This (see below) is what the Susan B. Anthony List thinks is a pro-life pledge?
I PLEDGE that I will only support candidates for President who are committed to protecting Life. I demand that any candidate I support commit to these positions:
FIRST, to nominate to the U.S. federal bench judges who are committed to restraint and applying the original meaning of the Constitution, not legislating from the bench;
SECOND, to select only pro-life appointees for relevant Cabinet and Executive Branch positions, in particular the head of National Institutes of Health, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Health & Human Services;
THIRD, to advance pro-life legislation to permanently end all taxpayer funding of abortion in all domestic and international spending programs, and defund Planned Parenthood and all other contractors and recipients of federal funds with affiliates that perform or fund abortions;
FOURTH, advance and sign into law a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.
I’m as anti-abortion as one can be, but I wouldn’t label any candidate for political office as being “pro-life” just by his/her signing the above pledge. I couldn’t find a definition of “pro-life” on SBA’s website. Nor could I find any stated position on the lives of embryos outside the womb or (so-called) euthanasia.
The real issue here is duping voters into believing that the signers of this pledge are pro-life. That’s not necessarily true. Unfortunately, it got a lot of press coverage. Things like this can really influence an election and yet leave us just where we were before. It’s a shame.
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