Friday, January 22, 2010

Karen Testerman for Governor

If you are a resident of New Hampshire and you believe that every human life is sacred, won't you consider lending your support to Karen Testerman for Governor?

"Man is called to a fullness of life which far exceeds the dimensions of his earthly existence, because it consists in sharing the very life of God. The loftiness of this supernatural vocation reveals the greatness and the inestimable value of human life even in its temporal phase. Life in time, in fact, is the fundamental condition, the initial stage and an integral part of the entire unified process of human existence. It is a process which, unexpectedly and undeservedly, is enlightened by the promise and renewed by the gift of divine life, which will reach its full realization in eternity (cf. 1 Jn 3:1-2). At the same time, it is precisely this supernatural calling which highlights the relative character of each individual's earthly life. After all, life on earth is not an "ultimate" but a "penultimate" reality; even so, it remains a sacred reality entrusted to us, to be preserved with a sense of responsibility and brought to perfection in love and in the gift of ourselves to God and to our brothers and sisters.

The Church knows that this Gospel of life, which she has received from her Lord, has a profound and persuasive echo in the heart of every person-believer and non-believer alike-because it marvellously fulfils all the heart's expectations while infinitely surpassing them. Even in the midst of difficulties and uncertainties, every person sincerely open to truth and goodness can, by the light of reason and the hidden action of grace, come to recognize in the natural law written in the heart (cf. Rom 2:14-15) the sacred value of human life from its very beginning until its end, and can affirm the right of every human being to have this primary good respected to the highest degree. Upon the recognition of this right, every human community and the political community itself are founded.

In a special way, believers in Christ must defend and promote this right, aware as they are of the wonderful truth recalled by the Second Vatican Council: "By his incarnation the Son of God has united himself in some fashion with every human being". This saving event reveals to humanity not only the boundless love of God who "so loved the world that he gave his only Son" (Jn 3:16), but also the incomparable value of every human person." (Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, No. 2).


Sandra G. said...

Karen is a social and fiscal conservative who opposes sa,e-sex "marriage," abortion and gun control measures. If "Live free or die" means anything to you, support Karen. Let's all remember that the first part of our State's motto is "live free." Every abortion violates our first and fundamental right; the right to life. We have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. When the first is taken away, the other two become irrelevant.

John Ansley said...

Sandra, that is absolutely encouraging for the people of New Hampshire. Let's pray that all people of life will back this solid pro-family candidate.

Ellen Wironken said...

How many are tired of John Lynch and his anti-life agenda? How many are tired of the direction NH has been taking? Things just keep getting worse. I think Governor Lynch is out of touch with most Granite Staters and, like Deval Patrick, hasn't been able to achieve anything really worthwhile for working people. It's time for a change. It's time for a candidate who can really connect with working people and is concerned about traditional values. Thanks for posting this Paul.

Anonymous said...

Governor Lynch's legacy...

ACLU Applauds Governor Lynch's Signing of Bill Repealing New Hampshire Abortion Restriction

July 12, 2007


CONCORD, NH - The American Civil Liberties Union today applauded a decision by Governor Lynch to sign a bill into law repealing a teen abortion restriction. The repeal stands as the final chapter in a battle that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"We are thrilled that New Hampshire has recognized the importance of protecting teenagers' health," said Corinne Schiff, a staff attorney with the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project. "The repeal ensures that teens in New Hampshire facing medical emergencies will be able to obtain the care they need."

The governor's action repeals a 2003 law that prevented doctors from performing an abortion for a teen under the age of 18 until 48 hours after a parent had been notified. The law contained no medical emergency exception to protect a pregnant teen's health. A challenge to the law reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005, in a case brought by the ACLU and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England et al.

In January 2006, the Court held the law unconstitutional because it failed to include an exception for medical emergencies and sent the case back to the lower courts to consider how best to fix the violation. The lower court was reviewing the case when the New Hampshire legislature passed the repeal, ending the lawsuit.

"By repealing this extreme and dangerous measure, Governor Lynch has sensibly put teenagers' health and rights above political wrangling," said Claire Ebel, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union.

For more information on Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England et al see:

All Christians need to take a stand now. We have the opportunity to elect a truly pro-life Governor. Let's not squander it.

Marilyn said...

I'm hoping that NHRTL will include a link to Karen's website. This would also provide a boost to her campaign.

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