Monday, January 11, 2010

President George W. Bush to Get Cardinal O'Connor Pro-Life Award



I found this article in LifeNews.com. Our previous President, George W. Bush, is going to receive the Cardinal O'Connor Pro-Life Award from the Catholic business group Legatus. President Bush believes in the sanctity of human life. Let's pray that our new President Obama has a conversion of heart, so that more innocent children will not have to die.

Here is the article...

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Former President George W. Bush will receive the prestigious Cardinal John J. O’Connor Pro-Life Award from the Catholic business group Legatus at a February gala event. The organization says Bush was consistent in his promotion of the pro-life ethic as president.

The group noted that, in one of his last acts as president, before pro-abortion Barack Obama took over the White House, Bush declared Jan. 18, 2009, as “National Sanctity of Human Life Day."

In that proclamation, Bush said “the most basic duty of government is to protect the life of the innocent.”

Kathleen Eaton, the chair of the Legatus summit, where Bush will receive the award, said the proclamation "was the culmination of eight years of pro-life policies."

She hailed Bush for "opposition to embryonic stem-cell research, the appointment of two pro-life Supreme Court Justices, an executive order barring federal funds to be used for abortion-related projects abroad, and a rule protecting federally funded health employees from taking part in abortion or practices that conflict with their faith."

Bush will accept the award and address Legatus members for the first time since leaving office one year ago, Eaton noted on the group's web site.

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