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Pat Buchanan on Abortion

RU-486 is a human pesticide; ban it

Q: What is your response to RU-486?

A: RU-486, in my judgment, is a human pesticide. It is anti-child. It is anti-woman. It is anti-family. It basically is a drug which only a nation would accept which has embraced, I believe, the culture of death that the pope and others have condemned. I think a nation and a civilization that embrace this pill are really headed in that direction. I would use all the power of my office, including FDA appointments, to prevent this being put on the market.

Source: Nader-Buchanan debate on ‘Meet the Press’ Oct 1, 2000

RU-486 is an abomination before God

Today, our government certified the culture of death in an easy to swallow tablet. No moral country should ever make killing a child as casual as curing a headache, but the FDA’s approval of RU-486 turns a new page in America’s national tragedy. Millions more will perish, and their blood will stain our nation’s soul. This decision is an affront to all that is right in America and an abomination before the God who authored these unborn lives.
Source: Press Release on RU-486 Sep 28, 2000

The unborn have rights; defund the abortion industry

I believe that life begins at conception, and I will use the Bully Pulpit to defend the sacred rights of the unborn to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As a committed, no-compromise pro-life President, I will: insist that my running mate be pro-life, require that my nominees to the Supreme Court be pro-life, defund the abortion industry, push for passage of a Human Life Amendment to protect all unborn children.
Source: “Issues Library” Dec 1, 1999

Presidency supports traditional values, not gays & abortion

We must reverse Roe vs Wade, persevere in the fight for life, and restore to citizens the freedom to clean up the cultural pollution poisoning the hearts and minds of our children. The presidency must become a bully pulpit for traditional values, not gays in the military. We will get the US government completely out of the abortion racket.
Source: Jul 2, 1999

Appoint pro-life judges; fight “Culture of Death”

In America today the most common medical procedure is not a tonsillectomy, but an abortion. Unborn children are being exterminated at the rate of 1.3 million a year. Their bodies are being bought up for medical research. I will use the ‘Bully Pulpit’ to fight the Culture of Death and appoint only pro-life judges to the Supreme Court.
Source: 5/28/99 May 28, 1999

Abortion is greatest evil since slavery

“To me, abortion is the greatest evil on the American continent since slavery,” Buchanan has said. Pat Buchanan did not campaign for the reelection of New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd “abort ‘em all” Whitman. While the “conventional wisdom” is that Republicans must dilute or abandon the platform’s pro-life plank to broaden the party’s appeal, Buchanan [disagrees].
Source: Manchester (NH) Union Leader, “Run as Buchanan”, 5/19/99 May 19, 1999

Strictly pro-life Supreme Court & Vice Pres. nominees

I will commit beforehand to appoint pro-life constitutional conservatives to the Supreme Court, period. If they’re rejected, I’ll appoint another and another and another and there will be no third choice Harry Blackmuns going to that court. And why in heaven’s name would. [the Republican nominee] choose a pro-choice vice presidential running mate? You would lose the entire right to life movement. Most of the Christian Coalition would walk out.
Source: ABC’s “This Week” with George Will Mar 21, 1999

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