The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez urged his fellow Hispanics in America to consider Hillary Clinton’s radical pro-abortion position before voting in November.
Rodriguez, a strong pro-life advocate in the Hispanic American community and the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, emailed supporters Monday to explain how extreme Clinton’s abortion policies are, the Christian Post reports.
“Latinos are pro-life. Latinos, whether they be Evangelical or Catholic, must never sacrifice truth on the altar of political expediency,” Rodriguez wrote. “By asking for our support, Sec. Clinton is asking us to sacrifice our most cherished values. She is asking us to defy our faith. She is asking us to sacrifice the sacred.”
He noted that some Hispanics are upset with Donald Trump for talking about building a wall on the American border of Mexico, but they should be more concerned about Clinton’s lack of regard for the value of human lives.
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“Donald Trump speaks of building a wall but Hillary Clinton has already built one. The Democratic candidate’s abortion stance … serves as a greater wall than any rhetorical, hypothetical or physical wall,” he wrote.
Clinton’s stance on abortion is radical and out of touch with most Americans. During the last presidential debate, she reaffirmed her support for late-term abortions on viable babies. She also voted against a ban on partial-birth abortions and defended the move during the debate.
In addition, Clinton promised that she would work to overturn the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortions if elected. Research from the Charlotte Lozier Institute indicates that the Hyde Amendment has saved more than 2 million lives from abortion in the past 40 years.
If Clinton succeeds, the Guttmacher Institute estimates 33,000 more unborn babies will be killed in abortions every year. Planned Parenthood, which already receives about $550 million in federal tax dollars every year, could benefit hugely from the move.
Rodriguez also has been a strong advocate against the abortion chain Planned Parenthood. In May, he urged Christians to stand up against Planned Parenthood’s discriminatory, life-destroying abortion business. He also called it “morally reprehensible” for Christians to support candidates who openly defend Planned Parenthood, according to The Blaze.
“I want to speak to every single African American, Latino, and Anglo Christ follower who believes in biblical orthodoxy — how can we justify supporting anything — be it Republican or Democrat — anything that in any way, form or shape defends Planned Parenthood?” he said. “How can we justify supporting any political candidate that defends Planned Parenthood?”
Planned Parenthood does more than 320,000 abortions every year in the U.S., more than any other group. It has been exposed for targeting minority black and Hispanic communities for abortions. A U.S. Congressional investigation currently is exploring whether the abortion chain illegally profited off the sale of aborted babies’ body parts.
In January, when Clinton accepted Planned Parenthood’s endorsement, she promised: “I will always defend Planned Parenthood … As your president, I will always have your back.”