Thank the GOP! Most Pro-Life, Pro-Family Platform Ever!
The Republican Party has just adopted the most pro-life, pro-family platform in the history of the party. The GOP is calling the federal government to defund Planned Parenthood, ban dismemberment abortion (the tearing apart of a baby inside the mother’s womb), oppose assisted suicide, restore the traditional definition of marriage and recognize pornography as a public health hazard.
Major news outlets are calling this pro-life, pro-family platform a huge win for social conservatives and evangelicals. Please join us in thanking the party for taking such a strong stance to protect the vulnerable in our society. It’s critically important that we be the voice for those who can’t speak for themselves. This week we have seen an example of our collective efforts to create a pro-life, pro-family culture realized in the GOP’s platform.
The GOP’s party platform now states:
“We oppose the use of public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund organizations, like Planned Parenthood, so long as they provide or refer for elective abortions or sell fetal body parts rather than provide healthcare. We urge all states and Congress to make it a crime to acquire, transfer, or sell fetal tissues from elective abortions for research, and we call on Congress to enact a ban on any sale of fetal body parts. In the meantime, we call on Congress to ban the practice of misleading women on so-called fetal harvesting consent forms, a fact revealed by a 2015 investigation. We will not fund or subsidize health care that includes abortion coverage.”
In addition, in regards to marriage the platform reads:
“We do not accept the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage and we urge its reversal, whether through judicial reconsideration or a constitutional amendment returning control over marriage to the states."
Marjorie Dannenfelser of Susan B. Anthony List stated that, “the Republican platform has always been strong when it comes to protecting unborn children, their mothers and the conscience rights of pro-life American. The platform ratified today takes that stand from good to great.”
We can change the culture around us when we stand together to make our voices heard. The GOP has heard the voices of social conservatives and written their platform to reflect that. Let’s take a moment to thank them for their stance.