Pro-Life Leader: We Must Unite Behind Mitt Romney

Politics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 2, 2012   |   1:23PM   |   Washington, DC

Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser says pro-life voters need to unite behind presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney. She says Romney is more than the default candidate pro-life voters should consider to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

“Governor Romney is the committed pro-life candidate in this race,” she says in a new opinion column at National Review. “That’s not speculation or wishful thinking. Governor Romney has made firm commitments to protect the unborn, their mothers, and pro-life American taxpayers.”

Dannenfelser points out that, last year, Romney submitted a column to the same publication outlining what he would do as president and the pro-life legislative and other commitments he would make.

The SBA List president writes: “In a post on National Review Online last June, Governor Romney committed himself to the pro-life position and called Roe v. Wade “bad law and bad medicine.” He didn’t stop there. Rather than just check the pro-life box, Governor Romney went on to make concrete commitments.”

The commitments include de-funding Planned Parenthood and abortion, stopping promotion of abortion overseas, signing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to ban late-term abortions in the nation’s capital, appoint constitutionalist justices to the Supreme Court, and selecting a pro-life vice-presidential running mate.

“Governor Romney has made it clear that he is the pro-life candidate in this race — which is why the SBA List Board of Directors voted unanimously to stand behind him in April. It is the responsibility of all pro-life voters to now unite behind Governor Romney. Together we can put a pro-life leader in the White House,” Dannenfelser said.

In fact, the group pledged to spend $10 to $12 million in Senate and presidential battleground states mobilizing pro-life voters to ensure victory.

“Women deserve a president who truly respects our views on an issue so central to womanhood,” continued Dannenfelser at the time SBA backed Romney. “A President Romney will be that man. If there was murkiness during the last election over Barack Obama’s extreme abortion position, absolute clarity exists now – and his abortion position is rejected by women young and old.”

“The difference between Governor Romney and President Obama couldn’t be clearer, which is why our Board of Directors voted unanimously to get behind him,” said Jane Abraham, Chairman of the SBA List Board of Directors. “It is the responsibility of all pro-life voters to now unite behind Governor Romney. Together we can put a pro-life leader in the White House.”



Romney’s column at National Reviewoutlined his pro-life stances on various key issues voters are considering in selecting a Republican nominee to replace pro-abortion President Barack Obama.  Romney says:

I am pro-life and believe that abortion should be limited to only instances of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. I support the reversal of Roe v. Wade, because it is bad law and bad medicine. Roe was a misguided ruling that was a result of a small group of activist federal judges legislating from the bench.

I support the Hyde Amendment, which broadly bars the use of federal funds for abortions. And as president, I will support efforts to prohibit federal funding for any organization like Planned Parenthood, which primarily performs abortions or offers abortion-related services.

I will reinstate the Mexico City Policy to ensure that nongovernmental organizations that receive funding from America refrain from performing or promoting abortion services, as a method of family planning, in other countries.  This includes ending American funding for any United Nations or other foreign assistance program that promotes or performs abortions on women around the world.

I will advocate for and support a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.

And perhaps most importantly, I will only appoint judges who adhere to the Constitution and the laws as they are written, not as they want them to be written.

If I have the opportunity to serve as our nation’s next president, I commit to doing everything in my power to cultivate, promote, and support a culture of life in America.