UPDATE 9/16 1:55p: SBA List just issued a press release that in conjunction with a few other organizations it has just delivered 20k signatures calling on the GOP leadership to include a “separate family values plank with a pro-life emphasis in the upcoming GOP legislative blueprint.” Excellent!

UPDATE 9/15, 2:10p: The Washington Times has a good op ed on this topic entitled, “Social conservatives stay in the fray.”

Also, the Susan B. Anthony List is collecting petition signatures, hoping to get to 10k by the end of the day, telling Republican leaders to include the Life issue in their legislation blueprint. Please sign.

9/15, 7:25a:

Two conservative GOP leaders with presidential aspirations, Mitch Daniels and Haley Barbour, both recently stated they think the GOP should ignore social issues in lieu of fiscal issues.Some think such chatter is a concerted effort emanating from establishment Republicans anxious to win over/hold on to independents heading into the 2010 and 2012 elections.

Indeed, the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that the much-touted GOP book released that same day, “Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders,” is “a manifesto of fiscal conservatism” that “avoids the hot-button social issues, including abortion and gay rights, which have been featured in previous GOP campaigns.”

In addition, the Republican National Coalition for Life reports that the Republican’s upcoming 2010 version of the “Contract with America” currently excludes any mention of Life issues whatsoever. RNC4L writes that pro-life stalwart Rep. Steve King is battling for the GOP to include at a a minimum a pledge to defund Planned Parenthood, the United States’ largest abortion provider.

I get really, really tired of the constant, senseless battle with Republicans to uphold the sanctity of human life….

Continue reading my column today, “GOP establishment vs. tea party on abortion,” at WorldNetDaily.com.

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