Abortion Sure to be Issue in Governor’s Race
Texas is known as a very conservative state and an important part of its moral fabric is an opposition to abortion…so it is only logical that this issue will play a big role within the race for Governor both in the spring and the fall.
What spurred this post was a news story my Pastor recently sent me about the largest abortion clinic coming to Houston, a city in my state – a conservative state like Texas. Houston, remember, is the home of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White. As Mayor, one of his appointees lead the charge to have this murder machine built: Elena Marks. Marks, until recently, was White’s Director of Health and Environmental Policy and is the Chairwoman of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
From CNS News: “Planned Parenthood is renovating a former bank, turning it into a 78,000 square foot facility that will include a surgical wing equipped to provide late-term abortions.”
Now some will argue that abortion in the first few weeks isn’t murder (a point I will never concede and one I will argue against later) the so-called “late-term abortions” most certainly are. I will not repeat the words here, but after seeing the image and descriptions here – there aren’t enough words in the dictionary to describe this deplorable act.
Why is this important? Well…as we learned with Barack Obama, the company you keep are a barometer of your own character and White is trying to sell him as a moderate and not the liberal he is. Add to the fact he is trying to pass himself off as a man of faith. However, appointing someone building a murder machine of 78,000 square feet, does not make you a moderate in Texas.
White appears to be the likely Democratic nominee, which means he has to firm up his liberal base and more than likely won’t run from appointing a radical leftist to be a part of his administration. That will become a sore point for Kay Bailey Hutchison for a multitude of reasons.
– …the last thing that Kay Bailey Hutchison wants as part of the debate are social issues because she is not a social (nor really a fiscal) conservative. There are two things that clearly show (even her own admission she is pro-choice) why she doesn’t fall on the of conservative side when it comes to abortion: The first one was the bill presented to the Senate banning partial birth abortion. One the vote itself, signed into law, Project Vote Smart shows Senator Hutchison neither sponsored (like her fellow Republican Senator from Texas John Cornyn) nor voted for the bill. An even more important part of the legislation was the “Sense of the Senate concerning Roe v. Wade,” which says “the the decision of the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade (410 U.S. 113 (1973)) was appropriate and secures an important constitutional right; and such decision should not be overturned.” Known as the Harkin Amendment, Kay Bailey Hutchison voted with the liberal Republicans in making it known she believed abortion on demand should be legal.Another problem is the Senator’s assocation and help with the organization The Wish List. The sole purpose of this group is to get pro-abortion women elected as Republicans in the House and Senate. It is one thing for them to identify you and support you…but being a board member is another thing.
Perry, on the other hand, has a strong track record when it comes to supporting life. When Fort Hood shooter Maj. Malik Nidal Hasan went on a rampage, he murdered a soldier who was pregnant. Under a Texas Law signed by Governor Perry, Hasan would be charged with an additional count for the unborn baby. This is why I say that regardless of how many weeks, it’s a human and deserves protection. Perry also has fought for an ultrasound bill that would show a woman wanting to abort a baby an ultrasound in hopes she will not go through with the procedure.
– …it’s also known that Bill White had inside information from Kay Bailey Hutchison from when she was going to resign. In February of 2009, White sent out a fundraising letter in which he said he was told by Senator Hutchison she would resign. Problem is, she hadn’t announced any intention of resigning and is in fact dodging the question. It wasn’t until July that she made national news by telling WBAP’s Mark Davis during an interview “The actual leaving of the Senate will be sometime — October, November — that, in that time frame.” This was the first record of her announcing, even though she later changed her mind saying it would happen after the primary. This has led many to believe that KBH has been working with Bill White to coordinate the two helping the pro-abortion liberal.
So this issue on the surface is more thorny for White but has ties to Hutchison. As I mentioned before with Ronnie Earle’s race having consequences for KBH, so does Bill White. Something that is surely to come up in debates and already has within conservative circles…which is why activists in East Texas aren’t supporting Kay Bailey Hutchison.