Pro-Choice Republicans Commemorate the 34th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
I doubt you'll be hearing or seeing these comments from the Republican Majority for Choice in the liberal media, so here they are:
"Thirty-four years after the Roe v. Wade decision we are struck by how divisive and political this debate has become. In reality the Roe decision was not about promoting abortion but was about protecting our country's long held belief in the freedom and privacy of our citizens. One can oppose abortion and understand that our most valued right as Americans - freedom, personal and religious freedom - must be protected," said Jennifer Stockman, RMC National Co-Chair. "In this era of absolutism and partisan gridlock we call upon leaders of all walks, Republicans and Democrats, pro-choice and anti-choice, especially those seeking the Presidency, to come together and open a meaningful dialogue. There is common ground and consensus and that is what the Roe v. Wade decision was truly about."
The GOP holds the long history of supporting women and families and of safeguarding the constitutional protections of privacy and the separation of Church and State. The founding real Republican Principles call for limited government and individual freedom. Republican President Ronald Reagan who personally did not support abortion rights nominated Sandra Day O'Conner to the US Supreme Court. It was Justice O'Conner who so thoughtfully developed the careful balance between the rights of the state and those of the individual.
"We all want to ensure hat as few women and families as possible are faced with the difficultly of an unplanned pregnancy. We can do this by promoting strong family communication and age appropriate education that includes the positive benefits of abstinence while providing honest facts. Proven safe contraception, prevention and planning measures must be available to all women regardless of their income," said Kellie Rose Ferguson, RMC Executive Director. "As we commemorate the real meaning of the Roe v. Wade decision -- protecting freedom, personal choice, strong families and real solutions-- we call on elected leaders to stop playing politics with perhaps the most important issue facing our country and start working toward solutions."