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.