By AlaskaWatchman.com

The Republican National Committee is poised to vote on a much shorter platform which affirms that the 14th Amendment guarantees the right to life for preborn babies. The RNC platform committee adopted the changes, which will be up for a vote of the full RNC membership during the party’s convention next week in Milwaukee.

Under the proposed platform, the RNC would affirm that the 14th Amendment “guarantees that no person can be denied life or liberty without due process and that the states are, therefore, free to pass laws protecting those rights.” This would include abortion bans in individual states.

The document is not without considerable controversy, however, as the platform committee removed calls for a federal abortion ban, preferring to leave that decision up to the states to decide. It also fails to affirm the right to life from the moment of conception.

Unlike the much longer 2016 and 2020 platforms, which references the word abortion 35 times, the current proposal only mentions abortion once.

“Republicans Will Protect and Defend a Vote of the People, from within the States, on the Issue of Life We proudly stand for families and Life,” the document states. “We believe that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees that no person can be denied Life or Liberty without Due Process, and that the States are, therefore, free to pass Laws protecting those Rights. After 51 years, because of us, that power has been given to the States and to a vote of the People. We will oppose Late Term Abortion, while supporting mothers and policies that advance Prenatal Care, access to Birth Control, and IVF (fertility treatments).”

The platform draft also calls for the following:

1. SEAL THE BORDER, AND STOP THE MIGRANT INVASION.

2. CARRY OUT THE LARGEST DEPORTATION OPERATION IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

3. END INFLATION, AND MAKE AMERICA AFFORDABLE AGAIN.

4. MAKE AMERICA THE DOMINANT ENERGY PRODUCER IN THE WORLD, BY FAR!

5. STOP OUTSOURCING, AND TURN THE UNITED STATES INTO A MANUFACTURING SUPERPOWER.

6. LARGE TAX CUTS FOR WORKERS, AND NO TAX ON TIPS!

7. DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION, OUR BILL OF RIGHTS, AND OUR FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, INCLUDING FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM OF RELIGION, AND THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS.

8. PREVENT WORLD WAR THREE, RESTORE PEACE IN EUROPE AND IN THE MIDDLE EAST, AND BUILD A GREAT IRON DOME MISSILE DEFENSE SHIELD OVER OUR ENTIRE COUNTRY — ALL MADE IN AMERICA.

9. END THE WEAPONIZATION OF GOVERNMENT AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

10. STOP THE MIGRANT CRIME EPIDEMIC, DEMOLISH THE FOREIGN DRUG CARTELS, CRUSH GANG VIOLENCE, AND LOCK UP VIOLENT OFFENDERS.

11. REBUILD OUR CITIES, INCLUDING WASHINGTON DC, MAKING THEM SAFE, CLEAN, AND BEAUTIFUL AGAIN.

12. STRENGTHEN AND MODERNIZE OUR MILITARY, MAKING IT, WITHOUT QUESTION, THE STRONGEST AND MOST POWERFUL IN THE WORLD.

13. KEEP THE U.S. DOLLAR AS THE WORLD’S RESERVE CURRENCY.

14. FIGHT FOR AND PROTECT SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE WITH NO CUTS, INCLUDING NO CHANGES TO THE RETIREMENT AGE.

15. CANCEL THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE MANDATE AND CUT COSTLY AND BURDENSOME REGULATIONS.

16. CUT FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ANY SCHOOL PUSHING CRITICAL RACE THEORY, RADICAL GENDER IDEOLOGY, AND OTHER INAPPROPRIATE RACIAL, SEXUAL, OR POLITICAL CONTENT ON OUR CHILDREN.

17. KEEP MEN OUT OF WOMEN’S SPORTS.

18. DEPORT PRO-HAMAS RADICALS AND MAKE OUR COLLEGE CAMPUSES SAFE AND PATRIOTIC AGAIN.

19. SECURE OUR ELECTIONS, INCLUDING SAME DAY VOTING, VOTER IDENTIFICATION, PAPER BALLOTS, AND PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP.

20. UNITE OUR COUNTRY BY BRINGING IT TO NEW AND RECORD LEVELS OF SUCCESS.

Read the full draft document here.

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Stripped down GOP draft platform affirms constitutional right to life, drops call for federal abortion ban

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


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