The Washington Times-Herald


October 5, 2012

RTL dinner celebrates life

WASHINGTON — Daviess/Martin County Right to Life, the largest political group in both counties, held its annual dinner at the Simon J. Graber Community Building on Thursday. The dinner was especially politically charged this year as voters will decide on candidates that will make major decisions in the fight against abortion.

Both major candidates for in the 8th District congressional race, Republican Larry Bucshon and Democrat Dave Crooks, were in attendance during the dinner. Bucshon was invited to speak during the dinner and Crooks met and spoke with voters at the door.

While both candidates have good pro-life voting records, Bucshon was given the nomination by the Indiana Right to Life PAC, as were Republicans in the Indiana Senate, governor and state representative races. State Reps.Matt Uebelhor and Bruce Borders were in attendance.

Bucshon said being a pro-life supporter is personally important to him.

“I have a 100 percent pro-life voting record,” Bucshon said. “You can count on me keeping that promise.”

Crooks, campaigning in his home county, said a few words.

“As a state representative, I co-authored the partial birth abortion ban that was signed into law,” Crooks said. “I’m proud of my pro-life record and it was a privilege to attend tonight’s banquet.”

Daviess/Martin RTL President Louis Kavanaugh said voting for pro-life candidates was very important especially since there is a Presidential election, and the national impact on judge selection and abortion legislation.

“That’s what got (Sen. Richard) Lugar in trouble because he voted for too many pro-abortion judges,” Kavanaugh said.

But politics was one small segment of the pro-adoption, pro-life message of Thursday night. Keynote speaker Jennifer Polimino knows that message firsthand. Coming from a childhood of abuse and bad decisions, Polimino had an abortion at age 16. She regretted it ever since.

 “If there was one person that told me I didn’t have to go through with it, I would have bolted out that door,” Polimino said.

Through prayer and counseling, she got her life back on track and later founded a pro-mother website, . She is also a syndicated health columnist and speaker.

The Omer family was also honored Thursday. Four years ago, Drs Jason Omer and Leslie Starr-Omer adopted Brynna in 2008. Leslie gave a moving story about how Brynna came into their lives. Brynna and the family was featured on the cover of this year’s Right to Life book.

“People always say how she looks like one of us. It shows how God has played a role in our lives,” Leslie said.There wasn’t a Right to Life presentation this year, because it was given the day before. Edward Allen McAtee, a longtime volunteer from Martin County, was given the award at a ceremony earlier because he was running the sound booth during the dinner.

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