On the 40th anniversary of Roe vs Wade and the murder of 50 million American babies Rick Santorum, a devout Catholic and one of the Republican candidates for president, has condemned President Obama for is radical and extreme support for abortion in his column in the Wall Street Journal:
‘President Obama’s record of support for abortion is radical and extreme. He stood alone not to defend life but to oppose the Born Alive Infant Protection Act in the Illinois State Senate. He opposed ending the horrific procedure of partial-birth abortion. He supported federal funds for abortion through ObamaCare and told Catholic Charities that there was no room in the inn if they wanted to help women abused by sex traffickers and be pro-life at the same time.’
Rick Santorum also spelt out his conviction that life begins at conception and his determination to end the ‘silent holocaust’ in America:
‘I believe that all life is precious. I know life begins at conception. I know that every person, every child conceived in the womb, has a right to life. I know that life is a right endowed by our Creator, that it is inalienable, laid down in the Declaration of Independence, and should be guaranteed under the Constitution. The right to life is the first right. Without its protection, no other rights matter.’
The 14th Amendment states explicitly: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
The Constitution is clear. The meaning is inconvenient.
I fought in the U.S. Senate against the tragedy of partial-birth abortion. This debate energized momentum for the culture of life in America. I sat in the Supreme Court during the first oral arguments on the constitutionality of the law designed to stop the heinous practice. It wasn’t until President George W. Bush nominated conservative justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito, whose confirmations I helped lead, that the Supreme Court changed its position and upheld the law.
Whenever I am confronted with an immoral law that is unjust or harmful to society, I believe I have an obligation to work toward changing it to comport with what is moral. I agree with the Founders that there is a natural law that can be known through the exercise of reason against which the positive or civil law must be measured and, if needed, amended. For decades certain human beings were wrongly treated as property and denied liberty in America because they were not considered persons under the Constitution.
I am disappointed that President Obama, who rightfully fights for civil rights, refuses to recognize the civil rights of the unborn in his country. I am disappointed that the other three Republican candidates in this race for president simply check the box. The unborn need leaders who will stand for life; so does the soul of America.
Protect the Pope comment: Do US Catholics know how blessed they are have politicians of the calibre of Rick Santorum?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to hear a senior British politician speak out so clearly and passionately about protecting the unborn children of the UK from the evil of abortion. It has become a taboo in UK public life and on UK media to criticize, let alone condemn as evil, the murder of 200,000 babies every year.
The freedom of mothers and fathers to murder their unborn children has become one of the immoral corner-stones of British society, and God help any politician who has the courage to speak out against this freedom to kill. Only recently Nadine Dorries MP received hate mail and death threats and was pilloried in the press for wanting to introduce impartial pregnancy counselling, and she supports abortion!
It is truly marvelous to hear someone with the political seniority as Rick Santorum speaking out against abortion during such an important national event. May God bless him and his family for their courageous witness.