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True Pro-Lifer v. Pro-abortion zealot in Florida’s 19th Congressional District Special Election

by | Jun 13, 2014


By Rai Rojas

Curt Clawson

Curt Clawson

April Freeman is a pro-abortion zealot.

She’s never said as much because as so many of her ilk do, she conveniently and dishonestly hides behind the now-unmasked “I’m pro-choice” moniker. But if the old adage “tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are” holds true, April Freeman is a pro-abortion zealot.

She is a member of the National Organization for Women, which embraced the pro-abortion mantra at its inception. She has been endorsed by DAPAC (Democrats Advancing Progressive action in Congress), an organization whose website states, “all DAPAC candidates are prochoice and support publicly funded universal healthcare.”

Most notably, however, DAPAC is vehemently opposed to the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding of abortion with narrow exceptions.

When she received DAPAC’s endorsement, Ms. Freeman said, “I’m proud and excited to have the backing and endorsement from DAPAC. Over the past few months I’ve been working hard training and aligning myself with national organizations and groups.” Hmmm.

One of the groups Ms. Freeman has closely “aligned” herself with is EMILY’s List (“Early Money Is Like Yeast”). This is a political action committee created exclusively to endorse and donate moneys to pro-abortion women running as Democrats. April is a 2013 graduate of EMILY List’s Political Opportunity Program (POP).

In order to graduate from EMILY’s List POP, Democrat women have to oppose any protective laws, like the Hyde Amendment, as well as oppose any ban of late abortions, or parental consent laws.

It’s safe to say that April Freeman is an abortion zealot and she’s running for Congress in a Special Election this month in the hopes of representing Florida’s 19th Congressional District.

Her opponent in the June 24 general election is Curt Clawson. Mr. Clawson is a pro-life champion and there is no need to look at his friends to know that– his actions tell the story.

Shortly after his graduation from Harvard University, Mr. Clawson headed to Thailand with two Catholic friends in an effort to pass along their recently acquired business acumen to Thais living in remote and poverty-riddled regions. Their hope was to create a bridge to opportunity for these starving people by helping them start and participate their own businesses. For nearly three decades Mr. Clawson nurtured and mentored many Thais out of abject poverty.

A few pro-lifers have raised concerns about how closely Mr. Clawson’s charity was linked to pro-abortion organizations – but there is no need for pro-life alarm. Mr. Clawson has made clear that his interests in South East Asia were focused wholly on developing businesses to help Thai’s prosper.

Mr. Clawson has also been instrumental in the establishment and funding of two homes for unwed mothers – one in Chicago the other on the outskirts of Detroit. Two communities with incredibly high abortion rates have benefited from his deeds and commitment to life.

Earlier this year, he stated his support for strong pro-life and other life-saving legislation. He didn’t do it by hiding behind a slogan or catchphrase as his opponent has done – he very publicly acknowledged it.

The choice is clear for those living in the sprawling 19th Congressional district in South West Florida: a pro-life champion or an abortion zealot.

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