Friday, March 11, 2011

WA Senate to Consider Selling Babies

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Tuesday, March 15, the Washington State Senate will consider HB 1267 with a public hearing at 1:30 PM in Senate Hearing Room 2.

If you can attend the hearing, please do.

Here's why.

HB 1267 will allow the sale of babies before they are conceived.

Most states, including Washington State, do not enforce surrogacy agreements because they do not want to put themselves between a biological mother and her child or in a position where they would be forced to take the child away and give it to someone else.

Often a mother who considers surrogacy, changes her mind following birth, that's why there is only a few hundred surrogacies in the US each year.

This bill will provide for binding, enforceable contracts between a couple or individual and the surrogate mother in exchange for money---in advance.

We strongly oppose this bill because children are not chattel.

We also oppose it because it is a Trojan Horse of sorts. While the homosexual activists in the legislature are presenting the bill as a "common sense, clarification" bill, it is much more than that. Representatives Jamie Pederson, Moeller, Liias and others are driving this bill as part of their vision for the homosexual agenda. Please notice the list of 53 names of sponsorship on the bill.

Fortunately there are pro-life, pro-family and pro-marriage legislators in Olympia. Although they are in the minority, they stand strong and consistent on these important social issues.

Senator Dan Swecker, a long time personal friend and proven friend to advocates of Judeo-Christian values, has asked me and others to forward his letter asking for help in this matter. Click here for text of letter.

If you can attend the hearing, please do. Your presence will make an important statement. If you cannot attend, please take a moment and call or email your State Senator.

God bless you.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Gary Randall
Faith and Freedom

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