Back in June 2013, when Wendy Davis conducted her 11-hour filibuster to block a Texas abortion bill seeking to ban women from terminating their pregnancies past 20-weeks, not all Democrats joined hands with their mainstream media friends to hail her a hero.
Among the few who fought against the grain was Kirsten Powers of The Daily Beast in her article, "I Don't Stand With Wendy Davis," in which she inspiringly outed her pro-life views, even going as far to accuse Wendy Davis and the pro-choice left of having "turned the world upside down" in their quest to monopolize abortion laws.
Despite my disagreement with Kirsten Powers on a range of issues from Obamacare to Same-Sex Marriage, I felt only the deepest gratitude for her willingness to give voice to the voiceless unborn, and I gladly welcomed her into the fight to end this American holocaust. After all, healthcare, taxation, poverty, these are issues humans have been battling since the beginning of time. We have since always found ways to disagree with each other, and I'm certain we'll most likely continue to do so untill the end of our existence. But the fight against human cruelty knows no partisanship, and we need every ally, left or right, to defeat it while it stands.
However, to my dismay, Kirsten Powers showed us all this past weekend her allegiance lies not with the 56-million unborn children murdered since 1973, but with advancing the Democratic cause as she not-so-courageously came to Wendy Davis' defense over the recent revelations in Dallas Morning News indicating she lied about putting herself through Harvard as a single mother when, in fact, her ex-husband footed the bill just before she ousted him. In her piece titled, "Wendy Davis the Piñata Parent," you're left wondering if Powers ever meant what she wrote back in June and almost feel betrayed as she repeats a barrage of feminist talking points to paint Davis as a victim of male hegemony.
If Powers truly believes abortion murders innocent human life, how on earth could she bring herself to defend the Democratic Party's elected ambassador to that horrific institution? How could Democrats who call themselves "pro-life" ever lend their allegiance to candidates who believe unborn children can literally be sucked into a vacuum tube, chopped into a million pieces, and "all's fair in love and war?"
I'm shocked to see how many Christians who are "pro-life" lend their undying allegiance to Barack Obama and the Democratic Party despite that they, and they alone, are responsible for perpetuating a 41-year long genocide. In the 2012 elections, roughly 50% of Catholics, 74% of Jews, and 95% of black Protestants voted for Barack Obama. The same Barack Obama who stood before a crowd of abortionists and said "God bless you."
I realize now that the American holocaust known as abortion doesn't continue because of the secular left's monopoly on our culture, but because Americans have become too self-absorbed with superficiality and social justice to see the unspeakable evil lingering before their eyes. Either they just don't care or they believe the survival of the welfare state more important than defending innocent life.
As a Christian, I do not believe any particular political party can fully represent the "will of God," nor do I think one should. No, I don't think "Jesus was a Republican," and I find it insulting when people suggest otherwise. However, in the difficult and daunting challenge of reconciling faith and politics, no one said it better than Catholic philosopher Dr. Peter Kreeft, who was asked during a Q&A by a young twenty-something what political party Catholics should align themselves with. He answered with this simple analogy that I urge many who call themselves "pro-life" to consider.
Voting for a "pro-choice" Democrat is similar to someone lending their support to Nazi Germany or the Confederate South strictly because of their economic policies, and believe me, many of the men who fought and died to defend those oppressive regimes did so in the name of such, never giving a moments thought about the millions of Jews and blacks whose lives hung in the balance.
If we "pro-lifers" truly believe abortion murders innocent life, then it needs to end now, not tomorrow, but now. Yes, that means setting aside our unemployment benefits, our food stamps, and affirmative action quotas to fight tooth and nail against Wendy Davis, Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, and every single "pro-choice" candidate looking to hold public office.
Is that outlook divisive? Yes, as it should be, and in the words of David Mamet, "kindness to the wicked is cruelty to the righteous.”