Colorado 2013 March for LifeDenver, CO - Colorado Right To Life notes that this Sunday's March for Life in Denver is forty years after the infamous Roe v. Wade opinion, 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, and nine days after the Alabama Supreme Court unanimously held that the word "child" in a state child abuse law applies equally to an unborn child. This Sunday, January 20, at 12:30 p.m., CRTL is hosting our annual March for Life on the west steps of the state capitol. Abortion is wrong because it's a baby, and it's always wrong to intentionally kill an innocent baby. Historically, the media, government officials, and many institutions despised those who fought for abolition of slavery, and in Germany, for equal treatment under law for Jews. Today, mainstream journalists, politicians, and our state institutions despise those who fight for the personhood and right to life of every innocent human being, no matter how small. God and historians will judge today's anti-human rights coalition of "pro-choicers" as harshly as they judge the slave traders and racists of the past. We are encouraged by Alabama's life affirming ruling this month acknowledging what everyone should realize, that a baby in the womb is as precious and deserving of protection as a baby out of the womb. Meanwhile, more than 50 million children have been dismembered in the forty years since the crime against humanity known as the Roe opinion, whereas those who advocate the continued dismemberment of unborn children do so at the peril of their eternal soul. And it's been 150 years this month since the Emancipation Proclamation, which event Colorado's biggest newspaper then used, ironically, to mock and condemn those advocating for abolition of slavery (kgov.com/emancipation). Colorado's media have not changed.
Speakers include spokesmen and spokeswomen from Colorado Right To Life, American RTL, Priests for Life, Personhood USA, Personhood Colorado, and Silent No More including Gualberto Garcia Jones, Jane Brennan, Gregg Jackson, Julie Averill, Rev. Rocco Porter, Rev. Scott Daniels, Rev. Michael Walker, and Rev. Walter Hoye. And with the Tebow-less Broncos losing their playoff game, there will be no Denver schedule conflict. Contact Donna Ballentine
Colorado Right To Life
Everett Stadig recuperating in the hospital after being shoved and breaking his hip. Photo courtesy of Everett Stadig.
Denver, Colo. (CNA/EWTN News).- The arrest of a prominent Denver realtor who allegedly assaulted a senior citizen collecting signatures for a pro-life petition has lead to new developments in three unsolved rape cases.
“Were it not for Mr. Costello’s arrest at the grocery store in July, there would have been no new leads, and there would have been no charges filed in connection with these three unsolved sexual assaults,” Lynn Kimbrough of the Denver District Attorney’s Office told CNA Nov. 21.
The man now identified as William Costello, a prominent Denver-based realtor, was asked by Everett Stadig if he had signed a petition in support of the Personhood Amendment, a bill designed to extend the protection of the law to “all human beings at any stage of development.”
“I didn’t want to confront him,” Everett Stadig, the 69-year-old resident of Aurora, Colo. told CNA Nov. 21. Stadig was assaulted in July while collecting signatures for the Personhood Amendment at the King Soopers grocery store on Quebec St. and East 28th Ave. in Denver.
Stadig is a self-described “Lincoln look-alike” who is often seen around Denver holding signs in protest of abortion.
When he approached Costello and asked him to sign the petition, Stadig received a response in “an angry tone” and “swearing.” Costello declared that he was pro-choice and that he would not sign the petition.
At that point, Costello walked away and Stadig “thought he was done with him.” But moments later Costello returned to tell the elderly man that he “didn’t have a right to be here.”
While standing with “the bike in one hand and the Personhood petition in the other,” Stadig said Costello grabbed him by both shoulders and “shoved” him to the ground. A witness observed the assault and took down Costello’s license plate number before he fled the scene, according to the affidavit.
Stadig sustained a broken hip and had to have surgery to repair it. Costello was charged with second-degree assault of an at-risk adult.
Due to “Katie’s Law,” a Colorado state law requiring DNA testing of anyone arrested for assault, Costello has now been linked to three unsolved rapes cases from 2008, 2010 and 2011.
“Praise the Lord that it happened that way and now the victims are going to get compensated and not just me,” Stadig said.
The Denver Police Department was notified Oct. 30 that Costello’s DNA matched that filed with the rape of a 13-year-old girl in March 2008, a 22-year-old woman in August 2010 and a 49-year-old woman in September 2011.
Costello is now being charged with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of sexual assault on a child, three counts of sexual assault and two counts of impersonating a police officer.
In one case, the perpetrator had a two year-old boy in his car while he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl who was running away from the Denver Children’s home.
In two cases, Costello used force and told victims he was a police officer.
At the time he was arrested on Nov. 5, Costello was dropping yard signs off at a political campaign office in Durango, Colo. and driving a car belonging to the Democratic political consultant Mike Stratton, the Denver Post reported.
"Exceptions to the equal protection of all persons opened the door to abortion on demand, and the subsequent brutal killing in this country of more than fifty million of our fellow human beings. And it is exceptions that keep that doorway to hell wide open."
-- Tom Hoefling, April 25, 2012 2012 Presidential nominee, America's Party Equal Protection for Posterity
-----skepticism.org This Day In History - April 25, 1967 [Republican] Governor John A. Love of Colorado signs the first liberalized abortion law (based upon a model created by the American Law Institute) in the United States, allowing abortion in cases of permanent mental or physical disability of either the child or mother or in cases of rape or incest.
This amended Colorado law on abortion has been on the books for over 100 years. Similar laws will soon be passed in California, Oregon, and North Carolina.
According to Governor Love,
"The new law does several things. First it extends beyond the possible death of the woman or her serious physical injury to include mental impairment of a serious and permanent nature when verified by a psychiatrist. It also extends to cases in which it is likely that the child would have a grave and permanent physical deformity or mental retardation. Finally it extends to certain cases of rape and incest. ...
The bill itself is completely permissive, not requiring any hospital, doctor, nurse, potential mother or any other person to act in any way to terminate a pregnancy at any time."Early in the legislative session, Governor Love reportedly said that easing abortion restrictions "sounds like something I can support." Now, however, he says:
"The action of the Legislature in passing a bill which seeks to amend Colorado law in regard to the legal termination of certain pregnancies has presented to me one of the more important and difficult decisions of my experience in office." Leonard Carlin, president of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Denver, says
"My impression was that he was one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the bill."