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Republican Party Chair Candidate Saul Anuzis Talks Abortion, Pro-Life Values

by Steven Ertelt | WASHINGTON, DC | LIFENEWS.COM | 12/9/08 9:00 AM

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Republican Party Chair Candidate Saul Anuzis Talks Abortion, Pro-Life Values

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
December 9
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) – Saul Anuzis is well-known in Michigan as the head of the Republican Party there but is hoping to raise his profile enough nationally to secure the spot as the head of the national GOP. In a new interview, Anuzis says he supports a human life amendment and wants to see Roe v. Wade overturned.

In an interview with CNS News, Anuzis was asked whether he supported the current Republican Party platform that calls for a human life amendment to the Constitution offering legal protection for unborn children.

The platform also calls for no taxpayer funding of abortions and judges who will not rule from the bench that there is an unlimited right to abortion.

Anuzis said, "yes," that he agreed with that and "I’ve supported that since I was a candidate for state representative in the 1980s."

Anuzis indicated he supported overturning Roe v. Wade as "a step toward" installing a human life amendment in the Constitution.

CNS News asked him about pro-life voters who backed pro-abortion candidate Barack Obama and what he thought about that.

"First of all, you are never going to legislate the issue of abortion and morality. Basically, what you have to do is establish a social norm and educate the people as to why it’s right or wrong," Anuzis said.

"I think the people that voted for Obama that happen to be pro-life, that wasn’t a determinative issue for them," he added.

"This is not something that is going to happen tomorrow. This is not something that’s going to happen quickly. This is a long-term process. This has been a long-term battle, and I think it will continue to be a battle years down the line," Anuzis explained. "I think you have to educate people year by year, election by election."

Anuzis faces a handful of candidates for the Republican Party chair, including current chairman Mike Duncan and former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele.

Former Tennessee GOP chair and Mike Huckabee campaign manager Chip Saltsman and South Carolina GOP chairman Katon Dawson are also in the mix.

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