“You’re just a single-issue voter.” That is a common dismissal of pro-life voters by many professing pro-life candidates, when the pressure is high to put the fight against abortion first and present a clear strategy for the fight. “I am not a single-issue candidate,” is often the defense of candidates that want the pro-life badge without being badgered to take on the abortion issue with real action against the abortion industry. While the abortion industry is pro-active with its abortion agenda, not merely defending abortion for it to be legal but promoting abortion for it to be profitable, such candidates want justification to be partially or completely passive with their pro-life “stance”.
Serious pro-life voters like myself want more than a pro-life “stance”. We want a pro-life movement - a steady and strong march toward the end of legal abortion. And for a candidate to have our votes, he or she must convince us that he or she is going to steadily and strongly lead us in that march, with nothing less being acceptable. Every step of progress will be a step toward that end.
There is no mystery to why we are so staunch on this issue. A lot of people like to hide behind their assertion that “this is a complicated issue.” No, it is not. An abortion kills a baby. Period. The aim of an abortion is to intentionally kill a baby boy or a baby girl. An abortion is only successful if the targeted baby is dead. An abortionist is in fact a baby killer. Nothing else. The abortionist wakes up in the morning to go kill babies. The abortionist goes to bed at night after killing babies all day.
The right of a woman to choose to have an abortion is nothing more than the right of a mother to kill her own child while her child is still in her womb, with only a thin veil of flesh and a few inches of the birth canal keeping her child from the legal protection given to all born babies. The insane inconsistency of our legal system is clearly seen in this point of fact: If a woman has a doctor reach into her womb to crush her baby’s head, she is legally protected. However, if a woman gives birth, gets up from her bed and smashes her baby’s head on the hospital floor, she is going to prison for murder.
The murderous insanity of abortion must be brought to an end. We must elect actively pro-life candidates that will intentionally work to bring it to an end. This must be our first issue. What I have seen is that candidates that use the defense of not making abortion their “single-issue” make abortion a secondary issue. As their political plate gets piled on, abortion gets pushed down. We want candidates that will keep pushing abortion back to the top. Yes, they have other issues to deal with, but this issue must remain first. No matter how right they are on all the other issues, to let the life of the unborn be second to any is to be wrong.
I am a first-issue voter. And I will vote for first-issue candidates. Pushing for the protection of unborn babies is my first issue. I hope this is your first issue, too.
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(1 Chronicles 12:32)