Friday, September 30, 2016

Veto a Pro-Life bill? Get placed on Trump's Pro-Life Coalition!


Last night, Governor Mary Fallin released the following announcement on her Facebook page: "I am honored to serve on Donald J. Trump's pro-life coalition! It is important to elect a president who will stand up and fight for the rights of the unborn. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain"

Let's review Mary Fallin's recent record on pro-life issues.

As a congresswoman (2007-2011), she, along with nearly every Republican member, voted appropriately on pro-life measures, receiving a 100% rating from National Right to Life.

However, as Governor, she has toed the Chamber of Commerce line - pushing against banning embryonic stem cell research and, most recently, vetoing a pro-life bill (SB 1552) which would have revoked medical licenses for doctors who perform abortions after viability. As a result, Oklahoma now has its first new abortion clinic since 1974.

If the Chamber says a pro-life measure will hurt the Almighty Dollar ("detrimental to economic development"), Fallin has tended to weaken her stance or join the Chamber in outright opposition.

Remember, Donald Trump praised Planned Parenthood from a GOP presidential debate stage. His rhetoric may have changed now, but when his core beliefs come out they seem to be different.

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