Accountability Resolution

Proud to be a Pro-Life Texan

 

The Republican Party of Texas’ (RPT) second governing principle states that “[the Party] believes in the sanctity of innocent human life, created in the image of God, which should be protected from fertilization to natural death.” In the introduction to the RPT platform, the Party states, “we believe in this platform and expect our elected leaders to uphold these truths through acknowledgment and action.”

Sadly, Texas Republican elected officials fell woefully short of upholding the RPT’s Platform and Principles on Life issues during the last legislative session. Not a single bill that directly banned abortion passed the State Legislature and little progress was made in protecting vulnerable patients. Yet, Republicans held majorities in both chambers and the governor’s mansion. Rather than fight for their professed Pro-Life beliefs and the values, Republican elected officials brazenly refused to advocate and fight for life-saving legislation. Many Republican elected officials continue to, through their speeches and votes, publicly oppose legislation promoting the Pro-Life planks of the RPT Platform, including at least one Republican elected official who publicly admits to supporting pro-abortion laws and has received tens of thousands of dollars from Planned Parenthood.

For these reasons, Texas has fallen to be the current 17th most Pro-Life state in the nation. We used to be ranked 4th in 2008. ¹

Despite these failures, Republican elected officials who vote against Life receive endorsements, support, and financial contributions from the RPT and other Republican leaders. The RPT must not support these elected officials, but ensure they act on the Pro-Life principles that define our party.

More than a dozen Republican Conventions passed Resolutions to better hold Republican Officials accountable to our Pro-Life values.

Please support adding this language to the Republican Party of Texas Platform and Rules:

  1. The Republican Party of Texas, SREC members, and elected members of the Republican Party of Texas, including the executive branch, should not provide support in any form, including but not limited to contributions, endorsements, fundraising, or advertising, to candidates who directly act in opposition to the Right-To-Life Planks and Pro-Life Principles of the Platform; and,
  2. When no legislation is passed during a regular legislative session that directly bans abortions, the Chair, SREC members, and other leadership of the Republican Party of Texas shall publicly request the Governor of the State of Texas call a special session, reconvening the Texas Legislature in order to directly ban abortions.
¹ Americans United for Life, Defending Life 2020: America’s Pro-Life Playbook (Washington: AUL, 2020), 200-204.

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Texas dropped
to the
17th
most
Pro-Life state.¹

The Legislature failed to ban any abortions in 2019 or stop euthanasia under the 10-Day Rule. Texas should be #1!

1 Americans United for Life, Defending Life 2020: America’s Pro-Life Playbook (Washington: AUL, 2020), 200-204.

Why the fall?

Apathetic elected officials

Fake Pro-Life efforts

Corrupt leadership

We fight because Life is a gift from God.

Together with you, we saved over 496,903 lives since 1990!

Texas Right to Life has helped you overcome the barriers of politicians and fake Pro-Life groups to pass life-saving legislation.

Our battle plan

Texas Abolition Strategy

The Texas Abolition Strategy exists not only to immediately save lives but also to overturn Roe v. Wade and abolish abortion. We believe in taking prudent and bold steps to finally end the grave injustice of elective abortion in our state.

End the anti-Life 10-Day Rule

The Texas 10-Day Rule allows death panels to pull the plug on patients against their will for any reason. Families should not have to race a countdown and rigged system to save their loved ones.

Hold Republican elected leaders accountable to Pro-Life values

Texas can become a Pro-Life leader again. We must demand Republican officials prioritize and advance your Pro-Life values in the Texas Legislature.

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Pro-Life Resolutions

Support the Pro-Life Texas Abolition Strategy

The next Pro-Life legislative priority is passing the Texas Abolition Strategy.

The Texas Abolition Strategy combines three major Pro-Life policies into one sweeping bill to ultimately end elective abortion in Texas.

1. The Preborn NonDiscrimination Act (PreNDA): Abolish discriminatory and the remaining late-term abortions.
2. Heartbeat Bill: Abolish elective abortions after the preborn child’s heartbeat is detectable.
3. Abolition Bill: Abolish every remaining elective abortion in Texas.

Clear and dynamic leadership is needed to advance the Pro-Life movement in Texas. Now is the time to take prudent, yet bold steps to finally end the grave injustice of elective abortion in our state.

Repeal the Anti-Life Ten-Day Rule

Repealing the draconian 10-Day Rule applies our Pro-Life principles to protect vulnerable patients in Texas hospitals, such as Baby Tinslee Lewis, Carolyn Jones, and Chris Dunn.

We must reform current Texas law in order to protect sick, disabled, and elderly Texans by:

• Repealing the unethical, unprecedented, and unconstitutional process that allows hospitals to forcibly remove basic life-sustaining treatment from patients against their will; and
• Protecting patients’ right to receive basic care like a ventilator while a transfer to another physician or facility is secured.

Texas law must respect innocent human Life from fertilization until natural death, which includes protecting vulnerable patients from anti-Life ethics in Texas hospitals.

Hold Republican Leadership Accountable

Republican elected officials must be held accountable to uphold and advance the Party’s Pro-Life principles.
This resolution will strengthen RPT Rules to:

• Prohibit Republican Party leadership from providing any type of support to candidates who directly act in opposition to the Right to Life planks and principles of the platform; and
• Direct Republican Party leadership to publicly request that the Governor of Texas call a special session if no legislation that directly bans abortion is passed during the regular legislative session.

Republicans repeatedly declare the importance of Pro-Life values in our party platform and priorities. Republican Party leadership in Texas must also reflect this commitment to Pro-Life beliefs in action as well as word.

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