Minnesota Pro-Life Group Endorses Mitt Romney for President

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 5, 2012   |   6:24PM   |   Minneapolis, MN

With the goal of securing the protection of unborn children for decades to come, the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) Federal PAC today endorsed Mitt Romney for President of the United States.

“On pro-life issues, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama provide a stark contrast. As the country’s most pro-abortion president, Barack Obama has pursued a radical pro-abortion agenda,” said Scott Fischbach, MCCL Federal PAC. “It is now time for pro-life Americans to unite behind Mitt Romney. For the sake of unborn children, the disabled and the elderly, we must win.”

“We are extremely gratified that Mitt Romney holds strong pro-life convictions and has not shied away from expressing them during the campaign,” Fischbach added. “We look forward to Romney’s election as our next pro-life president on November 6.”

MCCL added the following statement:

Romney has taken a strong pro-life position and is committed to implementing policies to protect the unborn, the medically dependent and disabled, and the elderly. Romney opposes abortion and has called the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision “a big mistake.” Romney has expressed his support of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortion.

Romney has also stated he believes the Obama health care law should be repealed. The Obama health care law would open the door to federal subsidies for abortion coverage and rationing of lifesaving medical care. He has also stated that, if elected, he would reinstate the Mexico City Policy, which prevents federal dollars from going to organizations that perform or promote abortion overseas.



In contrast, since taking office in January 2009, President Obama has been an outspoken advocate for abortion and has worked unceasingly to expand funding of and access to abortion. He rescinded the Mexico City Policy, and threatened to veto the entire federal spending bill—forcing a government shutdown—rather than accept a provision cutting funding to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Obama also threatened to veto the Protect Life Act, which would repeal the abortion-expanding provisions of his health care law, and the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which would permanently prohibit any federal program from funding elective abortions. Earlier this year he even opposed a ban on sex-selection abortion, when abortion is chosen solely because the child’s gender (almost always female) is not desired.

Additionally, Obama championed the so-called Affordable Care Act while opposing pro-life amendments in the Senate. As enacted, the law will result in federal funding of health plans that pay for elective abortion, and will lead to large-scale rationing of lifesaving medical treatments.

Romney also has been endorsed by the National Right to Life Political Action Committee. The MCCL Federal PAC urges all Minnesota citizens to vote for Mitt Romney for President of the United States.