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Among pro-abortionists an unmistakably whiff of panic

by | Mar 22, 2016

Editor’s note. The following appears in the March digital edition of National Right to Life News at

The entire 41-page issue can be read, downloaded, and/or forwarded to your pro-life friends and family. Please help us by sharing the many stories, columns, editorials, and commentaries using your social media networks. I put the finishing touches on the March digital edition of National Right to Life News, there came an onrush of stories I wish I had space to include. But, luckily, we have our sister publication, National Right to Life News Today, which you can read Monday through Saturday for the latest breaking news.

As you peruse this encouraging issue of the “pro-life newspaper of record,” please keep these ideas in the front of your mind.

Our benighted opposition is feverishly on the defensive. There is an unmistakable whiff of panic. Not so long ago, they thought the world was their oyster.

They’d grown comfortable with their out-of-date playbook, not grasping (initially at least) that the center of gravity had shifted. Having subcontracted out the defense of their indefensible position to the Establishment Media, they were unprepared as pro-lifers extended the battle of ideas into new territories.

Some examples. Just in the last few weeks, there have been two huge victories with more on the way.

Consider that 13 states have now passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. South Dakota is the latest to approve a measure which says you can’t–you just can’t–abort children who have reached the point in their development where they can experience the horrific pain of being tore limb from limb. Not surprisingly, national polls reveal strong support for such a humane law.

The most recent success in passing the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act came in West Virginia where the legislature brushed aside the governor’s veto. The Mountain State joins Kansas and Oklahoma in enacting the law which has also been introduced in Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri and Nebraska. It is expected it will also be introduced in several other states.

Both laws have stoked the embers of the nation’s perennial unease with cavalierly taking the lives of unborn children. The more this happens, the sooner we will re-orient our moral compass.

In addition–and what an irony–the insistence by the pro-abortion camp that debate moderators ask pro-abortionists Hillary Clinton and Democratic Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders about abortion has flushed their out-of-the-mainstream views on abortion out into the open. Mrs. Clinton is adroit at pretending to place limitations (however meager) on abortion. But if you listened with even one ear you heard, like Sen. Sanders, that she is an abortion absolutist.

And, in case you’ve missed it, Clinton has pledged to attempt to end the Hyde Amendment, a limitation on public funding of abortions that has conservatively saved the lives of a million people.

It is our job to expose Clinton’s craftily smuggled-in assurances delivered in language that, like high-pitched dog whistles, only pro-abortionists can hear. Bland assurances about a woman’s right to choose for the unenlightened but promises of pro-abortion militancy to the insiders.

Moreover, remember as you read the March digital edition of NRL News, if we ask the wrong questions or employ the wrong measuring stick by which to judge success, we can easily miss the shifting tides.

We are passing legislation, important legislation which we know is making a difference both in saving lives and shaping public opinion. We know we are striking a nerve because even by pro-abortion standards, the hysteria with which they attack pro-life bills is astonishing. (If you think about it, it’s a kind of unintended compliment.)

In a sense this is easy to understand. Their vocabulary is saturated with words like rights and power and autonomy and me, me, and (did I mention?) me. Lacking a peripheral vision, all they can see is what is ahead of them…and what is in it for them.

By contrast pro-lifers have been baptized in the words, grammar, and imagery of the sanctity of life, which rests upon the footers of interdependence and a foundational belief in the utter uniqueness of every single human being, born and unborn.

That impulse turned a small cadre of men and women into a powerful grassroots movement. As pro-lifers you and I are part of the greatest movement for social justice of our time.

What a blessing.

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