by Joe Pojman, Ph.D.
Ben Leman is right for House District 13. He is staunchly pro-life, he supports the many pro-life laws that the Texas Legislature has passed, and he will vote for a total ban on abortion when that will be upheld by the federal courts.
He has the conservative values, the leadership abilities, the experience in public service, and the devotion to honesty and integrity to effectively protect innocent unborn babies and their mothers from the tragedy of abortion at the Capitol in Austin.
That is why Texas Alliance for Life PAC and other state pro-life leaders strongly support Ben for State Representative.
Wide Support from Pro-Life Leaders
We are proud that our executive director is included with prominent, pro-life leaders who support Ben Leman.
- Dr. Joe Pojman, founder and executive director of Texas Alliance for Life PAC. Dr. Pojman has been lobbying in the Texas Capitol for more than three decades.
- Abby Johnson, the former director of the Bryan, Texas, Planned Parenthood abortion facility. She is now among the most effective pro-life leaders in the nation.
- Kyleen Wright of Texans for Life and Life PAC. Kyleen is a 43-year-veteran of the pro-life movement and has decades of experience lobbying for pro-life laws in Austin.
- Karen Garnett, North Texas pro-life activist.
- Andrew Smith, State Director, Texas Pro-Life Action Team.
False Information from Texas Right to Life
We regret that Ben Leman’s opponent and a Houston-based political action committee, Texas Right to Life, funded by West Texas billionaires, have resorted to baseless attacks against Texas Alliance for Life as a way to attack Ben, calling us a “fake pro-life group.” That is a complete falsehood.
Unfortunately, Texas Right to Life has spread so many falsehoods about elected officials that in February of this year, the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops issued a statement to all Catholic Churches in Texas urging them to sever ties with Texas Right to Life. The Bishops recommended that the churches not participate in Texas Right to Life’s activities or allow the organization to use church facilities.
Texas Alliance for Life: A Premier Pro-Life Organization
The reality is that Texas Alliance for Life is among the premier pro-life advocacy organizations in the state and has worked to pass pro-life bills in the Capitol for 30 years. The pro-life bills we have helped to pass are almost too numerous to count. But here are some examples:
- A ban on abortions after 20 weeks, including abortions on babies with disabilities like Down syndrome, spina bifida, and cleft palate
- Fourfold increase in funding for the state’s very successful Alternatives to Abortion program.
- A ban on grisly partial-birth abortions and the sale of baby body parts after abortion.
- A requirement that the precious remains of the victims of abortion be humanely cremated or buried and not treated like medical waste.
- Increased protections for patients against euthanasia at the end of life.
- Protections for unborn babies in their mothers’ wombs from violent crimes of murder and assault by recognizing their personhood.
- Parental consent for abortions on minor girls.
Among the measures we are most proud to support are the 2011 law and the ongoing budget provisions over the last seven years that resulted in defunding Planned Parenthood by 90%, shifting some $30 million to providers of comprehensive women’s healthcare who do not provide or promote abortion.
Most recently, 2017 had sensational successes as the Legislature passed, and Governor Abbott signed into law, 10 new pro-life bills.
As a result of these pro-life laws as well as many others, more than half of the abortion facilities in Texas have closed, abortions are in steep decline in Texas, and countless lives have been saved.
Governor Greg Abbott had this to say about Texas Alliance for Life: “Because of you, Texas leads the nation in defending those who do not have a voice.”
Ben Leman Is Right for House District 13
Ben Leman strongly supports all of these legislative achievements. We need him in the Capitol in Austin to continue to advance protections for unborn babies and their mothers from abortion. We urge all Republican voters to get out and support Ben Leman for your next State Representative. You are eligible to vote even if you did not vote in the March Primary Election. Since turnout can be very low in special and runoff elections, your vote will make a huge difference.
