Friday, April 16, 2010

Indiana Right-to-Life endorses Sodrel only?!

And IRTL endorsed SIX GOP'ers in the 8th District Race and FIVE GOP'ers for the Senate race!


Here are their answers to the IRTL questionaire-- with no significant difference between the views of Hankins, Young, Warren, and Sodrel. [Beyond the questionaire, one might ask them to point to a.) votes on Planned Parenthood funding in the federal budget; and b.) support for a Human Life Amendment-- something that is the highest priority for Hankins.]

So, they endorsed one candidate instead of all four. And they endorsed the one candidate who twice took our money to help finance Planned Parenthood.

That's somewhere between incoherent and despicable. Hey, IRTL, get a "life"!


At April 16, 2010 at 4:03 PM , Blogger William Lang said...

I'm having trouble finding on the web where Sodrel voted for funding for Planned Parenthood. What specific legislation or votes were you referring to?

At April 16, 2010 at 4:08 PM , Blogger Eric Schansberg said...

They don't list that-- and never have. (This is only a survey of professed positions, not a list of votes.) Again, this is quite bothersome. But it apparently gets in the way of a more convenient narrative: that Sodrel is pristine in terms of pro-life.

In fact, most GOP reps voted for budgets, annually, with PP funding in it-- especially between 2001-06 when they controlled the process.

At April 16, 2010 at 6:01 PM , Blogger William Lang said...

Eric, please explain—what was the nature of the PP funding by the federal government? What was the funding for? As I understand, the Hyde Amendment is supposed to bar federal funds from being used to pay for abortion. Was it a matter of PP being contracted by the government to perform non-abortion-related services, such as STD testing?

At April 16, 2010 at 9:53 PM , Blogger Eric Schansberg said...

Correct. It was not designated for abortion. But it was specified for other services. And if the monies are fungible at all, then...


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