677 - Peace & Life: Herb on Trial/COs/Ghana - August 25, 2023
Waging Nonviolence by Killing the Unborn?
Our friend Herb Geraghty (pictured), executive director of CLN member group Rehumanize International, and four others are being tried for allegedly violating the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) during a nonviolent pro-life action at a late-term abortion center. The Washington, DC trial started on August 9.
The charges carry a penalty of up to 11 years in prison.
Those wishing to donate money to help cover Herb’s legal costs can do so through this fund. Thoughts, prayers, and good vibes are also much appreciated.
Ukrainian Conscientious Objectors
The New York Times has an August 18 article: Belief or Betrayal? Ukraine’s Conscientious Objectors Face Hostility.
We offered a petition in support of a specific c.o. before, and the link worked fine in the test and when copied on our website, but several said it didn’t work in the e-mail version. So here’s the link, and if it doesn’t work, you can still get there by copying and pasting it:
The Russians as the aggressors are all the more in need of conscientious objectors, so here’s one of many stories: A Russian Christian Speaks Out
Good News - Ghana Abolishes the Death Penalty
Upon presidential approval of the legislation on August 2, Ghana became the 29th African nation to abolish executions. There hadn't actually been an execution since 1993, but the people that were on death row now are no longer.
Our Latest Blog Post
In “Never Again”: Taking Action against the Nuclear Threat," John Whitehead offers his remarks at our co-sponsored Peace Vigil August 12 in front of the White House in Washington DC. Pictured below are John on the left and Mary Liepold at the vigil on the right.
Quotation of the Week
All Men Are Brothers, Autobiographical Reflections, New York: Continuum, 1980, p. 150)
The essence of goodness is: to preserve life, promote life, help life to achieve its highest destiny. The essence of evil is: destroy life, harm life, and hamper the development of life. It seems to me as clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime.