Alabama Leads The Way
Alabama RNC/Life chairman John Giles reports that he and his very effective team have secured signed Pledges of Support from Governor Fob James, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, State Auditor Pat Duncan, Commissioner of Agriculture Jack Thompson, Senator Richard Shelby, Congressman Spencer Bachus, 66% of the Alabama judiciary, 100% of the state board of education, 91% of the state House of Representatives and 100% of the State Senate! Congratulations John and thank you and all our Alabama friends for this great accomplishment.
John and the Alabama team represented RNC/Life at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Mobile January 12-14. Volunteers Scott Geddie and Chris Kohl, both directors of Christian Coalition, Lee and Jean Carlson and Caroline and Robert Aderholdt manned the RNC/Life booth, handing out literature and getting Pledges signed.
RNC/Life of Alabama will be working hard in the next couple of months to identify and elect pro-life Delegates to the Republican National Convention.
Nevada Republicans Organize for RNC/Life
Bonnie Weber and Penny Brock are collecting Pledges and organizing for Delegate selection in Nevada. Bonnie has just published a dynamite RNC/Life of Nevada newsletter focusing on lots of vital information about the pro-life plank in the Republican National Platform, a comparison between the Democrat and Republican Platforms on the life issue since 1976, instructions on the importance of attending your precinct meeting, and other important information.
Bonnie, Penny and Sherry Lakin represented RNC/Life with a booth at the Western States Republican Leadership Conference in Las Vegas last fall and did a great job. We are so thankful for and proud of your leadership and enthusiasm for keeping the Republican Party pro-life!
Kansas GOP Endorses Pro-Life Plank Again!
"Resoundingly rejecting" attempts to weaken the state's abortion plank, the KS GOP State Committee on 1/27 adopted a Party platform "with a distinctively conservative flavor." The "three most contentious issues" considered by the state committee were abortion, term limits and gun control. The abortion plank adopted states: "The unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. Kansas Republicans therefore affirm our support for a human life amendment to the United States Constitution, as stated in the National Platform, and we endorse legislation to make clear the 14th Amendment's equal protection applies to unborn children." Outgoing KS GOP National committeeman Jack Ransom tried unsuccessfully to amend the abortion plank with language that avoided endorsement of a human life constitutional amendment. (Infonet-list Digest V96 Issue #8, January 31, 1996)
Thanks to Mark Gietzen, chairman of RNC/Life of Kansas and his many supporters, the Republican Party of Kansas remains on the pro-life track, despite Senator Dole's statement that he would not co-sponsor a human life amendment again, unless it had exceptions for rape and incest. We are thankful that Kansans realize the intellectual inconsistency in the position that on the one hand says that unborn babies are human beings from conception but, on the other hand it's OK to kill some of them some of the time. Kansas expects to send a pro-life delegation to the Republican National Convention.
At a meeting of the Michigan Republican State Committee on February 9-10, Jackie Coons of Flint offered a resolution calling for the re-adoption of the 1992 pro-life plank in the Republican National Platform. It passed unanimously! The resolution is expected to be endorsed by the state con- vention of the Republican Party of Michigan.
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