It's Time to Overturn Roe v. Wade

And only Rick Santorum is serious about doing that: Rick Santorum
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2012 8:29 AM CST
It's Time to Overturn Roe v. Wade
Rick Santorum speaks during a South Carolina Republican presidential primary night rally at the Citadel, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Charleston, SC.   (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

If you want a president who will actively fight to overturn Roe v. Wade, Rick Santorum is your man. As he explains in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece today, the other Republican candidates "simply check the pro-life box," whereas Santorum "fight[s] the battle in the trenches and will continue to do so until every innocent human life in this country is protected." Today is the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and Santorum wants to make this the decade in which that decision is overturned.

Santorum bases his argument on the 14th Amendment and our inalienable right to life. "I know life begins at conception," he writes, and "every child conceived ... has a right to life" that is "endowed by our Creator." He mourns the "more than 40 million babies who have been killed since Roe v. Wade," and makes the case for why neither President Obama, nor Mitt Romney, nor Newt Gingrich, nor Ron Paul will do enough to protect those babies. But "with a president committed to defending life and appointing originalist judges," Santorum writes, "we will turn the tide for life and human dignity." (More Rick Santorum stories.)

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