Today is both the March for Life and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Let's take a look at how the top-performing candidates from each party commented on the day:
Hillary posted a link on her Facebook page that included praise from Cecile Richards, the head of Planned Parenthood.
The decision handed down by the Supreme Court 43 years ago in Roe v. Wade guaranteed a woman’s right to choose.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 22, 2016
As president, I will do everything that I can to protect and preserve a woman’s right to an abortion. #Roe43— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 22, 2016
I join with Planned Parenthood, NARAL and all Americans who have been fighting the never-ending attacks on women’s right to choose. #Roe43— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 22, 2016
I will fight attempts to undercut Roe v. Wade, resist attempts by states to deny access to abortion and we will rescind the Hyde amendment.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 22, 2016
I would expand initiatives that protect women’s health, access to contraception, and the availability of a safe and legal abortion. #Roe43— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 22, 2016
Standard stuff from Sanders, who has been vocally in favor of abortion throughout his career.
I always stood up for women's health & a woman's right to choose as Gov, I will never stop fighting for those rights as President. #Roe43— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) January 22, 2016
Standard Democratic Party line.Republicans:
As of Friday at 5:00 p.m., Trump has yet to comment on either side of the issue.
It doesn't look all that great for a candidate who is currently the frontrunner of a major political party with a pro-life platform to be entirely silent on the issue on a pretty notable day. Firing off a tweet takes all of seconds, and in this case, his silence is speaking pretty loudly.
Cruz tweeted support for the March for Life.
Rubio tweeted an op-ed defending life as well as support for the March for Life.
The sanctity of human life is something that we must wholeheartedly promote and enforce. As President, I will defend life. #WhyWeMarch— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) January 22, 2016
Carson promised to defend life as president.
Bush tweeted an op-ed as well as his support for the March for Life.
(For what it's worth, Bush tweeted out a graphic of a Hillary Clinton quote hitting Trump for his past support of partial-birth abortion.)
Higher taxes, partial-birth abortion, single payer health care — just a few of the “causes” Trump has supported. pic.twitter.com/e9GulVRGs4— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) January 22, 2016