Wednesday, May 17, 2006
OHIO VOTES FOR LIFE TRANSCRIPT: REP. LINDA REIDELBACH
REP. LINDA REIDELBACH (R-21)
OHIO VOTES FOR LIFE RALLY
OHIO RIGHT TO LIFE
Bicentennial Park, Columbus, Ohio
September 25, 2004
INTRODUCTION: JOHN WILLKE:
Our next famous person is Linda Reidelbach. She represents the northern Franklin County here in the Columbus area. She's in the US House (sic). I first met her when she was trying to get in. I think she missed it on her first try, but we're delighted that she's made it since. She's a member of the Ohio Compassionate Care Task Force, which studies ways to improve the availability of pain control, palliative care in Ohio. Translate: that says she's against euthanasia and she's for helping people remain as comfortable as they can until their life ends naturally. (applause). She has authored a resolution urging Congress to prevent all forms of human cloning. And we certainly thank her for that. She's married to Mike who I think has good taste in women. Smart ones also. And I think they have four kids (Reidelbach in background: "and one grandchild") Are you that old? OK. And one grand kid. (applause)
Dr. Willke is always so very gracious. Thank you. And Derrick Seaver is one of my colleagues. We've been on a couple of committees together in the House, and Derrick's--I don't know where he went, but any time you want it, you're welcome on my side of the aisle. And he's very wise for his age. I want to mention too, I think we missed an opportunity here today. I think after Ken Blackwell finished speaking, you should have taken a collection. That would have been a perfect time to do that.
Let me get this OK.
I want to know if you meet the requirements --any of you here-- if you meet the requirements to vote this November. Are you properly registered? Yes (Yes) Yes. All right! If not, you'd better hurry up. If you've moved or you've gotten married and changed your name or something you do need to change your address and change your name. If you have any kids or grandkids who are in college, they can be registered at their home address, but they can vote by absentee, but you have to get that absentee ballot application into your county board of elections, so I just wanted to remind you to do that today.
I just want to make a few comments about politics and voting. Some of us are called to a political ministry and that's good because Proverbs...
(TAPE RAN OUT)
Additional hand-written notes:
We shouldn't take freedom for granted; vote!
Happy to be at a rally with pro-life voters
There are many ways to support the pro-life cause: Choose Life plates for instance
Read Planned Parenthood candidate's questionnaire; loaded language
Pray for discernment, courage and boldness
Quotes Corinthians 2 (didn't get the verse)
Offers yard sign.