Pro-Life - More than a phone call
President Bush has repeatedly claimed to be Pro-Life and has made some efforts for the movement, but not once in his presidency has he shown up at the March, which draws over 150,000 people from all over the world.
Here's some info from the 2001 march:
According to CNN, yesterday's protest rally drew more demonstrators than in past years, and abortion-rights opponents indicated that they find the Bush presidency "encouraging" to their cause (Lin/O'Connor, CNN, 1/22). Nellie Gray, president of March for Life Fund, which has sponsored the rally since 1974, said of the new president, "I would expect that any American who says he is pro-life will use his personal, professional and official position to overturn Roe v. Wade" (Murphy, Washington Post, 1/22). Although President Bush declined invitations to attend the march, which Gray called "extremely disappointing," the White House issued a statement to the protesters, read by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), saying, "Today you are gathered to remind our country ... that one of its ideals is the infinite value of human life. ... We share a great goal: To work toward a day when every child is welcomed in life and protected in law. ... We know this will not come easily or quickly ...
"abortion-rights opponents indicated that they find the Bush presidency "encouraging" to their cause"
It's no mystery when the march is held because it is always right around the anniversary of Roe vs Wade. Up until this year the march has been held right outside the window of the White House. Funny how he always has something to do when the march rolls around don't you think?
In November Tom Davis of Virginia us know what some Republicans think about ending Roe vs Wade:
Representative Tom Davis of Virginia, who chaired the National Republican Congressional Committee through the 2002 election, said that if the Supreme Court threw out Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that established that abortion rights were protected by the Constitution, ''you're going to have a lot
of very nervous suburban candidates."
"you can be prolife and no one feels that's a threat to someone having to make a difficult decision"
"It's nice to make a stand" against abortion, he said, when "it's not a real bullet, it's more theoretical."
So-called "Pro-Life candidates like Tom Davis want to take us right to edge of ending abortion but won't go all the way. They will only tease us with their promises but will not follow through. They want our votes and our money and that's all.
President Bush, we don't want a phone call and we don't want a message from your staffers. If are you Pro-Life as you claim to be, we want you to speak from the podium. Miss Nellie Gray has invited you to speak in front of America every year and you have not shown up once.
United we stand - Divided they die - Pass it on