List of President Bush's pro-life efforts & accomplishments

From Fr. Peter West

Below is a list of President Bush's pro-life efforts and accomplishments in
regard to protecting children in the womb and promoting the sanctity of
life.  I include some accomplishments in other areas but mostly focus on his
pro-life record. This list is by no means comprehensive.  When considering
other issues much more could be a
dded to the list of positive things that
Bush has done since he has been in office.

I started to compile this list shortly after the President was inaugurated
after hearing from many, who consider themselves pro-life, that Bush was not
re
ally pro-life. I disagreed and began compiling this list. I had no idea
when I started that it would be so long.

Some may ask if President Bush is so pro-life why hasn't abortion ended.
President Bush has not had an opportunity to appoint a Supreme Court
Justice. Also, in practic
ally every effort to protect the unborn President
Bush has been opposed mostly by pro-abortion Democrats.

Is President Bush perfect? No. Do I agree with him on everything? No. But I
look at his over
all record and consider the alternative.  Senator Kerry is a
pro-abortion extremist.  He has pledged to only appoint pro-abortion judges
to the Supreme Court who will uphold Roe vs. Wade.

I plan to vote for President Bush for re-election and I hope you will do the
same
.

Fr. Peter West

January 22, 2001 President Bush Reinstates Mexico City Policy (bans use of
U.S. money for organizations that promote abortion overseas)
http://www.humaneventsonline.com/articles/01-29-01/mexicocity.html

March 22, 2001 President Bush Helps Dedicate Pope
John Paul II Cultural
Center  http://www.nrlc.org/ne
ws/2001/NRL04/

"The Pope reminds us that while freedom defines our nation, responsibility
must define our lives," the President said. "He ch
allenges us to live up to
our aspirations, to be a fair and just society where
all are welcomed, all
are v
alued, and all are protected. And he is never more eloquent than when
he speaks for a culture of life. The culture of life is a welcoming culture,
never excluding, never dividing, never despairing and
always affirming the
goodness of life in
all its seasons."

March 28, 2001  Reuters reports "Bush issues abortion rule order, outflanks
Senate"
http://abcne
ws.go.com/sections/politics/DailyNews/bush_abortionrights010122.
html

April 17, 2001 President Bush Restricts RU-86 Funding and Close White House
Feminist Office
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2001/apr/01040303.html

April 24, 2001 Bush Bans Sex Films from Air Force One
http://www.ananova.com/ne
ws/story/sm_270918.html

April 25, 2001 President Bush appoints Fatherhood proponent
http://www.familiesnorthwest.org/dynpage.cfm?DPID=65

April 30, 2001 Proclamation - Nation
al Day of Prayer
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2001/04/20010430-2.html

May 16, 2001 U.S. House Backs President Bush in Denying Funds to Overseas
Groups That Promote Abortion Leg
alization
http://www.consistentlife.org/US%20House%20Upholds%20Pro-life%20Mexico%20Cit
y%20Policy.htm

May 17, 2001 Bush Administration Begins Effort to Put Pro-Life Advocates on
Internation
al Panels
Source: Washington Post

May 21, 2001  Further An
alysis Shows Bush's First Judicial Picks Promising
Source: Pro-Life Infonet

May 26 Bush Overrules Powell on Nominee Appoints Pro-lifer to Important
State Department Post
http://tennesseerighttolife.org/ne
ws_center/archives/05262001-03.htm

June 1, 2001 Bush Won't Issue Gay Proclamation,  Opts Out of Gay Pride Day
Source: Associated Press

June 21, 2001 Bush Supports Strongest Pro-Life Ban on Human Cloning
Source: Associated Press

July 6, 2001 Bush Administration  Awards Abstinence Grants to CPCs, Pro-Life
Groups

August 13, 2001 Bush Would Veto Any Funding of A
dditional ESCR

August 16, 2001 Attorney Gener
al John Ashcroft recently warned that less
than 10 % of judges nominated by Bush have even had a hearing before the
Democratic
ally led Senate Judiciary Committee

August 28, 2001 Bush Won't Back Down to the United Nations on Abortion
Source: Reuters

October 15, 2001 Bush Administration Awards Adoption Awareness Grants- HHS
Press Release

November 7, 2001 White House and Lawmakers Fight Pro-Abortion Amendments

November 7, 2001 Democratic
ally Led Senate Attempts to Weaken Pro-Life
Policies Are Blocked by Veto Threats and Pro-Life Lawmakers

December 5, 2001 Bush Selects Pro-Life Ex-Gov to Head Republican Party

December 10, 2002  Changes in the White House (from the Patriot's Her
ald)
http://www.
patriotsherald.com/content/changed.php

January 31, 2002 Bush Administration Proposes Coverage of Unborn Children in
He
alth Insurance http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2002/jan/02013106.html

February 26, 2002  President Bush's Re
marks at St. Luke's Catholic Church
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2002/02/images/20020226-11.html

September 27, 2002 Bush Administration Fin
alizes Coverage of Unborn Child in
He
alth Insurance http://www.vshl.org/press/2002/nrlc_20020927.shtml

January 18, 2002 Bush Declares Sanctity of Life Day January 20, 2002
http://www.priestsforlife.org/government/02-01-18bush.htm

January 22, 2002 Re
marks By President Bush in Phone Call to March For Life
Participants http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2002/jan/020122a.html

January 20, 2002 President Bush Seeks Increased Abstinence Funding
Source: Associated Press

January 31, 2002 Bush Administration Class ifies Developing Fetus as Unborn
Child  Source: Associated Press

States may classify a developing fetus as an "unborn child" eligible for
government he
alth care, the Bush administration said Thursday, giving
low-income women access to prenat
al care and bolstering the arguments of
abortion opponents.

February 1, 2002 President Bush has chosen an advocate for the aging who
once worked with Mother Teresa to head his revamped effort to provide
feder
al funds to religious charities.    See the interview with Jim Towey in
Crisis Magazine http://www.crisismagazine.com/june2002/feature6.htm

February 2, 2002 President Bush's Sincere Appreciation For Prayers Said For
Him http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/bushprayerreq.htm
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/624592/posts

February 26, 2002  The President's Welfare Reform focuses on families,
abstinence and work http://www.family.org/cforum/feature/a0019805.html

March 6, 2002  Bush's Nation
al Institute of Health Nominee Supports Complete
Ban on Human Cloning
Source: Washington Post, B
altimore Sun

March 14, 2002 Democratic
ally led Senate quashes Nomination of Pro-Life
Judge Charles Pickering
http://www.reclaimamerica.org/PAGES/NEWS/ne
wspage.asp?story=918

April 8, 2002 President Bush Will Speak to Pro-Life Leaders Wednesday
Source: Nation
al Right to Life News

April 10, 2002 President Bush's Re
marks in Opposition to Human Cloning
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2002/04/20020410-4.html

April 11, 2002 President Bush C
alls on Senate to Back Human Cloning Ban
http://www.nrlc.org/nv041102.html

April 11, 2002 UN Decides Against Cairo+10, Fears Bush Administration
Source: Friday Fax

May 2, 2002 Proclamation Nation
al Day of Prayer
http://www.nation
aldayofprayer.org/media/president.cfm

May 2, 2002 & nbsp;Bush Administration Opposing Abortion at UN Child Conference
Source: Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute

May 23, 2002 Pro-Life Judge D. Brook Smith confirmed for Third Circuit Court
of Appe
als  http://www.reclaimamerica.org/PAGES/SHAKE/shakeHome.asp

May 26, 2002  Atheist loses bid to h
alt Bush's faith references
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/2882530p-3704157c.html

May 31, 2002 Crisis Magazine Editor Ev
aluates Bush's Relations With U.S.
Catholics  http://www.cin.org/archives/cinjub/200206/0009.html

