Newt Gingrich and Governor Rick Perry, along with Mitt Romney, have made it clear that they think killing an unborn baby is an acceptable act, if you can show that the father was a rapist, worthy of the death penalty according to the Laws of Moses. Not a single rational or principled reason can be given for allowing such “exceptions” in ones opposition to abortion. Gingrich, the smartest guy in the room, can’t give a morally acceptable justification for his support not only of killing these children, but wanting the government to fund it:
The New York times quoted him back in 1995:
Asked in an interview on the CBS News program “Face the Nation,” whether he agreed with Republicans who oppose Federal abortion payments in cases of rape or incest or to protect the life of a mother, Mr. Gingrich said: “No. First of all, I think you should have funding in the case of rape or incest or life of the mother, which is the first step.”
Mr. Gingrich succeeded in preventing issues like abortion or religion from sidetracking his legislative drive through the first 100 days of the Congressional term
CNN ran a story today that leaders of some social conservative groups met behind close doors to consider which candidate might be the best alternative to Mitt Romney. The group appeared to include Chuck Hurley of the Family Leader and Jenifer Bowen of the Iowa Right to Life. Some pastors attended as well.
Perhaps Perry or Gingrich are persuadable on this issue. But can you trust that any late change in position is not purely in the interest of gaining an endorsement in a key state? Better to support Michele Bachmann or Rick Santorum, who have both proven to be solid pro-life.
One way that these two candidates could show “earnest money” to prove a real change would be if they renounced prior support of pro-abortion Republicans. Gingrich has lent his endorsement to pro-child killing candidates Meg Whitman of California and Dede Scozzafava of the 23rd Congressional District of New York. In 2007, Perry endorsed Rudy Giuliani, probably the most pro-abortion Republican presidential candidate in history.
If these organizations endorse either Perry or Gingrich, they will prove they are willing to put party or pragamatism over principle. It would be time for pro-lifers to start putting their money and efforts elsewhere, rather than waste it on groups whose efforts run counter to a pro-life agenda.