The Texas State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) recently hosted their final quarterly meeting of 2022 in Austin. The SREC functions as the board of directors for the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) during the time delegates cannot be gathered together in between the state convention. The SREC met to pass resolutions and to discuss how the 88th Legislature is or is not addressing the RPT’s top eight legislative priorities. One of these top eight priorities is “Abolishing Abortion in Texas,” which reads,
Abolish abortion by ensuring the right to life and equal protection of the laws to all preborn children from the moment of fertilization, including adopting effective tools to ensure the enforcement of our laws to protect life when district attorneys fail to do so.
Several Republican elected officials have expressed support for adding exceptions to the present comprehensive Pro-Life laws which are protecting ALL preborn children from elective abortion. Sadly, Senator Robert Nichols is among the handful of GOP leaders who have voiced anti-Life intentions.
One of the jobs of the RPT is to hold lawmakers accountable on behalf of voters who cast their votes often based on the letter by a candidate’s name, because that letter indicates the candidate aligns with the principles held by the party and voters want a representative who does the same. By expressing their approval for adding exceptions to our Pro-Life laws, these Republicans are demonstrating that they do not fully align with the party whose moniker they bear.
In response to these elected officials publicly announcing their desire to weaken laws protecting all preborn children, the SREC passed a “Resolution to Reaffirming Life in The Womb Even in Sexual Assault Cases”. The resolution clarifies the fully Pro-Life stance of the RPT, and that the state party urges all Republican lawmakers to stand firmly against efforts to add exceptions to our Pro-Life laws.
Sexual assault is horrific and tragic, and perpetrators of such disturbing violence should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Women who are survivors of these cruel crimes deserve compassion and resources for physical and mental healing. But offering her a second act of violence via abortion, thereby creating a second victim, will not undo the evil committed against her, rather, only doubling the trauma. Assailants should pay the price for their crime; innocent children should not.
Thankfully the SREC accurately points this out in the resolution,
“There is no physical difference between the unborn child in a mother’s womb conceived through sexual assault and the unborn child in another mother’s womb…”
The resolution continues,
“If you are okay with the abortion when certain circumstances are different, then you do not truly believe that human life is valuable and that the unborn children have a right to life simply by virtue of being human…”
Texas Right to Life applauds the SREC for passing this resolution, and we also call on our lawmakers to ensure Texas remains a safe haven from the lethal destruction of abortion for ALL preborn children.
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