Interim special

A new program of international awards will expose the absurdity and injustice of legal decisions that cheapen human life.

To be called the Bumble Awards, they are named for the character in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, who said “the law is an ass.”

Winners of the Bumble Awards will each receive a scroll or certificate depicting a donkey wearing a judge’s wig.

The Bumble Awards program was announced by Philip Cooper, a founding member of Alliance for Life, now living in England. He heads a committee which includes Sue Hierlihy of Campaign Life Coalition.

“Some court decisions have gone against all reason,” Mr. Cooper said. As an example, he cited the 1973 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized abortion.

“In refusing to decide when human life begins, the court clearly implied that it really didn’t matter if abortion destroyed a living human being. This showed a disregard for human life which is usually condemned as criminal.”

Another candidate for the Bumble Awards is the 1988 decision by the Supreme Court of Canada legalizing abortion on demand. Others include the recent draconian judgments against pro-life protestors and sidewalk counselors in Ontario and British Columbia.

Other nominations are invited by the Bumble Awards committee, along with supporting details and any available documentation. Anyone willing to join or assist the committee in any way should write to: Philip Cooper at 4 Woodside Drive, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ1 1QN.