By David N. O’Steen, Ph.D., Executive Director,
National Right to Life
A determined, one-sided media together with a sequence of most unfortunate statements by candidates created a “perfect storm” that played into and greatly augmented the pro-abortion narrative in this election. This effectively neutralized the usual pro-life advantage.
The pro-life movement and pro-life candidates cannot ever let this happen again. We must see that the issue before the public is how and why abortion is actually used in this country, and, of course, the baby who dies. If this is done, then with a majority opposed to abortion on demand pro-life political victories will once again be the norm. Read more…
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Statement from David N. O’Steen, Executive Director of the National Right to Life Committee :
A number of recent “mainstream news media” stories have taken the line that Mitt Romney has now shifted to a “moderate” position on abortion. Please don’t be fooled and remember that with very, very few exceptions, the media are simply an extension of the Obama campaign. The goal of this latest media spin is to get pro-lifers to abandon Romney and help the media elect Obama.
Mitt Romney’s position on abortion has been consistent throughout both his 2008 and his 2012 campaign and he has not changed that position. He believes Roe vs. Wade should be overturned and he believes abortion should only be allowed in cases to save the life of the mother and in cases of rape and incest. He is running a television ad to that effect in part to counter the media’s earlier attempt, beginning with the Republican convention, to distort his position and imply that he would seek to ban abortion in cases of rape or incest or perhaps in all cases, including life of mother cases.
The media are quite happy for you to either think that Mitt Romney is too extreme on abortion or is too moderate on abortion, just as long as you don’t support him and help elect Obama.
Of course you will never see the media delving into Obama’s own position and record which includes 1) voting against a bill in Illinois that would have protected babies born alive during an abortion, 2) co-sponsoring a bill that would have made partial birth abortion legal again, and 3) opposing a bill to ban sex-selection abortion–not to mention the abortion promoting elements of Obamacare.
Obama can be defeated and a pro-life administration can be elected IF pro-lifers remain focused, disciplined and ignore whatever the Obama media try to whisper in our ears.