…there are more than a few people out there upset with Mr. Santorum’s voting record.
Mr. Bill Greene, from Georgia, wrote this in response to Georgia Right To Life’s endorsement of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.
Georgia Right to Life’s PAC has announced their endorsements in the Republican Presidential Primary.
THEY BLEW IT.
In their endorsement announcement, they stated: “Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum today received the endorsement of the Georgia Right to Life Political Action Committee (GRTL PAC)… [GRTL President Dan] Becker noted that both Gingrich and Santorum have signed the ‘Personhood Pledge.’ In it, they agree to support a personhood amendment to the U.S. and state constitutions. Such an amendment would guarantee a constitutional right to life for every human being, from the moment of conception until natural death.”
They went on to say, “The organization did not endorse Governor Mitt Romney or Congressman Ron Paul because of their compromise on life issues. Referring to Romney and Paul, Crozier said ‘Governor Romney still supports abortion in the case of rape and incest, and Congressman Paul recently indicated in certain cases, he does as well.’ While Congressman Paul did sign the personhood pledge his recent interview on CNN invalidates his claim, Governor Romney has publicly declined to sign any prolife pledge.”
Well, at least they got it right on Romney, the “father of the $50 state-funded abortion” in Massachusetts. But they blew it on Santorum and Gingrich — and they REALLY blew it on Paul.
Rick Santorum is not only NOT conservative on issues of limited government and following the Constitution; his claims to be “pro-life” fall short as well. As a United States Senator, Santorum voted to subsidize Planned Parenthood with federal taxpayer subsidies:
Santorum also voted to federally prosecute peaceful pro-life protestors demonstrating outside abortion clinics:
And let’s not forget how he repeatedly endorsed pro-abortion candidates over pro-life candidates, such as former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter and former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman:
Sorry, GRTL: those are NOT pro-life positions. They’re not even conservative, Constitutional positions. You blew it on Rick Santorum.
As for Newt Gingrich, whom you also endorsed, he claims that he had a solidly pro-life voting record while he was in Congress. Well, so does Ron Paul; in fact, he almost always scored a big fat ZERO PERCENT with NARAL, one of the leading pro-abortion groups in the nation. At their http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/ website, they wrote about Paul, “During his years in Congress, Rep. Paul voted 106 times on choice-related issues. Ninety-three of those votes were anti-choice. On the occasions he voted pro-choice, Paul often made speeches on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to explain why and to reaffirm his anti-choice views.” (I’m sure you understand that “anti-choice” is the pro-aborts’ term for “pro-life”.)
And let’s not forget that Paul introduced legislation that would have REVERSED Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, preventing activist judges from interfering with state decisions on life by removing abortion from federal court jurisdiction through his â€œWe the People Act.â€ AND that he introduced legislation, the “Sanctity of Life Act,” defining life as beginning at conception.
Paul’s signing of the “Personhood Pledge” is consistent with his strong pro-life stance, as laid forth at http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/abortion/ where he states that his “experience in science and medicine only reinforced his belief that life begins at conception.” But Georgia Right to Life says that Paul’s pledge and clear beliefs are “invalidated” by his one interview on CNN, where he stated that, as a strong pro-life obstetrician, he believed that giving a rape victim an immediate contraception is acceptable because there’s absolutely no scientific or medical way to know if a baby was conceived during the rape.
Really, GRTL? That’s why you didn’t endorse Paul – because, despite clearly stating his belief that life begins at conception, you felt that this statement shows that somehow, he isn’t really pro-life?
THEN HOW DO YOU ACCOUNT FOR YOUR ENDORSEMENT OF GINGRICH?
Gingrich goes much further than you purport Paul does on this issue of when life begins: He doesn’t even believe life begins at conception, despite signing the Pledge:
GINGRICH BELIEVES LIFE BEGINS AT “IMPLANTATION”:
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2011/12/02/gingrich_life_begins_at_implantation_not_conceptionÂ How do you justify endorsing Gingrich, who would obviously agree with the idea that giving a rape victim an immediate contraception is acceptable — SINCE LIFE BEGINS AT IMPLANTATION, in his mind — but you reject Paul?
My friends at Georgia Right to Life, YOU BLEW IT. You endorsed Rick Santorum, who voted to subsidize Planned Parenthood with federal taxpayer subsidies, voted to federally prosecute peaceful pro-life protestors demonstrating outside abortion clinics, and repeatedly endorsed pro-abortion candidates over pro-life candidates; you endorsed Newt Gingrich, who believes that life begins at “implantation,” NOT at conception; and you rejected Ron Paul, a 100% consistent pro-life obstetrician who introduced legislation that would reverse Roe v. Wade, has delivered over 4,000 babies, and believes life begins at conception.
My recommendation? Retract your endorsements altogether — and stay out of the presidential primaries this year. Let’s save babies right here in Georgia.