The Suzy B Blog
Jan 17, 2014
Take Action: Tweet to your Senators to Support the 20 Week Bill
During this anniversary week of Roe v. Wade, take action by tweeting to your Senators to tell them to advance the historic Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S.1670) to a floor vote. This historic legislation would protect unborn babies beginning at 20 weeks, or more than halfway through pregnancy.
Thank you @____________ for cosponsoring the historic Pain-Capable legislation to protect the unborn against #abortion #prolife
.@_______________ Thank you for standing for unborn babies & moms by cosponsoring S.1670! Hope to see a floor vote soon! #prolife
.@ _____________Americans agree late #abortion must end. Please Support the Pain-Capable bill S.1670 http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=1931Read More
Tags: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Senate
Nov 1, 2013
Ridge is wrong
Earlier this week, former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge went on an all-out verbal assault against social conservatives, including pro-lifers, within the Republican Party. He called social conservatives “narcissists and ideologues” that are “too damned self-righteous” and are imposing “tyranny” on the nation. He said that pro-lifers had forgotten about the separation of church and state and he laid the blame for electoral losses at their feet.
Ridge is wrong in so many ways that it is difficult to know where to start.
First, Ridge is wrong about electoral politics. Republicans have lost the last two elections despite nominating candidates who, while they were pro-life, refused to go on offense on the issue of abortion. Five of the seven Republican congressmen who voted against a ban on sex-selection abortion were forced out of Congress during the last election cycle. And in Ridge’s home state of Pennsylvania, the voters have elected broad cross sections of pro-life, bipartisan legislators to the U.S. House and Senate.
Additionally, Ridge’s own self-righteousness is alarming considering his record on abortion. In the wake of the Kermit Gosnell trial in Philadelphia, many Americans wondered how such a monster could work undetected for such a long period of time. The grand jury in the case placed the blame squarely upon Governor Ridge. Describing Ridge’s administration, they said the following:
“…the Pennsylvania Department of Health abruptly decided, for political reasons, to stop inspecting abortion clinics at all. The politics in question were not anti-abortion, but pro. With the change of administration from Governor Casey to Governor Ridge, officials concluded that inspections would be ‘putting a barrier up to women’ seeking abortions. Better to leave clinics to do as they pleased, even though, as Gosnell proved, that meant both women and babies would pay.”
In the name of “women’s health”, Tom Ridge allowed Gosnell’s House of Horrors to go uninspected for 18 years, despite warnings of illegal late-term abortions and the death and harm of women within the clinic. Ridge would have Republicans believe that he was a pro-woman, pragmatic governor who focused on governing. In reality, it was Ridge who was an ideologue, choosing to score political points rather than protect women.
Ridge is right to say that there is a split in the Republican Party. On one side, there is a man who enabled Kermit Gosnell. On the other, there are those who are working to stop future Gosnells. It is not a divide between right and left, it is a divide between right and wrong. And Tom Ridge is standing on the wrong side.
Tags: Kermit Gosnell, Pennsylvania, pro-life, Republican Party, Tom Ridge
Aug 12, 2013
Report: Wendy Davis to run for Governor
Reportedly, a formerly obscure Texas State Senator is planning to run for Governor in 2014. That would be Wendy Davis, now known internationally for her 10-hour filibuster of a wildly popular Texas bill that would protect the lives of unborn children after 20 weeks, the point at which they feel excruciating pain as they are violently killed through abortion. (The bill passed later in a second special session.)
Davis appears to have gambled on a statewide run because re-election to her own State Senate district was looking pretty dicey: in his 2010 re-election campaign, current pro-life Governor Rick Perry won 52.7% of the vote in Davis’ district; last year, Mitt Romney took 53.3%. After fielding a largely unknown challenger to Davis last year (who still drew 49% of the vote against her), pro-lifers are sure to rally behind Konni Burton.
But the Governor’s race won’t be much easier for Davis. Not only does Greg Abbott, the pro-life Republican frontrunner, hold a consistent lead in polling (polls from left-leaning PPP, by the way), but Davis, known best as a defender of brutal late-term abortion, will also have to tell Texans why she thinks it’s ok for Kermit Gosnell-style abortionists in Texas to dismember children who can feel pain in the womb. With polls in Texas and the country at large showing a healthy majority—among both women and men, every age group, every race; regardless of marital status, income, or religious attendance; and even a plurality of Davis’ own party—favor banning abortion after 20 weeks, Davis will have some ‘splainin’ to do.Read More
Tags: politics, Texas