In a move worthy of the worst backroom machinations in Lansing or Washington, the Republican Chair of the Missaukee County Board of Commissioners (Michigan), Susan Rogers, is working the phones feverishly to kill a proposed resolution supporting Sanctity of Life Sunday. Sanctity of Life Sunday was established as an annual remembrance of the disastrous January 22, 1973, U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton rulings.
MissaukeeCounty is, arguably, the most pro-life county in the State of Michigan. The voters of MissaukeeCounty have a right to expect their elected representatives to reflect their values, especially on an issue as important as the sanctity of life. According to sources, the Commissioners don't want to be "put on the spot" regarding such a supposedly controversial issue. This is not the first time Susan Rogers has shown her true colors as a Republican in Name Only (RINO). In September of 2007, Rogers voted for one of the largest property tax increases in MissaukeeCounty history. Don't let Susan "RINO" Rogers get away with her continued betrayal of basic Republican principles and values. Please, call the following Republican Missaukee County Commissioners, who appear to be wavering on this issue, and urge them to support the resolution regarding Sanctity of Life Sunday... The Honorable Dean Vivian, telephone number 231/775-7067. The Honorable Star Hughston, telephone number 231/825-8137. The Honorable Hubert Zuiderveen, telephone number 231/328-2017. The following is the resolution, which will be introduced at the Missaukee County Board meeting on Tuesday, January 13th... WHEREAS, the Missaukee County Board of Commissioners remembers and laments the January 22, 1973, U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton rulings, and WHEREAS, we recognize that millions of unborn children have been needlessly aborted since that date, and WHEREAS, no woman should be forced to choose between living in poverty or giving birth, between caring for their newborn or losing their job, nor should they feel pressure to abort an unborn child because they have nowhere to turn for support, and WHEREAS, the citizens of Missaukee County have an opportunity to mourn the ongoing devaluation of human life, which is partially rooted in the unwise, previously stated, U.S. Supreme Court rulings, and WHEREAS, the Missaukee County Board of Commissioners recognizes the enormous commitment of Wexford-Missaukee Right to Life to advocate for the preservation and protection of human life from conception to natural death, and THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Missaukee County Board of Commissioners hereby acknowledges January 18, 2009, as Sanctity of Life Sunday in Missaukee County.
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”
- Harvey Firestone, American Industrialist