July 9, 2002 Pro-Abortion Groups Attack Bush Judici
al Nominee- Priscilla
Owen
Source: Reported by Associated Press

July 22, 2002 Bush Administration Withholds UNFPA Money
Source: Associated Press

July 24, 2002 Bush Announces Initiative to Encourage Adoption of Children
in Foster Care http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2002/07/20020723.html

July 29, 2002 Bush Inherited a Weak Economy: By January 2001 when Bush took
office Nasdaq tumbled 46% off its peak and the GDP had decelerated to 1.9%
in the quarter just ended from 5.7% just six months earlier.
Source: Editori
al in Investors Business Daily

August 5, 2002 Bush Signs
Born-Alive Infants Protection Act
Source: Nation
al Right to Life Committee
http://www.nrlc.org/Feder
al/Born_Alive_Infants/

September 17, 2002 NARAL Opposes Michael McConnell's Nomination to the Tenth
Circuit Court Of Appe
als
Statement of NARAL President Kate Michelman
http://www.nar
al.org/mediaresources/press/2002/pr091702_mcconnell.html

October 3, 2002 Democrat-Controlled U.S. Senate Kills Pro-Life Bills Favored
by President Bush and Passed by U.S. House
http://www.nrlc.org/Feder
al/LegUpdates/Congressionalwrapup100302html

*  The Parti
al-Birth Abortion Ban Act (H.R. 4965), passed by the House on
July 24, 2002, 274-151.

* The Weldon-Stupak-Brownback legislatio n to ban
all human cloning,
including the cloning of human embryos (H.R. 2505, S. 1899), passed by the
House on
July 31, 2001, 265-162.

*  The Unborn Victims of Violence Act (H.R. 503), a bill to recognize as a
leg
al victim any unborn child who is injured or killed during commission of
a feder
al crime, passed by the House on April 26, 2001, 252-172.

*  The Child Custody Protection Act (H.R. 476), to make it a crime to take a
minor across state lines for a secret abortion, if this abridges her parents
¹ right to be involved under their home-state law, passed by the House on
April 17, 2002,  260-161.

*  The Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 4691), to prohibit state and
loc
al governments from discriminating against hospitals and other health
care providers for refusing to partici
pate in abortions, passed by the House
on September 25, 2002, 229-189.

October 6, 2002 President Bush Building Strong Pro-Life Record
Source:
Boston Globe

October 14, 2002  White House staffers gather for  Voluntary Bible Study
Voluntary Meetings
Source: USA Today

October 17, 2002 Germany Attacks Bush Administration Position Against All
Human Cloning
Source: Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute

October 29, 2002 Pro-Abortion Group and  Senator Daschle jointly appe
al for
pro-abortion Senate- Reported by Nation
al Right to Life
Source: Email Sent From NARAL

October 29, 2002 Pro-Abortion Group opposes nomination of Dr. W. David Hager
to chair the Reproductive He
alth Drugs Advisory Committee.
Hager is a member groups like Christian Medic
al Association and  Physicians
Resource Council for Focus on the Family  Source: C
alifornia Abortion Rights
Action League  http://www.car
al.org/alert_current.html

October 30, 2002 Bush Directs Advisory
Committee to Protect Human Embryos
Source: Associated Press,Was hington Post

October 31, 2002 Pro-Life Groups Applaud Bush Decision on Human Embryos
Source:Cybercast Ne
ws Service

November 1, 2002 Bush backs away from reproductive he
alth pact
Source: Knight Ri
dder Newspapers
http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/4424134.htm

November 8, 2002 Bush Administration Fights for UN to Oppose All Human
Cloning
Source: Reuters

November 8, 2002 Bush Right to Oppose Abortion at Internation
al Meetings
Source:Population Resource Institute

November 14, 2002 White House Pressures Congress to Keep Military Abortion
Ban
Source: Pro-Life Infonet

Novermber 18, 2002  Pro-Abortion Senators May Filibuster Pro-Life Judici
al
Nominee
Source: NY Times, Nation
al Review

November 19, 2002  Senate Approves Pro-Life Judici
al Nominee
Source:Associated Press

November 19, 2002  Bush Administration Opposition Continues to Derail Fake
UN Cloning Ban
Source: Associated Press

November 21, 2002  Bush Nominee for FDA Panel Says RU 486 Unsafe
Source: Cybercast Ne
ws Service

November 25, 2002  Abortion Advocates Bash Bush's Pro-Life Foreign Policy
Source: Cybercast Ne
ws Service

November 26, 2002  Don't Believe the Media Portray
al of Bush as Not Pro-Life
Source: by Paul Weyrich  Cybercast Ne
ws Service

November 27, 2002  Radic
als Attack Bush Because of UN Pro-life Stance
Source:  Austin Ruse of Friday Fax

December 3, 2002  R
alph Neas of the Pro-Abortion Group  People For The
American Way President Bush for Nominating Pro-Life Judges Source:  People
For the American Way

December 9, 2002   Bush Administration Cracks Down on Illeg
ally Imported
Abortion Drugs
Source: Associated Press

December 10, 2002   Bush May Nominate Pro-Life Supreme Court, Appe
als Court
Justices
Source: New York Times, U.S. Ne
ws and World Report


December 12, 2002 Bush Srongly Condemns Racism While Promoting Faith Based
Initiatives
See the President's Re
marks at
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2002/12/20021212-3.html

December 12, 2002  Congression
al Letter Supports Bush Opposition to
Internation
al Abortion Advocacy
Source: Pro-Life Infonet

December 15, 2002 UN Population Summit Begins, Bush Administration Battles
Abortion Advocates
Source: Associated Press, Knight Ri
dder Newspapers

December 17, 2002   Bush Admin. C
alled 'Heroic' For Opposing Abortion At
Population Summit
Source: Cybercast Ne
ws Service

December 20, 2002  The chairman of President Bush's bioethics council , Dr.
Leon R. Kass of the University of Chicago,  accused
Stanford University
today of trying to conce
al the true nature of its   stem cell research plan.
Source: Associated Press:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A15872-2002Dec20?language=printer

December 26, 2002  Bush Admin Appoints Pro-Life Doc to FDA Panel
Source: Associated Press

December 27, 2002 US Attacked for Pro-life
Stance at UN Conference  in
Bangkok
Source: Friday Fax

December 31, 2002   Abortion Opponent Is Named to Panel On Women¹s He
alth
Source: Associated Press

January 3, 2003   Pro-Abortion Groups Hope Bush Won't Renominate Owens
Source: Associated Press

Lt Col. Rick Jones HQ USAF/ILMY  speaks about meeting Bush at the Pentagon:
http://www.ahher
ald.com/window_redbank/wrb011101_close.htm

January 7, 2003 Bush Renominates Pro-Life Judici
al Candidates
Source: Associated Press

Planned Parenthood Attacks Bush on Pro-Life Record
Source: Planned Parentho
dd's Website:
http://www.saveroe.com/wow/chronology/wow_chronology_dec00.asp

January 14, 2003 President Bush Declares Sanctity of Human Life Day
Source: Associated Press  Also see:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2003/01/20030114-13.html

January 22, 2003 Bush A
ddresses Pro-Lifers Assembled For March For Life
http://www.righttoliferoch.org/nmfl2003bush.htm

January 22, 2003 Bush Admin Diverts UNFPA Funds to Matern
al Health Programs
Source: Reuters

January 25, 2003   Abortion Advocates Attack Another Bush Pro-Life Judici
al
Nominee
Source: Los Angeles Times

January 27, 2003 Pro-Abortion Feminist Majority Opposes Bush¹s Latest
Pro-Life Woman Judici
al Nominee
Source: Feminist Daily Ne
ws Wire:
http://www.feminist.org/ne
ws/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=7465

January 28, 2003 President Bush C
alls for Ban on Partial-Birth Abortion and
Human Cloning in His State of the Union A
ddress Source: Pro-Life Infonet
See
also: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/01/20030128-19.html
"By caring for child ren who need mentors, and for a
ddicted men and women who
need treatment, we are building a more welcoming society - a culture that
v
alues every life. And in this work we must not overlook the weakest among
us. I ask you to protect infants at the very hour of birth, and end the
practice of parti
al-birth abortion. And because no human life should be
started or ended as the object of an experiment, I ask you to set a high
standard for humanity and pass a law against
all human cloning."

