GOP may 'remain pro-life' but is that enough?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

I am the pro-life generationPro-life activists know they have a voice in the Republican Party and many will be in Cleveland for the upcoming GOP convention.

Some pro-life leaders are currently urging the Republican Party to include defunding Planned Parenthood in the platform, says Created Equal spokesman Mark Harrington.

Defending the life of the unborn is a position of Republican politicians, Harrington says, and pro-lifers "need to hold their feet to the fire."

Rev. Patrick Mahoney says pro-lifers are rallying in Cleveland, at the site of the convention, and asking committee members to defund the abortion giant.

"Planned Parenthood's the largest abortion provider in the world," Mahoney says, "has a billion dollars in assets, makes $135 million above expenses from the abortion business, (and) does not do mammograms."

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, co-chair of the platform committee, told CNN on Monday that the party will "remain pro-life," LifeNews.com reported.

baby feetDonald Trump will have representation as the platform is finalized, Fallin said, but the platform is "driven by grassroots Republican people" who represent the party's "values and principles."

Meanwhile, the abortion platform in the Democratic Party calls for repealing the Hyde Amendment and for taxpayer-funded abortions.  

Harrington says Created Equal will be flying a pro-life banner at both the Republican and Democratic conventions that states "Rescue unborn children" and depicts an aborted baby at 15 weeks.

Mahoney says he and the Christian Defense Coalition plan to speak "truth to power" at the Republican convention, urging leaders to call for ending public funds for Planned Parenthood.

"And saying, Stand for human rights, stand for justice, and do not give this organization $540 million a year," he says.

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