ORLANDO, FL -- After turning down requests to participate in Personhood USA's Iowa Tele-Town Hall, then Personhood USA's Live Presidential Prolife Forum, Governor Romney has dismissed yet another social conservative event, Florida Awake!, a Presidential Candidate Forum sponsored by Liberty Counsel and co-sponsored by Personhood USA.
What: Florida Awake! Presidential Candidate Forum and Audience Q&A
Where: Aloma Church in Winter Park, Florida
When: Saturday, January 28th, at 3:30pm
Who: Liberty Counsel and Personhood USA, Moderated by Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel, with an appearance by Personhood USA's Keith Mason.
Governor Romney was the only Republican presidential candidate who claimed to be pro-life, yet refused to sign Personhood USA's Personhood Pledge, which quoted and affirmed the Republican Party Platform on abortion.
The Iowa Tele-Town Hall, hosted by Personhood USA, included Senator Rick Santorum, Speaker Newt Gingrich, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and Governor Rick Perry.
Personhood USA's standing-room-only South Carolina Presidential Prolife Forum included Speaker Gingrich, Senator Santorum, Governor Perry, and Congressman Paul.
Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senator Rick Santorum are confirmed to participate in Florida Awake! Congressman Ron Paul regretfully declined, as he is not scheduled to be campaigning in Florida at that time. The event is already sold out, with over 1800 tickets reserved.
Governor Romney, again expressly invited, has again neglected to notify organizers of his willingness or disinclination to participate.
"Following President Obama's statement celebrating the Roe v. Wade decision -- effectively celebrating the deliberate killing of 54 million innocent American citizens -- Personhood USA recognizes the urgency of ensuring that we know where our candidates stand," stated Keith Mason, President of Personhood USA. "We need a president who values life, and will defend the innocent in word and in deed. We certainly don't need a candidate who cares nothing for the Sanctity of Life, nor one who will join President Obama in celebrating the deaths of millions.'