Date: October 5, 2010
There can be no truce on abortion
Some pro-life politicians and candidates for office have drawn national attention by calling for a truce on abortion to allow them to concentrate on jobs, housing and other issues.
This is a proposal the Vote Pro-Life Coalition cannot accept. There can be no truce.
A truce would suggest there are issues more important than life, that abortion is somehow a negotiable issue. It is not. In fact, the heart and core and foundation of every issue is precisely the dignity of the human person and his or her right to life.
The Vote Pro-Life Coalition therefore reaffirms that there is no issue more important than life, and that abortion is not negotiable.
We reiterate the necessity of electing pro-life candidates; such candidates never shy away from explicitly dealing with the abortion issue.
Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life
Janet Morana, Silent No More Awareness Campaign
Dr Alveda King, Priests for Life African American Outreach
Brian Scarmecchia, Ave Maria School of Law
Lisa Dudley, National Director, Operation Outcry
Allan Parker, President, The Justice Foundation.
Peggy Hartshorn, President, Heartbeat International
Patricia McEwen, Director Life Coalition International
Bradley Mattes, Executive Director, Life Issues Institute
Christopher R. Bell, MA, President, Good Counsel, homes helping mothers & babies
Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D., Director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society