Pro-Life Coalition of Catholics Forms to Support Mitt Romney
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 9/24/12
A coalition of Catholic leaders and activists have come together to support the candidacy of Mitt Romney, who is taking on pro-abortion President Barack Obama. The coalition includes quite a number of significant pro-life leaders ranging from former Vatican ambassadors Ray Flynn and Mary Ann Glendon to Governor Sam Brownback and Senator Marco Rubio.
The list of members of the Catholics for Romany coalition includes dozens of elected officials, but also grassroots activists like National Right to Life attorney Jim Bopp, former Supreme Court nominee Judge Robert Bork, columnist Rachael Campos Duffy, Attorney General of Virginia Ken Cuccinelli, Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser, and Dr. Robert George.
Responding to the outpouring of support from the Catholic community, both Romney and Paul Ryan mentioned pro-life issues in conjunction with the formation of the Catholics for Romney coalition.
“I am honored to have the support of Catholic leaders from all over this country,” said Mitt Romney. “The Catholic Church embodies all that is great about America—loving your neighbor, defending life, and helping the less fortunate to overcome poverty and rise in the world. Forming a more perfect union requires that we continue to turn these principles into reality. If I am elected president, that will be my highest priority.”
Congressman Paul Ryan added: “As a life-long Catholic, I learned very early that we must love our neighbors as we love ourselves. That principle has informed my life in public service, and I am pleased to have so many leaders in the faith supporting Mitt Romney and me in this election.”
“We understand that policymakers must target the root causes of poverty with reforms that promote economic growth and opportunity. Free enterprise and strong communities remain the best means to promote upward mobility and help individuals escape the trap of government dependency. It is an honor to support Governor Romney as he advances solutions that champion the dignity of every human being. That is a goal that people of all faiths can support,” he said.
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