Charles, I can report that Tennesseans feel betrayed that Sen. Frist supports legislation to expand federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research.
But is Gov. Romney solidly pro-life? Well, as my momma says, the proof is in the pudding. Nathan Burd, a program director of an international pro-life organization, has an excellent post up on his website AmericansforMitt detailing Gov. Romney’s position on abortion. Here’s an excerpt:
Governor Romney has taken the pro-life position on every abortion-related issue he’s faced since being elected:
- He vetoed an emergency contraception bill and offered a compelling case for life in the process.
- He fought efforts to advance embryonic stem cell research in Massachusetts, despite overwhelming opposition.
- He pledged to veto any effort to expand access to RU-486, the abortion pill.
- He has faced constant ridicule from pro-abortion organizations for refusing to give in to their demands.
- He actively promotes abstinence education programs in Massachusetts’ schools. The abstinence movement and the pro-life movement work hand-in-hand to reduce the number of teen pregnancies and to promote true sexual health to America’s youth.
There’s a lot more to the article, so read it all here. (Nathan also reported that his grassroots effort to build support for Gov. Romney has reached 45 states… and counting.)
Here in Tennessee, we believe the Governor of Massachusetts epitomizes the spirit and character of Tennesseans even more than, unfortunately, our own Senator Frist.