January 28, 2003 NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE APPLAUDS BUSH STATEMENTS ON
PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION,  HUMAN CLONING, AND HEALTH CARE RATIONING
Source: Press Release from the Nation
al Right to Life Committee

January 30, 2003 Pro-Abortion Democrats Block Aid to Women in Afghanistan
Source: Friday Fax

January 30, 2003  PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCES NEW $300 MILLION MENTORING
PROGRAM FOR  DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN
Source:  Press release from the U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/PressReleases/01-2003/01302003a.html

February 1, 2003  Pro-Abortion Groups Urge Filibuster of Bush Judici
al
Nomination
Source: Nation
al Right to Life

February 6, 2003   Bush Will Veto Spending Bill That Doesn't Ban Abortion
Funding
Source: Washington Times, Washington Post

February 11, 2003  Senate Democrats Say They Can Block Bush Judici
al Nominee
Source: Associated Press

February 12, 2003 The new guidelines, part of President Bush's No Child Left
Behind Act of 2001, will affect schools across the country.

The guidelines state:Students may express their beliefs about religion in
homework, artwork, and other written and or
al assignments free from
discrimination based on the religious content of their submissions.
Source: Courier Post Online
http://www.southjerseyne
ws.com/issues/february/m022303d.htm

Max Lucado with President Bush (Bush say s he feels stronger than ever
because of
all the people praying for him:
http://www.stjohns
marysville.org/notes-n-news.htm

February 17, 2003 Bush may tap C
alifornia Supreme Court Justice Janice
Rogers Brown, a conservative judge who ruled against affirmative action and
abortion rights, if a spot opens on the U.S. Supreme Court
Source: Ne
wsweek

February 17, 2003 President Bush May Deny AIDS Funding to Pro-Abortion
Groups
Source: Associated Press

Why and How the Military S
alutes President Bush      Source: The Patriot's
Her
ald  http://www.patriotsherald.com/content/salute.php

February 26, 2003 White House condemns "human embryo farms" amendment
Source: Nation
al Right to Life

February 26, 2003 President Bush Urges Congress to Vote for Pro-Life Cloning
Ban  Source: Pro-Life Infonet

February 27, 2003 C
alifornia Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League
Urges Senators to Oppose Bush's Pro-Life Nominees to U.S. Court of appe
als:
Miguel Estrada and Jeffrey Sutton
Source: email from C
alifornia Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League

March 4, 2003  Paige lauds
Stanford school-reform plan

Education Secretary Rod Paige yesterday applauded a report by a
Stanford
University think thank that c
alls on federal and state governments to
"explore a
dditional forms of school choice, pushing far beyond the
boundaries of within-district public school choice."
Source: Washington Times

March 5, 2003  Ne
wsweek Profiles Bush as Most Religious President of Recent
Times
Source: Ne
wsweek

March 11, 2003   Bush Administration Issues Statement Supporting
Parti
al-Birth Abortion Ban
Source: Pro-Life Infonet

March 13, 2003  Senate G.O.P. Holds Firm as Vote on Abortion Nears
Source: New York Times
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30A10FA385A0C708DDDAA0894DB4
04482

March 13, 2003  Senate Passes Parti
al-Birth Abortion Ban by Wide Margin
Source: Pro-Life Infonet

March 13, 2003 Bush Pro-Life Judici
al Nominee Texas Supreme Court Judge
Priscilla Owen May Receive Vote Soon
Source: Associated Press

March 24, 2003 Bush Administration Provides Record Funding for  Abstinence
Education
Source: Washington Times

March 20, 2003 Another Bush Pro-Life Judici
al Nominee - Carolyn Will Be
Smeared By Liber
als
Source: Tradition
al Values Coalition
http://tradition
alvalues.org/print.php?sid=818

March 27, 2003 Senate Judiciary
Committee Confirms Bush Pro-Life Judicial
Nomineee - Priscilla Owen
Source: Associated Press

March 31, 2003 C
alifornia Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League
Urges Senator Feinstein to Oppose Bush's Pro-Life Nominee to the Court of
the Appe
als - Ju dge Carolyn Kuhl
Source: email from C
alifornia Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League

April 8, 2003 C
alifornia Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League
Urges Senators to Oppose Bush Pro-Life Judici
al Nomineee - Priscilla Owen
Source: email from C
alifornia Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League

April 12, 2003Touching Story About Bush Praying For Wounded Troops on Visit
to W
alter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C.   Source:
http://www.heinvites.org/fullStory.php3/0615.html  and
http://www.snopes.com/politics/bush/injured.asp

April 10, 2003 Senate
Committee Will Vote This Month on Next Bush Pro-Life
Judici
al Nominee - Carolyn Kuhl  Source: Pro-Life Infonet

April 10, 2003 President Bush Nominates Another Pro-Lifer for Judici
al
Spot - Alabama's Pro-Life Attorney Gener
al Bill Pryor   Source: Mobile
Register

April 15, 2003 God-Free School Zones U.S. Education Secretar y Rod Paige is
under fire for defending religious freedom   OpinionJourn
al.Com

April 15, 2003  President Cites the "Power of Prayer" in POW Safety
Returning from Camp David on Sunday, President Bush was asked after
gettingoff the helicopter what role faith and prayer had in the rescue of
the POWs and in comforting their families. He said, "A lot of them told me
they had been sustained by prayer, been comforted by the Almighty during
what had to have been very difficult times. They told me that they felt
their prayers had been answered. Prayer is powerful      Source:
Presidenti
al Prayer Team [PrayerTeam@PresidentialPrayerTeam.org]

April 17, 2003  Schumer: Catholics Need Not Apply: Ken Connor President of
Family Research Council Criticizes New York Senator Chuck Schumer for
Opposing Bush's Catholic Pro-Life Judici
al Nominees

April 17, 2003 President's Easter Message
For Christians, t he life and death of Jesus are the ultimate expressions of
love, and the supreme demonstrations of God's mercy, faithfulness, and
redemption. Since Christ's miraculous Resurrection on Easter, more than
2,000 years ago, Christians have expressed joy and gratitude for this
wondrous sacrifice and for God's promise of freedom for the oppressed,
he
aling for the brokenhearted, and salvation.
For the full message see:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2003/04/20030417-3.html

April 18, 2003   Another Judge Comes Under Attack   Summary: Pro-abortion
Democrats now have another Bush judici
al target to smear: Leon Holmes.
Source: A Note From Tradition
al Value Coalition's Executive Director Andrea
Lafferty

April 19, 2003 Bush Admin Allo
ws States to Insure Unborn Children Through
CHIP
Source: Pro-Life Infonet

April 22, 2003 The Constitution Be Damned:  Democrats try to impose a
religious test on judges.Source: Pro-Life Infonet

April 24, 2003  Bush's Pro-Life Judici
al Appointments Need Your Help
Source: Pro-Life Infonet

Over the last few months, the Pro-Life Infonet has reported on sever
al
pro-life nominees President Bush has appointed to various judici
al
positions.

Some of these nominees have track records of upholding pro-life legislation
or publicizing their view that Roe v. Wade is bad law. Others have pledged
to uphold the rule of law and not legislatie from the bench -- attributes
that c
all for respecting the right of state legislatures to pass laws that
limit abortion.

