Group: GOP Ignoring How Pro-Life Issues Can Win Hispanics, Women

Politics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 18, 2013   |   4:13PM   |   Washington, DC

The national Republican Party released its autopsy report today on what went wrong during the 2012 elections that caused Mitt Romney to lose to pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

While many Republicans and conservatives are hailing the report as a roadmap to success for the GOP in the future, a pro-life women’s group says it ignores the role pro-life issues can play in attracting minority voters. With Republicans needing to win back more of the Hispanic vote that helped the party win in 2000 and 2004, the Susan B. Anthony List says pro-life issues are important.

In response to the report released today by the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project, Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) President Marjorie Dannenfelser sent the following comments to LifeNews:

“In the last election, Republican candidates failed to properly engage on the pro-life issue and this latest report shows they have failed to learn from it. Rather than seeking to grow and mobilize the energetic pro-life majority, the GOP has allowed itself to operate solely on the defensive,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Social issues are keys to reaching certain minorities the GOP yearns to attract, as well as to motivate millions of voters who first gravitated to the party as Reagan Democrats.



“There are a number of pro-life issues which create an advantage with American voters. In fact, polls show that sixty to eighty percent of Americans agree we should stop taxpayer funding of abortion, and put an end to late-term abortions and sex selection abortions. Support for these initiatives is even higher among American women.”