Last Thursday, Carly Fiorina appeared at the Susan B. Anthony List gala as the Mistress of Ceremonies. During her opening remarks, she praised the grassroots movement coordinated by the SBA List. Additionally, she identified the success of pro-abortion movements and suggested a foil:
I think one of the reasons that the pro-abortion movement has been successful is because they want to engage in the battle of soundbites and labels, and they’ve picked some pretty good labels. I mean, pro-choice sounds good, right? And so, I think it’s so important that we engage in persuasive conversations. Not in judgement. Not in vitriol. Not in labels. But in persuasive conversations conducted in an empathetic and reasonable tone, and that is what volunteers on the ground can do.
She went on to discuss the successes of the pro-life movement, stating:
If we can engage in a reasonable conversation with people, we can change people’s minds and you know what I know: We are winning on this issue and so we have to keep going.
Fiorina’s remarks were eloquent and to the point: pro-lifers are not the extremists on this issue. If we can continue to properly articulate our views, as Fiorina suggests, and put the left on the defensive, we will continue to win on the pro-life issue.
Joshua Pinho works for American Principles in Action.