Local Candidate Gets Pro-Life Group's Endorsement

The California Pro-Life Council PAC endorses candidates who favor outlawing abortion in California.

State Assembly candidate Phil Paule won the endorsement of a pro-life group, he announced today.

California Pro-Life Council PAC supports candidates who would like to end abortion, according to its website. "By earning their exclusive endorsement, Paule has clearly secured the position as the pro-life candidate for the 67th Assembly seat," said Paule's spokesperson, Sara Duda, in an emailed statement.

"We thank you for your commitment to life and look forward to working with you in Sacramento," said Lawrence Lehr, the council's director, in the announcement.

Paule is running for the newly created , which includes Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Murrieta and parts of unincorporated Temecula.

SPB May 01, 2012 at 09:52 PM
I think the whole "pro-life" crowd is missing the entire point; Making abortion illegal will not end abortion. If the goal is to END abortion, then they should pour their energy into ensuring that contraception and family planning services are available to those who need them and that sex education is taught in schools in a manner that reflects real life situations, not just the abstinence only disaster that was enacted at the behest of the morality crowd. Now, if the goal is to feel good about oneself and fight a never ending battle that does little to nothing to actually END abortion, then by all means, keep up the legal battles, rallies and political gamesmenship.
Jeff Walters May 02, 2012 at 05:40 AM
Education is the key, I agree. However with the younger crowd being influenced by TV shows, movies, music and peer pressure I don't see an end to it any time soon. Better education is the only answer I can think of. Forget about how peoples feelings will get hurt, who cares, as long as it save the infant from being killed or born to a non-educated so called family. Providing birth control is not the instant cure, education is. You have to start in the home, the schools and the so called "neighorhoods".
LBV Collins May 02, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Pro-Life, eh? I'm fine with that. But what about claiming that a blastula is a person? I'm NOT cool with that. According to the California Pro-Life Council PAC website, "A human being, once conceived, has the innate right to life..." Sorry CPLC, but a clump of cells is NOT a person, and should NEVER have more rights than a woman. Once again, extremists make it easy to know who NOT to vote for. And given that Phil Paule's pro-life views are endorsed by the California Pro-Life Council, it makes it easy for me to decide to NOT vote for him.
LBV Collins May 02, 2012 at 01:52 PM
You nailed it, SPB. And it never ceases to amaze me that those who want to end abortion at all costs, also want to end sex education and contraception (a.k.a. Family Planning) at all costs. In their twisted way of thinking they equate morality with abstinence. They make no sense.
Luci May 31, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Our technologically-advanced society has ample knowledge to have de-mystified the process of development in the womb. A candidate that ignores this clear picture is either poorly-educated or obstinate. I will always vote for a candidate that has the wisdom and integrity to advocate for all people, regardless of their ability to vote.
Jennifer Cartell June 13, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Dear Luci: Could not have said it better myself. You are very wise. If all of you want to see what a "clump of cells" looks like at 11.5 weeks, please check out this very detailed video of a fetus (product of conception), baby or whatever you would like to name it...in the womb--this video does not lie. If contraception could stop pregnancies, so many would not be coming to pregnancy centers because of failed birth control methods. True abstinence is the only SURE thing and has never really been taught in the schools or in many homes. Our kids can be so much more successful if they focus on being kids, rather than being pretend married couples. Let's hold them to high character if we expect to attain it. http://birthchoicetemecula.com/unplanned-pregnancy/fetal-development/
Jennifer Cartell June 13, 2012 at 12:40 AM
One more thing, with a new abortion suite now in our midst in Temecula under the name of Family Planning--you will be able to hear and see the stories of real life small babies being non-surgically aborted by perhaps your own children and grandchildren. You might be unfortunate enough to see one of those tiny babies delivered at your own home, at a school, at a local hotel and then you too will be able to judge whether that was in fact a child or not--perhaps your own child will have a fever in the middle of the night from an an abortion that was chemically induced at a suite that you never took them to. Will we really be better off for the abortion services to "save" our kids from pregnancy? Will we lose some of our own kids to complications such as bleeding and infection?. Those tiny arms, legs, heads, faces will leave many in our community scarred for life, physically, emotionally and psychologically...many will never be the same. I pray that our community will not see the terrible evil that is abortion up close. Regardless of how that child is killed (Morning After Pill, EllaOne, RU-486, saline....the end result is the same--one dead--one wounded. Praying for our community and our nation. http://birthchoicetemecula.com/unplanned-pregnancy/fetal-development/ Jennifer Cartell, MA LCDR, MSC, USN-Ret