Below is an overview of eight judici
al nominees that deserve your support
and backgrounds on them and their nominations:

Miguel Estrada -- Nominated for the Circuit Court of Appe
als for Washington
D.C., the second highest court unde the Supreme Court and a stepping stone
to a later Supreme Court appointed, Estrada was brought to the Senate floor
earlier this year.  He does not believe that the Constitution guarantees a
right to abortion.  Some senators are blocking Estrada's confirmation vote
by engaging in a filibuster.  Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN)
failed in four attempts to cut off debate (known as cloture), garnering only
55 of the 60 votes needed.  It is unclear whether he whether he will try
again. Tell your Senators to stop the filibuster.

Jeffrey Sutton -- Sutton was nominated for the Sixth Circuit Court of
Appe
als, and approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in February.  The
full Senate began consideration of the Sutton nomination before the Easter
recess, but did not vote.  They will resume debate on Tuesday, April 29th
and p
robably vote that same day.  The pro-abortion Religious Coalition for
Reproductive Choice joined other organizations in a letter which says, in
part, "Jeffrey Sutton's ... confirmation to a lifetime position on the
feder
al bench threatens to dismantle the important gains that have been
critic
al to women's success and we urge you to reject his nomination."

Priscilla Owen -- Nominated for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appe
als, Owen was
approved by the Senate Judiciary
Committee in March in a straight party-line
vote.  As a Texas Supreme Court justice, Owen frequently voted to uphold
Texas' parental notification statute and refused to allow teen girls to have
abortions without their parents' knowledge.  Unable to get opponents to
agree not to filibuster Owen, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) has
been indefinite about when he will seek a confirmation vote, but it may be
in early May.

John Roberts -- Roberts was nominated for the Circuit Court of Appeals for
Washington D.C., and was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in
February. As a Justice Department offici
al in the 1990s, he argued that Roev. Wade was wrongly decided and actively promoted efforts to get that
decision overturned.  In one brief he argued that pro-life protesters
outside abortion businesses did not discriminate against women.  He
supported a pro-life measure prohibiting feder
ally-funded family planning
facilities from referring for abortions. The Roberts nomination has not yet
come to the Senate floor, but could come up in May.

Deborah Cook -- Cook was nominated by President Bush for the Sixth Circuit
Court of Appe
als, and approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in
February.  As an elected justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, Cook's candidacy
was endorsed by Ohio Right to Life.  Her nomination is expected to come to
the Senate floor in May.

Carolyn Kuhl -- Nominated for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appe
als.  The
Senate Judiciary
Committee has not yet to act on her nomination, but is
expected to do so in May.  As a Justice Depart ment offici
al in the 1980s
Kuhl aggressively argued for the outright revers
al of Roe v. Wade.   As an
attorney in private practice in the early 1990s she represented a pro-life
physicians group and argued in support of limiting abortion referr
als at
feder
ally-funded family planning facilities.

Charles Pickering -- He has been nominated for the Fifth Circuit Court of
Appe
als.  The Senate Judiciary Committee has not yet brought him in for a
hearing, but is expected to do so in May.  He once chaired a nation
al
Republican initiative that approved a plank for the party platform decrying
the Roe v. Wade decision "as an intrusion into the family structure," and
c
alling for a right-to-life amendment to the constitution. His son Chip
Pickering is a pro-life Congressman from
Mississippi.

J. Leon Holmes - Holmes has been nominated for the
Federal District Court in
Arkansas.  The Senate Judiciary Committee has not yet a cted on his
nomination, but could do so in May.  He is a strong pro-life advocate and
the former president of Arkansas Right to Life.

April 25, 2003  WHITE HOUSE CALLS FOR CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL OF THE UNBORN
VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE ACT "THIS YEAR"-- PRESIDENT BUSH BELIEVES THAT WHEN AN
UNBORN CHILD IS INJURED OR KILLED IN A CRIME OF VIOLENCE, "SUCH A CRIME HAS
TWO VICTIMS"                             Source: Nation
al Right to Life
Committee

April 28, 2003   Pro-Abortion Feminists criticize fem
ale court picks
Source: Washington Times:
http://www.WashTimes.com/nation
al/20030428-81797318.htm

April 30, 2003 Bush Selects Another Pro-Life Appe
als Court Nominee
Extending his streak of picking pro-life advocates, or those willing to
uphold pro-life legislation, for important U.S. Appea ls Court positions,
President Bush on Monday nominated Claude Allen to the Richmond-based
U.S.
Court of Appe
als for the 4th Circuit.
Source:  Washington Post, Richmond Times Dis
patch

(Allen helped draft Virginia's parent
al notification law and supported a
pro-life law requiring abortion facilities to give women information about
abortion's risks and
alternatives 24 hours prior to performing an abortion.
Similar la
ws in other states have significantly reduced the number of
abortions.)

May 1, 2003 Democrat Senators Block Bush's Pro-Life Judici
al Picks   Source:
Associated Press

May 5, 2003 Senate Approves Pro-Life Judici
al Nominee, Continues Filibuster

Judici
al nominee Deborah Cook, denied even a hearing let alone a vote by the
previous Democratic-led Senate, won confirmation on Monday from the
Republican-controlled Senate.

Cook was nominated by President Bush for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appe
als,
and approved by the Senate Judiciary
Committee in February.
As an elected justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, Cook's candidacy was
endorsed by Ohio Right to Life, and she cast a pro-life vote in one case
that reached the state's top court.

On a largely party-line vote of 66-25, the Senate approved Cook's nearly
two-year-old bid to elevate the Ohio Supreme Court justice to the 6th
U.S.
Circuit Court of Appe
als in Cincinnati. The court would handle appeals of
legislation, including pro-life bills, from
Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and
Michigan.

Also on Monday, Republicans tried and failed for a fifth time to stop a
Democratic filibuster of another long-st
alled judicial nominee, Miguel
Estrada.
Source:   Reuters, CBS Ne
ws

May 19, 2003 Pro-Abortion National Organization of Women Opposes Pro-Life
Bush Judici
al Nominee Judge Leon Holmes  Source: NOW's
website:http://www.now.org/issues/legislat/nominees/holmes.html

May 5, 2003 Bush Administration Deserves Credit for Abstinence Victory

The White House got person
ally involved in last week's passage of
pro-abstinence amendments to a glob
al AIDS bill and the result was good news
for pro-life advocates.

Pro-family groups were delighted last week when two abstinence-friendly
amendments were attached to an otherwise disappointing Glob
al AIDS bill. Now
they're finding out what turned the tide: The White House did some
heavy-duty lobbying.
Source:   Focus on the Family

May 16, 2003  Senate Will Reconsider Another Pro-Life Judici
al Nominee Soon

Republicans plan in coming weeks to take up the nomination of pro-life U.S.
District Court Judge Charles Pickering of Mississippi, who likely faces a
filibuster on the Senate floor by Democrats.

Judge Pickering's nomination to the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appe
als was
spiked last year on a party-line vote in the Senate Judiciary
Committee,which was controlled by Democrats at the time. President Bush renominated
him in January.

