March for Life Draws Varied Reactions from Candidates

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina speaks at the 43rd Annual March for Life (photo credit: Aleteia Image Department via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina speaks at the 43rd Annual March for Life (photo credit: Aleteia Image Department via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Hundreds of thousands attended the March for Life in Washington this past Friday on 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The only GOP candidate that spoke at the event, Carly Fiorina, said in her speech that “this election is a fight for the character of our nation” and that she was “prepared to stand for life.”

The Blaze reported that before her speech at the March for Life on Friday, Iowa GOP Senator Joni Ernst said that Republican front runner Donald Trump and other presidential candidates should tell voters where they stand on Roe v. Wade.

So here they are:

Marco Rubio tweeted:

Ben Carson tweeted:

Jeb Bush tweeted:

In an op-ed for Washington Examiner published the next day, Donald Trump wrote: “Let me be clear — I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me.”

Mike Huckabee tweeted:

Rick Santorum tweeted:

And Bernie Sanders tweeted:

As for Hillary Clinton, The New York Times reported: “Mrs. Clinton will appear at a dinner in Manchester hosted by Naral Pro-Choice New Hampshire, to celebrate the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.”

Brittany Klein is the co-author of Jephthah’s Daughters: Innocent Casualties in the War for Family ‘Equality’ and serves on the board and academic council of the International Children’s Rights Institute.