GOP debate shows abortion is not a ‘losing issue’

Priests for Life

Publication Date: August 24, 2023

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Contact:  Leslie Palma


TITUSVILLE, FL – Priests for Life National Director Frank Pavone issued the following statement about last night’s Republican debate in regard to abortion:

“Nearly 10 minutes of last night’s debate were focused on abortion, indicating first of all the importance of the issue in the upcoming election.

“Of the eight candidates, six had something to say about it, and five of them have, as pro-life governors, signed legislation prohibiting some or all abortion. That fact alone contradicts the idea that abortion is a ‘losing issue,’ because you sign legislation only when the people’s representatives give it to you.

“And half the states have done so.

“Some of the candidates rightly pointed out that the Supreme Court did not take away a federal role for protecting the unborn. President Trump – who has accomplished more for the unborn than anyone -- has also correctly made that clear on other occasions.

“How far such protections should go is first of all – as some candidates pointed out -- a question rooted in morality and in the Declaration of Independence. As for concrete legislation, a candidate for president should be committed to signing the most protective legislation that the people’s representatives in Congress will bring to his or her desk.”

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