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Pat Buchanan on Abortion

2000 Reform Candidate for President


Post-Christian Europe:both abortion & insufficient birthrate

The last consequence of dying Christianity is a dying people. Not one post-Christian nation has a birth rate sufficient to keep it alive. While there is a correlation between rising affluence and a falling birth rate, it is not absolute. Mormons have a robust birth rate, yet are among the most affluent Americans.

But the correlation between a dying faith and a dying people seems to be absolute. Orthodox Jews have a high birth rate. Secular Jews are a vanishing tribe.

The death of European Christianity means the disappearance of the European tribe, a prospect visible in the demographic statistics of every Western nation. "A nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope," said John Paul II. While all of Europe, save Ireland, Poland and Portugal, have laws guaranteeing abortion on demand, Africa and the Islamic world protect the unborn.

The cycle is inescapable: when the faith dies, the culture dies, the civilization dies, and the people die.

Source: Suicide of a Superpower, by Pat Buchanan, p. 86-87 , Oct 18, 2011

Rising abortion statistics are sign of dying civilization

Abortions in the US now run at 1.2-1.4 million per year, the highest rate in the West, with 40 million performed since "Roe v. Wade." Births to married women in the US, 4 million in 1960, fell to 2.7 million in 1996.

The US divorce rate is up 350% since 1962, and 1/3 of all American children now live in single-parent homes.

In the African-American community, 69% of all births are out of wedlock, 2/3 of the children live in single-parent homes.

These are the statistics of a decadent society and dying civilization, the first fruits of the cultural revolution that is de-Christianizing America.

Source: The Death of the West, by Pat Buchanan, p.199 , Oct 15, 2002

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: GoPatGo.com “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: www.iac.net/~davcam/pat_issu.html , 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: www.gopatgo2000.com/000-c-life.html 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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