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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

May 20th Primaries

As per a 4/16/14 alert from the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, "2014 is a critical election year in Pennsylvania.  Our primary on May 20th and our general election on November 4th will set the stage for public policies for years to come.  While the pro-life movement is a civil rights movement and boasts members of all different faiths, it is also a movement powered by prayer.  Please pray that voters this year will elect candidates who will protect and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death."  The Democratic Primary for Pa's 8th Congressional District will feature Kevin Strouse and Shaughnessy Naughton.  The following information is taken from their campaign web sites:

Kevin Strouse

"I believe women should have the right to make their own decisions about their bodies, that our government should stay out of our private lives and not interfere in a women’s conversation with her doctor. I will protect a woman’s right to choose and stand up to those in Congress who would seek to overturn this Constitutional, legally-protected right.  I also believe government should ensure pregnant women and new families have access to the support they need to make informed, healthy decisions, and make it easier for families to adopt....

"I am opposed to discrimination in all forms – period. I support marriage equality and was glad to see DOMA overturned by the Supreme Court.  Gay and lesbian couples should be able to take on the responsibilities and obligations of making a lifetime commitment to each other and their families."

Shaughnessy Naughton

"As a woman, a scientist, and an American, I was horrified to watch the political battle raging in Washington, D.C. over basic health care and the rights of women and families. It’s dumbfounding to watch Congress continually try to turn back the clock on women’s rights – or say no to commonsense economic policies like equal pay for equal work. Women are heads of households, small business owners, wage earners, and Americans. We not only need more people standing up for women’s rights in Washington, D.C., we need more women in Congress. That’s why some of my top priorities include:
•Keeping politicians out of women’s private healthcare decisions
•Ensuring access to quality, affordable health care, including reproductive health care
•Ending a culture of sexual assault in the military
•Finally providing equal pay for equal work....

"•We live in the greatest nation on earth, where equal protection is not just an ideal, but a fundamental right under the law. No one should suffer discrimination because of race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Whether applying for a job, finding a home, eating in a restaurant, serving in our military, or attending school, we must ensure that all citizens are treated fairly and equally. That’s why my priorities include:
Ensuring that all members of our military and veterans – regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity – are allowed to serve receive quality health care and services through the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs
•Preventing bullying in our schools, from kindergarten through college
Ending discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace
•Expanding benefits – including marriage - for same-sex couples"
Though they employ PC language, Kevin Strouse and Shaughnessy Naughton are taking positions, which are opposed to those promoted by our bishops.

Mike Fitzpatrick

  • Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick certainly deserves kudos for his votes on HR 7, HR 1797, and HR 301, as well as his co-sponsorship of HR 732, HR 940, and HR 3979.  
  • If Mike wants the support of pro life/pro family people in November, we need him to come out in defense of marriage/family.  He needs to stand tall and unapologetically co-sponsor/support HR 3279, HJRes51, HR3133, HR3829, and HR 1091.  
  • Mike needs to clearly oppose HR1755, HR2278, and Planned Parenthood.


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