What the GOP Can Learn from the Pro-Life Movement

It was 40 years ago that the Supreme Court found in the “penumbra” — the shadows — of the Constitution the right of a woman to kill her pre-born child. Many have compared the 7–2 pro-abortion decision to that of the 7–2 Dred Scott Decision of 1857 that concluded that slaves are personal property and the Fifth Amendment protects property owners against deprivation of their property without due process of law.

Any owner of slaves can do what he or she wants with his or her own property. In the same way, on January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that a woman can do what she wants with her own body even if that body contains a human being. Of course, the court did not rule in this way, but the result was the same.

The most recent issue of TIME magazine has made a startling admission that the pro-abortionists are losing the pro-abortion argument. The following is from LifeNews:

“The cover article makes the case that the pro-abortion side is losing the abortion debate, saying, ‘40 Years Ago, Abortion Rights Activists Won an Epic Victory With Roe v. Wade. They’ve been losing ever since.’

The article makes the pro-abortion case that, while abortion is still legal, it is increasingly difficult to access thanks to the closing of so many abortion clinics and pro-life laws that help women by giving them additional information and alternatives.”

There are some lessons here. First, it takes a long time to win an ideological war. Pro-life forces have been in the battle for life for 40 years. Second, pro-life advocates understood that changing a law is not enough. It takes changing the hearts and minds of people. The pro-life battle has been fought on multiple fronts: challenging pro-abortion rhetoric (pro-abortion not pro-choice), education on what takes place when a pre-born baby is aborted, and political action.

There is a lesson here for wimpy conservatives and arrogant libertarians who want to drop social issues in the war against liberals/progressives. Social conservatives make up the largest voting bloc in the GOP. The anti-liberals/progressives better understand this or they will be on the wrong side of politics and history.

There’s a fourth un-planned element in the fight against abortion: advancements in technology. We now have a window in the womb. Pregnant women can see what they’re killing.

Surgery on pre-borns has also made people think again about abortion.

Fetal surgeries are adding to the pro-life argument:

“When Alicia Atkins of Glendale, Ariz., was undergoing a routine C-section in October, something extraordinary happened.

“Atkins’s baby girl – still inside her mother’s womb – reached up and grabbed her OBGYN’s finger.  Realizing how special the moment was, Dr. Allen Sawyer, who has also delivered Atkins’s other two children, called to her husband Randy to grab the camera.

“In a split second, he was able to capture the special moment just in time.”

Pro-abortionists are losing the abortion argument because pro-lifers have been hammering the subject for four decades. They’ve never backed down. They’ve never given up. Wimpy Republicans – take notice and do likewise.