Immigration is a life issue, too.
The Mexican-American or Latino population are primarily identified as Catholic or Christian. The pro life issue is an issue important to Mexican-American / Latin women and Texas voters, however, we would like to inform voters of Texas how the Eugenicist spirit of Margaret Sanger has been allowed to creep it's way into the ranks of the pro life movement.
We hope Catholic leaders will send a strong message to their Catholic faithful serving in pro life organizations as committeemen to hold pro life organizations accountable in defense of those who attack birthright citizenship and/or embrace a culture of death in our private prison society.
Co-founders of SOMOS INDEPENDENTS do support the pro life movement from the womb to the tomb standpoint, and we do so – not by climbing the uphill battle in reversing the Supreme Law of the land when the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade, but with arming ourselves with education and informing women of the negative long term psychological, emotional and physical impacts of getting an abortion.
However, if pro life organizations are going to remain credible pro lifers, then they must begin separating the sheep from the goats and it begins with them not endorsing Republican politicians who want to attack birthright citizenship or align themselves with those who embracing sexual predators and the culture of death. More importantly, we also believe the National Right To Life has blood on their hands in turning a blind eye to this issue affecting babies of immigrant women who are dying in immigration detention.
Will Texas pro life organizations continue to support Greg Abbott even though Abbott's Republican campaign allies via Jerry Patterson are on the record for repealing birthright citizenship which carries out Margaret Sanger's vision of reducing minority babies from being born? Or, will the current pro life movement turn a blind eye to the Jerry Patterson as it relates to brown and colored babies and ending birthright?
Will prolife organizations continue to support politicians like Greg Abbott even though Abbott associates himself with the likes of a sexual predator to women via Ted Nugent who is on record for embracing the culture of death and threatening to kill the President of the United States and fellow Americans? Didn't Texans mourn enough with the killing of former President John F. Kennedy during the Dallas parade?
Our national voter group – led by a Texas-born woman and a Nebraska-born American woman (of Mexican descent) cannot support Greg Abbott for Texas governor in light of his campaign allies and Republican cohorts attacking birth right citizenship that directly affects baby matters and is a direct assault on our 14th Amendment Constitutional right. We cannot support politicians who align themselves with the culture of death to fellow Americans and our leaders who were elected by American people.
Last but not least, we want to highlight the one year anniversary since the U.S. Senate passed legal immigration reform one year ago today with the assistance of Republican Senator John McCain. We are keeping track of politicians (mostly from the Republican Party) who have obstructed and refused the forward movement of legal immigration reform when the majority of Americans know that the system is broken and badly needs to be fixed. The current administration has shown compassion to DREAM Act students when he offered the DACA program to children; but now we witness a very hostile Republican Leader via Speaker Boehner threatening President Obama with a lawsuit for attempting to fix a broken system even though the Republican Party has done nothing to move the Senate bill forward a year later. Indeed a recent June 2014 study shows most Americans favor providing a way for immigrants who are currently living in the U.S. to become citizens provided they meet certain requirements.