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Romney sweeps all five states, says, “A Better America Begins Tonight”

by | Apr 26, 2012

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director

Pro-life Mitt Romney won all five Republican presidential primary contests Tuesday– Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

With his victories, Romney all but wrapped up the nomination. On Wednesday, former Speaker Newt Gingrich suspended his campaign, leaving only Rep. Ron Paul (Tx.) still actively campaigning.

Speaking to a wildly enthusiastic crowd in Manchester, New Hampshire, Romney said, “To all of you, I have a simple message:  Hold on a little longer.  A better America begins tonight.”

He went on to say, “Tonight is the start of a new campaign to unite every American who knows in their heart that we can do better,” adding, “The last few years have been the best that Barack Obama can do, but it’s not the best America can do. Tonight is the beginning of the end of the disappointments of the Obama years and the start of a new and better chapter that we will write together.”

For pro-lifers, the “disappointments of the Obama years” began virtually the day he took office. They include President Obama’s unwavering work to promote abortion including expansion of abortion funding and access to abortion.  Obama rescinded the Mexico City Policy, and championed the pro-abortion, pro-rationing Affordable Health Care Act (ObamaCare). 

He is so dedicated to  the abortion lobby that Obama threatened to force a government shutdown rather than accept a provision defunding Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.  He also threatened to veto the “Protect Life Act,” which would repeal the abortion-expanding aspects of his health care law, and to veto the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” which would prohibit federal programs from funding elective abortion.

In comparison, Gov. Romney has taken a strong pro-life stand and is committed to implementing pro-life policies.  Romney opposes abortion and supports the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortion.  He has stated that he will reinstate the pro-life Mexico City Policy which prevents federal dollars from going to organizations that perform or promote abortion overseas. 

Romney has also stated that, if elected, he will support efforts to prohibit funding for abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.  Romney believes ObamaCare should be repealed. 

On April 12, the National Right to Life Political Action Committee endorsed Romney for president. Subsequently NRLC affiliates in Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Wisconsin have endorsed Mr. Romney.

To those whose lives are at risk under Obama’s administration’s policies, Romney’s statement, “Hold on a little longer.  A better America begins tonight,” are words to live by and for.

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