Letter: Emily’s List backs only those who defend all abortions


Share
Posted Online: May 23, 2012, 2:08 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Political action committees (PACs) are raising millions of dollars for candidates during this election cycle. One of these PACS is Emily's List.

If you look online you will discover that the Mission of Emily's List is "To build a progressive America by electing pro-choice Democratic women to office. "

By pro-choice, Emily's List means absolutely pro-choice! In 1998 Emily's List helped propel Arkansas candidate Blanche Lincoln to the U.S. Senate. A year later she was dropped like a hot coal because she voted in favor of Rick Santorum's Senate bill to ban the barbaric, late-term abortion procedure known as "partial birth" abortion.

A survey taken this year by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion indicated that seventy-nine percent of Americans, including both those who are pro-life and pro-choice, believe that abortions after the first three months of pregnancy should be illegal.

Emily's List supports Cheri Bustos in her attempt to unseat Illinois 17th District Congressman Bobby Schilling. Since this organization backs only female candidates who defend abortion from conception through the entire gestation period, do you really want to contribute to Cheri's campaign or vote for her? What does your conscience tell you? It's your choice.

Elaine Vinzant,

Moline




















 



Local events heading








  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




(More History)