Special Election Voting Locations: Saturday, May 5, 7 AM – 7 PM
- Austin County Tax Office (Pct. 101, 102, 103, 104), 804 E. Wendt St., Bellville, Texas 77474
- Sens Activity Cetner (Pct. 205, 206), 200 Briar Ridge Dr., Bellville, Texas 77418
- West End Elementary School (Pct. 207,208 209, 210, 211) 7453 Ernest , Industry, Texas 78944
- W E Hill Community Center (Pct. 312, 313 314) 1000 Main St, Sealy, Texas 77474
- Wallis Community Building (Pct. 415) 6810 Guyler St, Bldg C, Wallis, Texas 77485
- Sealy American Legion Post 442 (Pct. 416, 417 418) 1630 Meyer St, Sealy, Texas 77474
- Voting Precincts 113 & 305 will consolidate to JP 1 & Constable Ofc. Deanville – 6399 FM 111 Caldwell 77836
- Voting Precincts 207, 211 and 215 will consolidate to JP 2 & Constable Ofc. Snook – 9434 Slovacek Rd Somerville 77879
- Voting Precincts 114, 203, 204, 301, 308, & 309 will consolidate to the Burleson County Courthouse – 100 W. Buck St. Caldwell, 77836
- Voting Precincts 406 & 410 will consolidate to JP 4 & Constable Ofc. Somerville – 16955 SH 36 S, Somerville 77879
- Colorado County Services Facility (Pct. 101, 102, 103) – 305 Radio Lane, Columbus, Texas
- Weimar City Hall (Pct. 201, 202) – 106 E. Main, Weimar, Texas
Agriculture Building (Pct. 302, 303, 304 305) – 316 Spring Street, Columbus, Texas
Eagle Lake Community Center (Pct. 401, 402)- 100 N. Walnut, Eagle Lake, Texas
- Anderson Courthouse Annex (Pct 1) – 114 W. Buffington, Anderson, Texas 77830
- Iola Community Center (Pct 2) – 7264 Main St, Iola, Texas 77861
- Plantersville Town Hall (Pct 4) – 11335 Lodge Lane, Plantersville, Texas 77363
- Courtney Community Center (Pct 5) – 16162 6th Street, Navasota, Texas 77868
- Navasota Center (Pct 6) – 101 Stadium Drive, Navasota, Texas 77868
- Bedias Civic Center (Pct 7) – 3652 Main Street, Bedias, Texas 77831
- Shiro Civic Center (Pct 8) – 9594 Volunteer Ave, Shiro, Texas 77876
- Keith Community Center (Pct 10) – 8808 C.R. 172, Iola, Texas 77861
- Millican Fire Station (Pct 16) – 3030 Wingfall Street, Millican, Texas 77866
- Lavaca County Courthouse (In conjunction with City of Hallettsville)
- Hoffie & Lank Public Library (In conjunction with City of Shiner/Shiner ISD)
- Moulton High School Gym (In conjunction with City of Moulton/Moulton ISD)
- Yoakum First United Methodist Church
- La Grange Church of Christ (La Grange-01 East, Rutersville-02) 646 E. Highway 71, La Grange, Texas 78945
- La Grange City Hall (La Grange-01 North) – 155 E. Colorado St. La Grange, Texas 78945
- La Grange St. Paul’s Lutheran Church(La Grange -01 West Hostyn-20) 427 S. Washington, La Grange, Texas 78945
- Fayetteville Community Center (Ellinger-03, Fayetteville-04, Willow Springs-05) 202 West Main, Fayetteville, Texas 78940
- Round Top Courthouse (Warrenton-06, Round Top-07, Carmine-08 Nechanitz-09) 102 Main St, Round Top, Texas 78954
- Warda Holy Cross Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (Warda-10, Winchester-11) 600 FM 1482, Warda, Texas 78960
- Plum St Peter and St Paul Parish Church Hall (Plum-12, West Point-13) 136 Plum Church Rd, Plum, TX 78652
- Muldoon Baptist Church (Muldoon-14, Cistern-15) – 300 Cochran St, Muldoon, TX 78949
- Flatonia Civic Center (Flatonia-16, Praha-17) – 208 East North Main, Flatonia, TX 78941
Swiss Alp Farm Bureau Building (Swiss Alp-21, Ammannsville-22) – 6899 N. US Hwy 77 Schulenburg, TX 78956
- Holman Parish Hall (Holman-23, Mullins Prairie-26) 9937 FM 155, La Grange, TX 78945
Precinct 4 County Building (Dubina-24, Schulenburg-25) 312 Paulus St, Schulenburg, TX 78956
- Washington County Event Center (Pct. 101, 104, 109, 115, 117, 121) 1305 E. Blue Bell Road, Brenham, Texas 77833
- VFW Hall (Pct. 202, 203, 205, 208) 1200 E. Tom Green Street, Brenham, Texas 77833
- Nancy Carol Roberts Library (Pct. 307, 311, 312, 316, 320) 100 MLK Jr Parkway, Brenham, Texas 77833
- Blinn College Student Center (Pct. 406, 410, 413, 414, 418, 419) 1007 Walter Schwartz Way, Brenham, Texas 77833
(note: this post was first published on the Texas Alliance for Life website (here). The post is republished with permission.)