Politics

Abortion Orthodoxy

This news is not news to anyone who’s been paying attention. But it is interesting to read a statement like the following in the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times. Melinda Henneberger writes:

“Democrats are too unwilling to tolerate dissent on abortion. It is a point of orthodoxy no more open to debate within the party than the ordination of women is in Rome.”

Henneberger has made a correct observation. Not even Republicans are as pro-life as Democrats are pro-choice. It is inconceivable that a pro-life Democrat could run on a national ticket in the Democrat party today. The same is not true with the Republicans.

My hope and prayer is that both parties would one day be stridently pro-life and that the pro-choice position would be seen as backward and retrograde as Jim Crow. But there is much work to be done before that can happen.

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  • GUNNY HARTMAN

    “My hope and prayer is that both parties would one day be stridently pro-life and that the pro-choice position would be seen as backward and retrograde as Jim Crow. But there is much work to be done before that can happen.”

    Amen. It’s my hope that a generation will one day look back on ours with incredulity, wondering what we were thinking, much as we look back on pro-slavery folks.

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