While the economy remains the focus of the presidential
election, one conservative advocate explains why social issues
should be a main part of the dialogue.
Some believe Romney and establishment Republicans want to
downplay topics like abortion. But Gary Bauer, president of American
Values, tells OneNewsNow that pointing out the Democratic
Party's policy positions on the subject can educate voters. He
maintains the mainstream media wrongly reports that the GOP is the
radical party on abortion, especially in regards to "exceptions"
like rape and incest.
"It's the other side that has an extremist position,
because they will not outlaw any abortions -- not for a 15-year-old
without her parents' permission, not abortions to pick the sex of
the baby, not abortions in the seventh and eighth month of
pregnancy," he asserts. "Not only will they not outlaw them, they
expect us to pay for those abortions."
Bauer predicts voters will not hear reporters challenge
President Barack Obama or the Democratic Party concerning what he
considers "extremist views" like abortion on demand -- at least not
like the media challenged GOP leaders in Tampa last week for
protecting the unborn. But he also believes Republicans should
not avoid discussing the subject for fear of condemnation.
"This party at the grassroots, it's the party of Lincoln and
Reagan. It's the party that was based on the idea that in America,
everybody is protected by the words of our founding documents,"
Bauer states about the Republicans. "That includes, in the
beginning of our party, slaves -- we were the party that said they
were men; they should be welcomed. And today we're the party that
believes that our children ought to be welcomed into the world,
have a seat at the table and be protected under the law."
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden support abortion on demand,
which, according to various polls, is a position shared by less
than one quarter of Americans. For instance, The Daily Caller reports that Gallup recently
found that 86 percent of Americans believe such abortions should be