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Contact:  Stephanie Cates
                 Chairman, Spokane County Republican Party
                  (509) 710-5108 or chair@spokanegop.com

Spokane GOP reaffirms pro-life values in Resolution

 Spokane, WA, May 19, 2017 – The Executive Board of the Spokane County Republican Party adopted a resolution at its May meeting to affirm the pro-life plank of its Party platform adopted in 2015.

“The Board felt it necessary, in light of recent comments by our Lincoln Day speaker, Tomi Lahren, that we re-emphasize that the Republican Party opposes abortion and supports the right to life at the local, state, and national level,” said Spokane GOP Chairman Stephanie Cates.

A Party platform is a set of beliefs that are accepted as characteristic of a particular political party and presented to the public to help it know the principles and values for which that party stands.

“Our platform, from national to local, is solid on the sanctity of life,” added Cates. “At the same time, we acknowledge that the GOP tent is a ‘Big Tent’, where Republicans can agree on most but not necessarily all policy matters. We still look forward to welcoming Tomi Lahren for our Lincoln Day fundraiser on June 3 and hearing an inspiring message on the issues that unite us as Republicans.”

The complete text of the resolution follows.

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Resolution Affirming Support for the Right To Life

WHEREAS, the United States Declaration of Independence states “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness;” and

WHEREAS, the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution, and Article I, Section 3 of the Washington State Constitution declare that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; and

WHEREAS, the National Republican Party Platform affirms that all are created equal, endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and

WHEREAS, the Washington State Republican Party Platform states that the WSRP is dedicated to preserving a constitutional republic through active participation by citizens for the protection and preservation of conservative values, including the sanctity and dignity of human life; and

WHEREAS, the Spokane County Republican Party Platform reaffirms that our individual rights come from God and recognizes the right to life from natural conception to natural death as inalienable; and

WHEREAS, the Spokane County Republican Party Platform Guiding Principles states the SCRP believes that the State of Washington must act only in a fashion that protects all innocent human life in our state and we believe that the states must have the right to codify the sanctity of life from conception until natural death; therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Executive Board of the Spokane County Republican Party reaffirms the belief that life begins at conception and is a natural, God-given, unailienable right; be it further

RESOLVED, that the Executive Board of the Spokane County Republican Party supports efforts to end abortion in the State of Washington; be it further

RESOLVED, that the Executive Board of the Spokane County Republican Party opposes all instances of public funding for elective abortion and any mandates on private institutions to provide insurance coverage of abortifacients or abortions; be it further

RESOLVED, that the Executive Board of the Spokane County Republican Party shall issue a press release notifying the public of this Resolution.

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