Marjorie’s Media Pick of the Week: Marco Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Senator Marco Rubio is making protecting life a priority in his presidential campaign.

Sen. Rubio gave pro-lifers assurance that if elected president, he would stop late-term abortions and defund Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion business:

By 2020, I hope we will be able to say that abortions after 20 weeks are illegal and that no taxpayer money is used to fund abortions here or abroad and Planned Parenthood doesn’t receive a penny from the federal government.

He also said that standing up for life is a “human right” and transcends political and policy-making issues. He called on all presidential candidates to be “on the side of the people” and fight to ban abortion:

No candidate for president can claim to be on the side of our people if they do not believe every person has the right to exist. That is why the issue ‘right to live’ is more than political or policy related. It is not a political issue; it is a human rights issue.

See the full speech here.

Marjorie Dannenfelser is the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life organization dedicated to electing leaders and advancing legislation to reduce and ultimately end abortion.