Joe Burdzinski, a well-known and active member of the Pahrump community, has banded together with area pastor Neal Owen to take on a new topic, that of abortion.
With the subject capturing national headlines as movements both for and against abortions at various stages of pregnancy take place across the country, Pahrump is now initiating an active role in the fight.
Burdzinski and Owen are taking a stance against abortions that are performed after a certain number of weeks following conception and are taking action to try to rally as much support for their position as they can.
To this end, the two will be out at Ian Deutch Memorial Park this Saturday, April 13, to undertake a petition signing event.
“Pastor Neal Owen, of New Hope Fellowship Church in Pahrump, has joined Joe Burdzinski in a statewide petition drive to stop late-term abortions,” the press release sent out by Burdzinski on April 7 read. “Recently, the state of New York has passed a law that is allowing late-term abortions that include killing the child after he/she is born.”
“We wish to preempt any future laws that the Nevada governor and Nevada State Legislature wants to pass as it relates to allowing late-term abortions. There are 40 churches in Pahrump. All of them have interest in this issue. This is not just a Republican, Democrat or Independent concern; it is for anyone who has concerns about late-term abortions,” Burdzinski detailed.
Burdzinski is perhaps best known as the chairman of the Nye County Republican Central Committee and although he said there was major support for the petition drive within the committee, the rally itself is not being formally sponsored by the committee.
However, the central committee does have plans to vote on a resolution to announce its opposition to “late-term abortions” at its next meeting, he explained.
The rally is set for Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m., and residents will be able to sign the petition to publicly declare their opinion in the matter. Pastors and others concerned with the topic will also be there to speak about their concerns.
Ian Deutch Memorial Park is located at 1600 Honeysuckle St.
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