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Friday, February 17, 2012

SBA List Endorses Santorum

The pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List has endorsed Rick Santorum for President. Why this is bigger news is that SBA List has never endorsed a candidate for President in the past. Here's an excerpt from their presser:

“Among the field of strong pro-life candidates in the GOP primary, one stands out as a proven leader in this great human and civil rights cause of our time. Rick Santorum communicates the vision and has exhibited the strategic and tactical prowess the pro-life movement must have in order to succeed. Women and children deserve his leadership, grounded as it is in affirming the dignity of every person. At this inflection point in the primary process and a tipping point in history on the abortion issue, the Susan B. Anthony List endorses Rick Santorum for the Republican nomination for President,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of SBA List.


“Each one of the candidates in the Republican presidential field have made a commitment to be a pro-life president. However, none of them have the record of consistent leadership that Rick Santorum has demonstrated. At this critical moment in the race, our Board of Directors unanimously decided that we must stand with Rick Santorum, the candidate who throughout his career has stood so strongly for Life,” said Jane Abraham, Chairman of the SBA List Board of Directors.
EDIT 11:59 AM 2/17/12: More on the endorsement. I just received this email from SBA List in my inbox:

Dear Matthew,

Among the field of strong pro-life candidates in the GOP primary, one stands out as a proven leader in this great human and civil rights cause of our time.

Rick Santorum communicates the vision and has exhibited the strategic and tactical prowess the pro-life movement must have in order to succeed. Women and children deserve his leadership, grounded as it is in affirming the dignity of every person.

At this inflection point in the primary process and a tipping point in history on the abortion issue, the Susan B. Anthony List endorses Rick Santorum for the Republican nomination for President.

Rick Santorum has spent his entire political career aggressively advancing the rights of unborn children. While he was in the U.S. Senate, Santorum led the fight to ban partial-birth abortion and was a co-sponsor of every major piece of pro-life legislation. On the presidential campaign trail, he has spoken eloquently and consistently against President Obama's attacks on innocent human life.

All the candidates in the Republican presidential field have made a commitment to be a pro-life president, but none of them have the record of consistent leadership that Rick Santorum has demonstrated.

At this pivotal moment in the race, our Board of Directors unanimously decided that we must stand with the candidate who throughout his career has stood so strongly for Life.

It is only through the hard work of each of you, who are members of the SBA List, that we are blessed to have candidates who have made the greatest commitment to Life in the history of Republican presidential politics.

We thank you and ask for your continued prayers and support.

For Life,

Marjorie Dannenfelser
President, Susan B. Anthony List
www.sba-list.org

Cross-posted from Race42012

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're not a "secular pro lifer" unless you support a candidate like Santorum. You know, because of his "secular pro-life" vision for America.

Secular pro life is now code for christian reactionary.

secularprolife.org said...

Secular Pro-Life isn't endorsing anyone.

Anonymous said...

Bring an agenda in much? How about positing a logical argument about why it is more ethical, from a secular humanist viewpoint, to reject Santorum because of faults in his history/beliefs/performance in favor of someone who is less willing to defend the unborn? Personally, I am having a difficult time swallowing the idea of voting for Santorum at any point, but one million wholly innocent human persons per year is a tough moral issue to outweigh, and so it bears consideration at least.

Anonymous said...

Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drone Bombs, Pro-Nuclear Weapons, Pro-Guns, Pro-Torture, Pro-Land Mines, AND still call yourself ‘Pro-Life.’

This website is a sham, the staff is catholic/protestant christians with a political agenda of FORCING OTHER PEOPLE TO LIVE LIKE THEM.

No secular person would ever support a Santorum presidency, ever.

secularprolife.org said...

Dude, this is a news blog. It's newsworthy that the SBA List is endorsing Santorum. Doesn't mean that we agree with the endorsement. From the poll we put up on the Facebook page, it looks like our members lean toward Paul-- but as I said before, SPL isn't endorsing any candidate.