The Abolition of Abortion Legislative Priority

“We, the delegates of the 2016 Republican Party of Texas State Convention, call upon the 85th Texas Legislature to… Abolish abortion by enacting legislation to stop the murder of unborn children; And to ignore and refuse to enforce any and all federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, and court rulings which would deprive an unborn child of the right to life.”

 

Background

  • At the 2016 Convention, the Committee on Platform and Resolutions recommended adoption of this legislative priority with the most top votes (29 of 31) of any proposed legislative priority (it was afterwards listed as #2 because Constitutional Carry had already been a priority from the previous convention). Nearly 90% of delegates then adopted it (third highest).
  • The 85th Legislature responded to this legislative priority by filing HB 948, the Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act, which had twelve co-authors (it was ultimately denied a hearing by the chairman of the House State Affairs committee).
  • In the 2018 Republican primary, over 68% of voters supported abolishing abortion.

 

Reinforce Legislative Priorities

  • At the 2016 Convention, one of the primary rationales of the committee for re-adopting Constitutional Carry as a legislative priority was that the legislature had not yet passed it. It was reasoned then that if a legislative priority were to be adopted by the RPT, then not passed by the legislature, and afterwards removed by the RPT, it would send a signal to our Republican legislators that they could ignore the grassroots will of their party and we would go away. In other words, removing a legislative priority that has been substantially ignored would greatly weaken the entire legislative priority system.
  • Since this legislative priority was adopted, its importance has not decreased. To the contrary, an estimated 110,000 Texas babies have been aborted since then.

 

End 45 Years of Failure

  • Since 1973, the primary strategy to end the evil of abortion has been to elect pro-life presidents to appoint pro-life Supreme Court justices to overturn Roe. However, this strategy has not worked.
  • History indicates that even Republican-appointed justices are more likely than not to uphold Roe. In fact, five of the justices who decided in favor of Roe were Republican-appointed, including the author of the Roe opinion. Since Roe, the Court has remained majority Republican-appointed (except for a brief tie after the death of Justice Scalia), and every single chief justice has been Republican-appointed, yet Roe has not been overturned.

 

Follow the Constitution

  • Nothing in the U.S. Constitution protects a right to an abortion. Moreover, the idea of a federal judicial opinion compelling states to allow the slaughter of innocent babies runs completely contrary to the text and principles of the Constitution. Roe is not only unconstitutional, it is anti- constitutional. More than that, it is evil.
  • The Supreme Court’s power is not unlimited; and if the power to sanction the murder of 60,000,000 babies over the last 45 years is not beyond the limit of its power, what is? Do we not have a line which, if crossed, we would say no? If not for the sake of these innocent image-bearers of God being slain by the tens of millions, then what?
  • We must draw a line in the sand by re-adopting this legislative priority.

 

FAQ

What about the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution?

Is this promoting lawlessness?

What about our legislators’ oaths to uphold the Constitution?

As a Christian, what about Romans 13?

What about the new justice appointed by President Trump?

Will passing a bill like this just end up funding the abortion industry because we will lose in court and have to pay their attorney’s fees?

Why doesn’t Texas just enforce the pre-Roe statutes that prohibited abortions?

If a law pursuant to this legislative priority were enacted, wouldn’t it cause chaos?

What if the federal government cuts our funding or sends in agents to enforce Roe?

The people of Texas murder 60,000 babies every year while the prolife politicians we’ve elected to protect them attempt to regulate the practice of child sacrifice as if it were healthcare instead of addressing it as murder. The governing authorities of our state possess the moral, legal, and constitutional duty to establish justice for all human beings within their jurisdiction, including the preborn fatherless by prohibiting the slaughter of children in the womb. Contrary to widespread misinformation, the right to murder humans is not protected by the Constitution and our legislature is not bound by any law or duty to aid or abet the Supreme Court in their attempted perversion of it. On the contrary, they are duty bound by their oaths to support, obey, and defend the United States Constitution and oppose such perversions and abuses of it. We demand that our legislators stop passing laws to regulate abortion. We demand the total and immediate abolition of human abortion.

Join us in opposing this evil which robs over 60,000 Texans of their lives every year. Get in the fight.

