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The Family Foundation Taken to Task for Weak Pro-life Stance on HB1

I have been, and still am, a firm believer in the good things that the Family Foundation does. But I am not alone in scratching my head at their failure to get behind one of the most important bills of the year, House Bill 1. Here is another voice in the baffling saga of tepid support for pro-life causes we are seeing from the McDonnell Administration and the Family Foundation, who we thought were two of our biggest allies in this battle.

Fundamental Things writes:

Speaking Truth to Power

So far, it appears that Governor McDonnell’s political ambitions will prevent him from using his considerable influence to ensure that HB1 makes it through the Senate. One of the Governor’s spokespersons recently told a reporter that the Governor has “significant” constitutional concerns about the bill. This is completely ludicrous, inasmuch as I happen to know that the Governor’s office is very much aware that the identical language has been in place in Missouri since 1986 and has survived U.S. Supreme Court scrutiny in a landmark decision.

How will the Governor be held accountable for this deception and betrayal?

Even more concerning to me is the refusal of The Family Foundation of Virginia (no, that is not a typo) to take any leadership whatsoever in advocating for the bill. In fact, (are you sitting down?) for reasons that have not yet been made clear, The Family Foundation was instrumental in having an alternative bill introduced (see my earlier post on this). That bill, in the form supported by The Family Foundation, would have established a wrongful death cause of action for a “fetus,” thus setting a dangerous precedent in Virginia’s Code of “life-at-12-weeks,” rather than “life-at-conception.”

Because of the considerable efforts exerted by a number of grassroots pro-life organizations, several Senators were alerted to this problem with The Family Foundation’s “alternative,” and these Senators amended the language to ensure that the cause of action would apply throughout pregnancy. In that amended form, SB674 passed the Senate and is now in the House.

Read the rest.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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