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Banquet of the White Rose

by Skipp Porteous

"I don't think Salvi is any less mentally balanced than Ted Kennedy"

On January 21st, the American Coalition of Life Activists (ACLA) held its "white rose banquet" in Arlington, Virginia to honor "prisoners of Christ," those confined to prison for their anti-abortion criminal activities. One of the speakers, Michael Bray, wrote the book "A Time to Kill," in defense of assassinating doctors who perform abortions.

It is believed that John Salvi III may have been swayed by Bray's book before he shot and killed two clinic employees and wounded five others last year in Massachusetts. Salvi is currently being tried for his alleged crimes.

Bray has come to the defense of Salvi, whose attorney claims is insane. "I don't think Salvi is any less mentally balanced than Ted Kennedy," Bray said. "His actions are easily justified under the legal and ethical doctrine of justifiable homicide. He ought to be acquitted."

The ACLA publishes "reward" posters offering local activists and groups cash rewards for their anti-abortion activities

In preparation for the day when they hope abortion rights will be outlawed, ACLA has launched its so-called "Nuremberg Files Project."

"The goal of the project," according to David Crane, the group's national director, "will be to gather all available information on abortionists and their accomplices for the day when they may be formally charged and tried at Nuremberg-type trials for their crimes. The information in these files will be specifically that kind of evidence admissible in a court of law." He added, "The Project will set up several secret archives which will be safe from seizure by those who would allow criminal child-killers to go free."

"We don't want to make the mistakes that allowed so many Nazis to escape justice after World War II," said Paul deParrie, one of the assistants involved in the project. "We intend to have extensive files on each of them which will permit prosecutors to easily identify the criminal perpetrators and bring the appropriate judgment against them."

The Nuremberg Files Project was announced at the ACLA's conference held from January 20-22. Activists from Wisconsin, Oregon, Washington, Virginia, North Carolina, District of Columbia, Missouri, Ohio, California, Texas, Tennessee, Colorado, Indiana, and New Hampshire attended the conference.

On the conference's first night, Crane outlined "the ACLA plan to end abortion." He said the ACLA has two primary focuses. First, "to identify and expose" to the general public and neighbors doctors who perform abortions. Second, to help local groups close abortion clinics. In that regard, the ACLA publishes "reward" posters offering local activists and groups cash rewards for their anti-abortion activities. For every doctor they convince to stop providing abortions, a $500 reward is presented by ACLA. If a clinic is closed, the reward is $1,000.

Last year the ACLA published a poster called "the deadly dozen." According to Crane, "It exposed 12 abortionists nationwide. The media and the federal government called it a 'hit list.' Some of the abortionists were even tracked down on their vacations and told that they were put on a hit list. So, what we could probably never accomplish with our exposure campaign, the government did for us very effectively! We do praise God for that. Like in the Scripture where 'the wicked flee and no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as lions,' we've seen a fear in the hearts of the wicked."

Crane also mentioned Planned Parenthood's one billion-dollar lawsuit against the ACLA and other anti-abortion groups and leaders. "It's humorous, and what's exciting about it is that it's a good sign that we must be doing something right if Planned Parenthood is willing to spend this kind of energy and considers us a threat. We take that as a green light to keep doing what we're doing. It will take a couple of years before a trial ever takes place, if at all."

Crane also outlined the ACLA's so-called "statements of truth." He said "our statements of truth is our contract with the American abortion industry. It has five points." He listed them:

  • Undeniable truths concerning abortion and equality of life.
  • Equal protection under the law.
  • Abortion is murder. Includes abortive birth control methods widely used by Christians all across our nation.
  • Crime and punishment. The Bible requires capital punishment for murder. The civil magistrates should bear the sword against all persons intentionally involved in the murder of unborn children.
  • Repentance and judgment. God's forgiveness through Jesus Christ extends to all who will repent. Those who won't repent for their involvement in the murder of unborn children through abortion are under God's condemnation and will suffer eternal punishment.
  • "Our plan of action," Crane said, "has not been done before on several points." Again, he listed them:

  • Remove the beam from our own eyes. We will bring the irrefutable truth of life at conception to the church and encourage Christian leaders to stand firmly against abortifacients used widely by ignorant or rebellious Christians. We're hoping to develop a brochure to communicate very strongly those two points -- from science and from Scripture that life begins at conception. There are many conservative churches that still argue intellectually about this. We may be killing as many children in our own churches through using birth control methods that kill tiny little human beings. There is a spiritual wall there that, until it is overcome, we may never be able to overcome abortion out there, when it's going on wholesale within the church.
  • Prayer. Through networking with individuals and churches to enlist thousands to pray. [People will work for the goals for which they pray.]
  • Litigation. We will help the ones physically and emotionally injured through abortion by supplying comprehensive legal help to sue the abortionist for malpractice.
  • Get behind candidates that support the prolife position.
  • Street activism at abortion facilities. Expose the abortionist through innovative and aggressive free speech activities.
  • Reward the diligence and success of activist groups working with the ACLA within ACLA guidelines by offering rewards of $500 for persuading an abortionist to stop murdering the unborn. And offering rewards of $1000 to end the killing by closing any abortion facility. This gives them some cash to work on the next abortionist, or abortion facility.

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