We will have a pro-life president for only 15 more months.
This is how we must think. The 2008 presidential election could result in a Clinton II or like-minded pro-abort in the White House. It is critical that we treat the next 15 months as critical.
Conjectured is at least one and maybe two Supreme Court justices will retire during these 15 months. Both are pro-abortion.
The Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973 by a vote of 7-2. If the Supremes were deciding it today, they would vote 5-4 in favor.
We are so close to finally setting the stage to overturn Roe v. Wade.
But the stage stands no chance of being set during the 15-month window if Democrats overtake the Senate, which means Democrat pro-abort Patrick Leahy would assume control of the Judiciary Committee.
Pro-lifers planning to punish the Republican Party and Republican pro-life candidates next month for being less than perfect are behaving just like Democrats who advocate a cut-and-run strategy in Iraq. The result would be catastrophic.
The fact is the Republican Party is our ally. Its leaders and politicians may be imperfect allies, but human history has only ever known one perfect ally (and people still complain about Him).
Just as we are in an ideological war overseas, we are in an ideological war at home. War is not pretty or clean. War is rarely won like a perfect game of chess.
But while fighting the 33-year war against the culture of death, we have made substantial gains within and via the Republican Party.
Meanwhile, the Democrat Party has morphed into our sworn enemy.
An example of all this, “ripped from the headlines,” is the just failed Child Custody Protection Act, legislation that would have made it a crime for nonparental adults to traffic minor girls across state lines for abortions without parents being notified.
I wrote about CCPA last week, naming Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist as the one to blame if CCPA died of neglect after Senate Democrats took it hostage.
I don’t know whether Sen. Frist reintroduced CCPA proactively or due to pressure. Proactivity is great, but reactivity is fine, too, simply meaning one is responsive. As someone who often speaks to deaf ears, I appreciate being heard.
The bottom line is Sen. Frist did the right thing and was, by the way, only given the opportunity by the Republican-controlled House.
Senate Democrats were able to filibuster CCPA last Friday because eight of them deserted earlier votes to support it.
In the end, 51 of 55 Republicans, or 93 percent, supported CCPA, while only six of 45 Democrats, or 13 percent, did.
Those numbers demonstrate the stark difference between the two political parties. It is frankly ludicrous to think the pro-life cause will be advanced by deserting even a weak ally to aid and abet the enemy.
The Republican Party is growing more strongly pro-life with every election and is the most effective national political powerhouse to advance the pro-life agenda.
Next election, as players and circumstances change, our strategy may change.
But as for the 2006 election, we must keep our eyes on Roe v. Wade. Its demise is real if we vote to ensure pro-life justices are appointed to the Supreme Court.
To abandon pro-life Republican candidates now would simply be to cut-and-run on the abortion war.
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