Pro-Life Advocates Nick Sandmann and Abby Johnson Will Speak at GOP Convention

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 18, 2020   |   1:22PM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-life advocates Abby Johnson and Nick Sandmann are scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention, President Donald Trump’s campaign confirmed Monday.

Breitbart News broke the news about the speakers ahead of the convention next week. The Republican Party platform supports unborn babies’ right to life, and the speakers are evidence of its commitment to the cause.

Johnson is a well-known pro-life leader and much sought-after speaker. A former Planned Parenthood employee, she quit after watching an unborn baby be aborted on an ultrasound screen. Since then, Johnson has begun her own pro-life ministry, And Then There Were None, to help other abortion workers quit the industry. Her story recently was featured in the 2019 film “Unplanned.”

“Since the Trump campaign has announced, I guess I can, too,” Johnson wrote on Facebook. “I am speaking at the Republican National Convention!! As soon as I have definite details about day/time, I will be sure to post.”

While Johnson has been involved in the movement for years, Sandmann is a new, young advocate for life. He unintentionally came into the national spotlight in 2019 after attending the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. A high school student at Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, he became the target of negative, misleading media attention that portrayed him as racist. He recently won two settlements in defamation lawsuits against the Washington Post and CNN.

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According to the report:

A GOP official told Breitbart News that Sandmann being on stage at the Convention will demonstrate the dangers of “cancel culture,” something President Donald Trump delivered a blistering speech against on July 3 at Mount Rushmore in the lead-up to Independence Day.

“I can’t tell you all enough about how excited I am to be a part of this year’s RNC,” Sandmann wrote on Twitter after the news broke.

The Republican Party is a champion for the right to life. Its platform recognizes “that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.” The platform calls for an end to taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, the billion-dollar abortion chain, and a ban on the use of aborted babies’ body parts in research. It also calls for new Supreme Court judges who will uphold the right to life for unborn babies.

In contrast, the Democratic Party platform supports abortions without restriction and calls for forcing taxpayers to pay for them.