U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) at a town hall in Derry, NH on 10/30/15. Photo credit: Michael Vadon
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) at a town hall in Derry, NH on 10/30/15.
Photo credit: Michael Vadon (CC-By-SA 2.0)

New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary is almost here. Bernie Sanders is in position to hand Hillary Clinton a loss (though she’s conceding nothing in the final day of campaigning). More than two dozen other presidential candidates will be on the Democratic ballot, including one determined and outspoken pro-life man who isn’t worried about the numbers. Henry Hewes is running in several states, with one goal: education about the nature of abortion and the value of the right to life.

“I’m not seeking to get a majority of the delegates, so I don’t have to worry about being included in every state,” said Hewes in a recent interview with Leaven for the Loaf.   He is on the presidential primary ballot in several states including New Hampshire, Missouri, and Louisiana, and he’s on the ballot in Puerto Rico as well.

Henry Hewes (photo from electhenryhewes2016.com)
Henry Hewes (photo from electhenryhewes2016.com)

What I’m looking to do is to run ads nationwide, not really designed or focused around getting people to vote for Henry Hewes, but around pro-life education. All across the country, I think the prolife movement has largely failed to educate the average American as to what’s going on. When I turn to people and I say ‘you realize 3500 babies will be murdered today’, it never occurred to people that’s actually going on. The average American doesn’t keep track of this. If I describe to people a partial-birth abortion, the great majority of people literally do not believe me.If I describe what happens in a d&c abortion, the great majority of just normal Americans don’t believe it.”

Hewes continued, “I continue to believe that if you put me in a room with Hillary Clinton and twenty average people … and Hillary Clinton described honestly her position on abortion, and explained that she believes people have an absolute right to kill their babies, that this includes partial-birth abortion however grisly that is, includes third-term abortion, includes abortions because you don’t like the sex of your baby, includes abortions to avoid having retarded children in the world, and that 58 million people killed since 1973 is a small price to pay for the rights of women to control their bodies, and I then explain my side, I think the majority of the people in New Hampshire would say ‘well, I don’t really agree a hundred percent with either Henry or Hillary, but I’m sure as hell a lot closer to Henry.’”

Read more at Leaven for the Loaf.

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