Sunday, January 18, 2009
National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2009
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America
All human life is a gift from our Creator that is sacred, unique, and worthy of protection. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our country recognizes that each person, including every person waiting to be born, has a special place and purpose in this world. We also underscore our dedication to heeding this message of conscience by speaking up for the weak and voiceless among us.
The most basic duty of government is to protect the life of the innocent. My Administration has been committed to building a culture of life by vigorously promoting adoption and parental notification laws, opposing Federal funding for abortions overseas, encouraging teen abstinence, and funding crisis pregnancy programs. In 2002, I was honored to sign into law the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which extends legal protection to children who survive an abortion attempt. I signed legislation in 2003 to ban the cruel practice of partial-birth abortion, and that law represents our commitment to building a culture of life in America. Also, I was proud to sign the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004, which allows authorities to charge a person who causes death or injury to a child in the womb with a separate offense in addition to any charges relating to the mother.
America is a caring Nation, and our values should guide us as we harness the gifts of science. In our zeal for new treatments and cures, we must never abandon our fundamental morals. We can achieve the great breakthroughs we all seek with reverence for the gift of life.
The sanctity of life is written in the hearts of all men and women. On this day and throughout the year, we aspire to build a society in which every child is welcome in life and protected in law. We also encourage more of our fellow Americans to join our just and noble cause. History tells us that with a cause rooted in our deepest principles and appealing to the best instincts of our citizens, we will prevail.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 18, 2009, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all Americans to recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies and to underscore our commitment to respecting and protecting the life and dignity of every human being.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
GEORGE W. BUSH
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
to your 8 month old. tyler insisted on singing songs to katie while she was
hanging out in her crib. he sang her
twinkle twinkle little star
rock a bye baby
i am a child of god
that little boy has a good memory. he sang all the words
and wanted to sing more.
i read him a good night story. his new favorite is:
there's a wocket in my pocket by dr seuss
he can sit and quote the story to you. i turn the page and
he reads it to me. i have to say i am very pleased with tyler
and all the progress he has made despite all the
problems he has had. he is a great little boy and
an awesome brother.
i love you tyler!
she is very funny. she only knows how to roll from her back to her stomach and she can only roll to the right. she doesn't know how to roll to the left or from her stomach to back so once she gets on her stomach and she is tired of it she starts screaming until either i move her or she just buries her face in the blanket. someday she will learn right?
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I am missing Brad tremendously! See, he is in Colorado and the kids and I are here in Mesa. It is quickly becoming a reality check that we are moving soon. Next week will be my last week of work and after that we will be packing, cleaning, and moving there. He has been looking at houses and thinks he has found one for us. I am not good at change, in fact I don't think I do well with it at all. I know once I get there things will be fine but just the process of it....I am not looking forward to it at all. Tyler really misses his dad. He seems really sad and most of the time won't talk to him on the phone. It will be an adjustment time for all of us. I do have to say the tears don't come as often as they have the past few days. My mom has been staying with me and the kids so I can work and she takes care of the sick babies. Thanks mom!