ICYMI: LABRADOR IS TRUE PRO-LIFE CANDIDATE
I’ll stand with Raúl.
This opinion first appeared in the Idaho Press Tribune
An Op-Ed By Dixie Herring
In this crowded Republican primary, several of the candidates persuasively tout their pro-life credentials. However, you’ll find their actions do not back what they say.
There is no greater issue than protecting the lives of pre-born children. That is why a candidate’s record is more important than their rhetoric.
Only one candidate in the race for governor has a verifiable, consistent record of fighting for life: Raúl Labrador.
While in the Idaho Legislature, Raúl Labrador supported HB248 requiring abortion providers to inform a mother she had a right to see the ultrasound image of her child prior to aborting. Raúl also fought for SB1082 which required minors to obtain parental consent before having an abortion.
While in Congress, Raúl Labrador supported HR3504, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which required health care providers to provide care for children who survived an abortion. Raúl has voted to strip taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood in HR7.
Recently, Raúl co-sponsored HR36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which outlawed abortions after 20 weeks, the scientifically proven timeframe when a pre-born child can feel the excruciating pain inflicted during an abortion.
In glaring contrast to Labrador’s consistent stance are Brad Little and Tommy Ahlquist. If Little really supports pro-life policies, why did he cast his tie-breaking vote to increase funding for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America? Ahlquist says he’s pro-life but has donated thousands of dollars to pro-abortion Democratic candidates. People who really support pro-life issues don’t make large contributions to pro-abortion candidates.
Much is at stake in the next election, but nothing is more important than the lives of children yet to be born. I’m supporting Raúl Labrador for governor because he is the only one we can count on to protect little lives with the power of the governor’s office.
Dixie Herring, Nampa