Stan Evans: GOP Leaders Ought to be Pro-Life Because...

Terence P. Jeffrey
By Terence P. Jeffrey | March 20, 2014 | 2:38 PM EDT

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M. Stanton Evans, one of the founders of the Conservative Movement, told the recent CPAC conference why he believes Republican leaders should defend life in the womb.

“The Republican leadership … ought to be pro-life,” Evans said, “because it spends so much time in the fetal position.”

“And conservatives need to stand up and stand on their principles,” Evans said. “If we do that, we cannot be Ronald Reagan, but we can replicate many of the lessons of the Reagan era.”

Evans, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) has noted, “has been a major figure in the conservative intellectual movement virtually since its inception.” He became editor of the Indianapolis News at the age of 26, served as chairman of the American Conservative Union, founded the National Journalism Center, and is the author of numerous books, including The Theme is Freedom, which examines the religious foundations of American liberty.

“And of course,” says ISI of Evans, “he is the conservative movement's funniest man.”