Without life, no other rights exist.
As the Humboldt County Republican Party, we seek to conserve and defend the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for ourselves, our posterity, and our fellow man. We believe that life is the right from which all other rights flow. Without life, no other rights exist.
We are committed to supporting life at all stages, from the womb through final breath.
For this reason, the Humboldt County Republican Central Committee will uphold these commitments by supporting pro-life candidates and providing citizens with information and resources about important issues.
History of Abortion in America
Abortion is a plague on the United States of America that pits two unlikely opponents against each other: mother and child. The pro-life position asserts that all people are born with certain inalienable rights that come from God and those rights exist at conception. The pro-abortion position asserts that a mother has authority to assert her will over the will of her child.
Although the pro-abortion movement has changed tactics over the years, the abortion landscape in America radically changed in the 1973. Prior to 1973, abortion was a state-issue, determined by state legislatures. However, in 1973 the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled on a landmark case, Roe v. Wade, that changed America at its core. SCOTUS ruled in favor of Roe, determining that although both mother and child hold personhood rights under the 9th Amendment of the United States Constitution (Roe v. Wade, VII 73) and 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution (Roe v. Wade, IX 86), the mother has additional personal liberty lurking in the shadows or “penumbras” of the 14th Amendment that exerts her right over the rights of her unborn child. SCOTUS further asserted that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. The Roe v. Wade (1973) SCOTUS decision usurped state laws requiring states permit abortion without criminal or civil penalty to the mother.
Since the passage of abortion in 1973, women in the United States alone have had more than 64 million abortions.
More than 64 million dead unborn children since 1973 is most certainly not rare. Abortion services have evolved and expanded to full-term, partial birth, chemical pill and other types of abortion services.
A New Chapter Being Written for Life in America
A new chapter is being written in our lifetime. On June 24, 2022, SCOTUS ruled on another landmark case, Dobbs v. Jackson women’s Health Organization Holding (2021), determining that Roe v. Wade (1973) does not confer a woman’s right to abortion and returned the matter of abortion to states to resolve.
Abortion in California
California is one of the most pro-abortion states in America. In December 2021, the California Future of Abortion Council distributed its manifesto report to “protect, strengthen, and expand abortion” in California. The manifesto report outlines seven recommendations: (1) increase abortion funding, (2) provide no-cost abortion services, (3) diversify abortion workforce, (4) reduce barriers to abortion, (5) strengthen legal protections for mothers and doctors, (6) create propaganda messaging and silence dissenting voices, and (7) collect abortion data. California has taken swift action to adopt the seven recommendations prescribed in its manifesto report.
Two of the most dangerous pieces of legislation: Assembly Bill 2223 and California Proposition 1.
Assembly Bill 2223
AB 2223 originally proposed to legalize full-term and perinatal abortion (until a child is 28 days) and remove mandate for coroner to investigate the death of unborn babies at 20 weeks of gestation. The author revised the bill to remove perinatal abortion language; however, the bill allows abortion through all nine (9) months of pregnancy and until birth.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2223 into law on September 27, 2022.
California Prop 1: Reproductive Freedom
California Proposition 1 will appear on the November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election ballot to decide if abortion for all nine (9) months of pregnancy should be enshrined into the California Constitution.
A YES vote supports abortion being enshrined into the California Constitution.
A NO vote opposes abortion being enshrined into the California Constitution.
What you can do
YOU can be a voice for the unborn.
Reality of Abortion
Abortion is a procedure employed to terminate a pregnancy using medicine and/or surgery to remove an embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus. Although in most states abortions are primarily performed under the direct supervision of a licensed health care professional, tele-medicine avenues and the RU486 Milfepristone medicinal abortion (abortion pill) have expanded unsupervised abortion services. Five primary types of abortions are performed: (1) manual vacuum aspiration, which is performed from conception to 7 weeks gestation; (2) medicine-induced abortion using RU486 (commonly referred to as the abortion pill), which is administered from conception to 7 weeks gestation; (3) suction curettage, which is performed from 6 to 14 weeks gestation; (4) dilation and evacuation, which is performed from 13 to 24 weeks of gestation; and (5) dilation and extraction, which is performed from 20 weeks until the moment of birth or after birth.