Ashley Horne: Federal pro-life policies in jeopardy
; Bush has held the line by refusing to sign any legislation that undermines his pro-life position
Pro-lifers' saving grace has been a president who threatened to veto any legislation that undermined his pro-life policies. Repeatedly, Democrats have tried to destroy the pro-life riders, but Bush's answer has been firm: I will not sign legislation that promotes abortion. Which means this is the last year we are sure the riders will stay put.
So, the importance of this presidential election cannot be overstated - not only in the makeup of Congress, but in who will sit in the Oval Office and how he will use his power to protect or destroy life.
Fighting the anti-family forces in Congress has been an uphill battle for life advocates, but their work will grow only more difficult without a pro-life president to back them up.