The Alaska Right to Life 2018 PAC officially revokes George Rauscher’s previous endorsement(s).
In recent evaluations of Mr. Rauscher’s performance on his commitments to Alaska Right to Life members, his donors, and his voters, Alaska Right To Life has determined that he has broken his pro-life pledge and Alaska Right to Life is revoking any past endorsement(s).
Alaska Right To Life met with Mr. Rauscher several times during the 2016 campaign to better understand and confirm Mr. Rauscher’s understanding and convictions regarding the battle to end the evil practice of killing children in their mother’s wombs.
Mr. Rauscher made many promises during those phone calls and meetings… sacred promises that Alaska Right To Life, and the babies we all claim to advocate for would depend on.
Mr. Rauscher didn’t just promise to introduce legislation that would forever end all abortion in Alaska…
Mr. Rauscher didn’t just promise to introduce new legislation that would eliminate taxpayer funding for abortion in Alaska…
Mr. Rauscher didn’t just promise to introduce new legislation that would eliminate abortion industry access to our kids and schools…
Mr. Rauscher didn’t just promise to co-sponsor and support other measures that would protect children in the womb…
George Rauscher promised to champion the cause in the State House.
George Rauscher promised to lead the State House in ending abortion in Alaska.
Take a look at the promises George Rauscher made and the promises he broke:
- George signed several documents during the campaign season promising that he would sponsor or co-sponsor The Alaska Life at Conception Act.
- George campaigned and raised funds with his Alaska Right To Life PAC endorsement.
- George r benefited from Alaska Right To Life media campaigns in support of his campaign.
- George was elected to office, in part, based on the Pro-Life interests of voters in District 9
- District 9 is often ranked among the most Pro-Life district in Alaska.
- There isn’t a better district in which to campaign with an Alaska Right to Life endorsement.
- George walked away from his promises to Alaska Right to Life, our members, and the people of District 9 – and across the state – that voted and donated to his campaign based on his Alaska Right to Life endorsement.
- George repeatedly refused Alaska Right to Life appeals to sponsor the Life at Conception Act in the winter of 2016 / 2017.
- George’s repeated refusals to introduce the Life at Conception Act delayed its introduction to the House until May of 2017.
- George repeatedly refused Alaska Right to Life appeals to co-sponsor the Life at Conception Act after it was introduced by an un-endorsed legislator in May 2017.
- George co-sponsored the Abortion Procedures Act (HB 266) in direct opposition to Alaska Right to Life communications condemning the bill.
- Finally, in a clearly self-serving act, George Rauscher co-sponsored the Life at Conception Act just 46 days before the Regular Session ended.
- George refused to sponsor the Life At Conception Act – promise broken.
- George refused to co-sponsor the Life At Conception Act for nearly a year – promise broken.
- George refused to support the Life At Conception Act by delaying his co-sponsorship until the House was in heated debate over the budget and bills that were actively heard on the House Floor. The Life At Conception Act had no chance of passing four committees and being heard on the House Floor in a Democrat controlled House with just 46 days remaining in Session – promise broken.
- Co-sponsoring any bill that is not actively being presented in committees or scheduled for a hearing is a widely known, but rarely used tactic that only bolsters a legislator’s re-election resume.
George Rauscher and his supporters repeatedly dodge the issue when they tell Alaska Right to Life members – and his voters – that it made no sense to introduce or co-sponsor the Life At Conception Act because Democrats had the majority in the House, and the bill wouldn’t have a chance of passing. But if that’s true, why did George co-sponsor The Life At Conception Act just before the end of the 30th Legislature?
GEORGE BROKE HIS PROMISE
But more than that, every time they repeat this narrative, they’re demonstrating one of two very sad realities:
George co-sponsored the Life At Conception Act as a pragmatic political tactic to bolster his re-election resume.
George and his supporters are lying every time they tell us why he refused to sponsor the Life at Conception Act.
George earned his most recent endorsement in June of 2016.
The endorsement was based on his signed Personhood Affirmation and Pro-Life Legislation Survey on which George committed to uphold several principles as well as Sponsoring / Co-Sponsoring the Alaska Life at Conception Act.
Mr. Rauscher affirmed in writing that:
- Affirmation “that life begins at conception.”
- Affirmation that “all persons have a natural right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness”
- Affirmation that any vote for legislation containing language in violation of the Personhood Affirmation will be viewed as direct opposition to the Personhood Affirmation.
- Commitment to “support for the Alaska Life at Conception Act” and other legislation and actions that would support…” the principles outlined in the Personhood Affirmation.
- Commitment to Sponsor, Co-Sponsor, and Publicly Support the Alaska Life at Conception Act”
January 17 2017 to May 15 2018
- Co-Sponsored the Abortion Procedures Act (HB 266) on January 16th, 2018, in direct opposition to the Personhood Candidate Affirmation signed 6/10/2016.
- Co-Sponsored the Life at Conception Act (HB 250) on March 28th, 2018, just 46 days before the regular session ended.
- During several conversations with Alaska Right To Life staff, to include a meeting on January 2nd, 2018, Mr. Rauscher remarked that co-sponsoring legislation requires great effort and commitment to carry the bill forward, and that he wouldn’t co-sponsor legislation without committing himself to the bill’s passage.
Mr. Rauscher has been instructed to cease from using the Alaska Right to Life name, images, logo, and any reference to past Alaska Right to Life endorsements.
Finally, the staff and board at Alaska Right to Life didn’t make the decision to revoke Mr. Rauscher’s endorsement lightly. Ultimately, we believe that our duty to the thousands of children that are killed mercilessly by Planned Parenthood abortionists deserve better than promises made in exchange for votes and donations, then broken once elected.
The children that have been killed and are at risk of being killed in their mothers’ wombs deserve better.
The deserve the very best we can do for them.
Tell Representative Rauscher How You Feel
The Alaska Right to Life 2018 PAC