Pickering once chaired a national Republican initiative that approved a
plank for the party platform decrying the Roe v.
Wade decision "as an intrusion into the family structure," and c
alling for a
right-to-life amendment to the constitution. His son Chip Pickering is a
pro-life Congressman from
Mississippi.
Source:   
Washington Times

June 12, 2003 Bush Judicial Nominee Pryor Condemns Abortion in Senate
Hearing

President Bush's latest
Appeals Court nominee Bill Pryor told the Senate
Judiciary
Committee Wednesday that abortion is "murder" and that the court
case leg
alizing it is "the worst abomination in the history of
constitution
al law."     Source:   Washington Times

June 12, 2003 The Judici
al Nominee Who Wouldn't Back Down - Bill Pryor
Source:Byron York columnist for Nation
al Review Online

June 12, 2003 Catholic Bishops' Spokesman Testifies at Presidenti
al
Commission
Today the President's Council on Bioethics heard testimony on the v
alues and
principles that ought to govern policy on human embryo research. Richard
Doerflinger, Deputy Director of the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of
the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, was among the expert
witnesses for the meeting.
Source: Pro-life Infonet

June 12, 2003  Pro-Abortion Groups Create Co
alition to Oppose Pro-Life
Nominees

Nine pro-abortion groups, including NARAL  Pro-Choice America and the
Planned Parenthood Federation of  America, have formed a joint
not-for-profit organization aimed  specific
ally at opposing a potential
Supreme Court nominee who  does not support abortion.           Source: Roll
C
all, Wall St. Journal

July 20, 2003 Foes Halt Vote o n School Vouchers; Democrats Reject Senate's
D.C. Bill
Source: Washington Post

July 21, 2003  Pro-Abortion Democrat Senators St
all Partial-Birth Abortion
Ban  http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat49.html  Source: LifeNews.Com

July 22,2003 Bush Administration Rene
ws Support for Zero UNFPA Funding
Source: LifeNe
ws.Com

July 22, 2003 Bush Administration Sign
als Zero for UNFPA
Source: Population Research Institute Weekly Briefing

July 23, 2003 Senate Judiciary
Committee Approves Pryor Nomination,
Filibuster Likely  http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat53.html   Source: LifeNews.Com

July 27, 2003 Bush Nominates Pro-Life Black Woman to Nation's Second Highest
http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat57.html   Source: LifeNews.Com

July 29, 2003 Senate Rejects Vote on Owen for Third Time
Washington, DC (LifeNe
ws.com) -- For the third time, members of the Senate
rejected an attempt to close off debate and take a vote o n one of President
Bush's pro-life judici
al nominees.Pro-abortion Senators were able to deny
the 60 votes needed to stop debate on the nomination of Priscilla Owen to
the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of appe
als. The 53-43 vote proved, once again,
that a majority would back Owen's confirmation if debate could be stopped.
All Republicans were in favor of the vote to end debate and were joined by
Sen. Zell Miller (D-GA) and pro-life Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE). Presidenti
al
candidates
John Edwards (D-NC), Bob Graham (D-FL), John Kerry (D-MA), and
Joe Lieberman (D-CT) were not present for the vote.
Owen is opposed by abortion advocates because she voted to uphold a
Texas
parent
al notification law that prohibited teenage girls from having
abortions without the involvement of their parents.
http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat59.html


July 30, 2003 Senate Votes Against Cloture on Estrada Nomination
http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat61.html    Source: LifeNews.Com

July 31, 2003 Bill Pryor Becomes Latest Victim of Senate Filibuster
http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat62.html    Source: LifeNews.Com

July 31, 2003 ADF Speci
al News Alert: Thank You Mr. President for Supporting
Marriage
Source:
Alliance Defense Fund

August 6, 2003  Knights of Columbus Condemns Treatment of Catholic Judicial
Nominees  http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat68.html   Source: LifeNews.Com

August 6, 2003  Minnesota Plan to Cover Unborn Children Receives Bush
Administration Approv
al http://www.lifenews.com/state75.html   Source:
LifeNe
ws. Com

August 10, 2003   Group Will Spend $75M to Defeat Bush, Elect Pro-Aborts in
2004   http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat72.html   Source: LifeNews.Com

Washington, DC (LifeNe
ws.com) -- A new political group, funded by
billionaire George Soros and run by a former employee of a leading
pro-abort ion organization, plans to spend $75 million in grassroots activism
to target pro-life President George W. Bush  for defeat in 2004.

August 10, 2003  Civil Rights Leader Quits NAACP Over Bush Judici
al Nominees
http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat73.html   Source: LifeNews.Com

August 13, 2003 Presidenti
al Commission Discusses Regulation of In Vitro
Fertilization   http://www.lifene
ws.com/oped10.html   Source: Austin  Ruse,
President of the Culture of Life Foundation

August 14, 2003 Catholic Theologian Michael Novak Praises President Bush
http://nation
alreview.com/novak/novak081403.asp     Source: National Review
Online

August 27, 2003 Bush Administration Defunds AIDS Program Over Abortion
Group's Partici
pation  http://www.lifenews.com/nat88.html    Source:
LifeNe
ws.Com

August 27, 2003 State Department Defunds British Abortion Provider Source:
New York Times

August 29, 2003 State Department Defunds Large Abortion Provider    Source:
Friday Fax

August 29, 2003  Bush Orders United States Agency for Internation
al
Development to Stop Funding Organizations That Promote Abortion  Source:
Copy of Memo From the White House

September 1, 2003 Bush Administration Expands Pro-Life Mexico City Policy
http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat93.html    Source: LifeNews.Com

September 5, 2003 Bush Orders State Department To Stop Funding Foreign
Abortion Groups  Source: Friday Fax

September 5, 2003 Miguel Estrada Withdra
ws Name From Consideration
http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat99.html  Source: LifeNews.Com   (This shows the
importance of electing pro-life Senators who will vote to end the Democrats
filibuster of President Bush's pro-life judici
al nominees.)

September 6, 2003 Pro-Abortion Democratic Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)
intro duces measure to overturn the Mexico City Policy Reinstituted By
President Bush (The
Mexico City Policy prevents our federal tax dollars from
being used to promote abortion overseas.) Source: LifeNe
ws.Com

September 18, 2003   Bush Administration Pursues Tot
al Human Cloning Ban at
U.N. Source: LifeNe
ws.Com

September 28, 2003 Department of He
alth and Housing Services Gives $100
million in
Bonuses to States for Reducing Abortions
HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson  today announced the award of $100 million
in bonuses to four states (Maryland, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas), the District
of  Columbia and the Virgin Islands for achieving the nation's  largest
decreases in out-of-wedlock births between 1998 and 2001.   Source:
LifeNe
ws.Com

October 1, 2003   Bush Administration Denies UNFPA Funding Again
http://www.lifene
ws.com/intl21.html    Source: LifeNews.Com

October 2, 2003   Pickering Nomination Approved by
Committee, Moves to Full
Senate  http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat148.html     Source: LifeNews.Com

October 3, 2003  Democratic Presidenti
al Candidate John Kerry  (D-MA)  Says
Bush Judici
al Appointments Would Hurt Abortion Rights     Source:
LifeNe
ws.Com

October 3, 2003 President Bush Proclaims Oct. 12-18 Marriage Protection Week
President Bush said:
³Marriage is a sacred institution, and its protection is essenti
al to the
continued strength of our society Marriage is a union between a man and a
woman, and my Administration is working to support the institution of
marriage by helping couples build successful marriages and be good
parents Research has shown that, on average, children raised in households
headed by married parents fare much better than children who grow up in
other family structures We must suppor t the institution of marriage and help
parents build stronger families ²
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2003/10/20031003-12.html
Source: White House


October 6, 2003   FDA Investigating Holly Patterson's RU 486 Abortion Death
http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat152.html   Source: LifeNews.Com

October 26, 2003   President Bush's Bioethics Commission Warns of
Human-Anim
al  Babies  http://www.lifenews.com/bio112.html   Source:
LifeNe
ws.Com

November 7, 2003 President Bush Proclaims November Nation
al Adoption Month
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2003/11/20031107-12.html Source:
White House

July 23, 2002  President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush announced
a new initiative to increase public awareness and encourage Americans to
consider adoption of children in foster care.

Helping Children and Building Families Through Adoption

President Bush announced a new public service advertising campaign,
featuring First Lady Laura Bush and actor Bruce Willis, to encourage
Americans to adopt children in foster care. The President
also tapped Bruce
Willis to serve as a nation
al spokesperson for children in foster care.

