Janet Porter is president of Faith2Action*: turning people of faith into people of action to WIN the cultural war TOGETHER for life, liberty and the family. Author of "The Criminalization of Christianity," she hosts a daily radio program from 2-3 p.m. Eastern and a daily radio commentary heard in 224 markets and at www.f2a.org.
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There has never been another election like this in all of our history – it is for all or nothing … literally.
We will either win everything we have worked for in the last three and a half decades or we will lose it all. Beyond losing the chance to restore protection to unborn children in our lifetime, we face losing every single pro-life law we have passed in the last 34 years. Parental notice, parental consent, the woman’s right to know law, waiting periods, fetal homicide, abortion funding restrictions, partial-birth abortion bans – all gone – wiped off the books in every single state with the promised signature of Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama to the radical “Freedom of Choice Act,” or FOCA.
On April 19, the day after the Supreme Court handed down the Gonzales v. Carhart partial-birth abortion decision, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee that would hear the bill, introduced H.R. 1964, stating: “… [T]he Court has, for the first time since Roe v. Wade, allowed an abortion procedure to be criminalized. … [FOCA] would bar government – at any level – from interfering with a woman’s fundamental right to choose … to terminate a pregnancy.”
You see, when 28 million evangelical Christians sat home in 2006, we handed the keys of power in Congress to those who hate us. Not only did they pass “hate crimes” legislation, which, without a presidential veto, will criminalize Christianity, now nearly a fourth of the U.S. House of Representatives and a fifth of the U.S. Senate are cosponsors of the most radical abortion bill this nation has ever seen. The only thing FOCA doesn’t do is implement the forced-abortion policy of China, which, I suppose, they can add by amendment.
FOCA’s Section 4 prohibits the government from “the regulation or provision of benefits, facilities, services or information,” and Section 6 makes it retroactive:
This Act applies to [and invalidates] every Federal, State, and local statute, ordinance, regulation, administrative order, decision, policy, practice, or other action enacted, adopted, or implemented before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act.
Say goodbye to every single pro-life advance we have made in three and a half decades. And say hello to partial-birth abortion performed on your 12-year-old daughter without your knowledge or consent, paid for with your tax dollars in every single state. That’s what Hillary and Barack will sign if elected to the White House.
Forget experimental strategies like starting a third party. You do desperate things like that when you don’t mind losing and there are no other options. Neither is true in this case. There is simply too much at stake. What the values voters need to know is that we have the best opportunity we have ever had at winning everything right now – in the primary.
Rasmussen Reports, the nation’s most accurate polling firm during the 2004 presidential election and the only one to project both Bush and Kerry’s vote total within half a percentage point of the actual outcome, says there is no clear GOP front-runner. When we unite behind one, there will be.
You already know the candidate who won the Values Voter Presidential Debate hands down is Gov. Mike Huckabee (order the DVD and burn a thousand copies to hand out). What you may not know is that, according to the accurate Rasmussen poll, Huckabee is only 8 points behind Hillary Clinton (48 to 40 percent) and 9 points behind Barack Obama (47 to 38 percent)!
Even Bill Clinton says he’s the guy to watch. Bill Clinton told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Mike Huckabee is the “only dark horse that’s got any kind of chance. … He’s the best speaker they’ve got.”
For everyone who is clamoring about the importance of money, keep in mind Huckabee came in second in Iowa at five cents on the dollar of what Romney spent to win. Newt Gingrich said on the same ABC program: “If Huckabee can find money, he will be dramatically competitive almost overnight.” Now quit clamoring and write the guy a check.
Look, if all you care about is strong borders, less government, low taxes and a strong stand against Islamo-fascism, you had better hope the nominee is pro-life and pro-marriage – because that’s the only way you’re going to get not just the vote, but the heavy lifting it takes to win. Pro-lifers are known as the ones to go door to door, pound in yard signs and make the get-out-the-vote calls, and if they are not motivated, excited and mobilized (as the Democrats will be), you will not get their help or their votes – it’s a package deal.
The values voters were 36 percent of President Bush’s vote in the last election. The primary turnout was 7.2 percent. Rasmussen, Clinton and Gingrich all agree: Huckabee can win. This is entirely doable, but to win we must unite, and we must unite now.
While you may have pledged your support to one of the other pro-family candidates, consider this: Only one president came directly from the U.S. House – James Garfield – and that was 128 years ago. Only two people went directly from the Senate to the White House: Warren Harding (1920) and John F. Kennedy (1960). Four out of five of the last presidents were governors, and only one governor meets the life/marriage standard: Mike Huckabee.
Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women, said, “Our ultimate success depends on electing a president who will sign the [FOCA] legislation and electing a Congress that can withstand any challenge or filibuster.”
It’s all or it’s nothing: It’s Huckabee or it’s Hillary. The end to abortion on demand is within our grasp; so is the annihilation of every advance we have ever made. Values Voters: Are you ready to unite yet?