President Bush’s address to the March for Life is available online. Unfortunately, once again he wasn’t present in person, but called in via telephone. Has Bush ever personally attended the March? This is a symbolism that speaks loud and clear to some of us.
Those who are skeptical of the Republican Party’s commitment to ending abortion, who think that it is politically advantageous for the GOP to keep that albatross hanging around the Democrats’ collective necks, only have to point to the high-minded rhetoric and lack of real action in ending abortion. This is a party that has strayed far from the effective witness of Ronald Reagan. Just look at the crop of potential presidential contenders for 2008. Is there a single one who’s unabashedly pro-life?
Anyway, here are some excerpts from the president’s speech: