The political scene in 2019 is one of extreme discord.
Both Democrats and Republicans are split into various factions, seemingly at war with one another. Despite these internal struggles, there remains a desire to see the opposition defeated. Agreeing on what it takes to get to that point, or what – if any – compromises should be made, is another story entirely.
The issue of abortion is as black-and-white as issues come. You either support another individual’s right to life or you don’t. There is no middle ground. Those who claim a sort of milquetoast, Libertarian-like moderacy only prove how weak their resolve is when it comes to those things that truly matter.
One of the most beautiful aspects of the pro-life movement is its diversity.
As someone who has been staunchly pro-life since I was sixteen, I have seen this feature firsthand. As a pro-life writer and activist, I’ve encountered those whose lives, political positions, and religious affiliations differ vastly from my own in every area but one: the right to life.
Some may think this facet of diversity is shocking, but why should they? The “right” to kill an unborn child, as granted in January 1973 by the Supreme Court of the United States, affects us all. If you’ve emerged from the womb since then, then you’re truly one of the lucky ones. Since abortion became legal, nearly 60,000,000 unique, precious individuals have been slaughtered and placed upon the altar of “choice”, the supreme god of modern-day feminism.
For the past two years, I’ve had the privilege of attending the Pro-Life Women’s Conference and joining in with other women who are as passionate about truly impacting culture with the message of life.
As I wrote previously, the unity in our diversity is shockingly evident. At these conferences, many groups are represented. They include Democrats for Life, Secular Pro-Life, and The Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians, just to name a few. The pro-life movement isn’t about fitting a mold of appearance or background; it’s about declaring that abortion is an evil which preys on the most defenseless, helpless of all. Standing as one in this truth doesn’t require you share a faith, creed, political persuasion, or even sexual orientation.
To be part of the pro-life movement, you must do this: believe in and protect the sanctity of life in the womb and beyond.
Without life, there is no liberty or pursuit of happiness. Without life, there is no freedom. These are simple truths but they’re often forgotten. Routinely, unborn life is just treated as a commodity that a pregnant woman can do with as she pleases. If life is too stressful, finances are too tight, and if future plans differ from motherhood, then abortion is seen as the answer. Modern-day feminism treats the decision to end the life of an unborn child as a holy sacrament worthy of praise.
This bloody undercurrent seems just out of frame as we go about our everyday lives. While we know abortion exists and may hear statistics or see pictures, it’s still a bit too distant. The reality of this daily depravity is not tangible, and this is what the pro-abort movement relies on: complacency and disinterest.
While the Left promotes “The Resistance” in response to the Trump administration, may I offer up the idea that the pro-life movement is the true resistance.
As a conservative, I’ve had plenty to say about President Donald Trump’s words and actions. I’ve also given him credit where due. After his first year in office, I wrote a pro-life report card and gave him high marks. On the pro-life front, his second year has been similarly successful. But there is still much work to be done. That work will continue despite his length in office or what legislation – if any – is passed to protect the unborn.
Politicians of all stripes will come and go. Republican power will someday become Democratic control, and vice versa. Rinse and repeat. The back-and-forth will continue, and political games will be played. In the midst of the rise and fall, the constancy of the pro-life movement can – and will – remain.
If you are for abortion, then you are against us. That is the singular criteria. There are no purity tests other than the one that asks if you support violently removing the life of another because they’re considered an inconvenience…or not.
The resistance that pushes back against abortion and supports the right to life is the truest, most powerful of all.