Pro-Life Coalition of Catholics Forms to Support Mitt Romney

Politics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 24, 2012   |   5:01PM   |   Washington, DC

A coalition of Catholic leaders and activists have come together to support the candidacy of Mitt Romney, who is taking on pro-abortion President Barack Obama. The coalition includes quite a number of significant pro-life leaders ranging from former Vatican ambassadors Ray Flynn and Mary Ann Glendon to Governor Sam Brownback and Senator Marco Rubio.

The list of members of the Catholics for Romany coalition includes dozens of elected officials, but also grassroots activists like National Right to Life attorney Jim Bopp, former Supreme Court nominee Judge Robert Bork, columnist Rachael Campos Duffy, Attorney General of Virginia Ken Cuccinelli, Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser, and Dr. Robert George.

Responding to the outpouring of support from the Catholic community, both Romney and Paul Ryan mentioned pro-life issues in conjunction with the formation of the Catholics for Romney coalition.

“I am honored to have the support of Catholic leaders from all over this country,” said Mitt Romney. “The Catholic Church embodies all that is great about America—loving your neighbor, defending life, and helping the less fortunate to overcome poverty and rise in the world. Forming a more perfect union requires that we continue to turn these principles into reality. If I am elected president, that will be my highest priority.”

Congressman Paul Ryan added: “As a life-long Catholic, I learned very early that we must love our neighbors as we love ourselves. That principle has informed my life in public service, and I am pleased to have so many leaders in the faith supporting Mitt Romney and me in this election.”

“We understand that policymakers must target the root causes of poverty with reforms that promote economic growth and opportunity.  Free enterprise and strong communities remain the best means to promote upward mobility and help individuals escape the trap of government dependency. It is an honor to support Governor Romney as he advances solutions that champion the dignity of every human being. That is a goal that people of all faiths can support,” he said.

The Catholics for Romney list follows:



National Honorary Chairman

Congressman Paul Ryan

National Co-Chairs

Ambassador Ray Flynn

Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon

Ambassador Thomas Patrick Melady

Ambassador Jim Nicholson

Ambassador Francis Rooney

Ambassador Frank Shakespeare

National Honorary Committee

Governor Terry Branstad

Governor Sam Brownback

Senator Kelly Ayotte

Senator John Hoeven
Senator Mike Johanns

Senator Jim Risch

Senator Marco Rubio

Senator Pat Toomey

Senator David Vitter

Congressman Steve Austria

Congressman John Boehner

Congressman Kevin Brady

Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle

Congressman David Camp

Congressman Francisco Canseco

Congressman Steve Chabot

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Congressman Sean Duffy

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx

Congressman Paul Gosar

Congressman Frank Guinta

Congressman Andy Harris

Congressman Joe Heck

Congressman Tim Huelskamp

Congressman Mike Kelly

Congressman Pete King

Congressman Steve King

Congressman Jeffrey Landry

Congressman Robert Latta

Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer

Congressman Daniel Lungren

Congressman Michael McCaul

Congressman Patrick McHenry

Congressman Pat Meehan

Congressman Mick Mulvaney

Congressman Tim Murphy

Congressman Devin Nunes

Congressman Steven Palazzo

Congressman Tom Reed

Congressman Jim Renacci

Congressman Todd Rokita

Congressman Tom Rooney

Congressman Steve Scalise

Congresswoman Jean Schmidt

Congressman Chris Smith

Congressman John Sullivan

Congressman Pat Tiberi

Former Colorado Governor Bill Owens

Former Governor of New Hampshire John H. and Nancy Sununu

Former Senator and Ohio Governor George Voinovich

Former Senator Rick Santorum

Former Speaker of the House Newt and Callista Gingrich

Former Congressman Bob Beauprez

Former Congressman Thomas Bliley, Jr.

Former Congressman Mike Ferguson

National Advisory Committee

Chief Finance Officer of Florida Jeff Atwater

Former U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr

Claudia Beauprez

Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Bennett

John Birney

Ohio Speaker pro tempore Lou Blessing

James Bopp, Jr.

Judge Robert H. Bork

Mary Ellen Bork

Sandy Bourne

Chris Braunlich

Tim Busch

Rachael Campos Duffy

Joseph C. Canizaro

Frank Cannon

Joe Cella

Barbara Comstock

Dr. Marilyn Coors

Pete Coors

Ann Corkery

Neil Corkery

Attorney General of Virginia Ken Cuccinelli

Marjorie Dannenfelser

Anthony J. de Nicola

Dan Devine

Kevin Dillon

Pat Duerr

Keith Faber

Dr. Robert George

Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Robert Gleason

Tom Grace

Frank Hanna

Bob Heckman

Patrick Henneghan

Michael Hernon

Ohio State Representative Matt Huffman

Frank P. Kavanaugh

Terrence Keeley

Dan Kelly

Ken Langone

James B. Lee, Jr.

Leonard Leo

Stephen Lessing

Bob Luddy

Gordon MacDonald

Sean Mahoney

Ed Martin

Nancy McGowan

John McManus

Ralph Miesel

Tom Monaghan

Former New Hampshire State Representative Maureen Mooney

William Mumma

Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus

L. Martin Nussbaum

Joseph J. O’Connor

Former First Lady Frances Owens

William F. Plunkett, Jr.

John Saeman

Carol Saeman

Sharon Sager

George Schwartz

Peter Schwartz

Edward Schwartz

Greg Schwartz Jr.

Greg Schwartz Sr.

Bill Simon

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers

Charles Taunt

Brian Tierney

Michael Timmis

Billy Valentine

Rick Valentine

David Vicinanzo

Ohio State Senator Mark Wagoner

Dr. Brad Wenstrup

RNC National Committeewoman Phyllis Woods