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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.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Step up to the plate and support the marriage amendment

Whether you are a political figure or the fellow down the street, the importance of having certain matters clear in the law is critical to the maintenance of an ordered society. Part of our current crisis has to do with the desensitizing of language. Words no longer mean what they have meant for generations. In addition there is an effort to change the clear meaning of words and a cooperation by the mainstream media to insist that the society as a whole accept these changes to the meaning of words.

Lets address the word "marriage" which these days is the subject of federal and state constitutional amendments and all sorts of controversy

Marriage is defined as the act of marrying or the state of being married, specifically, a compact entered into by a man and a woman to live together as husband and wife. See Funk & Wagnalls New Comprehensive International Dictionary of the English Language.

Yet if one refers to Google and searches for definitions, one gets all sorts of referrals, some sensible, some not.

In any event in Arizona there is a move to define the concept of marriage. This is a good thing. Courts should not be redefining words that have long since been understood to mean a certain thing.

All of us should promote and sign this petition.
for further information contact Center for Arizona Policy and volunteer.