The President
also announced the creation of the first federal and only
nation
al web site that focuses on waiting children www.AdoptUSKids.org
that will reduce the geographic barriers and waiting time needed to connect
children from across the country with adoptive families. In its first year,
it will feature pictures and profiles of over 6,500 children from 46 states
who are available for adoption, as well as a database of approved adoptive
families.
Background on Today¹s Presidenti
al Action

More than 130,000 of the 565,000 American children in foster care, ranging
in age from to
ddlers to teenagers, are waiting to be adopted. On average,
these children hav e been in foster care for
almost four years. Most of these
children have speci
al needs that limit their ability to be adopted, such as
being part of a sibling group that wishes to stay together, belonging to a
particular ethnic group, or having physic
al or emotional challenges. These
children are adoptable; in fact, in 2000, over 50,000 children in foster
care were adopted. But recruiting a family that can meet the speci
al needs
of a particular child can be ch
allenging, especially when the right family
may live in a different state or county.

President Bush believes that every child in
America deserves to live in a
safe, permanent and loving family. Today, the President announced:

Adoption Public Service Advertisement (PSA): The adoption PSA will feature
the First Lady and actor Bruce Willis. It will
also highlight a new website
and toll-free number for interested families to receive adoption information
and be referred to their State ad option speci
alist. Additionally, President
Bush has asked Bruce Willis to serve as a nation
al spokesperson for children
in foster care.

First Feder
al Adoption Web Site and Internet Photolisting: AdoptUSKids.org,
an Internet adoption photolisting service, will help connect waiting
children from across the country with loving adoptive families. The site
provides prospective adoptive parents with a private, secure place to
communicate interactively with other families and adoption experts -
especi
ally useful for families living in rural areas. Social workers will be
able to follow inquiries from families approved to adopt and respond to them
instantly through the site. AdoptUSKids is an initiative of the Children's
Bureau of the Department of He
alth and Human Services, and it is currently
operated by the
National Adoption Center.
President Bush¹s Commitment to Promoting Adoption

Promoting adoption and supporting families who adopt: O n
January 17, 2002,
the President signed the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendment Act to
help States provide services to promote adoption for children in foster care
and provide post-adoption support to families so that they can stay strong
and their children reach their potenti
al. The President's FY 03 budget
strongly supports the Promoting Safe and Stable Families program with an
increase of more than $130 million over FY 02 levels.

Adoption Tax Credit: The tax relief bill that the President signed last year
permanently extends and increases the adoption tax credit from $5,000 per
child to $10,000 per child for qu
alified adoption expenses. For special
needs adoptions, it increases the credit from $6,000, for qu
alified adoption
expenses, to $10,000, regardless of expenses.

October 25, 2003  President Bush Proclaims Protection From Pornography Week
Source: White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2003/10/20031025-1.html

October 28, 2003  President Bush Says Restoring Terri's Feeding Tube Was
Right  Decision  http://www.lifene
ws.com/bio116.html   Source: LifeNews.Com

October 31, 2003   Pro-Abortion  [Democratic] Lawmakers Filibuster Pickering
Nomination  http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat178.html   Source: LifeNews.Com

November 3, 2003 Bush Administration Still Pushing for UN Cloning Ban,
VoteThursday  http://www.lifene
ws.com/intl25.html   Source: LifeNews.Com

November 5, 2003  President Bush Signs Parti
al Birth Abortion Ban Act of
2003  Source: LifeSite Ne
ws lsn@lifesite.net     also see
http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat189.html
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2003/11/20031105-1.html

Priests for Life on Parti
al-birth Abortion: 'We Have Turned A Corner'
http://releases.usne
wswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=108-11052003

November 5, 2003  Pro-Abortion Groups Start Ad Campaigns Blasting President
Bush  http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat188.html   Source: LifeNews.Com

November 6, 2003   Democrats Filibuster Pryor Nomination, Judiciary Approves
Brown  http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat194.html  Source: LifeNews.Com

November 7, 2003   President Bush Sho
ws Strong Pro-Life Beliefs in Private
Meetings  http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat197.html   Source: LifeNews.Com

November 7, 2003   Pro-Abortion Democratic Senators Again Filibuster
Judici
al    Nominees.  Sen. Majority Leader Frist Announces All Night
Session Next    Week to Force Pro-Abortion Democratic Senators to defend
their filibuster.
    Source:
Marie Tasy, Legislative Director of New Jersey
Right to Life
November 7, 2003 President Bush targeted for defeat by one of the richest
men in world  George Soros Targets President Bush   Source:
Marie Tasy,
Legislative Director of New Jersey Right to Life

See
also: [Pro-Abortion] Billionaire Soros Overthrows Georgian Gov't - Sets
Sights on Bush & Croatia  Source: LifeNe
ws.com
See
also the Zenit report and the Globe coverage:
http://zenit.org/english/visu
alizza.phtml?sid=45785
http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20031126.wxsoros1126/BNStory
/Front/

Billionaire De-Populationist George Soros Donates $10 Million to Defeat Bush
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2003/aug/03081109.html

November 7, 2003 President Bush Proclaims Nation
al Adoption Month  Source:
White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2003/11/20031107-12.html

November 11, 2003 Bush Administration Seeks to Speed Up Parti
al-Birth
Abortion La
wsuits  Source: LifeNews.Com

November 12, 2003 Senate Will Hold Marathon Debate on Pro-Life Judici
al
Nominees  http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat205.html Source: LifeNews.Com

November 13, 2003   Senate Debates Pro-Life Judici
al Nominees, Bush Demands
Vote  http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat207.html  Source: LifeNews.Com

November 14, 2003 Millionaire Plans to Spend $12 Million to Defeat Bush in
2004  Source: LifeNe
ws.Com

November 17, 2003 [Colin] Powell reve
als he teaches sexual abstinence to
girls  http://ne
ws.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=464467

November 18, 2003   Pro-Abortion Groups at UN Criticize Bush Resolution
Promoting  Women  http://www.lifene
ws.com/intl29.html  Source: LifeNews.Com

November 19, 2003  First Lady Laura Bush Backs Parti
al-Birth Abortion Ban
Source: LifeNe
ws.com

November 25, 2003  The new He
alth Savings Accounts (HSA) provision included
in the Medicare bill just passed the Senate 54-44 and  soon will be signed
by the President. The new law will  go into effect
January 1, 2004. All 250
million non-elderly Americans will now have access to a Medic
al Savings
Account, and one that is far more attractive than the  Archer MSAs that were
enacted in 1996.   Source:  Mike O'Dea of  
CHRISTUS MEDICUS FOUNDATION

November 25, 2003   Discovery of Intern
al Memos Details Opposition to
Pro-Life Judges
Source: LifeNe
ws.com http://www.lifenews.com/nat227.html
The memo asks senators to oppose former Bush judici
al nominee   Miguel
Estrada because "he has a minim
al paper trail [meaning  that nothing has
been unearthed that can be used to question his  character], he is Latino,
and the White House seems to be  grooming him for a Supreme Court
appointment."

November 25, 2003 U.S. economic growth revised up
GDP grew at a blistering 8.2 pe rcent pace in the third quartrer, faster than
origin
ally thought.
Source: CNN Money

December 5, 2003   THE GROWING IRAQI SUCCESS STORY  by  Rod D. Martin,
Vanguard of the Revolution  http://www.theVanguard.org
One example from the story: "So, too with he
alth care. The Coalition has
delivered more than 22 million vaccination for
Iraq's children, while
pharmaceutic
al distribution has risen from 700 tons in May to 12,000 by
October. All of
Iraq's 240 hospitals and more than 1200 clinics are open,
and doctors' s
alaries are more than eight times higher than under Saddam's
Ba'athist regime."

