President Bush Defends His Pro-Life Record, Encourages Advocates
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- In a video address to over 1,000 people attending the National Right to Life convention, President Bush commended pro-life advocates for their hard work defending human life and touted the pro-life accomplishments of his administration. "You believe as I do that every person, however frail of vulnerable, is a blessing and has a place and a purpose in this world," the president said. "We must stand for an America where every life counts and every life matters." Bush discussed the legislation he has signed during his administration. The Born Alive Infants Protection Act, the first pro-life law passed since the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed unlimited abortions, requires medical personnel to provide babies who survive botched abortions attempts with normal medical care. Bush also codified the first federal ban on any type of abortion procedures when he signed into law a Congressional ban on partial-birth abortions. The Bush record on abortion and pro-life issues pleases NRLC president Dr. Wanda Franz, a psychology professor at West Virginia University. "President Bush has corrected the inexcusable acts of his predecessor," Franz told the crowd. "These legislative successes demonstrate how far we have come since the earliest days of the Right to Life movement."