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If your charter can be amended by the people. Then you can amend to zone out the facility. It’s just a matter of signatures to remove planned butcherhood.

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Rance Bennett, how practical is this man's comment about changing the charter? I personally think major opposition would come out of the woodwork and would be constantly challenged in court.

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Abolish Abortion Texas shared Nurses Community's video.

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Clearest MRI scan of a pregnancy..

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D'Lane Luke Caldwell I bet this was Hannah!!!!

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Rebecca Batchelder Irwin

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Abolish legalized murder

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How many weeks, does anyone know?

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I love this

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Ignore Roe and abolish abortion in Texas! https://abolishabortiontx.com/2018/06/21/calling-the-republican-party-of-texas-to-ignore-roe/ #IgnoreRoe #AATX

Where the courts ignore the Constitution, we ought to ignore the courts:
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Where the courts ignore the Constitution, we ought to ignore the courts: 
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Ignoring unconstitutional & unjust decrees is the right thing to do: https://abolishabortiontx.com/2018/03/14/ignore-roe-appease-evil-abolition-constitutional-state-solution-abortion/ #AATX #IgnoreRoe

The State of Texas has a constitutional duty to protect the unborn at whatever the cost: abolishabortiontx.com/2016/09/26/abortion-the-supreme-court-and-civil-idolatry/ #AATX #IgnoreRoe ... See MoreSee Less

The State of Texas has a constitutional duty to protect the unborn at whatever the cost: https://abolishabortiontx.com/2016/09/26/abortion-the-supreme-court-and-civil-idolatry/ #AATX #IgnoreRoe
When the courts ignore the Constitution, we ought to ignore the courts: https://abolishabortiontx.com/2018/03/14/ignore-roe-appease-evil-abolition-constitutional-state-solution-abortion/ #AATX #IgnoreRoe

Ignoring Roe for the sake of thousands of unborn Texans is the right thing to do: abolishabortiontx.com/2018/06/21/calling-the-republican-party-of-texas-to-ignore-roe/ #AATX #IgnoreRoe ... See MoreSee Less

Ignoring Roe for the sake of thousands of unborn Texans is the right thing to do: https://abolishabortiontx.com/2018/06/21/calling-the-republican-party-of-texas-to-ignore-roe/ #AATX #IgnoreRoe

Our founders would be ashamed of our capitulation to the Supreme Court. abolishabortiontx.com/2016/09/26/abortion-the-supreme-court-and-civil-idolatry/ #AATX #IgnoreRoe ... See MoreSee Less

Our founders would be ashamed of our capitulation to the Supreme Court. https://abolishabortiontx.com/2016/09/26/abortion-the-supreme-court-and-civil-idolatry/ #AATX #IgnoreRoe

Yep Sad Was just told by someone that we should not have rebelled in 1776. Torres They walk among us.

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Tories would be the Democrats of today.

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Is the Supreme Court our idol? https://abolishabortiontx.com/2016/09/26/abortion-the-supreme-court-and-civil-idolatry/ #AATX #IgnoreRoe

Because Harvard, Princeton and the other gay universities are people's idols.

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If you think the Constitution gives all authority to the Supreme Court, you're not going to like this video: abolishabortiontx.com/2018/03/14/ignore-roe-appease-evil-abolition-constitutional-state-solution-... #AATX #IgnoreRoe ... See MoreSee Less

If you think the Constitution gives all authority to the Supreme Court, youre not going to like this video: https://abolishabortiontx.com/2018/03/14/ignore-roe-appease-evil-abolition-constitutional-state-solution-abortion/ #AATX #IgnoreRoe

"Let every person be subject to the governing authorities..... Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed." That includes abolitionist activists. 😕

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Abolish Abortion TexasAs a Christian, what about Romans 13? We should obey Romans 13, but our application is different than ancient Rome. We do not live in a dictatorship. We live in a constitutional republic where we the people elect our representatives. In the United States, the Constitution is the “governing authority,” and “every soul,” including those on the Supreme Court, should be “subject” to it (under God). Indeed, obeying Romans 13 is what we the people are calling on our elected representatives to do.

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#IgnoreRoe #aatx

The same could be said for a lot of interpretation that have been issued.

