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Wednesday: South Carolina Pro-life Forum to Feature 4 of 5 GOP Presidential Candidates

Contact: Jennifer Mason, 202-595-3500

 

GREENVILLE, SC, Jan. 16, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Four of the five remaining Republican presidential candidates will participate in Wednesday's Presidential Pro-life Forum in South Carolina. With former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman's announcement today that he is bowing out of the race, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is left as the only candidate who has not responded to the request. Texas Congressman Ron Paul, Texas Governor Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich have confirmed their attendance.

 

"This election is the most important in the history of the pro-life movement," said Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D., Director of Personhood Education. "The people of South Carolina and pro-life voters throughout the nation are looking for a candidate who will not give lip service to this issue. We deserve to know if we can vote for a candidate who will actively advance the human rights of the preborn."

 

The town hall forum will be held this Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 6:45pm at the Hilton Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina, and will feature the candidates, live and in person, fielding questions from the South Carolina audience about issues important to pro-life voters.

 

The first-ever Presidential Pro-life Forum featuring Governor Perry, Senator Santorum, Speaker Gingrich, and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was held on December 27th in Iowa. Governor Romney did not participate. The Iowa event can be viewed at: www.personhoodusa.com/townhall.

 

"The pro-life movement is rightly wary," explained Garcia Jones. "We've helped elect officials who put the lives of the preborn on the back-burner or appointed justices who have upheld Roe v. Wade. We will not make that mistake again. This event will get to the candidates core convictions and help voters choose a candidate who pursue the end of abortion in the United States."