The pro-life movement and single-issue voting
Pro-Lifers are often accused of being single-issue voters. There are many ways to dismantle this false assumption. Firstly, the Pro-Life stance is no more a single issue than, for example, the economy is. The economy, as an issue, includes various taxes (income, death, marriage, etc.) and tax credits, trading policies and government spending. Pro-Lifers believe in the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death. This means that the Pro-Life movement addresses not only abortion, but also euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, cloning, stem cell research, genetic engineering, frozen embryos, adoption and much more.
Secondly, Life is of the utmost importance. Our country was based upon the principles of "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." Life is the first and foremost of these rights, for without the right to Life, one cannot enjoy any other rights. The right to Life is the most basic and most essential of rights.
To those who accuse Pro-Lifers of one-issue voting, please share with them the following example. Imagine that there is one candidate who does not believe that women should be able to vote or that minorities should not be treated equally. A belief such as this should undoubtedly be reason enough not to support this candidate! The same is true for the Life issues. Although other issues are also significant to our nation's well-being, Life surpasses all. When you step into the voting booth on Tuesday, remember this and please vote for Life!
(For the stances of the candidates and their voting records, see our voter guide.)