FRI brief 11.20.20

Abortion storm forming

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In 2020, much ink was spilled trying to convince Christian Republicans not to vote for Trump. This activity was tied to 1) a need to undermine Trump’s religious base after a consolidation of this voting bloc from 2016 to 2020 and 2) to offset the anticipated Democrat cross over voters on the issue of abortion.

Once closely linked to the Catholic church, the Democrat party has become increasingly dogmatic regarding progressive policies, including abortion. The shift and delima is typified by the question, “Is there room in the party for pro-lifers?”

According to Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, and many other Democrats, the answer to this question is a resounding no.

Social commentators who are by no means pro-life warriors have begun to describe the posturing and the overall feel of the left when it comes to abortion as blood lust, ultimately slaked by a ritualistic killing of the unborn. It tracks.

Here’s a rundown of recent nodes.

IN TEXAS: Abortion zealots tried but failed to defeat pro-life Democrat Eddie Lucio in the 2020 primary. Good.

As pro-life bills get teed up for the session, the radical left is donning its pink sneakers, heading to the dry cleaners to stock up on performative hangers, and attacking Texas Right to Life preemptively. Predictable.

Lubbock is headed toward a public fight over the issue. Keep an eye on the camps, Sen. Charles Perry is smartly supporting the push.

NATIONALLY: Last month’s People Magazine issue featured a cover story about an actress with a perfect daughter who happens to have down syndrome.

I noted on Twitter at the time that this profile felt like a toe dipped into the pro-life pool.

Fast forward to this week and the publishing of a disturbing write-up in the Atlantic about Denmark, where just 6 babies were born with down syndrome last year. The rest were aborted.

The article calls detecting down syndrome in utero the canary in the coal mine for selective reproduction, also known as eugenics. Troubling in all circumstances, eugenics is especially despicable in the case of down syndrome because, according to even the Atlantic, “it is among the least severe” genetic afflictions and “very much compatible with life—even a long, happy life.”

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