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Santorum says America must stand up for life

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Rick Santorum was the keynote speaker Sunday night at the Heartline Women's Clinic Dinner and Auction held at the Overton hotel. The Heartline Women's Clinic is an organization which provides a safe haven for young women in crisis by helping them through an unplanned pregnancy, birth and preparing for once the child arrives.

"I just feel like if America is going to be a great country, one that God is going to continue to bless then we have to stand up and be for the values that are primary and the primary one is to be for life," Santorum said.

"It's about loving the mom and the baby and everybody else in the family who is going through a very, very difficult time in their life. We're here to be with them and to try and support them to make the right decision and the best decision and not judge them but help them," Santorum said.

The Heartline Women's Clinic is a part of what Santorum called a growing pro-life movement across America. Their goal is to show young mothers that people are there to help them through this tough time in their lives.   

"Our country is broken, our culture is broken and as a result people are going to be broken and they're going to be put in bad situations and we have to be there to be there for them and that's really what this is all about," Santorum said.

Harvey Madison Sr. is a civil liberties activist in Lubbock. He feels that for many young women the decision of whether or not to keep a child is much more complex than just yes or no.    

"If their parents or family members found out they're pregnant, they'll get beaten and they have to have a way out - they have to have a safe means of not having a child. Abortions will happen whether they are legal or not," Madison said.

According to the World Health Organization, 68,000 women a year die from illegal abortions.

Madison says it would be a bad idea for the United States to revert back to a time when they were outlawed completely.

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