Republican Party Convention Speakers Include Numerous Pro-Life Advocates
by Steven Ertelt
August 20, 2008
Minneapolis, MN (LifeNews.com) — While the roster at the Democratic convention includes a who’s who of abortion advocates, the list of Republican Party convention speakers released Wednesday contains a large number of pro-life stalwarts. The stark contrast in the line-up highlights the differences John McCain and Barack Obama have on abortion.
Maria Cino, president of the 2008 Republican National Convention announced the speaker’s list.
She said they "share John McCains love of country and commitment to serving a cause greater than ones own self-interest."
President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney will highlight the first day of the convention while a slate of pro-life elected officials will appear on the second.
Those will include former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — both considered potential running mates. Gov. Jon Huntsman of Utah, former presidential candidate Fred Thompson and former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, a black pro-life advocate, will also speak on day two.
The third day includes more pro-life elected officials such as Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, and potential running mate Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor.
The vice presidential nominee will also speak on the third night as the keynoter and pro-life advocates are hopeful that person will be a pro-life advocate.
Finally, on the night John McCain accepts the nomination for president, a handful of pro-life elected officials with precede him.
They include Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, considered a likely running mate, and Sen. Sam Brownback, the pro-life former presidential candidate. Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida, a pro-life Hispanic, will share the stage as well.
The 2008 Republican National Convention will be held at Saint Paul’s Xcel Energy Center from Sept. 1-4, 2008.
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