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)

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:

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March for Life Marks 43 Years Since Roe

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The March For Life will take place today on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The annual march memorializes the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision 43 years ago in Roe v. Wade forcing every state in the union to permit the destruction of innocent unborn children.

After more than four decades of marching year after year in the bitter cold and snow, some might ask, “Nothing is changing. Why keep doing it?” Many Americans said the same thing about slavery after the Supreme Court’s horrific Dred Scott decision. Thankfully, men and women of faith in the 1800s persevered and slavery was abolished.

When it comes to attitudes about abortion today, hearts and minds are changing. A recent poll by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion finds that Americans overwhelmingly reject the extreme abortion-on-demand agenda of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Here are some key findings of the survey:

  • 81% of Americans support some restrictions on abortion. Only 12% say a woman should be able to abort her child at any time during her pregnancy.
  • 60% of Americans believe abortion is morally wrong.
  • 68% of Americans, including 69% of women, oppose the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.
  • 61% support banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy except to save the life of the mother.

My friends, we are winning the debate!

We are just one or two Supreme Court appointments away from restoring some legal protections for children in the womb. The stakes in the 2016 election could hardly be greater. Continue Reading