I have to confess that I’m ignorant of the pro-life movement’s platform. I didn’t know they had a policy, which they’d defined somewhere in unison on the wild chance that the powers that be would overturn Roe, against any punishment for women who choose to abort their children. I’m not running for president on a pro-life ticket, but I am equally as dismayed as Trump seems to be.
Abortion is murder, yes? If it’s only an accomplice to murder then that’s certainly a very strong complicity, like tying up the victim and holding the gun while someone else pulls the trigger. But I’ve come to learn from ‘real pro-lifers’ and ‘real conservatives’ that ‘post-abortive’ mothers are actually victims too.
Is punishment for women who abort bad policy? I suppose. Is it even necessary? Well it wasn’t before 1973, but they didn’t have the abortion pill then. Is it poor political strategy? Well I don’t know. It’s not like the one they have is winning, is it?
But the great Catholic opinion leader, ever ready to distill and ponder Pope Francis’s latest bit of ‘wisdom,’ Robert George, says that when Trump called briefly for some consequence for women, under hostile and abusive grilling from Chris Matthews, it was a sure sign he doesn’t mean any pro-life word he’s uttered. “He’s not one of us,” George pronounced.
Who cares? Who do these pompous establishment scolds think they are? Isn’t Trump’s position even more pro-life than theirs? They only want sanctions for doctors, as if that’s gained them anything.
Trump wants more. Ted Cruz wants to ‘enforce the border,’ but Trump wants a wall. A wall is better because you know it’s working. But look, Ted Cruz is serious and honest while Trump’s just a pretending unChristian racist, yes?
Does anybody seem to understand that when Ted Cruz jokes about how he’d like to back over Trump with his car he’s saying the same thing to the majority of his voters? If Cruz is so saintly, why does he want to crush the bedrock of America under his wheels? I think that’s a good question. Why, when he smiles do people not see a smile? When he laughs, why is nothing funny happening?
Carly Fiorina once again laid out the contemptuous slur that Trump has proven he has no principles. Why? Because he wants to punish serious crimes somehow, or because he hasn’t studied up on defensive, losing pro-life policy? Doesn’t everyone know that ex-mother and murdered child are one and the same? That’s what pro-life means! The movement is about healing, not judgmentalism, and we don’t want to make millions of ‘post-abortive’ women angry at Republicans either.
After all, who does this non-professional think he is trying to be a Republican presidential candidate without going deep into our policy? Like the brilliant, grim, and unsmiling Charles Krauthammer tells us, ‘It’s not that Trump’s wrong. It’s his “attitude toward ‘the facts!”‘