Posted: 2:32 pm Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Erick Erickson: ‘I’ll be on the board’ of Georgia Life Alliance 

By Jim Galloway

Though it’s not much of a surprise, talk radio provocateur Erick Erickson has fessed up to being part of the effort to persuade the National Right to Life organization to disassociate itself from Georgia Right to Life. From PeachPundit:

I’m talking about the Georgia Life Alliance, of which I am a part and will be on the board. This weekend we are asking National Right to Life to affiliate with us, which would mean ending their relationship with Georgia Right to Life (“GRTL”).

I have been calling for a new pro-life organization in Georgia since GRTL sided with Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights groups to oppose the 20-week abortion ban in the U.S. House of Representatives. GRTL has held its head up and said it took a hard line position and suggested other pro-life groups were going soft.

In fact, as I said then and repeat now, life is too precious and important for political gamesmanship. And I believe GRTL took that position for other political purposes instead of joining every other pro-life group in America to advance the life agenda down the field.

If you missed it this morning, here’s the top of the Thursday column that set things rolling:

On Friday, behind a closed door in Washington, an upstart group with substantial but unstated political backing back home will ask the National Right to Life organization to discard Georgia Right to Life — the most powerful anti-abortion force in the state Capitol — as one of its 50 state affiliates.

It’s a bold power play that involves the current Republican race for the U.S. Senate, a threatened Democratic resurgence in Georgia, and GRTL’s insistent refusal to recognize incest and rape as exceptions to its blanket condemnation of abortion.

Candidates who disagree with the Georgia chapter’s uncompromising position that abortion is acceptable only when the life of the mother is at stake do not win GRTL’s stamp of approval.

The same goes for legislation, whether state or federal. Even if that legislation is backed by GRTL’s parent organization, National Right to Life.

GRTL “has been willing to say we cannot support the killing of any class of human being because of their conception mode,” said unapologetic spokesman Mike Griffin, who pointed to his group’s success in Georgia since 2002 as evidence that an unconditional approach is politically viable.

“They say the proof is in the pudding. There’s a lot of pudding here,” Griffin said. “Which begs the question, why the challenge?”

One likely answer: Many Republican critics worry that such absolutism will become a liability as the state makes its slow but relentless demographic march back to Democratic parity.

21 comments
BigHat
BigHat

Coat hangers for everyone!

Bill OrvisWhite
Bill OrvisWhite

Congratulations to the honorable Erick Erickson for becoming an even bigger soldier in the war to protect innocent life. Erick is a fine addition to this great organization that fights tooth and nail for the unborn. Me and millions of others become deeply upset when any group or individual sides with drive-through abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood. Amen, Bill 

mrob
mrob

Pop goes the weasel!


"Red states are dangerous states with lawmakers equally dangerous to enact dangerous laws to drive home a point to exhibit conservatism'---mro

AvailableName
AvailableName

In fact, as I said then and repeat now, life is too precious and important for political gamesmanship."


Yep, until birth then you folks are on your own from his point of view.

NWGAL
NWGAL

They should invite Limbaugh to their board. Make it a complete circus.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

Just goes to show how their 'unbending principles' get reeeeaaallll flexible in election years. One day it is "No abortions whatsoever, all life is precious, even those day old zygotes."  But in an election year it becomes "We can't say that, if we do we won't get elected."  "Let's pretend we will accept certain exceptions, like rape and incest, and abortions up to 20 weeks."

Anyone who thinks that they won't be back to "No abortions whatsoever!" within a week if they keep the senate and state house, does not know these people. They will not rest until they have complete control of everyone's sex life, contraceptive decisions, and family planning, and of course, it will be because they know it is what God wants them to do.

petel
petel

Another example of the GOP's war on women.

Bernie31
Bernie31

The WOMB WATCHERS or commonly referred to as The American Taliban Brigade have culled their Numbers, to continue their push to deny FREEDOM to ALL Women of America. These are the Republicans who want THE U.S. and or State GOVERNMENT in the Exam room with the Woman and Her Physician. 

Poor Eve ...just cannot be TRUSTED!

uh...huh.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

Mr. Galloway often includes his hopeful wishes as above - "threatened Democratic resurgence in Georgia ...as the state makes its slow but relentless demographic march back to Democratic parity."

Of course there is no such inevitability - it is based on no advancement on the economic ladder for black and hispanics, along with even greater poverty for such voters clamoring for Democrats who offer more in subsidies.  A pretty distasteful wish.  And a very long way to go in a slow supposed evolution since we have all Republicans elected state wide: Governor, Senate, House, Attorney General, both U.S. Senators, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State,  Superintendent of Schools, Agricultural Commissioner, Insurance Commissioner, Commissioner of Labor, and members of the Public Service Commission.  The U.S. House delegation voted by districts is also strongly majority Republican. There is no doubt the vast majority of Georgians support the Republican Party which controls the state of Georgia, and will for some time to come.

JeffreyEav
JeffreyEav

I'm confused. Which one really loves fetuses and which one really loves politics.

honested
honested

Haven't we learned the danger of placing talk-show hacks in positions approaching authority?


Other than 'preaching to the choir' what talents in 'leadership' do they supply?

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

This issue that the liberal AJC is trying to make into a wedge is simply not the highest priority of most Democrat or Republican voters.  Broun and Handel might try to make it a top priority, and Nunn may try to paint it as such for the eventual GOP nominee - but voters will be looking at much more than this campaign tactic.

Roe v Wade is the law in 50 states, and only tinkering at the edges will pass.  While it is past time to move on to other issues - gamesmanship by this blog and some candidates will continue.  To no avail.

MoFaux
MoFaux

@Bill OrvisWhite ...and once they are born, they no longer care at all.  As long as they are born, whether to unfit, unloving parents or not, whether abused or molested or not...doesn't matter.  They just want to "feel better" about themselves.  It's not about what Jesus would do, but rather, what *might* Jesus do if he were a Republican that opposed all Social programs.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@NWGAL And rick, the santorum, no circus is complete if it doesn't have three rings. As the greatest circus meister of them all, PT Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute," and apparently everyone of them vote repuppy.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@AuntieChrist - These are the same folks you can find with 20 miles of any state line on a Saturday morning Hiding behind Dark sunglasses and parked far away and getting their Problem FIXED!


Be it MOM,WIFE,DAUGHTER,SISTER, COUSIN,NIECE and even the Grand Daughter who is just smitten with the Love of RAP Music.

uh...huh.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

And according to polls and pundits - there is little likelihood that Democrats Michelle Nunn, Jason Carter, or any others will get elected to Georgia statewide offices this year.  

Just stating the facts - not partisan wishes like so many other posters (blogger) here.

NWGAL
NWGAL

Noun verb and liberal press. What a small world to live in. Only in Georgia would the AJC be called liberal. Everywhere else it would be moderate to moderate right. Here anyone espousing kindness and compassion are socialists.

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

Galloway must have the patience of Job to put up with your never ending criticism of this blog.

What boorish behavior....

honested
honested

@The_Centrist  

At the same time, will the 'right-to-interfere-with-legitimate-legal-choicers' ever move on to efforts that deal with the social conditions that cause their reason to band together?

Or is it just a massive fundraising operation?

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@CherokeeCounty Galloway banned him about two years ago, and if you think he whines now, you should have seen his comments then--under another screen name--"Jim, Please can I post again, please, please please," like a kid begging his mom for a Snickers bar. It was hilarious--in a pitiful sort of way. Then the AJC changed their policy to where we logged in to the AJC overall rather than to a particular blog, and he went back to his old ways of carping and whining about everything Galloway wrote. What a sad little person he is.