Tuesday, April 26, 2011

National Right to Life's president discusses the work of prolife organizations

The National Review is featuring an interview with Carol Tobias, the newly elected president of the National Right to Life Committee. Carol discusses NRLC's work, prolife legislation and the importance of defeating Planned Parenthood.
LOPEZ: Why do you do what you do? What motivates you to work on this issue?

TOBIAS: Our Declaration of Independence states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." I believe that: that life is an unalienable right. For me, personally, I oppose abortion because all human life is created by God; innocent human life should be respected and protected. Unborn babies are being killed by having their arms and legs torn from their torsos, or are being sucked into a vacuum machine. Elderly men and women, and disabled persons, are being starved to death because someone believes they cannot contribute to society. How can anyone know this is happening and not get involved?

LOPEZ: What do you make of all this "war on women" talk?

TOBIAS: Pro-abortion groups like to create rhetorical smokescreens that distract the public from the real issues at hand. When they say pro-lifers have launched a "war on women," what they're referring to (but don't want to say straight out) is pro-life efforts to stop the flow of federal dollars to Planned Parenthood — the nation's largest provider and promoter of abortion. Pro-abortion groups know that if they talk about what really happens in an abortion, they'll lose the argument, so they have to resort to inflammatory rhetoric that portrays pro-lifers as militants attacking women.