LBV Collins June 13, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Hi Jennifer. We can try to teach our children not to have sex, but nature (or God?) is MUCH more influential and powerful than any well-meaning parent. When a child reaches puberty, hormones override the pleas of pragmatic parents. As nature, or God, intended. (It never ceases to amaze me how many people think that “horniness” is taught… a “learned” behavior. “If we just set good examples for our children… demand abstinence… they will be chaste!” Not true. Nature, nor God, care if you have the financial wherewithal or maturity to raise a child. They simply care that you are physically fit enough to produce. And their sign that your are deemed ”worthy to produce?” Puberty.) I encourage you to entertain more pragmatic means to avoid unwanted pregnancies.
LBV Collins June 13, 2012 at 05:10 AM
Wow, Jennifer... I have to ask: What happened in your life to evoke such an emotional plea? You make it sound as if Planned Parenthood is in the business of mutilating children... as if toddlers are snatched away from their loving parents and killed for... well, why? ...For the fun it? As I understand, 97-percent of Planned Parenthood's patient care is used for cancer screening and prevention, treating sexually transmitted diseases and infections, and for contraception. Services provided to those who otherwise couldn't afford it. About three percent is used for abortion services. They're hardly an "abortion suite" as you inaccurately accuse.
Jennifer Cartell June 13, 2012 at 07:06 PM
The abortion suite in Old Town that I refer to does not belong to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood also does 99% of all abortions in California and gets tremendous tax dollars to do so. I have seen the body parts as a medical professional, in specimen containers and in live video's--yet those babies are mutilated and you are in denial to think otherwise. Abortion is not health care in my opinion but you are welcome to have yours. 32 years in healthcare happened to me. :) You might check out Silent No More for more stories of what happened to others. In California, there is no age limit and no waiting period for abortions and parents have no rights. You might volunteer to work at PPF and see a different side of the story. PPF got $386,000,000 from the Fed Govt in one year with a $64M net profit worldwide--that doesn't sound like a small part of their operation. Surgical care is much more expensive than those other services. What percent is irrelevant to the human life issue.
Jennifer Cartell July 02, 2012 at 07:08 PM
SPB: You are missing a key point, Abstinence has never been taught in the schools. They refuse to teach it, instead giving out condems and sex education that encourages sexual relations amongst teens. Sex Education is not needed as sex does see to come naturally for most. Abstinence does work when it is promoted as the number one way to prevent pregnancy and STD's. You cannot give someone a car and tell them not to drive it...thus the way sex education leads to sex. High goals put sex second and accomplishment first--for teens anyway.
Jennifer Cartell July 02, 2012 at 07:12 PM
LBV: If a blastula was not a person you would have failed to exist. Basic human biology shows that the blastula became you. Who are we to judge whether that person has value or not? Glad your Mom was pro-life. :)
LBV Collins July 02, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Hi Jennifer. A blastula is not a person. In fact, you cannot discern what type of creature a blastula will grow into by simply looking at the blastula. Why not? Because all animal blastulas look the same. Human, chimpanzee, starfish… they all look the same. [1] And what makes you think my mother was prolife? Because I was born? You’re assuming my mother was in a situation where she had to choose whether to terminate her pregnancy. She wasn’t. She married my father, they wanted children, and here I am. 1. http://bio1151.nicerweb.com/Locked/media/ch32/embryonic.html
Jennifer Cartell July 02, 2012 at 08:02 PM
LBV: Not sure about yours but my blastula was human. We can try to play God all day but in the end...your products of conception...made you what you are today. Your parents gave you life...and others should not decide for that unborn child that he/she..their blastula..whatever you want to call it...doesn't have a right to exisit. If you care so much about rights...care about the child that is forming. Adoption is a better option for everyone and saves a life to boot. Sounds like we will never agree, sorry to say. You might volunteer your time at the local abortion suite and change your mind after seeing tiny parts.
SPB July 02, 2012 at 08:15 PM
@ Jen, ummm... are you sure about that? Abstinence only education has not only been taught in schools, it has been statistically shown to not meet its stated objectives. Its good to tell kids not to have sex until they are ready, but just pretending like it doesn't exist isn't smart policy. The kids already have the keys and the car, all I'm calling for is a little drivers ed.


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