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The Constitution didn't allow for abortion. It was just as immoral back then as it is now.

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In light of yesterday's news of Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s retirement, we ought to be reminded that we should not place our trust in courts nor look to courts to permit the most fundamental right to life. Republicans in Texas should not hold their breath for the advent of a more conservative SCOTUS that will strike down Roe. Remember, only one sitting justice has ever voted against upholding Roe. We need to stop placing our trust in courts and justices acting outside their constitutional purview.

Where the supreme court ignores the constitution, we should ignore the supreme court. The legislature in Texas should not wait to end abortion until a more comfortable political environment arrives. The time for justice is now.

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In light of yesterdays news of Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s retirement, we ought to be reminded that we should not place our trust in courts nor look to courts to permit the most fundamental right to life.  Republicans in Texas should not hold their breath for the advent of a more conservative SCOTUS that will strike down Roe.  Remember, only one sitting justice has ever voted against upholding Roe.  We need to stop placing our trust in courts and justices acting outside their constitutional purview. 

Where the supreme court ignores the constitution, we should ignore the supreme court. The legislature in Texas should not wait to end abortion until a more comfortable political environment arrives.  The time for justice is now.

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I have a hope that Trump will appoint true abolitionist judges, unlike Republicans before him. He is a different President than the RINOs before him. But will legislatures have the B@!!s to pass the needed overturning Roe legislation that leads to the Supreme Court.

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RPT Presentation
At the 2018 RPT convention, attorney Bradley Pierce was invited to give testimony before the Legislative Priorities committee regarding abolishing abortion in Texas. In this video, Bradley clearly lays out the duty of the state to protect all life and the failures of the last 45 years of legislating abortion. He argues that where the courts have ignored the constitution, we as a state ought to ignore the courts. This video offers 12 minutes of rock-solid arguments for this cause. If you are concerned about abortion in Texas, watch this video and consider joining us: www.abolishabortiontx.com/enlist #AATX #IgnoreRoe
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Ignoring the courts will come at a high cost to State politics and federal funding. I hope he covered that as well.

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Fix the cause and the need for abortion will go away.

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This group is a pack of self important phonies. They are planned parenthood's best friends.

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I wish I would have listened to this BEFORE the convention. Very helpful presentation, Bradley.

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Abolish Abortion Texas is in San Antonio, Texas.

Ignore Roe. This is our theme this week at the 2018 RPT convention. To establish justice for all Texans we ought to ignore unjust and unconstitutional court rulings. #AATX #IgnoreRoe
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Ignore Roe.  This is our theme this week at the 2018 RPT convention. To establish justice for all Texans we ought to ignore unjust and unconstitutional court rulings.   #AATX #IgnoreRoe

We're here at the Republican Party of Texas 2018 Convention. Come by our booth (#310) and sign our petition to support the Abolition of Abortion in Texas legislative priority! #aatx #rpt2018 #IgnoreRoe ... See MoreSee Less

Were here at the Republican Party of Texas 2018 Convention. Come by our booth (#310) and sign our petition to support the Abolition of Abortion in Texas legislative priority! #aatx #rpt2018 #IgnoreRoe

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Great job Texan abolitionists! Say hi to Sonya for me 🙂

2 months ago   ·  1
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What time tomorrow?

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Banners turned out nice.

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Can we sign the petition online?

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I look forward to the day when this kind of booth is seen at every political convention across the nation, but hopefully abortion can be abolished before then.

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I loved the tshirts your supporters were wearing. How can we get a couple?

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Legislative Priority Testimony - 6.12.18 - Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith giving testimony before the Legislative Priority committee this morning advocating for the committee to re-adopt the abolition of abortion as a legislative priority. #AATX #Ignoreroe
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Jason Martin giving testimony before the Legislative Priority committee this morning advocating for the committee to re-adopt the abolition of abortion as a legislative priority. #AATX #Ignoreroe
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Anne Martin

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Legislative Priority Testimony - 6.12.18 - Todd Bullis
Todd Bullis giving testimony before the Legislative Priority committee this morning. "We do not regulate SIN!" #AATX #Ignoreroe
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Buy we do regulate murder.

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