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Children's Day?

On October 10, 1997, at 3:50 pm, the Office of the Press Secretary at the White House released a presidential proclamation designating October 12 1997 as "National Children's Day" In the first paragraph of the declaration, Bill Clinton states "with the birth of every child, the world becomes new again. Within each new infant lies enormous potential--potential for loving, for learning, and making life better for others. But this potential must be nurtured. Just as seeds need fertile soil, warm sunshine, and gentle rain to grow, so do our children need a caring environment, the security of knowing they are loved, and the encouragement and opportunity to make the most of their God-given talents. There is no more urgent task before us, as a people and as a Nation, than creating such an environment for America's children."

On October 10 1997, at around 4:30 pm-- less than an hour after issuing the Children's Day Proclamation--Bill Clinton issued another proclamation: his veto of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. The sheer brazenness is staggering: with the partial delivery of the child's body, except for the head, the "world" does NOT "become new again" but stops for that child. In piercing the child's skull with scissors and sucking the brains out, the new infant's "potential for loving, learning, and for making life better for others" is NOT being "nurtured" but destroyed. With the child's lifeless body being disposed of as medical waste, there is no "caring environment" no "security of being loved" no "encouragement and opportunity to make the most of God-given talents"

from the article "No Shame, No Outrage" by NRLC president Wanda Franz.

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