2012 GOP Candidates Sign Pro-Life Pledge; Romney, Cain Decline

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From LifeNews.com:

The signers of the pledge, agreed to:

  • Only nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court and federal bench judges who are committed to restraint and applying the original meaning of the Constitution, not legislating from the bench;
  • Select pro-life appointees for relevant Cabinet and Executive Branch positions, in particular the head of National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health & Human Services, and the Department of Justice;
  • Advance pro-life legislation to permanently end all taxpayer funding of abortion in all domestic and international spending programs, and defund Planned Parenthood and all other contractors and recipients of federal funds with affiliates that perform or fund abortions; and
  • Advance and sign into law a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.

“The conviction and resolve of these candidates answers grassroots hunger for authentic leadership. Any ‘truce’ on social issues is not viable, nor is it acceptable to the grassroots,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “As one of the most activist presidents on abortion in history, President Obama protects political allies like Planned Parenthood and continually appoints activist federal judges. The situation demands a strong leader who will advance consensus life-affirming legislation and policy at all levels.”

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