Which candidates are pro-life?

January 29, 2009

A new chairman of the Republican National Committee will be chosen by its members at the RNC annual mid-winter meeting to be held this weekend in Washington, D.C.

Grassroots Republican activists are hoping to see the election of a chairman who is determined to reject the "Democrat-lite" trend of the past several years and return the Party to its fundamental principles.

To this end, RNC for Life national chairman Phyllis Schlafly has endorsed the candidacy of former Mayor of Cincinnati and Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, a committed social and fiscal conservative who we believe will lead the Party back to its former political dominance.

In addition to Ken Blackwell, several candidates are in the race, all of whom claim to be pro-life; Katon Dawson, Chairman of the Republican Party of South Carolina, Saul Anuzis, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party; Michael Steele, former Lt. Governor of Maryland and FOX News commentator; Chip Saltsman of Tennessee, the former campaign chairman of the Mike Huckabee presidential campaign; and the current RNC chairman, Mike Duncan. A latecomer, David Gosselin, former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, has just entered the race.

Email messages are flying through cyberspace from candidates and their supporters. While all the candidates are said to be conservative, Michael Steele's campaign, which he and his supporters apparently thought would be a slam dunk, has been damaged because of his lengthy association with the pro-abortion former Governor of New Jersey, and his partnership with her in the Republican Leadership Council (RLC). Those of you who read FaxNotes are aware that the RLC exists to financially support pro-abortion-choice Republican candidates for public office. Because of this, many RNC members have expressed concerns that Steele's level of commitment to the life issues has been called into question.

Tomorrow's vote will reveal the direction of the Republican Party for the foreseeable future.


The January 23 edition of FaxNotes noted that two Senators voted NO on Hillary Clinton's confirmation as Secretary of State, but inadvertently mentioned only one of them, Republican Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina. Our apologies and thanks to Senator David Vitter (R-LA) who also voted NO.

Senator Vitter can be reached at: Phone: 202-224-4623; Fax: 202-228-5061.


Last week President Barack Hussein Obama issued a Presidential Memoranda from the White House reversing the "Mexico City" policy, which will compel every American taxpayer to pay for the promotion and performance of abortions in foreign countries.

Time and again the American people have sent the loud and clear message that we oppose being forced into complicity with abortion through our tax dollars.

On January 28, 2009, pro-life champion in the U.S. House, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) along with 31 co-sponsors including Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), introduced legislation (H.R. 708) to reinstate the Mexico City policy. Under this policy, funds flow to international family planning organizations, but not to abortion providers and promoters.

Many pro-life Americans oppose taxpayer funding of family planning services of any kind. Unfortunately, the U.S. Congress has never accepted that point of view and the best pro-life advocates in Congress have only been able to restrict abortion funding.

If you wish to help overturn President Obama's anti-life decision, please contact your own Member of Congress and ask that he/she co-sponsor H.R. 708.

Never forget that YOU were once an embryo.

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