SD Right to Life Voter Guide

South Dakota Right to Life has released their 2012 primary voter guide. It examines the voting records (or, in the case of candidates who have not served in public office before, their statements and responses to surveys) of the candidates with regard to pro-life issues.

For the Christian or anyone else who recognizes that human life is sacred, created in the image of God, and that innocent human life exists inside the womb, this is an issue of paramount importance. This issue also runs across several legislative boundaries which go beyond a simple vote for or against abortion, for or against measures which restrict the destruction of innocent human life.

As has been confirmed in the past year, we now know beyond a shadow of a doubt, ObamaCare would trample religious freedom by forcing even religious organizations to provide abortifacients. It also provides abortion coverage for $1.

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Therefore, anyone who has supported, promoted or facilitated ObamaCare has supported, promoted and facilitated abortion and an attack on religious liberty. Anyone who has had an opportunity to fight ObamaCare and has declined or rejected that opportunity has declined or rejected an opportunity to fight abortion and attacks on religious liberty. I don’t think this voter guide takes this cold reality into consideration, because there are people who appear to have good pro-life ratings…but have been ardent defenders of ObamaCare (with their actions, if not their words).

So, as you make use of this voter guide, don’t stop there but go on to do your own homework.

Nevertheless, the voter guide does reveal some reveal pretty obvious differences:

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Some others reveal candidates with very similar positions on the life issue:

As always, do your homework before voting. Look up the candidate’s records for yourself and make sure nothing was missed in this scorecard, either good or bad.  Ultimately YOU will be morally responsible to your Creator for what you did with your vote. Voting without knowing the records of the people involved is like waving a gun around blindfolded and then firing at what you think is the target: in other words, it’s a good way to do a lot of harm.

What did our nation’s first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Jay, say?

“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”

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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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