President Bush Greets Pro-Life Advocates With Special Video Message Against Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
July 4, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — TIn a special video message to the hundreds of pro-life advocates at the National Right to Life convention, President Bush urge pro-life advocates to keep on pressing towards the goal of protecting unborn children. He also discussed the numerous pro-life actions hes taken as president.
Thank you for your commitment to protecting the unborn, he said. The nations Declaration of Independence exists to give the right to life to the unborn.
I have proudly stood with you to make sure this nation stands up for this noble promise, he added. For eight years we have stood together to defend the principle that every human life has value.
Bush said hes worked overtime to make sure that taxpayer dollars dont go to paying for abortions in either the United States or overseas and, instead, hes focused public funds on funding for abstinence education and crisis pregnancy centers.
He said he was delighted to sign the Unborn Victims of Violence Act that protects people like Laci and Conner Peterson and provides them with justice when a violent attacker would kill or injure them.
As the president said, the bill allows prosecutors to charge those who harm a pregnant woman and who harm or kill her unborn child as well.
He also discussed the Born Alive Infants Protection act, a bill that make sure medical doctors and hospital staff provide proper care for infants who survive botched abortions. An Illinois version of the anti-infanticide bill has received national attention because Barack Obama twice opposed it as an Illinois legislator.
Bush also mentioned the partial-birth abortion ban and said he and the pro-life movement not only worked together to approve the ban but to confirm two judges to the Supreme Court who upheld the ban as Constitutional.
The president talked about bioethics issues and said hes worked hard to make sure that the federal government respects human life when it comes to new scientific research.
We have embraced the healing potential of stem cell research but made sure federal research is conducted within ethical limits and clear boundaries without destroying human life, Bush said.
I look forward to working with you to reach the day when every child is welcomed into life and protected in law.
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