Texas Right to Life Legislative Director, John Seago, attended the Republican Party of Texas Platform Committee meetings, monitoring actions and testifying in favor of the ban. Seago shared valuable data on the incidence of dismemberment abortion and the state interest in codifying a Dismemberment Abortion Ban. The committee agreed, adopting the Dismemberment Abortion Ban as a plank in the Pro-Life platform.
In addition to strongly backing the Dismemberment Abortion Ban, the committee favored language expressing the Party’s determination to “abolish” abortion, and rejected an attack on crucial patient protection language. The Party reaffirmed opposition to the draconian Texas Advance Directives Act, a 1999 statute allowing doctors and hospitals to remove Texans from life-sustaining treatments against their will or that of a surrogate. Instead, the Party’s official stance commits to preserving patient autonomy and the Right to Life.
These victories affirm the power of grassroots conservatives rejecting compromise and exceptions on crucial Life issues. Texas Right to Life commends the Republican Party of Texas for hearing and heeding the voices of constituents, delegates, and convention attendees, and for boldly and swiftly holding non-compromising Pro-Life language.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published by Texas Right to Life on May 16, 2016, and is reprinted here with permission.
Source: NRLC News