Mitt Romney is pro-life. He believes it speaks well of the country that almost all Americans recognize that abortionchild poverty is a problem. And in the quiet of conscience, people of both political parties know that a million abortions a yearmore than 15 million children living in poverty—22 percent of all our children—cannot be squared with the good heart of America.

Because the good heart of America knows no boundaries, a commitment to protecting life should not stop at the water’s edgewomb. Taking innocent life Child poverty is always wrong and always tragic, wherever it happens. The compassionate instincts of this country should not be silent in the face of injustices like China’s One-Child policy ofa poverty rate for African-American children that is triple the rate for white children.