Pro-Life Movement Must Prepare Now to Defeat Barack Obama

Politics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 22, 2011   |   10:16AM   |   Washington, DC

One pro-life leader is concerned that the Democratic Party and the Barack Obama re-election campaign are already in high gear to elect the pro-abortion president for another four years.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, says pro-life people need to get engaged now to replace the abortion advocate with someone who can give the pro-life movement a chance to roll back the pro-abortion policies Obama put in place and change the makeup of the Supreme Court to allow for legal protection for unborn children.

“$86 million. That’s how much money President Obama and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) just announced they raised in the last three months alone,” Dannenfelser said. “If we’re going to defeat Barack Obama, the Abortion President, and replace him with an authentic leader for Life in 2012, we must start laying the groundwork now by building our war chest.”

“Nothing could be more important than electing a pro-life president in 2012. We must reverse the onslaught of anti-Life policies and go on the offensive for unborn children,” she added.

Dannenfelser said she is pleased some of the Republican presidential candidates have signed the group’s pledge — calling for de-funding abortion and Planned Parenthood, legislation to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the scientific evidence showing fetal pain, and a commitment to appointing the kinds of judges who will not uphold the invention of a fictitious right to abortion. She also said pro-life issues have to be “core” issues in the 2012 election campaign and make it to “the forefront of the presidential race.”

“We’ll ensure that our voice for the unborn is louder and stronger than those who call for truces, or those who think social issues don’t matter,” she said of what SBA would do between now and the November 2012 elections.

Dannenfelser also encouraged pro-life advocates to expose the lengthy pro-abortion record Obama has compiled.

“Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion president our nation has ever seen. The SBA List will educate key swing voters in battleground states on President Obama’s record. We’ll expose his unwavering support for pro-abortion judges and taxpayer funding of abortion. Polls show that when pro-life voters are educated and mobilized, they can provide the margin of victory in close races,” she said.

“The stakes are high. Every day in our nation, four thousand children die from abortion while that many women are left hurt and scarred,” Dannenfelser continued. “Not only are we going up against President Obama’s re-election campaign team and the Democratic National Committee, but you can bet that the pro-abortion lobby is raising funds right now to ensure Barack Obama is re-elected. Unborn children cannot take another four years of Barack Obama sitting in the White House and Kathleen Sebelius directing Health and Human Services.”

Dannenfelser worries the fate of abortion could be sealed for some time if Obama gets another four years to advance abortion, saying, “I strongly believe that if Barack Obama is elected to another term, he will only ramp up his anti-Life agenda.”

She encouraged pro-life people to begin to “aggressively lay the groundwork to defeat Barack Obama and elect a true pro-life President in 2012. With a pro-life leader in the White House, we can reverse the damage done by the Obama administration and quickly go on the offensive to pass laws that will save the lives of unborn babies and their mothers.”