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Abortion a Top Topic Among Current Democrat Presidential Contenders

Did you know that according to virtually all the 2020 Democrat party presidential hopefuls, ending the lives of unborn children is the most prescient issue — well, at least from outward appearances this rings true.  Abortion is such a vitriolic talking point that they are linking this topic to discrimination of every sort, including racism, classism, and of course sexism. Their Identity politics doesn’t stop there, candidates like Bernie Sanders are promising to export their philosophy of death to people of color in impoverished nations around the world — in the name of saving the environment.

As the crowded field of candidates begins to thin, it seems like the 2020 battle for the presidency will be centered around determining who is more pro-abortion. Gone, it seems is the moderate phraseology or position of “Pro-Choice.” Though a few still hang on to the term, the veil has fallen, along with their pretense.

This, was certainly the case last week, with Senator Bernie Sanders (D-NH).  In an interview on CNN, Sanders basically advocated trashing our national defense budget, in favor of funding abortions and birth control in Third-World nations. Sanders justification for his proposal is saving the planet from climate change due to overpopulation. So, the heck with national defense, as Commander in Chief, Sanders would emasculate our the military, and simply preemptively abort future enemy combatants.

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In going after the liberal Christian vote, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg suggested Friday that abortion may, in fact, be okay from a biblical perspective. Buttigieg told a group recently that unborn babies can be aborted up until they draw their first breath, saying parts of the Bible mention “how life begins with breath.”

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor spoke with “The Breakfast Club” on a recent Friday morning about his comprehensive Douglass Plan, his thoughts on whether America is ready for a gay president, and whether black voters should vote for him.

In his talk, Buttigieg discussed how the Bible speaks about life beginning with breath and suggested this would be one way to determine when life began in relation to abortion debates.

He said, “Republicans hold everyone in line with a doctrine about abortion. ” … which is obviously a tough issue for a lot of people to think through morally,” Buttigieg said. “Then again, there’s a lot of parts of the Bible that talk about how life begins with breath, and so even that is something that we can interpret differently.” Buttigieg’s campaign staff has yet to respond to inquiries regarding their candidate’s religious education credentials.

“I think, no matter what you think about the kind of cosmic question of how life begins, most Americans can get on board with the idea of, alright, I might draw the line here, you might draw the line there, but the most important thing is the person who should be drawing the line is the woman making the decision,” the South Bend mayor continued.

Buttigieg criticized pro-life Republicans on Aug. 21 at a town hall, asking what Republicans do for “unplanned parenthood.” “They are so busy attacking Planned Parenthood,” Buttigieg said. “I’d like to know what they think of unplanned parenthood.”

Here is an interesting observation that Buttigieg and his fellow Democrat candidates fail to grasp: there is no such thing as an “unplanned pregnancy.” The choice to have sexual intercourse, in healthy persons, has the potential for life. Pro-Abortion advocates never talk about personal responsibility.

Self-proclaimed Native American, Elizabeth (Warren D-MA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), believe that abortion restrictions in  Republican-run states – including nine virtual bans passed this year – are a “class attack” and a “race attack,” especially on low-income women, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., says. And so does Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.

“What’s going on in this country right now is not just an attack on women,” Warren said at Planned Parenthood’s June 22 “We Decide” forum for presidential hopefuls, in Columbia, S.C. “It’s an attack on women who have fewer resources. It’s a class attack on women. It’s a race attack.”

Warren’s outspoken linkage came as 20 of the 24 Democratic presidential hopefuls answered questions about their abortion stands. Her comment drew a large cheer and sustained applause from the crowd packed into the auditorium in the state capital of Columbia.
Booker said much the same thing, drawing on his experience as the former mayor of majority-minority Newark.

“I got into politics because there are too many communities who are being left out and left behind,” he said. “And a lot of these assaults on reproductive care are really assaults on low-income women and women in marginalized communities.”

It is a bit incongruous that the Warren and other minority Democrats are playing the race card when it comes to supporting abortion. They seem oblivious to the race-based and eugenics history surrounding Planned Parenthood. The statistics are clear, abortions are disproportionately killing off minority children. In many inner-city demographics, the abortion rate exceeds that of live births among minorities. They seem like the proverbial ostrich with its head in the sand — if they ignore it, it may just go away.

All the hopefuls, including former Vice President Joe Biden – who has switched his position on abortion – support a woman’s right to choose. All also went one step farther and advocated, for the first time in public, repeal of the 43-year-old Hyde Amendment. Almost all want to write the right to abortion into federal law, though they differ on when to do so.

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MICHAEL CALLAHAN

Michael Callahan is the Presiding Archbishop of the Catholic Church in America as well as the International Catholic Confederation. Bishop Callahan is also the founder of Koinonia News and has been a conservative blogger for several years.

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