Senator Rick Santorum provided an impassioned and succinct explanation for the necessary protection of human life, regardless of how it comes into this world. “The Supreme Court of the United States on a recent case said that a man who committed rape could not be killed, could not be subject to the death penalty, yet the child conceived as a result of that rape could be. That child is an innocent victim. To be victimized twice would be a horrible thing. It is an innocent human life. It is genetically human from the moment of conception… it is a human life.”
The Values Voter Bus Tour, which the Susan B. Anthony List, in conjunction with the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council, traveled the state leading into the straw poll, found that people more committed to these issues than ever.
All of the top vote getters in the Ames Straw Poll are signers of the Susan B. Anthony List Pro-Life Presidential Leadership Pledge. Mr. Romney remains the only major candidate not to sign and we wait for Gov. Perry's decision within a few days.
For those in the Republican Party who still think there should be “a truce” on social issues during the 2012 election cycle, think again.