Trump and Clinton debate tonight.
My view of the US election is that this is a devastatingly tragic moment for America and this is true regardless of who wins.
So when I post this article about the woman behind Trump’s pro-life policies, it is not as an endorsement of Trump. It is simply to say this: On abortion, Trump chose one person to lead his policies well.
Read more about Marjorie Dannenfelser, here. She runs the Susan B. Anthony List. I’ve met her once or twice, because I thought of replicating that organization in Canada. It’s a women’s political pro-life voice. I like her.
Mrs Dannenfelser has just been named as the chair of Donald Trump’s new pro-life coalition, which will champion anti-abortion causes should he become US President. These include banning abortion after 20 weeks by signing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act into law, and removing taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, should it continue to provide women with abortion services.
We will not get military/foreign/economic/environmental policy right unless and until we stop killing our children and turning a blind eye to it.
Our countries (USA and Canada) are filled with people who think abortion doesn’t matter. “Let’s talk about the real issues,” they say.
Abortion matters. It matters for our demographics, which matters for our economy. It matters for our compassion and our spirits. We cannot kill children and not become more hard-hearted.
Normal people don’t think abortion is a success story–it represents a necessary evil.
Ideologues, and Clinton is one, push for more and more “access” to this necessary evil. In so doing, they morph the evil into a good and preach it as such. People start to believe it. Witness the calls for “International Safe Abortion Day.” (Puh-lease. Could anything be more painful or contrived?)
So in this tragic election cycle, I’d hold my nose hard and vote Trump, hoping that on this one issue he will not throw pro-lifers or the millions of dead who never got to walk on earth under the bus. He may. But Clinton most certainly will. And abortion matters too much to ignore it.
At bottom, whoever wins, I acknowledge our culture is very, very far gone to have come to this tragic choice (for Americans–but we as Canadians are in much the same boat). I also acknowledge and stress, as I always have, that politics is not now, nor will it ever be, our saviour. I acknowledge that the culture is mimicking the church. The church is divided, distracted, and not acting as the beacon of hope it could be. Finally, I acknowledge my own hypocrisies and weakness, which contribute to the mess in the church, which contributes to the mess in the culture. If I by the grace of God get one issue right, I’m likely getting another issue terribly wrong.
Anyhoo. I’m glad to see Marjorie involved. May she get the opportunity to put her pro-life plans into action.by