In response to Amy:
If you’re going to say that the US Bishops have put overturning Roe at the center of their efforts, you have to give evidence that shows that this is true. If you’re going to say that the pro-life movement in general has wasted time and resources on this at the expense of other, more directly helpful, measures, show us the money. Break it down and show us how that happened.
We have CCC:
Among the highlights: Bush banned the use of taxpayer money to support abortions overseas. He signed such landmark legislation as the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, the first federal law to ban an abortion procedure since Roe v. Wade. And he appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, who helped form the court majority that narrowly upheld the partial-birth abortion ban.
We also have this from the Witherspoons.
Voting with an informed conscience spells the difference between life and death:
“I have stated time after time after time that Roe v. Wade was a bad decision, that I support…the rights of the unborn. I have fought for human rights and human dignity throughout my entire political career. To me it is an issue of human rights and human dignity.” (Source: National Right to Life)
“I am pro-life and have never wavered in my belief in the sanctity of every human life.” (Source: National Right to Life)
“I have constantly advocated for reproductive choice and will make preserving women’s rights under Roe v. Wade [the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion] a priority as President.” (Source: National Right to Life)
“I strongly support Roe v. Wade…. That’s why I led the fight to defeat Bork. Thank God he is not in the Court or Roe v. Wade would be gone by now.” (Source: National Right to Life)
John Paul II:
“Disregard for the right to life, precisely because it leads to the killing of the person whom society exists to serve, is what most directly conflicts with the possibility of achieving the common good... It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop... ” (Evangelium Vitae, Nos. 72 and 101, 1995)
In response to Amy: