By Dave Andrusko
Pro-life Lt. Governor Mark Robinson, the highest ranking Republican in the state, called on North Carolina to become a “destination state for life” in a speech delivered Saturday at North Carolina Right to Life’s 25th annual Rally and March for Life.
“Robinson was born in 1968, five years before the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision,” Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan reported. “He said that if his mother had been counseled by an abortion provider in 1968 to end her pregnancy, they would have told her that she was poor, Black and about to have her ninth of 10 children.”
Yet, Robinson said, despite alcoholism and domestic abuse, his mother chose life.
“Had my mother followed such evil advice, I would not be standing before you right now, having made history in this state as the first Black lieutenant governor of North Carolina,” Robinson said. “Children would not be able to flip open the history books and see that a poor child, number nine out of 10 children from a small town in North Carolina, could grow up to be the lieutenant governor of this state, quite possibly the governor of this state,” he said to cheers from the crowd.
In his powerful speech, “Robinson went on to say that ‘abortion is not compatible with this nation, the same way slavery was not compatible with this nation. We speak of life and liberty, how can you have life and liberty if you end life in the womb, and do not give people their freedom after they’re born? This nation is built on those ideals. And so we have to stand up for life.’”
North Carolina, Robinson believes, “can be a leader in the charge to stand up for life and to ensure people don’t go to the abortion clinics — not because there’s a law — but simply because they don’t want to. Because North Carolina is a place that makes life worth living, and life worth giving.”