Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Christian Conservative Democrats Pro-Abortion?: No Way!

Many people who consider themselves Pro-Life automatically assume that their natural political alignment is with the Republicans. Many Republicans candidates apply the Pro-Life tag to themselves, and hope voters don't look too close. Conservative Pro-Lifers also automatically assume that Democrats are the pro-abortion party. But as recent history tells us, it's all part of The Big Lie.

Christian Democrats ARE NOT PRO-ABORTION!

First of all, it would be rare indeed to find anyone who is actually pro-abortion. Virtually everyone in American society has been sensitized to the moral trauma that is abortion. As a birth control solution, it cannot be morally supported.

But Americans, by and large, also oppose allowing the government the power to decide such personal issues as how many children they should have. It is safe to say that Roe v. Wade decided absolutely nothing, and instead provoked a outcry among many Christians that continues to this day. This is the quandary that many Christian Democrats find themselves in. Christian Democrats want to see a solution to the abortion issue.

The Republican Party encourages Pro-Life voters to blame the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on Democrats. The Republican Party never points out that five of the seven justices in the majority in Roe v. Wade were Republicans; of the two justices who dissented, one was a Republican, one a Democrat.

Why do Pro-Life voters continue to vote for the Republicans? Because Democrats have been put on the defensive. A person who supports a Democrat with a sign, a bumper sticker, or a letter to the editor will be vilified by Republican attack dogs.

One could add a welfare system that doesn't force a woman to choose between having a baby and keeping a job. Republican politicians are fond of talking about the "tough love" represented by their cuts to the welfare system. They forget that "tough love" often results in an abortion.

What Does it mean to be pro-life? No exceptions for the life and health of the mother? Does it include an exception for rape or incest? How about use of birth control that may work by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg—a zygote, not a fetus? How about non-surgical abortions?

Christian Conservative Democrats support all the things that will result in reducing the number of abortions by reducing the demand for abortions: family planning, teen pregnancy prevention and adoption law reform. Some just support an all out ban on abortion procedures


Juliana said...

I don't no a single soul in the Georgia Dem party that is "pro-abortion"..

I do however. know plenty who are in favor or medically accurate age appropriate sex education.

I also know even more folks who believe this isn't anyone's business but a woman and her doctor.

If you don't believe in ending a pregnancy, then don't. It's really just that simple.

Keith said...

I agree! The GOP big lie is that Christian Democrats are Pro-Abortion & that prompt me to write this piece.

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