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August 27, 2008

Democrats for life and Democrats for choice

I'm about to go into the Democrats for Life event where pro-choice Democrat Bob Tuke & pro-life Democrats Sen. Bob Casey and Rep. Lincoln Davis will speak.


I ran down to the convention center to look for examples for some of the abortion protesters I've seen holding megaphones and posters of bloody babies.

Instead, volunteers for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice were handing out stickers with the slogan "Pro-Faith, Pro-Family, Pro-Choice!"

I'm not sure if it was intentional or not, but their event is almost at the exact same time as the Democrats for Life group.

Photo by Sarah Pulliam for Christianity Today.


Nice photo!

I've been to Africa--where I saw babies dying in the dirt; rampant malaria, leprosy and starvation. That experience affected how I now view "The Poor" in the U.S. Most of The Poor in the U.S. have color TV, a roof over their heads and access to free education and Food Stamps. "The Poor" has simply become a war cry for politicians who want more power for themselves. IMHO. One simple answer to abortion: adoption. I have two close family members who had to go out of the country to adopt. We Americans prefer abortion. It is unfathomable to me that there are Christian leaders out there today, like Tony Campolo, Jim Wallis, and that Miller fellow who have figured out ways to justify something like abortion which has to be the most atrocious abomination to the heart of God than anything else I can think of in modern times. It smacks of sheer deception. The condoning of abortion by Christians leaves me speechless. So this is how the Church now beckons the little ones.

Poverty in the US is real. It is relatively less than in other parts of the world, but just because it is doesn't mean that we as Christians don't have a responsibility to help the poor.

Also I find the line that you have used on a bunch post about adoption is a bit strange. There are thousands of children that need adoption in the US. I was a foster parent for kids in our church that needed a place.

Abortion is important. But questioning every Democrat's Christianity seems to be a bit much. Adoption is an option for many abortions. But if you look at the reason for abortions (on the next post) most of it is a direct result of poverty. So poverty makes a difference.