Almost to a man, the Republican Presidential Candidates are pro-life. Even still, there are differences in their approach to the abortion issue. There are those who believe in the Federal Government being the one to make and enforce the laws and then there are those who believe it should be left to each individual state. And those who believe it is personal choice. Abortion is one issue where compromise is not going to be an option. There will always be conflict and no matter who is in office and what laws are in place, there will be opposition trying to legislate different laws. Abortion is a very personal issue, in some cases mixing with religious believes. Check out what the Republican Presidential Candidates have to say and see if any agree with your personal abortion thoughts.
Senator Samuel D. “Sam” Brownback of Kansas
Senator Brownback has this statement on his Republican Presidential Candidates web site regarding his position on Abortion “Life is worthy of respect and protection from the moment of conception. I fear that our society has forgotten the value of human life. I believe every life has intrinsic meaning and purpose, and that the termination of life is taken too lightly in our country today. Abortion ends a human life. It destroys an individual who could have lived and participated in our society. Already, it has eliminated tens of millions of children. I believe we should strive to fully embrace a culture of life through our national politics. I will continue to fight to protect life at every stage. I hope that one day America will remember the value we once placed on human life”
Former Governor James S. “Jim” Gilmore III of Virginia
Governor Gilmore has this statement on his Republican Presidential Candidates web site discussing measures he took as Governor in relation to abortion: “As Governor of Virginia, Jim Gilmore time and time again stood solidly for the sanctity of life and the preservation of traditional family values. Jim Gilmore’s leadership led to successful legislation which he signed into law that created a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, required parental notification for minors seeking an abortion and banned partial birth abortion. Jim Gilmore created the Virginia Abstinence Initiative and dramatically increased funding for adoption services.”.
Former Mayor Rudolph W.L. “Rudy” Giuliani III of New York
Mayor Giuliani has this statement on his Republican Presidential Candidates web site regarding abortion in which he does mention measures he would put into effect as well as measures he took as mayor of New York “Rudy Giuliani supports reasonable restrictions on abortion such as parental notification with a judicial bypass and a ban on partial birth abortion – except when the life of the mother is at stake. He’s proud that adoptions increased 66% while abortions decreased over 16% in New York City when he was Mayor. But Rudy understands that this is a deeply personal moral dilemma, and people of good conscience can disagree respectfully.”
Congressman Duncan L. Hunter of California
Congressman Hunter has a very extensive statement on his Republican Presidential Candidates web site regarding abortion.
His main points are: “I would amend the U.S. Constitution and provide blanket protection to all unborn children from the moment of conception by prohibiting any state or federal law that denies the personhood of the unborn.” He also discusses Federal Laws relating to abortion.
Senator John S. McCain III of Arizona
Senator McCain discusses abortion on his Republican Presidential Candidates web site under the title of Human Dignity He discusses, among other things, overturning Roe vs Wade and Promoting Adoption.
Congressman Ronald E. “Ron” Paul Texas
Congressman Paul has a lengthy statement on his Republican Presidential Candidates web site regarding his position on abortion.
Part of what he says is: “The right of an innocent, unborn child to life is at the heart of the American ideals of liberty. My professional and legislative record demonstrates my strong commitment to this pro-life principle.””Many talk about being pro-life. I have taken direct action to restore protection for the unborn..”
Former Governor W. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts
Governor Romeny has this statement on his Republican Presidential Candidates web site regarding abortion:
“I am pro-life. I believe that abortion is the wrong choice except in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother. I wish the people of America agreed, and that the laws of our nation could reflect that view. But while the nation remains so divided over abortion, I believe that the states, through the democratic process, should determine their own abortion laws and not have them dictated by judicial mandate.”
Congressman Thomas G. “Tom” Tancredo of Colorado
Congressman Tancredo has this statement on his Republican Presidential Candidates web site in regard to abortion:”The innocent unborn enjoy a God given right to life. Roe is a scar on the moral and intellectual history of the country; but, contrary to popular belief, overturning it would merely permit and not require states to prohibit abortion. To protect life, we also need to educate the public about the second victim of abortion, the mother who is subject to potential life long medical and emotional scarring.”
Former Governor Tommy G. Thompson of Wisconsin
Governor Thompson has this statement on his Republican Presidential Candidates web site. “Governor Thompson is pro-life and signed one of the nation’s first partial-birth abortion bans. Under Thompson, the number of adoptions in Wisconsin increased by 22 percent, while the number of abortions decreased by 37 percent. Just as he did in Wisconsin, Thompson would appoint strict constructionist judges who do not legislate from the bench.”