Monday, May 23, 2011

Tim Pawlenty announces candidacy for president; has strong pro-life record

"We must take it upon ourselves to protect all individuals in every stage of life, from the unborn to the elderly."

Our former governor, Tim Pawlenty, officially announced today his candidacy for president of the United States.

Gov. Pawlenty addressing the 2009 MCCL March for Life
Gov. Pawlenty compiled a strong pro-life record during his time in office. He advocated and signed into law pro-life bills including Woman's Right to Know, Positive Alternatives, the Unborn Child Pain Prevention Act and a ban on state funding of human cloning. He vetoed a bill to sanction human cloning and fund embryo-destructive research.

Abortions in Minnesota dropped a remarkable 13 percent after Pawlenty took office. The total number of abortions in 2009 (the latest year for which data is available) was the lowest in our state since 1975.

There is no doubt that Gov. Pawlenty's actions have saved human lives. He is a faithful pro-life friend, and a friend to the unborn and other vulnerable persons in our society who need our advocacy and protection.

More details about Pawlenty's pro-life position and credentials are available here and here from editor Steve Ertelt.