A cursory review of stories reporting on President Trump’s acceptance speech delivered from the White House’s South Lawn last night includes a bevy of “three,” “four,” even “five” takeaways from his remarks.
For pro-lifers, there was one overarching “takeaway,” that threw into stark relief the fundamental difference between the two men—pro-life President Trump and pro-abortion former Vice President Joe Biden—who would lead our nation beginning in 2021.
President Trump said
Joe Biden claims he has empathy for the vulnerable — yet the party he leads supports the extreme late-term abortion of defenseless babies right up to the moment of birth. Democrat leaders talk about moral decency, but they have no problem with stopping a baby’s beating heart in the 9th month of pregnancy.
Democrat politicians refuse to protect innocent life, and then they lecture us about morality and saving America’s soul? Tonight, we proudly declare that all children, born and unborn, have a God-given right to life.
Democrats are fully aware they are vulnerable on a whole range of issues. On some of them, Biden has begun, ever so reluctantly, to acknowledge how far out of step he and his party are.
But not on abortion.
Nothing—nothing—can dissuade them. With apologies to the U.S. Postal Service, “”Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”—support for unlimited abortion, paid for by an unwilling public.
I do not say the following with pleasure. Far better that both parties are on the side of Life, but the simple truth is Democrats are fanatical in their pursuit of hapless unborn babies.
In their minds there can never, ever be enough abortions. The thought that the Hyde Amendment ended federal funding of almost all abortions tortures them. And, to them, it adds insult to injury when they are told over 2 million people are alive today, thanks to the Hyde Amendment. That is why, in the short term at least, the Hyde Amendment is Enemy #1.
Not, of course, that Democrats in general, Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris in particular, will ever fess up to their extremism. As we discussed yesterday, earlier this week, the Washington Post ran a piece pretending that Biden is a “moderate” on abortion. He’d merely “codify” Roe, we were told.
Support for late-term abortion and squishiness on infanticide? Not good old Joe. He’s right there with a majority of the American people.
The truly scary part would be if, for more than a second, they actually believed their own propaganda.
Two quick concluding thoughts about the Republican and Democrat national conventions.
#1. Support for life was a conspicuous feature of many, many speeches at the GOP convention. That was just natural. The party is a pro-life party. What stood out is how straightforward the support for life was and how unabashedly speakers reminded the public of how Joe Biden is now “one of them”: as committed to the ever-more-radical posture of NARAL and Planned Parenthood and EMILY’s List as it’s possible to get.
A supporter of the Hyde Amendment for decades, Biden reaffirmed his position last year. When the Abortion Industry growled, Biden beat a hasty (and unprincipled) retreat.
Talk about selling your soul for a mess of pottage.
#2. In line with that, the most amusing (unintentionally, of course) pro-Biden media narrative was that Trump was sharply contrasting his positions on issues with Biden’s, as if that isn’t the basis of every election, as if Biden hadn’t done likewise.
In his acceptance speech, Biden declared apocalyptically that “The future of our democracy is at stake.”Yet it was Mr. Trump’s speech that was “dark.” Go figure.
A tremendous four days for President Trump.
Joe Biden received absolutely no “bounce” from his convention.
I’d wager a pretty penny that President Trump does.
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.