ALL's President Calls for 'Personhood Proclamation'

American Life League is urging President Bush to take a stand to protect the culture of life. The organization’s president Judie Brown issued a letter asking the President to embrace of true pro-life position and adopt a “Personhood Proclamation.”

"With President Bush's second term right around the corner, we pray that he will direct his political capital to the benefit of the millions of babies killed by abortion every year. As a first step, we recommend that he issue a Personhood Proclamation similar to the one President Reagan issued in 1988,” stated Brown.

"We in the pro-life community are quite confident that President Bush will take this necessary action to protect all innocent human beings because of his deep faith in God. The president refers to his faith as a force that guides and directs his decisions. We pray that he will not succumb to pressure, but truly rely on his moral compass to issue such a proclamation so that not one innocent human being is left behind.”

Brown said Bush may face opposition, such as Sen. Arlen Specter, by issuing a Personal Proclamation, but added, “It isn't always easy to follow the teachings of the Gospel.”

The late President Ronald Reagan issued a Personhood Proclamation on National Sanctity of Human Life Day in 1988, saying “(I) do hereby proclaim and declare the unalienable personhood of every American, from the moment of conception until natural death.”

“Surely we can count on President Bush to show the same type of courage, and the same love and respect for the dignity of every human being's life,” Brown said.