Wednesday, January 11, 2006

THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES: A Response to Alito's Record for Abortion

I received this in E-mail today.

This essay recounts decisions in which Judge Samuel Alito reportedly ruled against the right to life. It also offers explanations of why some nominally pro-life Christians have endorsed the nomination in spite of this record.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, 10 January, 2006 5:45 PM
Subject: The Emperor & Alito

Dear Friends of the Preborn,

We have heard from people who want to know what we think of the Alito nomination. Below is an article which addresses it. Would to God that we are wrong in our assessment, but the facts demand that we say what we have written.

Pastor Matt Trewhella


The Alito Nomination
by Pastor Matt Trewhella

In the story about the Emperor's new clothes, people from all over the nation stood around and talked about how wonderful the Emperor's clothes were, how beautiful the emperor's clothes were, and how magnificent the Emperor's clothes were even though he was standing in his underwear.

When it comes to the Alito nomination we have heard pro-life and Christian leaders from across the nation talk about how wonderful Alito's nomination is, how beautiful Alito's nomination is, and how magnificent Alito's nomination is even though the man stands naked with no pro-life clothing on whatsoever.

Not only has Alito repudiated his pro-life statements from the early 80's as simply being things he said to obtain a job, and not only has he repeatedly stated that Roe v. Wade is decided law which needs to be respected, but he has also ruled on actual abortion cases and he has sided with the pro-abortion side!

In 1995, in the Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center for Women v. Knoll case, Alito ruled for federal funding of abortion for the poor who say they were pregnant by rape or incest.

In 2000, in the Planned Parenthood v. Farmer case, Alito ruled to strike down New Jersey's partial-birth abortion ban.

We do not have to sit around and wonder if Alito will be pro-life, we already know. He has said it with his mouth that he is pro-abortion and he has clearly said it with his actions.

When confronted with the facts about Alito, those who support him usually fall back and hide behind the "then why are all the pro-aborts attacking him" defense. First off, all the pro-aborts are NOT attacking him. The pro-abortion ABA has already
given him their highest recommendation and the Democrats have already declared
that they will not filibuster his nomination.

Secondly, the pro-aborts hold their convictions purer than our side does. They won't speak well of anyone who was nominated by a Republican and who does not cheer baby-murder on with pom-poms in their hands.

And finally, many of the pro-aborts want to fill their coffers with money by simply going through the motions of making Alito out to be an anti-choice bogeyman so that their minions give, give, give.

Others confronted with the facts want us to simply hold on to the elusive phantom of hope and trust that the President has done the right thing in nominating Alito (we were told the same thing about O'Connor, Souter, and Kennedy). The evidence reveals he has done the wrong thing.

The facts are Alito will keep the status quo on abortion i.e., more dead, innocent babies. Meanwhile the pro-life and Christian leaders will, yet again, betray these helpless ones and continue to reveal their fealty to a political party rather than to Christ. This charade has been going on for over 30 years now.

Please take time to read our article How Many Republican-Appointed Supreme Court Justices Does it Take to Overturn Roe v. Wade? if you doubt what we're saying at

In the story about the Emperor's new clothes, those who did not see the wonderful, beautiful, magnificent new clothes did not see them because they were supposedly incompetent and stupid. Let us reveal our incompetence and stupidity by declaring as the little boy did - "the man is naked!"

It is incumbent upon all of us to contact our U.S. Senators and tell them to oppose Alito's nomination. We hope you take time to do so.

To read more about Alito and what he actually wrote in his rulings, go to: and read the article "Alito Not Pro-life."

You can call our office at 414-462-3399 if you would like a free Alito is pro-abortion bumper sticker.


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