Contact: Keith Mason, Personhood USA, 202-595-3500 ext 1
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- NARAL has announced its nominees for a 2009 "Hall of Shame" -- those who pose the greatest threat to abortion in America.
Among a list of noteworthy pro-life individuals (all politicians), the only pro-life organization nominated is Personhood USA.
"We at Personhood USA are honored to be considered one of the top four threats to abortion," commented Keith Mason, co-founder of Personhood USA. "Preborn babies are humans with a God-given right to live. NARAL is a greedy, bloodthirsty organization, but they have pegged us correctly -- Personhood USA is working to outlaw abortion, recognizing the rights of every child."
NARAL claims Personhood USA "... exists solely to establish legal rights for fertilized eggs and trigger legal battles over abortion that could go all the way to the Supreme Court. Not only could the strategy outlaw abortion, but it could even threaten birth control, stem-cell research, and in-vitro fertilization. Working to outlaw abortion makes Personhood USA a strong candidate for Hall of Shame of the year."
"This is great! To be shamed by baby-murderers for our efforts to stop baby-murder is a compliment, especially after just one year," added Cal Zastrow, co-founder of Personhood USA. "It shows how effective we've been to help launch efforts in over thirty states. We have seven ballot-access petition drives going, and God is answering our prayers with thousands of people working to protect every preborn child."
"Birth control, stem-cell research, and in-vitro fertilization would only be affected by Personhood if they kill a living human being," continued Mason. "Birth control methods that do not kill an innocent human won't be affected. Adult stem cell research won't be affected. In-vitro fertilization's current practice may be adjusted, but certainly not eradicated. The bottom line is that NARAL exists to promote killing innocent children. Even their use of the term 'fertilized egg' is dehumanizing -- once a human egg is fertilized it is no longer an egg, but a new individual with his or her own DNA. It's clear that to be on their 'Hall of Shame' list is not a bad thing."
Personhood USA is a grassroots Christian organization founded to establish personhood efforts across America to create protection for every child by love and by law. Personhood USA is committed to assisting and supporting Personhood Legislation and Constitutional Amendments and building local pro-life organizations through raising awareness of the personhood of the pre-born.