by Steven Ertelt
May 17, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Hoping to make headway with pro-life voters, a spokesman for Sam Brownback is speaking up against Rudy Giuliani’s pro-abortion position and making it clear that he thinks a Giuliani candidacy would hurt the Republican Party and the efforts pro-life groups have made to stop abortion.
David Barron, the South Carolina chairman for Brownback for President, made the comments in an email sent out to Brownback supporters.
"Like you, I am proud that the Republican Party has long stood for protecting innocent human life in our party’s platform," Barron says.
"Unfortunately one of the current front-runners for the Republican presidential nomination, Rudy Giuliani, is a vocal and unapologetic supporter of the ‘right’ to abortion," he adds.
Barron says Giuliani is "wrong" on abortion and that the Kansas senator he supports is "a true believer" in pro-life principles.
"Senator Brownback believes that the next Republican nominee for president must be pro-life in order to win — we must stand by our principles and bedrock foundations as a party," Barron writes.
The activist also says Planned Parenthood’s recent comments supporting Giuliani’s pro-abortion position speaks volumes about how important it is for the pro-life community to not nominate him for president.
"It is a sad statement when the President of Planned Parenthood–the largest abortion provider in America–is praising the leading Republican candidate," Barron says. "This is NOT the direction our party needs to take."
Barron said that the pro-life movement has done well in the last few years — growing in public support and passing laws that have lowered the number of abortions. And he says the Republican Party has grown increasingly pro-life in the meantime.
"This is NOT the time to turn back in our efforts to make America a country that respects life. As Republicans, we should not compromise or apologize for that," he concludes.