Pro-life groups always have emphasized the importance of presidential elections because of the commander in chief’s power to appoint judges to the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court justices’ decisions have a huge impact on the most vulnerable lives in our nation.
Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio emphasized this very same priority in a new interview with The Brody File this weekend.
The pro-life Senator from Florida told David Brody of CBN News that appointing new justices to the U.S. Supreme Court will be “one of the biggest things the next president is going to do.” Rubio said the country needs justices who will put aside their personal feelings about an issue and rule fairly on the Constitution.
“And there is no way that you can read the Constitution and deduce from it that there is constitutional right to an abortion …” Rubio said. “So you need judges that understand how constitutionally flawed that those … rulings and others have been …”
He also said he was concerned about the government compelling people to violate their consciences and their faith.
“[I want to] ensure that we’re not doing anything that at any part in our government that is putting organizations that are motivated by their faith or organized around their faith from having to violate the tenants of their faith and that includes government contractors,” Rubio said. “There are many government contractors and small companies who provide services to the government who are faith-based people, and they are being compelled to sin by government in their business conduct. That is not something we should be supporting.”
Rubio has spoken out strongly on the right to life issues, recently promising a group of evangelical pastors that he will be a “solid” pro-life candidate.
During the summer, Rubio said there is no more important political issue for him than protecting unborn babies from abortion.
“Being a candidate for president, I give a lot of speeches on a lot of issues – and they are all important political and policy issues that confront our country. But the issue we are here to discuss today – the issue of life – is not a political issue, nor is it strictly a policy issue,” he said. “It is a definitional issue – an issue about what sort of society we want to have.”
Rubio says it is “is fundamentally impossible for America to reach her destiny as a nation founded on the equal rights of all if our government believes an entire segment of the human population doesn’t have a right to exist. And that’s why the issue of life is more than political or policy-related. It is a definitional issue about the kind of country we want to be. In a world where life is increasingly not valued, where people are summarily discarded, America must stand for the belief that all life is worthy of protection, because all life comes from God.