Here’s Why Christians Shouldn’t Vote for Pro-Abortion Democrats This Election

Opinion   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Nov 2, 2018   |   7:14PM   |   Washington, DC

Throughout the years, pro-life advocates and Christians have offered a number of reasons why they vote for pro-abortion Democrats who do not share their beliefs about unborn babies’ rights.

Many argue for voting Democrat because they truly believe government programs help reduce abortions more than pro-life laws and lawmakers do. They argue that Democrats do more to support the most vulnerable born people as well.

But with abortion killing nearly 1 million babies a year and a Democrat Party growing increasingly pro-abortion, it has become more difficult to believe these arguments and vote Democrat. Many Democrats themselves have left the party over its radical pro-abortion stance.

It’s becoming glaringly obvious that the Democratic Party does not want fewer abortions. Maybe some of its policies do save lives, but the party also is working to end lives by supporting abortions, taxpayer-funded abortions and campaigns to “normalize” killing human babies in society.

Sure, pro-lifers will hear Democrats – and even Planned Parenthood – spout about how their programs and policies reduce abortions. But has anyone heard them say that they want to reduce abortions?

Their actions indicate that they don’t. And sometimes their words do, too – when they’re not pandering for votes.

Ilyse Hogue, president of the pro-abortion group NARAL, came right out and admitted it in an interview with the Chicago Tribune in 2017. The new Democratic Party platform “didn’t just seek to protect abortion access — it sought to expand it,” she told the newspaper.

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Consider also these examples:

First, the Democrat Party says pro-lifers are not welcome. Of course, pro-lifers’ votes are, but their support of the unborn is not.

Earlier this year, the Missouri Democrat Party removed platform language that did nothing more than welcome “a diversity of views on abortion.” Their message was clear: Supporting abortion is paramount.

Then there is U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski, one of the last pro-life Democrats in Washington. He is the kind of politician who pro-life Democrats say they want – one who supports rights and social programs for the underprivileged, the disadvantaged and the unborn. But not his party. In an unprecedented move, the DNC refused to support him in his spring primary, and many prominent Democrat leaders endorsed his radical pro-abortion opponent instead.

In 2017, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez even called the killing of unborn babies a “fundamental value” of his party and said “every Democrat” should support it. In other words, pro-lifers are not welcome.

Second, Democrat leaders and groups are attacking charities that support the most vulnerable people in America today. Pro-abortion Democrats have passed laws and ordinances to hinder the work of pro-life pregnancy centers, and punish charities like Little Sisters of the Poor, which cares for the elderly. Some of Democrats biggest supporters even are trying to shut down shelters for immigrants and refugees because they refuse to recommend abortions.

Third, they are pushing abortion, not “choice.” A California bill that nearly became law this summer is just one example. The bill would have required all college campuses to provide abortion drugs to students free of charge. Democrats argued that students need better access to abortion, even though the average distance between a California public college and an abortion facility is less than 6 miles. More importantly, the bill did not require any support for other choices, such as parenting or adoption. And college campuses already woefully are lacking in support for parenting students.

These are just a few examples. But they are hard to ignore when 1 million unborn babies are being killed every year in abortions.

The Democrat Party is not what it used to be on abortion. In 2016, even secular news outlets began to notice that Democrat leaders stopped calling for abortions to be safe, legal and rare. That year, the party adopted its most radical pro-abortion platform yet, calling for full support of abortion for any reason up to birth and taxpayer funding of abortions.

Voters who care about babies in the womb must consider how radically pro-abortion the Democrat Party has become. It is not a party that supports the most vulnerable or even “choice.” It supports and defends the killing of nearly 1 million babies every year. And that’s really hard to ignore.