NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 03, 2006
CONSTITUTION PARTY OF OREGON
Will Not Downsize Pro-Life Position
To: National Desk
SCAPPOOSE, OR. May 03 /Covenant News Wire Service/ -- The following is a statement from Bob Ekstrom, Chairman of the Constitution Party of Oregon:
The Constitution Party of Oregon, as a state-level, political entity, has voluntarily been in affiliation with the nationally organized Constitution Party since the year 2000 AD. We have shared common ground on matters of platform, candidates, and projects. Restoring liberty to the individual citizen and limits to the agencies of civil government are vitally important. Yet, the cornerstone issue for party leaders and members has been ending legalized abortion in Oregon and America. We believe that no legitimate government may sanction the killing of anyone who has not done anything wrong. Any government claiming such power has become the enemy of the people.
Recently, in Tampa, Florida, a National Committee of the Constitution Party stepped away from an authentic pro-life stand extending the welcome mat to those who hold that “children conceived through rape and incest are not innocent and not worthy of legal protection.” This matter has been on the table and under discussion for quite some time. The Tampa decision, supposedly, is final, but many state parties, including Oregon, cannot yield the high ground of their political purpose.
On May 20th, the steering committee for the Constitution Party of Oregon will convene to consider my recommendation that - until the national Constitution Party resumes a principled, pro-life position – we, in Oregon, should separate ourselves and proceed as an independent state party. We continue to function as the Constitution Party of Oregon. And yes, we still do visualize abortionists on trial.
Constitution Party of Oregon
Bob Ekstrom, Chairman
51163 Bankston Road
Scappoose, OR. 97056
Phone: (503) 503-309-6510
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