By Karen Cross, Political Director
Editor’s note. This appears on page one of the November digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please read the issue in its entirety and share it your pro-life family and friends].
In recent weeks, there have been changes in the number of Democrat candidates running for president to challenge pro-life President Donald J. Trump. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick are in, while former Texas Congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is out. Others are restructuring their campaigns.
So, what do these additions and subtractions mean to the Pro-Life Movement overall?
I’m a numbers person, so let’s look at it from a mathematical perspective. What would the equation look like?
Here’s the equation:
19 Democrat candidates + Michael Bloomberg + Deval Patrick– Beto O’Rourke = 20 Abortion on demand through birth candidates.
In other words, despite the latest changes, all of the eight top-tier candidates running on the Democrat ticket for president as well as the 12 lesser knowns support abortion on demand through birth.
Even former Vice President Joe Biden. And even Mayor Pete Buttigieg. And even Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.
For an updated downloadable presidential candidate comparison, to see where the candidates stand on life issues, go to: www.nrlc.org/uploads/records/2020POTUScomparison.pdf
The winner of the Democratic presidential primary, which may be known as early as March 3 – Super Tuesday – will go on to challenge President Trump.
President Trump and his administration have established more pro-life policies than any other president in history.
In addition to appointing Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, President Trump has…
Restored the Mexico City Policy, which prevents the use of tax funds for abortions overseas;
Appointed numerous pro-life advocates in his administration and cabinet;
Cut off funding for the United Nations Population Fund due to its involvement in China’s forced abortion program;
Ensured that Title X funds do not go to agencies that perform or refer for abortions;
And he is committed to signing pro-life legislation, including
- The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act;
- The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; and
- The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.
The importance of the 2020 elections cannot be overstated. It will determine who appoints justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal judges to lower courts. The election will determine whether the U.S. Senate will continue to be led by pro-life Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) , so they can confirm the federal judges. And it will determine whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.)can continue to squelch protective pro-life legislation such as the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
It’s important that voters know the differences between the candidates.
Be sure to download and share this important information with your friends and family.
The POTUS candidate comparison lists candidates in order of their ranking by Real Clear Politics polling average of at least 1.3% as of November 17, 2019.
The sum total of all we do should equal protection for all lives – born and unborn.