In the race for Texas House District 59, we find it regrettable that State Representative JD Sheffield's opponent has chosen to attack Dr. Sheffield on the abortion issue, claiming he is not pro-life.
That claim is false.
My organization, Texas Alliance for Life, is among the premier pro-life organizations in the state and has worked to pass pro-life bills in the Capitol for 30 years.
We can say with certainly that Dr. Sheffield is solidly pro-life. He earned 100% on our Legislative Scorecard, and our PAC is proud to endorse him for re-election.
The pro-life votes he has cast during his six years in the Legislature are almost too numerous to count. But here are some examples. He voted to ban abortions after 20 weeks, including abortions on babies with disabilities like Down syndrome, spina bifida, and cleft palate. He voted to defund Planned Parenthood and to double the funding for the state's Alternatives to Abortion program. Most recently he voted for all 10 pro-life bills passed by the Legislature in 2017, including a ban on grisly partial-birth abortions the sale of body parts after abortion. He has supported increasing protections for patients at the end of life and against euthanasia.
We urge voters to support Dr. JD Sheffield for re-election and send him back to Austin where he will continue to fight to protect unborn babies and their mothers from abortion.
Joe Pojman, Ph.D.
Texas Alliance for Life