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Utterly failing to understand single-issue pro-life voters

by | Jan 24, 2020

By Dave Andrusko

Photo: Karen Cross

My favorite story in this morning’s Washington Post ran under the headline “March for Life activists credit Trump with wholeheartedly embracing their antiabortion agenda.” Here is the best of many quotes and the reporter’s response.

The Post’s Paige Winfield Cunningham quotes White House spokesman Judd Deere: “President Trump has done more for the pro-life community than any other president, so it is fitting that he would be the first president in history to attend the March for Life.”

To which Cunningham adds, “It’s hard to argue with that assessment of Trump’s three-year record on reproductive rights.”

She then quotes several pro-life leaders affirming what National Right to Life discusses day in and day out at NRL News Today: It is difficult to exaggerate the breadth and depth of the Trump administration’s full-court pro-life press. This administration’s life-affirming agenda is as far from the pro-abortion Obama administration’s anti-life checklist as the East is from the West.

Photo: Karen Cross

The unintentionally amusing part about the story—and reflects how little Cunningham understands single-issue pro-lifers—is this gem: “The bottom line in all of this: Trump has made it virtually impossible for antiabortion voters not to support him in 2020, even if they disagree with his policies in other areas.”

Does she not understand that pro-lifers have a wide variety of views on a host of other topics? That whether the President be Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, or Donald Trump we will have our policy differences with them on everything from A-Z?

But that is all secondary. Our first (and deciding) priority is protecting unborn babies and assisting their mothers. That is the preeminent issue for us, the commanding social justice issue of our day.

And it is on that single-issue that we will cast our vote.

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