WASHINGTON, DC, February 11, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A very upbeat Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas spoke with LifeSiteNews.com at the March for Life a few weeks ago saying of the United States, it “is established that this is a pro-life country.” The Republican Senator has been a strong voice for the pro-life movement in the Senate usually at the forefront of pro-life legislation.
Amidst the crowd of over 100,000, Senator Brownback’s assessment of the event reflected the crowd’s enthusiasm. “I’m doing great, it’s a little cold but everybody’s fired up for life,” he said. Not only was he positive about the march, but also about the pro-life battle in the United Sates. “It’s going really well,” he said. “The president has mentioned and Abraham Lincoln has stated that America moves by establishing a common thought. And that’s now been moving forward and is established that this is a pro-life country, a majority pro-life.” With the recent re-election of President Bush and the influx of pro-lifers into the Senate, there is much to be thankful for and positive about.
Despite some uncertainties about the pro-life convictions of the US Senate leadership, Senator Brownback was convinced that pro-life legislation would be moved forward. But most importantly, Brownback was convinced that the Senate would confirm President Bush’s pro-life judicial appointments. “I think we’re going to be able to move forward pro-life judges,” he said. Acknowledging that there would be a fight, he added, “That’s the real big battle that looms.” jhw