Bush's Prolife Record

Baptist Press:
...The debate over partial-birth abortion, (Richard)Land says, has been a turning point in the pro-life movement. Polls agree. In September 1995 -- before Congress and Clinton began debating a partial-birth abortion bill -- 56 percent of Americans called themselves pro-choice, 33 percent pro-life, according to a Gallup Poll at the time. In August 1997 -- after Clinton's veto -- 47 percent called themselves pro-choice, 44 percent pro-life. Since then, the percentage of Americans who call themselves pro-life has not dipped below 40 percent in the Gallup Poll.

"I think the debate over banning partial-birth abortion is the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the pro-life movement," Land said. "Uncle Tom's Cabin humanized the plight of the slave. The debate over partial-birth abortion humanized the abortion issue for a significant segment of the American population. It confronted the American public with the humanity of the fetus in the same way that Uncle Tom's Cabin confronted the general public with the humanity of those in human bondage."

Alito and Roberts, Land says, are the "crown jewels" of Bush's "pro-family, pro-life legacy."

"There's no promise he kept more faithfully than his promise to nominate only strict constructionist, original intent jurists to the court, which means pro-life judges," Land said. "... [Alito and Roberts] are young, they are articulate, they are brilliant, and they are going to be stars of this court for 20 years."...

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