A couple of weeks before Christmas I heard from a pro-life activist about a letter sent out by the campaign of Ron George. I have now been able to track down a copy of it which is reproduced below (excuse the bifurcated nature of it please – the recipient who sent it to me was using a camera phone to get it to me.)
The first part of the letter (above) points out that Ron George previously served as President of Annapolis Right to Life and that he sponsored a sonogram bill.
The second part of the letter below points out that George “values the institution of marriage and parenthood.”
It also points out that Ron George is apparently trying to qualify for public matching funds for his campaign. The letter is also critical of several liberal initiatives including “gay lifestyles being taught in schools.”
I previously wrote about Larry Hogan and abortion as well as providing details of David Craig including pro-life issues on his website. Additionally, I wrote about all the Maryland GOP candidates for Governor on pro-life issues.
Here’s what I wrote about Ron George in that last piece I mentioned:
I was not able to find any mention of pro-life issues or abortion on his campaign website.
Ron George was given a 100% rating by Maryland Right to Life in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. He received a 0% rating from NARAL Pro Choice Maryland in 2010. Earlier this year, he wasco-sponsor of HB 1312, which would have banned abortions after 20 weeks. George had an identical voting record to Jeannie Haddaway (see detailed information in her listing above) in the legislature from 2008-2012. There were no relevant House floor votes in 2007, which was his first legislative session after being elected in November 2006. Maryland Right to Life endorsed himin the 2010 election.
Prior to his announcement in June, Senator Ed Reilly endorsed George:
Reilly, who staunchly opposes abortion, said he believes George is more conservative than Craig, who has also said he will stress economic issues. “I know Ron George is strongly pro-life,” Reilly said.
Reilly also spoke at George’s announcement:
There is “no greater supporter of right-to-life issues” in the House of Delegates, Reilly said. He also noted that Ron and his wife Becky George had home-schooled their six children.
Brian Griffiths has more from that announcement.
A 2010 article from Human Events focused on George’s race against Democrat Judd Legum that year:
“I’m a conservative, pure and simple,” George told me during a recent visit to Human Events. At a time when many Free State Republicans shy away from cultural issues, George (who teaches Sunday school in his Roman Catholic parish) is unabashedly pro-life. In addition, the father of six (and grandfather of three) has been a strong advocate of charter schools and serves on the National Board for Homeschoolers.
In 2009, Ron George spoke at a kickoff conference for 40 Days for Life.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.