Pro-life politicians need to take a page from Newt Gingrich’s playbook when answering questions about Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock. In an appearance on ABC News’s “This Week,” George Stephanopoulos asked Gingrich if Romney agreed with Mourdock’s recent remarks about rape. The exchange begins at 4:37 in the video above. Gingrich responded,
My response is, if you listen to what Mourdock actually said, he said what virtually every Catholic and every fundamentalist in the country believes, life begins at conception. Now, this seems to be fixated by the Democrats, but the radical on abortion is Obama, who as a state senator voted three times in favor of allowing doctors to kill babies in the eighth and ninth month who were born, having survived late-term abortion. And the Democratic Party platform, which says you should pay with your tax money for late-term abortion…
Here’s the lesson. First, you emphasize what many Americans believe—that life begins at conception. Second, you point out President Obama’s record—which is the most radical of any President in American History. Not only is he pro-abortion rights at every stage of pregnancy, he also once supported the right of doctors to kill live human infants who survived an abortion attempt. Moreover, Obama’s HHS mandate requires Christians and other pro-life persons to pay for abortions.
President Obama is the most radically pro-abortion president we’ve ever had, and it has shown over these last four years. Pro-life politicians need to point that out every chance they get.