George W. Bush finds a friend in Focus

President George W. Bush may be entering his last 10 weeks in office with a 68 percent disapproval rating, but not everyone is unhappy — indeed some are downright pleased — by the president’s performance. Take the conservative Colorado Springs Focus on the Family ministry and media empire, for example, which is reminding supporters it’s not too late to thank Bush for “defending the preborn” — and for his legacy of hard-right Supreme Court justices.

You too can take advantage of sending Bush a message of your own via Focus’ auto-generated customizable letter-sending software.

In its “good news section,” Focus’ political Web site, CitizenLink, reports that “nearly 2,000” people have signed onto an automated, edit-friendly letter to Bush since October, thanking him specifically for signing into law the so-called Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act and the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.

In addition, the ministry points out, Bush’s legacy will be carried out in the form of his conservative Supreme Court nominees. According to the Citizenlink article:

“Chief Justice John Roberts and Samuel Alito respect the Constitution, will protect religious liberty (and) will protect the sanctity of human life,” Mat Staver, president of Liberty Counsel, told Family News in Focus.

Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee, said the Bush administration brought an era of unprecedented progress for family values.

“We’ve enacted more major pro-life legislation than ever,” he said, “including the ban on partial-birth abortion, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, the Born Alive Infants Protection Act and many others.”

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