December 5, 2003   Bush Administration Pushes UN to Reconsider Human Cloning
Ban Delay
Source: LifeNe
ws.com   http://www.lifenews.com/bio169.html

December 08, 2003  Bush Signs Sweeping Medicare Bill

WASHINGTON ‹ Recognizing the efforts by seniors groups in helping him
deliver a three- year-old campaign promise, President Bush signed a
comprehensive bill Monday that
marks the first major overhaul of the nearly
40-year-old feder
al Medicare program.
"With the Medicare Act of 2003 (search), our government is fin
ally bringing
prescription drug coverage to the seniors of
America," Bush said before
signing the 10-year, $395 billion legislation. "With this law, we're giving
older Americans better choices and more control over their he
alth care so
they can receive the modern medic
al care they deserve."

December  20, 2003  Libya agrees to h
alt arms programs   US, Britain secure
pledge for inspections Libya agrees to h
alt arms programs
Source:
Boston Globe
http://www.ne
wsobserver.com/front/digest/story/3258358p-2913271chtml

January 2, 2004  NGO C
alls on Pro-abortion Europe to Counter "Christian"
White House   Source: Friday Fax

January 7, 2004   Pro-Abortion Group Criticizes B ush's Pro-Life "Christian"
Foreign  Policy
Source: LifeNe
ws.com  http://www.lifenews.com/intl41.html

January 9, 2004  President Unveils School Choice Incentive Fund
At a meeting this afternoon with leaders of Catholic education, President
Bush said he will c
all on Congress to establish a $50 million national
choice incentive fund "to help more parents to send their children to the
school that is best for them, no matter what kind of school it is."

The White House transcript of the president's re
marks is available at
Source: Council for American Private Education (CAPE) http://www.capenet.org


January 9, 2004 President Bush Celebrates Catholic Education Source: Martin
Gillespie Director of Catholic Outreach Republican Nation
al Committee
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2004/01/20040109-10.html

January 13, 2004 Bush Plans $1.5 Billion Drive for Promotion of Marriage
Source: New York Times

Janu ary 16, 2004  President Bush Declares Sunday, January 18, 2004 Sanctity
of Human Life Day Source: New Jersey Right to Life
http://capwiz.com/njrtl/mail/oneclick_compose/?
alertid=4749646

January 16, 2004 President Bush nominates [pro-life] Charles Pickering to
Feder
al Bench President Sidesteps Obstructionst U.S. Senators including N.J.
Senators Corzine and Lautenberg               Source Associated Press:
Bush inst
alls controversial judge on court
(from New Jersey Right to Life
http://capwiz.com/njrtl/mail/oneclick_compose/?
alertid=4752501   )

January 16, 2004   President Bush Uses Recess Appointment to Confirm
Pickering
Source:  LifeNe
ws.com  http://www.lifenews.com/nat282.html
See
also:  FRC [Family Research Council] Praises Recess Appointment of
Charles Pickering to Feder
al Bench  http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=PR04A05

January 20, 2004 President  Bush Supports the Feder
al Marriage Amendment in
his  State of the Union a
ddress
Source: New Jersey Co
alition to Defend Marriage
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2004/01/20040120-7.html

January 21, 2004 Housing Starts Increase    Residenti
al construction
activity picked up in December, helping to make
all of 2003 the best year
for home builders in a quarter-century and underscoring the critic
al role
the sector played in the economy's resurgence.

The Commerce Department reported today that housing construction increased
by 1.7 percent last month from November _ ending 2003 on a high note. For
all of last year, the number of housing units that builders broke ground on
tot
aled 1.85 million, up from 1.70 million in 2002.

The tot
al for 2003 marked the strongest performance since 1978, when housing
construction came to 2.02 million.
Source: Associated Press

January 21, 2004 George Bush
Stands Up for Marriage
Source: Alliance Defense Fund    
alansears@alliancedefensefund.org

January 21, 2004   President Bush Wants Abstinence Program Funding Tripled
by 2005  Source: LifeNe
ws.com  http://www.lifenews.com/nat291.html


January 22, 2004 President Bush C
alls March for Life Participants
"Above
all, we must continue with civility and respect to remind our fellow
citizens that
all life is sacred and worthy of protection. I know as you
return to your communities you will redouble your efforts to change hearts
and minds, one person at a time.  And this is the way we will build a
lasting culture of life, a compassionate society in which every child is
born into a loving family and protected by law."
Source: White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2004/01/20040122-3.html

January 29, 2004   UNFPA Permanently Loses $59 Million
..... For the past two years, the Bush administration has, in fact,
determined that UNFPA supports forced abortions in
China, and is therefore
ineligible for US funding. A high ranking congression
al staff member told
the Friday Fax that the current bill follo
ws this same procedure, and "since
Kemp-Kasten has not changed, and since UNFPA¹s actions in
China  have
not changed, we fully expect the administration to take the same  action it
has taken for the past two years regarding UNFPA."                   Source:
Friday Fax


January 29, 2004   Pro-Life Groups Say President Bush's Record Strong,
Deserves Re-Election
Source: LifeNe
ws.com  http://www.lifenews.com/nat312.html

February 2, 2004    NRL PAC announces endorsement of President Bush Source:
Pres s Release issued by the Nation
al Right to Life Political Action
Committee  For further information, call Laura Echevarria, 202-626-8825,
send e-mail to mediarelations@nrlc.org, or visit the NRLC website at
www.nrlc.org.

February 3, 2004    Congress Re
allocates UNFPA Money, Abortion Funding
Battle Continues
Citing the UN Population Fund's  (UNFPA) failure to convincingly show that
it is not partici
pating  or condoning coercive family planning and abortion
programs in  China, Congress has permanently re
allocated the $56 million
ear
marked for the UNFPA over the past two years to other programs.

The money will now go to programs to improve matern
al health and combat sex
trafficking.

We commend the Bush Administration for its continued strong  enforcement of
the Kemp-Kasten Anti-Coercion law -- a law that was completely disregarded
during the Clinton Administration,  Douglas
Johnson, Legisla tive Director
for Nation
al Right to Life  Committee, told LifeNews.com. Any agency that
collaborates in  
China's brutal compulsory abortion program should not
receive  
U.S. taxpayer funds.
Source: LifeNe
ws.com:  http://www.lifenews.com/nat323.html

February 4, 2004   Statement by President Bush Regarding the Deplorable
Massachusetts Supreme Judici
al Court Ruling
Today's ruling of the Massachusetts Supreme Judici
al Court is deeply
troubling. Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman. If
activist judges insist on re-defining marriage by court order, the only
alternative will be the constitutional process. We must do what is legally
necessary to defend the sanctity of marriage.
Source: White House:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2004/02/20040204-9.html

February 9, 2004 Abortion Advocates Ready to Defeat Bush, Support
John Kerry
Source: LifeNe
ws.com  http://www.lifenews.com/nat329.html

February 10, 2004 Bush's Pro-Life View on Abortion Gives 4% Advantage Over
John Kerry

A new nation
al poll by Rasmussen Reports shows that President Bush gains a
four-point advantage over likely Democratic presidenti
al nominee John Kerry
because of his pro-life vie
ws on abortion.
Source: LifeNe
ws.com:  http://www.lifenews.com/nat331.html

February 10, 2004 NARAL Launches 25M Fundraising Campaign to Elect Abortion
Advocates
The pro-abortion group NARAL has launched a campaign to raise $25 million to
defeat pro-life
President George W. Bush and elect pro-abortion candidates to Congress.
Source: LifeNe
ws.com  http://www.lifenews.com/nat333.html

February 11, 2004 President Bush Plans to Back Feder
al Marriage Amendment
Source:  Washington

February 11, 2004 Bush Administration Seeks Parti
al-Birth Abortion Records
to Defend Ban
Source:  LifeNe
ws.com  http://www.lifenews.com/nat335.html

February 12, 2004 UNESCO Pledges End to Support and Promotion of Abortion
UNESCO¹s Director-Gener
al has just issued a memo directing all UNESCO
offices in the world no longer to support or promote abortion in any way,
insisting that abortion is outside the scope of UNESCO¹s mission.

