Skip to comments.Newt to CatholicVote: “Human life begins at conception.”
Posted on 12/04/2011 7:50:15 PM PST by Notwithstanding
The Gingrich campaign contacted me directly last night about the comments that he made to ABC News. The campaign sent me the following statement from Newt Gingrich. (Which is also on their website).
I am very glad that the Gingrich campaign was quick to respond to the fallout from the ABC News interview and that they came out with a strong pro-life statement which reaffirms the scientific fact that life begins at conception....
(Excerpt) Read more at catholicvote.org ...
Gingrich Reaffirms His Belief in the Sanctity of all Human Life, Born and Unborn
Atlanta, GA - (12/3) In advance of this evenings forum hosted by Mike Huckabee, Newt 2012 released the following statement today from Newt Gingrich regarding his belief in the sanctity of all human life, born and unborn.
As I have stated many times throughout the course of my public life, I believe that human life begins at conception. I believe that every unborn life is precious, no matter how conceived. I also believe that we should work for the day when there will be no abortions for any reason, and that every unborn child will be welcomed into life and protected by law.
That is why I have supported, and will continue to support, pro-life legislation that not only limits, but also reduces, the total number of abortions, with a view to the eventual legal protection of all unborn human life.
As I have also stated in the past, on day one of my administration, I will sign an executive order reinstating Ronald Reagans Mexico City policy that prevents taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions overseas. I will also work with Congress to repeal Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood so that no taxpayer dollars are being used to fund abortions but rather transfer the money so it is used to promote adoption and other pro-family policies, and to enact legislation that provides greater protections for the unborn.
In terms of new pro-life legislation, I stated as recently as November 19 at a public form of candidates in Iowa that I support Congress enacting pro-life legislation under the 14th Amendment, including legislation that would define personhood as beginning at conception.
As I have also made clear in several of my public pronouncements throughout this campaign, I oppose federal funding of any research that destroys a human embryo because we are also dealing here with human life.
My convictions on human life are longstanding, deeply felt, and irrevocable matters of conscience. I will do all in my power always to foster reverence for life.
Gingrich has converted to Roman Catholicism several years ago.
Good enough for me.
I won’t even consider a candidate who can’t stand up and agree with this statement.
>> Newt: “I believe that human life begins at conception.”
Hard to imagine at what point thereafter life is injected.
I hope he really means this.
Newt is as big a flip flopper as that other guy.
Didn’t he just say it didn’t?
I know he means it. I just hope he doesn’t go wobbly when squeezed. Same for all politicians. None of them are perfect. They all go wobbly on some things from time to time. Life is hopefully too black and white an issue for him to cave on.
W was actually pretty good on life - he had a rational explanation for allowing use of then-existing embryo stem cell lines (though I don’t accept that rationale).
But Gingrich sees it through Catholic glasses - and Catholic moral philosophy does NOT allow for W’s “existing” stem cell rationale.
So, Terence is too stupid to see the lie in what Tapper sought to establish. Not surprised to see someone at CNS try this deceitful ploy anew. The issue Tapper was asking about was not WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL LIFE BEGINS, the line of questioning was about the point at which the law may be successfully applied to protect nascent life with our current state of science. Are you proud to be pushing this repeat deception, this effort to fabricate a lie?
Apparently he mis-spoke.
The reason he issued this statement is to correct himself.
You got it.
Newt is a big fraud...typical inside the beltway politician.
interesting, this. He just said something different in the last few days.
“I know he means it”
And you know that how?
According to the Newt people: ***I am very glad that the Gingrich campaign was quick to respond to the fallout from the ABC News interview...***
Looks to me like he means only to say whatever he needs to to get pro-lifers on board for Iowa and beyond. I read about and heard what he previously said about ‘implantation’ and Newt seemed mighty sure about that position too.
“Or maybe at some other time, like when I’m speaking to a different audience.”
Newt is a liar.
He will flip and flop as much as he can to get elected.
This man can not be tusted. He is a serial adulterer and ran out of town by his own party because he was corrupt.
He’s trying to steal Romney’s title as a world champion “Cover the Road” politico.
Yep, they always misspeak, don’t they?