The Republican Party was founded on the principle that no human being should be considered the property of another.
|January 18, 2010|
In recent weeks Americans have been preoccupied by an intense media bombardment related to the health care reform bill being proposed by liberals currently in control of our government, the scandal involving "the world's greatest golfer," President Obama's sinking poll numbers, the rising jobless rate, the decline of the American dollar, our economic woes, and now the earthquake in Haiti and its aftermath of untold misery and the corresponding heroic efforts by nations around the world working together to help bring order out of chaos.
Attempts by the left to convert our Constitutional Republic into a Socialist state, has caused a rise in citizen activism not seen in our country in recent memory. This is a very good thing. However, we must not forget that the fundamental right to life of the unborn, the elderly, and the infirm remains a key element not only in the health care debate and the Obama administration's policy positions, but also in the 2010 election cycle.
Consider the race for Governor of Texas. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is challenging incumbent Governor Rick Perry in the March 2 Republican Primary. In a recent televised debate among Perry, Hutchison and former Ron Paul supporter Debra Medina, a reporter for the Fort Worth Star Telegram asked Senator Hutchison three times if she supports the overturn of Roe v. Wade and three times she refused to give him an answer.
The facts are these: In 2003 Senator Hutchison cast her vote on the floor of the U.S. Senate to reaffirm Roe v. Wade. She is on record as supporting legal abortion until viability. She supports and has championed embryonic stem cell research. Senator Hutchison has said she would like to see the pro-life plank removed from the Republican National Platform. Although her name has been scrubbed from the WISH List web site, she served on its advisory board for a number of years. (The WISH List (Women in the Senate and House) is a political action committee that raises money to help elect pro-choice Republican women to Congress.
Senator Hutchison is running a radio ad stating a 94% pro-life voting record according to National Right to Life Committee. The reason she can claim that is due to the fact that the only votes scored by NRLC are those related to the regulation or restriction of the practice of or funding for abortion. Her vote for reaffirming Roe v. Wade was a vote against life and was recorded as such by NRLC. Regardless of how she votes on regulating abortion, the fact remains that she unequivocally supports Roe and opposes its reversal.
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Commenting immediately after the debate, Joe Pojman, Ph.D, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life had this to say: "Texas needs a leader who is unrelentingly pro-life." "Unlike Hutchison, Governor Rick Perry has never given an inch to the life-threatening precepts of Roe v. Wade, whether verbally or by his actions as an elected official."
"Governor Perry has consistently and passionately supported laws protecting unborn babies and their mothers. Perry supported the Women's Right to Know Act (2003), the Prenatal Protection Act (2003), the parental consent law (2005), and funding for alternatives to abortions (2007, 2009).
"In addition, Governor. Perry has also strongly endorsed public funding for adult stem cell research. He has opposed embryonic stem cell research, which has developed no treatments or cures and requires the destruction of human embryos. Senator Hutchison, on the other hand, has twice voted to fund embryonic stem cell research.
It looks as though the abortion industry is expecting to experience tremendous financial growth if Obama's health care reform bill passes allowing taxpayer funding of health insurance coverage that includes abortion services.
In Dallas, Texas, Dr. Curtis Boyd, who opened the first abortion clinic in North Texas 36 years ago, has expanded his practice and now provides a rare and more controversial procedure known as late-term abortion for women up to six months pregnant..
Previously, he merged his Fairmount Clinic with Aaron Women's Health Center and then reopened them both under a new umbrella known as the Southwestern Women's Surgery Center in late October, 2009."For us, since we'll be serving such a large area, we'll probably see 2,000 second trimester abortions a year."
This is the only place of its kind in North Texas. But, it's controversial because the fetus in the second trimester is viable, wrote Jason Whitely for WFAA-TV News on November 4, 2009 . [We would argue that viability exists in a Petri dish.]
Abortionist Boyd, now 72-years-old, estimates that since opening the state's first abortion clinic in 1973, his practice has performed 300,000 abortions.
Houston, Texas is the site of the largest abortion center in the Western Hemisphere and it opens today, January 18, 2010. A 78,000 square foot facility, the abortion center, a Planned Parenthood facility, will be the largest abortion center in the United States, and the second largest in the world. The center will serve as a regional headquarters for Planned Parenthood and an abortion clinic for second trimester abortions.
The six-story, 78,000 square foot building will include a surgical floor equipped to commit late-term abortions. Texas Right to Life has pointed out that, "Planned Parenthood continues to target low income, minority families and has strategically located the new clinic in the middle of Hispanic and African-American neighborhoods and directly across the street from the University of Houston."
Late term abortions are costly. Is the projected increase in the numbers of these abortions predicated on passage of Obama's health care bill?
Sonogram Resolution on March 2 Primary Ballot: On March 2 pro-life Texans will have their first-ever opportunity to directly weigh in on the abortion issue.
The Republican Party of Texas has included a resolution on the Primary ballot regarding the Sonogram Measure – that is, whether or not to require abortion providers to perform a sonogram and make that sonogram available to expectant mothers.
You must be registered to vote by February 1st to be able to take advantage of this opportunity to vote for the Sonogram Measure. Early voting begins on February 16.
Never forget that YOU were once an embryo.
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