The Most Consistent Pro-life Candidate Speaks Out

In my view, Senator Rick Santorum has the most impressive pro-life record of all the candidates that are running for president right now. No other candidate comes close to competing with Santorum’s record or personal story on the issue of life. He is the author of the federal ban on partial birth abortion that President Bush signed into law in 2003 and which the Supreme Court upheld in 2007. Santorum is the father of seven children, the youngest of which is suffering from Trisomy 18 (see video below). He represented a very blue state for two terms as a Senator, but somehow he remained a consistent and tenacious advocate for life throughout his career.

Santorum makes an excellent case for that record in an op-ed for today’s Wall Street Journal. He cross-examines the abortion records of the other candidates (both Democrat and Republican), and his critiques are solid. It would be worth your time to read the whole thing, but here’s his conclusion:

I am disappointed that President Obama, who rightfully fights for civil rights, refuses to recognize the civil rights of the unborn in his country. I am disappointed that the other three Republican candidates in this race for president simply check the box. The unborn need leaders who will stand for life; so does the soul of America.

7 Responses to The Most Consistent Pro-life Candidate Speaks Out

  1. Paul January 23, 2012 at 3:18 am #

    Let him be the president of the National Right To Life Foundation. He has no business in the White House.

    • Bobby January 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

      Rick Santorum is the most consistent and trustworthy republican candidate. In addition to abortion, he has stated his views/policy in debates and townhall meetings and has his voting record to back it up. I encourage everyone to carefully consider the four remaining candidates and be careful not to get persuaded by the idea of electing the candidate who may have the most resources (staff, money) to defeat Barack Obama.

  2. Don Johnson January 23, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    He is clearly the most pro-life candidate.

  3. yankeegospelgirl January 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Santorum is immovable right where it counts, and he’s really committed to that moral core. For that, he will very likely get my vote. However, I’m puzzled by one thing in his statement: What does it mean for Obama (or any black person in America today) to be “fighting for civil rights” when American blacks everywhere have civil rights and far more besides?

    • Paul January 23, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

      Spoken like someone that doesn’t know any black people.

      • yankeegospelgirl January 23, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

        Actually, not true. Our family was close friends with a young black college student for years before he moved away, I had a close black girlfriend growing up, and when I was in highschool, I had the privilege of working with one young black man who was seeking entrance to graduate school and wanted me to grade his writing sample for him. However, I respected each and every one of them far more than I respect Obama.

  4. Nathan January 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Romney changed his stance… Isn’t that the goal — change people’s ideas to pro-life? If not, then why did Tebow appear in that super bowl commercial last year?

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