Can Deception & Smooth Talk Hide This Huge Divide on The Sanctity of Life?

Written by Micah Clark

This is a tale of two candidates as far apart as night and day. Last week, President Donald J. Trump boldly spoke in defense of life to millions watching his State of the Union address. Using an example of a mother and daughter who were guests in the U.S. House chamber for his speech, the President said:

“Ellie reminds us that every child is a miracle of life. And thanks to modern medical wonders, 50 percent of very premature babies delivered at the hospital where Ellie was born now survive. It’s an incredible thing. . .. That is why I’m also calling upon members of Congress here tonight to pass legislation finally banning the late-term abortion of babies.”

President Trump has been more outspoken about abortion and the fundamental right to life than any president, with the only possible exception of Ronald Reagan who wrote a book about abortion and also spoke against it repeatedly.

Just a few days later, a leading Democrat candidate for the Presidency, Pete Buttigieg, also addressed this issue.  He has previously claimed that the Bible allows for abortion, claiming that it says life begins when a child takes a breath. Even with that highly questionable interpretation, he could not seem to oppose the taking of a child’s life after a baby has taken a breath.

A panelist on the liberal show, The View, asked the former South Bend Mayor, “So if a woman wanted to — I don’t know — invoke infanticide after a baby was born, you’d be comfortable with that?” Buttigieg tried to muddy the waters by responding, “I don’t know what to tell them, morally, about what they should do. I just know that I trust her and her decision, medically or morally, isn’t going to be any better because the government is commanding her to do it in a certain way.”

The government, through our laws, tells people all the time that taking a life is wrong. Just because an armed robber thinks he is morally right to shoot someone and steal their money, doesn’t mean his morality is something the government cannot condemn.

Buttigieg also tried to dismiss the very idea of infanticide by responding, “does anybody seriously think that’s what these cases are about?”  I would guess that most Americans, if asked about terminating a living breathing child after delivery, would call it murder, the legal term for which is infanticide. So, yes, Mr. Mayor, that is what this is about.

A recent report out of Canada from the Canadian Institute for Health Information found that between 2013 and 2018 in Canada, 766 babies were born alive after late-term abortions between 2013 and 2018 and presumably left to die. Basic logic would say that a similarly large number of these situations occur here in the U.S. where we have a population that is nine times larger than that of Canada.

This afternoon, in Mayor Pete’s own town, at Southlawn Cemetery, there [was] a burial of the remains of 2,411 aborted babies that were found in a South Bend abortionist’s garage after he passed away in Sept 2019. Buttigieg’s reaction to these findings in Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s home was that it was disturbing, but he hoped that it would not harm women’s access to abortion.


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