Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pro-Life vs. Pro-Abortion: Conservative Texas House of Representatives about to Reelect a Pro-Abortion Speaker of the House?

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The following information is from a PDF file put out by The Empower Texans Foundation. It deals with Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus who although a Republican is, at best, a RINO Republican who was originally elected Speaker of the House by Democrats with the help of some “moderate” Republicans. The House is more conservative now and has more Republicans. It seems that Speaker Straus has blocked conservative legislation in the past. And yet, it seems that once again at the start of the 2015 legislative session, the Speaker will be reelected. I am posting this tonight because the Speaker seems to more pro-abortion/MURDER than pro-life.

This post is hopefully a wake-up call to pro-life Texas and a warning to pro-lifers in other States that the people in leadership positions can block our efforts to change from the culture of death/MURDER to a culture of life. Work to get pro-life representatives in leadership positions in your State. Pro-MURDER Democrats have far more influence than their number in the House because of Speaker Straus from what I have heard. Don’t get caught in the same trap!

Selected information from the report:

The President and CEO of Planned Parenthood South Texas, Jeffrey Hons, acknowledges and thanks Joe Straus for his Tireless effort.’ source Politifact Texas” [page 2]

“Social Issues

Voted in favor of allowing homosexuals and bisexuals to become foster parents. (SB 6, RV 328, 79th Legislature)

Supported making it easier to get a 3rd trimester abortion. Original language of the bill allowed a 3rd trimester abortion only when the mother was at risk of death or the fetus had a severe irreversible brain impairment. Straus voted to expand the exemptions to allow a 3rd trimester abortion if there was ‘substantial risk of serious impairment’ to the mother or if the fetus has a ‘severe and irreversible abnormality.’ (SB 419, RV 672, 79th Legislature)

Joe Straus received a $1,000 donation from Planned Parenthood of San Antonio and South Central Texas. (Texas Ethics Commission, 08/27/2008)

In 2007, Joe Straus received a 100 percent rating by NARAL. (the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League)” [page 4]

“Elected as Speaker

Heading into the 2009 legislative session, a group of 11 Republicans joined forces with 65 Democrats (150 members in the House needing 76 votes to be elected Speakermy addition) to oust conservative Republican Tom Craddick as speaker. Craddick was the first GOP House Speaker in Texas since the 19th Century.”

Following his election as House speaker, Straus told Texas Monthly that he supports Roe v. Wade and does not believe it should be overturned. He went on to call the pro-life movement ‘campaign fodder’ and not a serious political position.” [page 5]

“Praise from Democrats

While the Democrats now hold barely one-third of the seats in the Texas House, they have had great success under Straus’ speakership.

In a study of legislative results, Rice University’s Mark Jones described legislation passed under Straus’ watch as ‘purple’ at best in what is otherwise a very ‘red’ state. The data-crunching website has found that 51 percent of legislation passed from the House and to the governor’s desk in 2013 was authored or coauthored by Democrats.

Liberal Democrat Joaquin Castro said at a press conference that he ‘can’t think of a better person to lead us … ’ than Joe Straus. (Burnt Orange Report YouTube Video, Joe Straus Supporters at Press Conference)

Characterized as the ‘Harry Reid of Texas,’ in a recent Forbes article that identifies Straus as a ‘left-of-center’ speaker who will be a major obstacle to conservative reforms in the 84th Legislative Session. (Forbes Magazine, 8/14/14, Meet the Harry Reid of Texas) [page 6]


Here are the 35 Republicans who have expressed support for Straus since Thursday:

01) Representative Tan Parker of Flower Mound
02) Representative Ron Simmons of Carrollton
03) Representative Phil King of Weatherford
04) Representative Myra Crownover of Denton
05) Representative Drew Springer of Muenster
06) Representative Giovanni Capriglione of Southlake
07) Representative James Frank of Wichita Falls
08) Representative Tony Dale of Cedar Park
09) Representative Marsha Farney of Georgetown
10) Representative-elect Rick Galindo of San Antonio
11) Representative Larry Gonzales of Round Rock
12) Representative Jason Isaac of Dripping Springs
13) Representative Kyle Kacal of College Station
14) Representative Tim Kleinschmidt of Lexington
15) Representative J.M. Lozano of Kingsville
16) Representative Doug Miller of New Braunfels
17) Representative Geanie Morrison of Victoria
18) Representative John Raney of Bryan
19) Representative Paul Workman of Austin
20) Representative John Otto of Dayton
21) Representative Trent Ashby of Lufkin
22) Representative Chris Paddie of Marshall
23) Representative Travis Clardy of Nacogdoches
24) Representative Cecil Bell of Magnolia
25) Representative-elect Dade Phelan of Beaumont
26) Representative-elect Gary VanDeaver of Clarksville
27) Representative Jodie Laubenberg of Parker
28) Representative Dan Flynn of Canton
29) Representative Larry Phillips of Sherman
30) Representative Angie Chen Button of Richardson
31) Representative Kenneth Sheets of Dallas
32) Representative James White of Woodville
33) Representative Cindy Burkett of Sunnyvale
34) Representative-elect Linda Koop of Dallas
35) Representative-elect Morgan Meyer of Dallas

Endorsed Joe Straus in a letter ~ November 19, 2014

36) Representative Jimmie Don Aycock of Killeen
37) Representative Drew Darby of San Angelo
38) Representative John Frullo of Lubbock
39) Representative Ken King of Pampa
40) Representative Susan King of Abilene
41) Representative Four Price of Amarillo
42) Representative John Smithee of Amarillo

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