Texas Right to Life Announces Pro-Life Primary Election Endorsements
by Maria Gallagher
LifeNews.com Staff Writer
March 3, 2004
Houston, TX (LifeNews.com) — Super Tuesday, Texas style, will occur next week, as the Lone Star state holds its March primary. Among the key races is a congressional contest which pits a pro-life heroine against an operative of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion operation.
In Congressional District 17, pro-life leaders hope to elect State Rep. Arlene Wohlgemuth, whom they describe as "a heroine for innocent human life."
"Arlene Wohlgemuth has been a staunch defender of innocent human life for years in the Texas state House," said Elizabeth Graham of Texas Right to Life.
Graham told LifeNews.com that Wohlgemuth faces an opponent who served on the board of
Planned Parenthood, "which gives us grave reservation about her pro-life commitment."
"Arlene has unfailingly led the battle for the right to life for years, and she will carry her leadership to Washington. Texas cannot afford to send an unknown with questionable allegiances to Washington; we need Arlene in Congress," Graham added.
Texas Right to Life is also focusing on the race for state GOP chair. The pro-life organization has endorsed Gina Parker, who has been involved in the pro-life movement for decades.
"Pro-lifers across Texas should be delegates to the state convention in June, where they can vote for Gina Parker to be the next chairman of the Republican Party of Texas," Graham said.
Texas Right to Life’s other Congressional endorsements include: Wayne Christian for U.S. Congress, District 1; Ralph Hall, U.S. Congress, District 4; Joe Barton, U.S. Congress, District 6; Mike Conaway, U.S. Congress, District 11; Roger Scott, U.S. Congress, District 20; Kenny Marchant, U.S. Congress, District 24; John Carter, U.S. Congress, District 31.
In addition, Texas Right to Life has made the following endorsements: Steven Wayne Smith, Texas Supreme Court, place 5; Lawrence Meyers, Texas Criminal Court of Appeals, Place 2; Felipe Reyna, Tenth Court of Appeals; Victor Carrillo, Railroad Commissioner; Terri Leo, State Board of Education, Place 6.
"Texas Right to Life proudly endorsed a number of candidates across the state," Graham said. "Although the decisions were difficult," Graham said, PAC board members were happy to learn "that hundreds of men and women who wish to restore the sanctity of innocent human life seek public office.
Related web sites:
Texas Right to Life – https://www.txrtl.org