Elections 2012: Who is Really 'Pro-Life?'

Joni Eareckson Tada: “Like all good citizens, the elderly and people with disabilities want to eradicate waste and fraud from government, but helping people with special needs meet their basic needs doesn’t fit this description. The hallmark of a healthy society has always been measured by how it cares for the disadvantaged.

As people investigate the candidates on all issues, they should remember that being pro-life also means protecting the elderly and medically fragile people – it’s not a litmus test issue. If candidates believe that savings can be secured through undercutting basic services for the elderly and disabled, it can’t help but tarnish their stand as pro-life candidates.”