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September 4, 2009
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New RNC for Life Report now On-line

Please visit our web site to read the Summer 2009 edition of the Republican National Coalition for Life Report.

October 4, 2009 – Life Chain Sunday

For 22 years pro-lifers across America have gathered on the first Sunday in October to bear witness to the reality of abortion and to prayerfully and peacefully inspire others to have a greater respect for human life.

They assemble along major streets in their cities and towns holding signs that call attention to the pro-life message. Last year, in more than 1,600 locations throughout the United States and Canada, tens of thousands of pro-life people participated in the Life Chain which is traditionally organized by church groups or pro-life organizations.

Please check here to locate Life Chain activities in your community. If none, click here for information on how to organize one yourself.

It will only take one hour plus travel time so join us and swell the pro-life crowd!

Illinois Conservatives not Happy as Steele Endorses Kirk

RNC chairman Michael Steele has endorsed pro-abortion liberal Republican Rep. Mark Kirk (IL-10) in the Republican Primary race for the nomination to succeed appointed U.S. Senator Roland Burris.

More than a couple of candidates are expected to run in the February 2, 2010 Primary. Traditionally it has been considered bad form for Republican Party officials to openly endorse a candidate in a Primary unless he is an incumbent. Republicans prefer to make up their own minds about whom they should support without watching their favorite being undermined by massive infusions of money, consultants and advertising driven by Republican Party powers-that-be.

Steele's endorsement of Kirk in Illinois follows the actions of Republican National Senatorial Committee chairman John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who jumped out in front for Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who is considered by sunshine state conservatives to be a RINO (Republican in Name Only) at best. Never mind that a fine, accomplished, articulate pro-life conservative Speaker of the Florida House named Marco Rubio is in the race.

This is no time for pro-life activists to sit back and allow events to take their course. We continually remind our friends that politics is not a spectator sport! Everyone can be a player. Within the Republican Party at the national level it appears that conservative, pro-life principals are at more substantial risk than they have been in the past. Please stay involved at your local, county and state levels. Do your homework. Investigate the record — after all, it's usually no farther away than a Google search. Find our where they stand and back the candidates who share our values, regardless of what the Party leaders say.

Crist Appoints Lemieux to Fill Martinez Seat

Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) has retired leaving an opening for Governor Charlie Crist to fill until the February 2, 2010 Primary.

Crist has announced his intention to run in the Primary for the Senate Seat.

On August 30, Gov. Crist appointed his friend, George LeMieux, to fill the seat. LeMieux ran unsuccessfully for the Statehouse in 1998. In that campaign he favored gay rights, including adoptions and, according to the Gainesville Sun (8/30/09) "worked with Crist, who was attorney general at the time, when Crist decided to stay out of the emotional fray surrounding the legislative and legal battle to keep Terri Schiavo alive."

Not much is known about LeMieux—he has no legislative record. However, he was twice elected chairman of the Republican Party of Broward County. In that capacity he reportedly (Christian Family Coalition, 8/28/09) opposed a statewide effort by the Republican Party to recruit pro-choice candidates because he said the Party is officially opposed to abortion.

He has described himself as a "Crist Republican." Perhaps that means he has pledged to finish Martinez's term and then depart, leaving the Senate race to Crist and Rubio.

Never forget that YOU were once an embryo.

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