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A Great Opportunity to Take a Stand!

I got this in an email (along with thousands of others – maybe millions of others) from Gary Bauer’s group:

Delegate Kathy Tran, sponsor of an extreme bill allowing third trimester abortions, is holding a town hall event tomorrow, Saturday, February 2nd. 

Several pro-life organizations are encouraging Virginia voters to attend the town hall event, as well as a press conference and rally taking place right before.

The rally and press conference are being held at the main entrance of South County High School at 8501 Silverbrook Road in Lorton at 11:30 AM.  (Find more details here.)

The town hall event with several members of the General Assembly, including Delegate Tran, will begin at 1:00 PM in the high school library.

Our elected representatives must hear from pro-life voters! 

If you live in the Lorton area, please make every effort to attend this important event.

If you have friends or family members who live in the Lorton area, share this message with them.  Urge them to attend and to spread the word as well.

Campaign for Working Families email of 2/1

All I would add: Only go if you are either in Del. Tran’s district (42nd) or in the district of one of the other delegates/senators invited.

Two last things: BE CIVIL! The well-meaning emotional conservative who shouts out something mean and/or hateful will be the one on CNN and discussed in the evil Washington Post. Not the hateful pro-aborts.

Someone named Lolita Mancheno-Smoak actually ran against Tran in 2017. She raised $150,000 or so (Go to this VPAP page) and received nearly 12,000 votes. I would say to her: Maybe run again! Encourage Ms. Mancheno-Smoak to try again.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

5 Responses to “A Great Opportunity to Take a Stand!”

  1. Let me add one more thing: Pray, pray, pray! This is as much a spiritual battle as a political one.


  2. R. Stanton Scott

    For the record, Tran’s legislation does not permit currently banned late term abortions. It does not legalize partial birth abortions. It simply allows doctors to treat patients in need without requiring two concurring opinions and expands where this treatment can take place at the margins. Her bill does not legalize infanticide.

    This is a very complicated and emotional issue. But it’s not a case of women simply deciding at the very last minute that they just don’t want to have a child. The most common scenario is a married woman who genuinely wants to give birth but simply cannot because it would put her health at risk. In most cases, the fetus has no chance to survive anyway.

    In any event, the Commonwealth of Virginia has no business in doctors’ offices telling them how to treat patients.

    • John says:

      Mr. Scott, according to Governor Northam the exact opposite of your plug is true.

      • R. Stanton Scott

        Only if you want to read it that way, John. The point is that the straw man erected by conservatives on this is that women walk into clinics at the very last moment asking for abortions simply because they changed their minds about being mothers – and evil abortionists nod and fill their wishes for a fee because they don’t care about human life.

        Too many people falsely believe this happens, but it simply doesn’t. Makes good bumper sticker though I guess.

  3. Paul Blumstein says:

    UPDATE: Tran backed out and canceled her town hall but the pro-life rally will still happen, as planned. I suggest that everyone who could make it there do so.


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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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