Thursday, March 21, 2013

Texas Lobby Day


Spent yesterday afternoon lobbying at the Texas Legislature. Specifically we lobbied for Senate Bill 97 by Senator Dan Patrick (R) that will require FDA Guidelines for RU 486. Currently abortionists who are prescribing RU-486 are not following FDA-approved guidelines and needlessly endangering women’s lives. We had medical doctors lobbying with us and it was very informative afternoon organized by Joe Pojman of the Texas Alliance for Life. Kudos to Joe and everyone who took the afternoon off to participate. Also special Kudos to my State Senator Donna Campbell (also an emergency room physician) who I understand co-authored the bill.

 -JP

 PS- My wife and I have been long time supporters of the Texas Alliance for Life and would encourage anyone living in the Austin or Central Texas area to join the TAL Leadership Circle. The organization does great work. 

TAL Mission Statement:
"Texas Alliance for Life is a nonprofit organization of people committed to protecting the fundamental right to life of all innocent human beings and to promoting respect for their value and dignity from the moment of conception until natural death. We therefore oppose the advocacy and practice of abortion (except to preserve the mother's life), infanticide, euthanasia, and all forms of assisted suicide.

We have three principal areas of peaceful, legal activity:
• Education We educate community leaders, elected officials, the media, and the general public about the value of innocent human life and the need for its respect and protection. We do this through our newsletters, websites, public speaking, and events.
• Public Policy We support public policies that protect innocent human life. We work through the federal, state, and local legislative, administrative, and legal processes.
• Alternatives We promote compassionate alternatives to abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia."

A brother Knight (I’m a member of the Knights of Columbus, a catholic fraternal organization) who was dressed in full regalia at the TAL 2013 Texas Rally for Life.  As usual, I was wearing my Barbour.
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PS2- Don’t just post stuff on facebook! Learn how to make a positive impact for family conservative values during the 2013 Texas Legislative Session! Sign up to attend the Faith and Family Briefing Session at the Capitol Auditorium on Tuesday, March 26th, from 8am to 11:30am. Call up a friend to go with you!

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