President Bush Says November Election Battle About Abortion, Judges

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 8, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
February 8,

Washington, DC ( — President Bush spoke to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday morning and laid out what the presidential election battle will look like this year. He portrayed the fight as one between a candidate who opposes abortion and one of two Democrats who support unlimited abortions at taxpayer expense.

"On matters relating to America’s moral compass, we have defended human life," President Bush explained. "There’s another philosophy, and it’s advanced by decent people who see the world differently."

"On the rights of the unborn — the most vulnerable among us — one side supports abortion on demand," the president said. "You and I believe in the worth of every human being, the matchless joy of adoption, and the right to life."

President Bush also said the election battle this year involves a fight over the kind of judges a president will put on the Supreme Court.

"On the federal judiciary, one side says we should confirm judges who believe in the ‘living Constitution’ — which basically means they can make up laws as they go along," Bush said.

"I say we need judges who respect our values, do not follow the political winds and revere the plain meaning of our Constitution," Bush added. "We need more judges like John Roberts and Sam Alito."

President Bush ended with an endorsement of the eventual Republican nomination and an encouragement to coalesce around him against pro-abortion Democrats Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.

"We’ve had good debates and soon we’ll have a nominee who will carry a conservative banner into this election and beyond," Bush said.

"Listen, the stakes in November are high. This is an important election. Prosperity and peace are in the balance," the president concluded. "So with confidence in our vision and faith in our values, let us go forward, fight for victory, and keep the White House in 2008."