California Republicans made one shocking decision about their pro-life, pro-marriage platform

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The GOP in California is not known as a solid conservative, pro-life state party.

But at its recent state convention the California GOP surprised everyone with their actions.

Because California Republicans made one shocking decision about their pro-life, pro-marriage party platform.

Republicans in the Golden State recently rejected calls from party RINOs to drop pro-life and pro-family platform positions.

RINOs rejected in their attempt to accept mass murder

Members of California’s GOP convention recently met and voted against a proposal from “moderate” Republicans to drop opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage from the party’s platform.

These self-described “moderates” never really explained what is so moderate about the killing of innocent life.

Despite that they attempted to weaken the Party’s pro-life stance by removing the statement that life begins at conception.

They even also tried to remove references to opposition of late-term and elective abortions.

There was nothing “moderate” about their proposal, it would have made the California GOP right in line with rabid pro-abortion Democrats who favor killing babies up to, and even after, birth.

The platform proposal was submitted earlier this year, with support from the pro-LGBT organization Log Cabin Republicans and was approved by party leadership in the Golden State.

They even made the claim in defense of the motion that it would broaden the party’s appeal to leftist voters.

But a closed-door vote at the convention resulted in an overwhelming rejection of the new platform proposal.

In fact, it was so overwhelming there wasn’t even a debate on the proposed amendments.

Mobilization and confrontation works

Real Impact Executive Director Gina Gleason, who played a role in mobilizing GOP convention voters to reject the platform spoke to Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on “Washington Watch.”

“We expected to lose because the party leadership and all the delegates were against us. They don’t believe in upholding and defending life and … God’s design for marriage. But when we got wind of what they were doing, we got organized.” She added, “When Christians know what is taking place in their government or in their local community, they step up and they’re starting to be really involved and make some impactful changes.”

And conservative Republican National Committee (RNC) woman for California Harmeet Dhillon also argued strongly against the platform policy changes.

She told Politico, “We need to focus on drawing distinctions with the Left … not stoke divisions within our base.”

In comments to the Washington Free Beacon, Los Angeles Hispanic Republican Club official David Hernandez said, “To remove life at conception [from the platform] would not only disenfranchise conservatives, it would disenfranchise conservative Democrats who are now looking at the leftist takeover of their party — and if we are following behind, then they’re not going to be attracted to us.”

The radical move by the California RINOs comes at a time when some in the Republican Party nationwide have pushed for less focus and compromise on abortion, in an effort to appeal to the Left.

Nevertheless she persists

For example, Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R-SC) has been the head cheerleader for compromising on the taking of innocent life in a wrong-headed effort to win left-wing voters, saying the pro-life platform needs to be “softened” to accept most abortions.

But others, like RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel are saying the opposite.

“Let’s talk about abortion, which has become a huge issue coming after the Dobbs decision. When you don’t respond, the lies become the truth.”

McDaniel continued by pointing out that a lot of Republicans in 2022 shied away from the abortion issue. “Then what happened?” she asked. “Democrats spent $360 million running ads filled with lies about abortion, and most Republicans had no response.”

Other conservatives, like Donald Trump’s former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, have also urged Republicans not to shy away from campaigning on the pro-life issue.

McEnany urged Republicans to highlight the Democrat Party’s “extremism” on abortion, including lobbying for abortion up to birth.

She said, “I’d love to see a presidential candidate look at Joe Biden and say, ‘President Biden, when does [an unborn] baby feel pain?’ I don’t think he could answer that question. Why isn’t every Democrat in America being asked that question?”

But many RINOs are still out there advocating abandoning the pro-life issue completely.

Fox News host Martha McCallum even falsely claimed during the first Republican presidential primary debate that abortion “has been a losing issue for Republicans since the Dobbs decision.”

Of course, nothing could be further from the truth, and there is overwhelming electoral evidence that proves her wrong.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.