Santorum: Obama Talks Inclusion While Advocating Destruction of Over 1 Million Children Every Year

August 28, 2012 - 7:11 PM

Tampa (CNSNews.com) – In the lead up to Mitt Romney’s nomination at the Republican National Convention, GOP runner up Rick Santorum – who consistently accused Romney of being insufficiently conservative – said Republicans can be proud of their nominee.

In the same speech, Santorum said that Obama and the American left talk about inclusion while advocating the destruction of more than a million lives each year through the abortion of unborn children.

“We can walk out of Tampa proudly with a platform and with a nominee who stands for life, who stands for love and a welcoming society that is inclusive,” Santorum said. “I love how the left and this president talks about inclusion as they advocate the discarding and destruction of over 1 million children every year. Some inclusion. We stand for the truth. We stand for life. We stand for love, and we will win.”

Citing that public opinion is shifting toward the pro-life movement, Santorum said at an event co-sponsored by the Family Research Council and the Republican National Coalition for Life, that such centers helped dispel the accusations of judgment to one of compassion.

Santorum won 11 state Republican primary and caucuses before he dropped out and endorsed presumptive nominee Romney. Santorum spoke this week to the full Republican National Convention this week.

“The reason it has changed, that’s the crisis pregnancy centers across the country,” Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, said. “They are now the face in the community of the pro-life movement. It is the face of love.”

“The pro-life movement has always been about love, but for far too long, we thought the pro-life movement was only about love of the child in the womb,” Santorum said. “But of course that’s not true. So what we did was put our heart into action by being out there on the front lines loving and embracing mom and grandma, fathers, families who were going through a horrible time in some cases. And that has made all the difference. But doesn’t love always make all the difference.”

A Gallup poll in May found that pro-choice Americans were at an all time low of 41 percent, 50 percent were pro-life.