Whereas: There can be no Liberties without life.
Whereas: The Republican Party of Texas has specifically called for the process of Abortion to be stopped in Texas and has directed the State Legislature this is a top priority.
Whereas: RLC Principles state - "Whether government should intervene to influence that choice is dependent on the legal status of the fetus" - Texas law applies person-hood to a fetus from implantation to birth.
Whereas: RLC Principles state - "We support a resolution of this issue through the proper judicial and legislative channels specified in the Constitution." - There are no enumerated powers set forth in the US Constitution on abortion or murder. Additionally, there are several proper Judicial & Constitutional ways for States to approach this to which we would support. Rep. Tinderholt is but one way via the Tenth Amendment Rights of Texas.
Whereas: RLC Principles state - "The Constitution properly limits the federal government to specific enumerated powers. The Tenth Amendment properly reserves all other powers to the states or to the people." Without enumeration of this principle, we favor the Republican Liberty Caucus' view that this falls to the people, therefore giving Texas jurisdiction over this issue.
Whereas : The RLC endorsed elected officials from Ron & Rand Paul, Justin Amash, Ted Cruz to Thomas Massie and all others we use as examples of men who champion liberty are solidly pro-life.
BE IT RESOLVED: This chapter strongly supports Rep. Tinderholt's bill HB 948 to end abortion in Texas, and believes this firmly fits into the existing RLC Principles.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: This chapter is responding to legislation entered into the State of Texas' 85th Legislature. We believe that this is a 10th Amendment issue reserved to the State of Texas as well as a Legislative Priority set forth by the delegates in Texas. Therefore, we, RLC of CD36, support this legislation and it shall be forwarded to the State and National levels of the organization for consideration in strengthening the abortion plank in the RLCTX and RLC National principles respectively.