSiteNews.com and Human Life International, the Global Pro-Life Unity Summit which "encouraged the worldwide pro-life movement and lent international support to Portugal’s referendum which would guarantee “the inviolability of human life from conception to natural death.” The present leaders signed a declaration:
PRO-LIFE DECLARATION OF LISBON:
“We, along with our organizations are committed to building and strengthening unity and collaboration among pro-life groups around the globe. We believe that in order to properly protect the right to life, every human being, without exception or compromise, at every stage of development must be recognized as a person possessing the right to life in our respective laws and constitutions.”
Later, the same month May Personhood USA was stating in press release their support to the EU Citizen's Initiative "One of Us".
Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D., Legal Analyst for Personhood USA, told LifeSiteNews.com: “Petitions are great ways to identify, educate, and activate pro-lifers, especially if the petition process is enlisted in support of solid principles with a solid grass roots strategy behind it.”
The personhood movement mirrors Pope John Paul II's statements on the dignity of the human person in his groundbreaking encyclical "Evangelium Vitae" as well as conforming to the teachings on life in the Catechism of the Catholic Church which states: "From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person -- among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life." (Catholic Catechism, 2270)
Personhood USA has been present in Ankara during the UNFPA conference:
“United Nations projections indicate that Turkey will dip well below the replacement rate necessary to maintain its current population,” said Josh Craddock, International Representative for Personhood USA. “In coming decades, this demographic imbalance will create an unsustainable strain on retirement and health programs.”
The Personhood USA talk emphasized the importance of recognizing human persons not just as consumers of scarce resources, but as producers of medicine, technology and information, innovators, helpers of their fellow mankind, and statesmen to lead Turkey into a bright future.
The efficiency of Personhood USA in defending the culture of life made angry many people, specially after un article in the Newsweek magazine. Keith Mason, the founder of Personhood USA and sis wife, Jeniffer were presenting the successes of the Personhood movement, "noting that related measures have been introduced 22 times in the campaign’s four-year history, and quoted pro-abortion leaders who note that the movement presents a 'formidable' problem."
Shortly after this article the house of the Mason family has been brutally attacked during the night:
“The article does state that we have three small children, and that my wife is due to deliver our fourth child very soon,” said Mason. “It is shocking to consider that someone would be so cruel and heartless to attack a home with a pregnant woman and small children inside. Apparently, the pro-choice crowd has no more compassion for born children than they do for the preborn.”
One of the senators of the Colorado state has joined national pro-life groups condemning the attack on Personhood founder Keith Mason’s Denver home, where his four young children were terrorized by a vandal shattering the family’s front door with a 45-pound rock in the middle of the night.
“My immediate reaction is extreme disappointment that the opponents of Personhood, or some, would stoop to such an ugly tactic like intimidating someone’s family and destroying their property,” Senator Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud) told LifeSiteNews.com in a telephone interview Tuesday.
Keith and his family had to move to an unkwon address.
My immediate reaction was one of deep shock for few days.
During the meeting in Lisbone I was impressed by the enthousiasm, diligence, dedication, expertise and faith Keith, Gualberto and Josh have. Also by their willingness, even now after this attack, to help with all their experience and knowledge the "One of Us" initiative.
One of the questions crossing my mind has been: what will happen hier when we will demonstrate the same efficiency with the EU Personhood initiative?
And: should we not demonstrate our support to Personhod USA?
Some of my friends were shocked as well and somebody recalled how the pro-death camp is charging the pro-lifers with falsified acts of violence.
Please, keep Keith and his family in your prayers!
Keith Mason on Fox TV
Jennifer Mason on Fox TV