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John J. Jakubczyk has been active in the Pro-Life Movement since 1975.  He served as President of Arizona Right to Life, Arizona's largest, oldest and strongest pro-life organization.  He was on the board of AzRTL for many years and now acts as the Arizona delegate to the National Right to Life Committee.  As the founder and president of Southwest Life & Law Center, he continues to use his legal skills to assist in advising, counseling and defending women, children, pro-life activists, organizations, as well as victims of abortion. A national speaker, motivator and adviser since the 1980s, he is very familiar with the history of the movement at the national level.   A founder and past president of Ville de Marie Academy, he served as a trustee for 15 years.  He has been an attorney in private practice for 35 years, is active in his church, married, the father of 11 children, and a proud grandfather.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Sequel to an article

The article below was picked up by Intellectualconservative.com a website devoted to articles reflecting a conservative and intellectual view on politics and public policy. The folks over there have run my articles before and for that I am truly grateful. I was told that the latest piece would generate some "hate mail" and to expect some rude remarks. Well, I have been involved in the pro-life movement for years and have been called all sorts of names by the pro-abortionists.
So that was not much of concern. So the article was published and the there were email messages that fell into four categories. The first was supportive. The second type disagreed but the person was polite and respectful. The third type was angry and the last type was angry, mean, vulgar and offensive. Sad to say but the last group represented the bulk of the comments. Most arguments immediately went personal and off topic. The angry ones who were not offensive seemed to have prepackaged responses. Their comments were very similar as if they had pulled from the same list of talking points. Those in disagreement all got very personal and off topic very quickly. I sent almost everyone a response. The polite person replied and thanked me for my email. I returned the favor and agreed that the purpose was to discuss ideas not attack individuals. So the folks at IC were right. But I am not the worse for wear.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. To those celebrating Hanukkah - Happy holy days.