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Nevada GOP retains strongly pro-life platform plank

by | May 16, 2016

By Dave Andrusko

Nevada-GOP-logoThe headline in the Las Vegas Review-Journal read, “No drama at Nevada Republicans’ two-day state convention.”  It was an allusion to reporter Sandra Chereb’s description of the GOP convention held in Reno to choose the 30 delegates who will attend the National Republican Convention in July in Cleveland .

It could have been specifically about the attempt by some to “shrink a seven-page party platform to a toned-down, one-page vision statement that eliminated stances on hot-button issues such as abortion.”

Pro-life state Sen. Don Gustavson countered, according to Chereb, that “the one-page platform was OK for ‘anyone who doesn’t stand for anything.’”

The proposal failed.

Chereb explained that the platform

affirms the “sanctity of life” from conception through natural death and opposes government funding of abortion.

The headline also stood in stark contrast to the Associated Press story about the Democrats’ convention: “Nevada Democrats’ Convention Turns Unruly.”

Sanders’ supporters were angry for a number of reasons. For instance, they accused party leaders of “rigging the process against them” and “also questioned a credentials committee’s disqualification of 58 would-be Sanders delegates,” the AP reported.

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