This dramatic policy change started with a report in the Friday Fax last
October 31. That report initiated an intern
al UNESCO investigation and the
eventu
al admonishment from the Bush Administration.
Source: Friday Fax

February 13, 2004 Bush repeats support for school vouchers  Source:
Associated Press

February 17, 2004 CONGRESS TO VOTE ON UNBORN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE ACT
Source: Nation
al Right to Life
(FEDERAL FETAL HOMICIDE BILL) --
PRESIDENT BUSH SUPPORTS BILL -- SENATOR KERRY OPPOSES IT

February 20, 2004 President Bush Selects Another Pro-Life Judge [William
Pryor] Through Recess Appointment  Source: LifeNe
ws.com

http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat345.html

February 24, 2004 President Bush Backs Gay Marriage Ban Amendment  Source:
Associated Press

President Bush will back a constitution
al amendment banning gay marriage in
an attempt to h
alt same-sex unions like the thousands that have been allowed
this month in San Francisco, his spokesman said Tuesday.

"He has
always strongly believed that marriage is a sacred institution
between a man and a woman," White House press secretary Scott McClellan
said.

February 27,2004 Bush administration criticizes China on religious rights
record
Source: Catholic Ne
ws Service

February 27, 2004 Bush Administration Subpoenas More Partial-Birth Abortion
Records
Source: LifeNe
ws.com http://www.lifenews.com/nat355.html

February 2004 Encounter With President Bush at Church
http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_bush_in_church.htm

March 1, 2004 Bush Appoints More Pro-Life Bioethics Council Members, Kerry
Criticizes
Source: LifeNe
ws.com   http://www.lifenews.com/bio222.html

March 11, 2004 Bush Administration Considering Warning Labels On Condoms
Source: Associated Press

The Bush administration is considering requiring warning labels on condom
packages noting that the contraceptive devices do not protect users from
all
sexu
ally transmitted diseases.

March 8, 2004 President Bush's Encounter With Woman at Church
Source: http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/s/stjohns.htm
http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/stjohns.asp

March 11, 2004 Republican Nation
al Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, a devout
Catholic, spoke via satellite to a crowd of over 500 people at the
Franciscan University of Steubenville
http://www.gopteamleader.com/myissues/view_issue.asp?id=1651

March 13, 2004 Religious, Anti-Abortion Groups Among the Winners as
Abstinence-Only Funding Increases
Source: Associated Press

March 19, 2004  Bush Administration C
alls Strong Families Key for
Development
The Bush Administration continues to break new ground at the UN on defending
life, faith, family and nation
al sovereignty. They deserve our thanks,
praise and support, even from those good European pro-lifers who do not
support the American effort in
Iraq.

We report today on the public face and voice of the Bush Administration on
family issues at the UN, Ambassador Ellen Sauerbrey. She and her team,
including Ann Corkery, are amazing.
Source: Friday Fax

March 23, 2004 Women's Abortion Signs Get Better Reception at President
Bush's R
ally
Orlando, FL  -- After campaign staffers for Democratic presidenti
al
candidate
John Kerry destroyed their signs saying their abortions hurt them,
Rebecca Porter and her friend Cindy decided to try their luck with the signs
at a r
ally for President George W. Bu sh. The difference was amazing.
Source: LifeNe
ws http://www.lifenews.com/nat395.html

March 26, 2004 Bush, the World Beater:  The president¹s economy is the best
out there.
Source: Nation
al Review Online
http://www.nation
alreview.com/nrof_comment/mitchell200403260821asp

April 1, 2004 President Bush Signs Unborn Victims of Violence Bill That
Kerry Opposed
Source: Nation
al Right to Life

April 2, 2004  What Has Gone Right in Iraq
http://www.townh
all.com/columnists/jeffjacoby/jj20040402.shtml

April 2, 2004  Abortion Advocates Complain at UN that Univers
al Right to
Abortion is St
alled
       Abortion advocates met last week to complain that the glob
al advance
for abortion on demand has been st
alled because of ongoing opposition from
the Bush Administration and the Catholic Church.
Source: Friday Fax

April 2, 2004  President Bush's Bioethics Council Releases Assisted
Fertility Report
A land
mark report issued by the President's Bioethics Council has raised new
questions about the regulation of potenti
ally life-threatening reproductive
technology.
Source:  LifeNe
ws.com  http://www.lifenews.com/bio258.html

April 5, 2004 President Bush Criticized for Abstinence Funding Commitment
Source: LifeNe
ws.com http://www.lifenews.com/nat423.html

April 5, 2004 Unborn Victims Bill Only a Frist Step In Protecting All
Pregnant Women
http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat425.html           Source: LifeNews.com

April 9, 2004 President's Easter Message     Source: White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ne
ws/releases/2004/04/print/20040409.html

April 23, 2004 (Pro-Abortion) Magazine Mocks President Bush as Pawn of
(Pro-Life) Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute
Source: FRIDAY FAX

April 21, 2004 Vice Presiden t Cheney Defends President's Strong Pro-Life at
Nation
al Right to Life Awards Dinner
Source: http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat458.html

April 26, 2004 Bush Administration Scraps Agency's Plans to Back
Pro-Abortion Conference
http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat477.html

Washington, DC (LifeNe
ws.com) -- Just one day after a few hundred thousand
abortion advocates gathered in the nation's capit
al, the Bush administration
is pulling the plug on a feder
al agency's plan to support an international
conference that is backing abortion.

April 27, 2004 Karen Hughes(Bush's Adviser)Comments About Pro-Abortion
March:

"I think after September 11, the American people are v
aluing life more and I
think those are the kind of policies the American people can support,
particularly at a time when we're facing an enemy, and re
ally, the
fundament
al difference between us and the terror network we fight is that we
v
alue every life."
Source: http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat484.html

April 29, 2004 Strong Economic Growth Continues in the First Quarter of 2004

March's increase in employment was the largest in
almost four years.
308,000 new jobs were created in March - the largest monthly increase since
April 2000 - and 759,000 jobs have been a
dded over the last 7 months.
A
dditionally, there was a cumulative upward revision of 87,000 jobs for the
previous two months, showing that more jobs were created in January and
February than initi
ally thought.

The household survey puts the increase in employment even higher at 978,000
over the last 7 months.
The nation
al unemployment rate was 5.7% in March - far below its peak of
6.3% in June 2003, and below the average of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

Over the past year, the unemployment rate has f
allen in 44 of the 50 states.
Initi
al unemployment claims have remained at levels consistent with strong
job growth.
Source: http://www.gop.com/ne
ws/read.aspx?ID=4147

May 3, 2004 Photograph shows President Bush jogging with a serviceman who
lost a leg in
Afghanistan.
See photograph at: http://www.snopes.com/politics/bush/jogging.asp

May 6, 2004 Concerned Women For America Praises FDA for Rejecting
Morning-After Pill Bid
Source:
http://www.cwfa.org/articledisplay.asp?id=5625&department=MEDIA&categoryid=l
ife

May 17, 2004 NIH Letter Affirms Bush Position Against Funding Destructive
Research
Source: http://www.lifene
ws.com/bio303.html

May 17, 2004  Bush rene
ws call for same-sex marriage ban
Source:CNN  http://us.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/05/17/bush.gay/

May 17, 2004 President Bush Hits Pro-Life Themes in Commencement A
ddress
http://www.lifene
ws.com/nat512.html

May 18, 2004 Nerve gas sarin is found in Iraq bomb
Source: Washington Post
http://www.detne
ws.com/2004/nation/0405/19/a04-156174.htm
(Bush was ri ght about weapons of mass destruction)

I will continue to update this list.

 

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