Of These Presidential Candidates, Only ONE Consistently Believes in a Federal Ban on Abortion

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We live in a country that revolves around rights and freedoms. We have the right to make certain choices about our lives, we have the freedom to do so. However, those rights and those freedoms come to an end when they affect someone else's rights. Our freedoms do not give us the right to take someone else's right to their own property by stealing. Our freedoms do not give us the right to drink irresponsibly, get behind the wheel of a car, and kill someone in an accident. Our freedoms do not give us the right to kill, and take someone else's right to live. That is the foundation of this country, and the foundation of our Constitution. Our Constitution is written to protect the natural, God-given rights that we possess. It also gives certain rights to States, and this is a very important aspect of our Constitution, but it is an important Civics lesson to learn that the rights of States do not come before human rights. That is why the law of the whole land, the Constitution, defends human rights for all the states to recognize. For those of us who believe that unborn children are human beings, and deserving of the right to live, we must realize how crucial the Constitution is in the debate. It is the Constitution that is written to protect human rights, and it is by the Constitution that we argue unborn children should have the right to live. Some argue that the decision should be left up to the states, but this goes against the Constitution's main point: That the role of government is to defend rights, and no state can take them away. Some argue that we should overturn Roe v. Wade, but it must be understood that overturning Roe v. Wade will not outlaw abortion, it will merely give states the opportunity to choose.

Of these presidential candidates, only ONE consistently believes in a federal ban on abortion:

Rudy Giuliani

Fred Thompson

Duncan Hunter

Mitt Romney

Mike Huckabee

John McCain

Can you guess which one it is?

Let's investigate:

Rudy Giuliani: No. Rudy is certainly pro-choice, "I'm very, very passionate about abortion and the whole issue of abortion. But it leads me to a conclusion, which is I oppose it. That's a principle I've held forever, and I'll hold it forever. That's not going to change. But I also believe that in a society like ours, where people have very different consciences about this, it's best for us to respect each other's differences and allow for choice."

Source: Fox News Sunday, 2007 presidential candidate interviews May 14, 2007

Mitt Romney: No. "I'd love to have an America that didn't have abortion. But that's not what the American people [want] right now. And so I'd like to see Roe v. Wade overturned and allow the states to put in place pro-life legislation. I recognize that for many people, that is considered an act of murder, to have an abortion. It is without question the taking of a human life. And I believe that a civilized society must respect the sanctity of the human life."

Source: 2007 GOP debate at UNH, sponsored by Fox News Sep 5, 2007

Mitt Romney has said that he supports a Consitutional amendment, but here he seems to be indicating that he doesn't. Mitt Romney has also flip-flopped on many issues and whether he can be trusted is questionable.

Mike Huckabee: No.

In February 1995, Huckabee supported revising the GOP abortion plank to let states decide their own abortion laws.

"The issue divides strongly committed pro-life and pro-choice Republicans but is not a central issue to most other Republicans. A possible platform revision long under discussion would say the Republican Party, 'unlike the Democratic Party, does not stand for abortion on demand and is basically a pro-life party.' In the spirit of federalism, the proposed GOP revision also would replace the abortion amendment with a statement saying the issue should be left up to the individual state legislatures to deal with as each sees fit. 'That's exactly what we have looked for, and if it's left up to the states, more of them are going to put some restrictions on abortion,' Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mike Huckabee said in an interview after appearing on a conference panel yesterday." (Ralph Z. Hallow, "Conservatives Hold Fire On Abortion," Washington Times, 2/12/95)

And in an April 2006 interview with the blog "Right Wing News" Huckabee indicated that abortion decisions should be left to the States.

John Hawkins [Right Wing News]: Switching gears again, do you think we should overturn Roe v. Wade?

Mike Huckabee: It would please me because I think Roe v. Wade is based on a real stretch of Constitutional application -- that somehow there is a greater privacy issue in the abortion concern -- than there is a human life issue -- and that the federal government should be making that decision as opposed to states making that decision. So, I've never felt that it was a legitimate manner in which to address this and, first of all, it should be left to the states, the 10th Amendment, but secondly, to somehow believe that the taking of an innocent, unborn human life is about privacy and not about that unborn life is ludicrous. (www.rightwingnews.com/interviews/huckabee.php)

(From The Christian News Wire: http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/232094841.html)

Fred Thompson: No. Look at this video, where Fred agrees that he does NOT support a Constitutional amendment but supports merely leaving it to the states: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWBX1Hch1tc and merely means to abolish Roe v. Wade.

John McCain: No. "I'd love to see a point where Roe vs. Wade is irrelevant, and could be repealed because abortion is no longer necessary. But certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe vs. Wade, which would then force women in America to [undergo] illegal and dangerous operations." [ Source: Ron Fournier, Associated Press Aug 24, 1999]

John McCain does not even support overturning Roe v. Wade, much less a federal ban. However, he seems to believe that overturning Roe v. Wade DOES include a federal ban on abortion, WHICH IT DOES NOT.

Last but not least:

Duncan Hunter: YES

"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. Likewise, I have also introduced the Right to Life Act, which would legally define "personhood" as the moment of conception and, therefore, guarantee all constitutional rights and protections, including life, to the unborn without utilizing a constitutional amendment." [www.gohunter08.com]

Duncan Hunter wrote a bill called the Life at Conception Act, that would define life at conception ensuring that the 14th amendment applies to unborn children in defending life. You can read about the bill here: http://www.prolifealliance.com/life%20at%20conception%20act.htm

He has a 100% rating from the National Right to Life, and in all 26 years of experience in Congress he has never changed his mind.

Vote for a candidate that walks the walk, and really believes in life and our human rights: Duncan Hunter.

3 Comments

I have been a supporter of Duncan Hunter since the start of this campaign.

Thank you for reminding your readers of his outstanding record.

Another candidate who is totally against Roe v Wade is Ron Paul.

I also support him, however, I don't see his name mentioned.

The reason I didn't mention Ron Paul is that his opinion on a federal ban on abortion is hard to pin down, and any criticism I had against him I knew would be attacked by Paulites. It wasn't worth the trouble, IMO.

I agree with you that Duncan Hunter (as well as Tom Tancredo) are both great people and dedicated Christians. Had Hunter spoken up against stealing control of the National Guard from the states, he would be unblemished. The problem is that it was his bill that allows the President to take control of a state's national guard, despite the wishes of the state's governor. The bill also gave the President the ability to use the national guard to arrest U.S. citizens for any reason. That is not a tool we would want in the hands of Clinton/Reno (gun-grabbing liberals) or Barak Hussein Obama (raised and educated in a muslim school).

Consider the ramifications of the change in federal law...




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