Weakening Pro-Life GOP Platform would Set Back Years of Hard Work in the Pro-Life Movement
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2016
|CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
Donald Trump “Absolutely” Wants to Change GOP Platform to Promote Abortion in Cases of Rape
|Washington, D.C. – In an interview with the Today show, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he “absolutely” wants to change the Republican party’s current pro-life platform to promote abortions in cases of rape or incest.
The GOP platform’s position on “The Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life” reads, “Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.”
“Thanks to the good work of people like Phyllis Schlafly, the Republican Platform has always been solidly pro-life even when Republican candidates have not been,” said Tom McClusky, March for Life Action, who has worked behind the scenes on the pro-life platform at conventions. “The Platform sets the standard that all candidates need to work from, and the suggestion that the platform should weaken its position on the pro-life issue would set back years of hard work in the pro-life movement.”
The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.
|Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education & Defense Fund is available for commentary. For more information, please contact Ryan Hughes at RHughes@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.