Trump just gave Christians the massive win they have been waiting for

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Since getting into office, President Donald Trump has been a true hero for Christians.

He is fighting back against the radical anti-God Left and bringing in big victories.

And Trump just gave Christians the massive win they have been waiting for.

If there’s one place that Trump has brought in his biggest victories, it is in the courts.

He is stacking the courts with people who believe in the Constitution, and stand against the pro-abortion agenda of the Left.

And he just flipped his third federal court of appeals, which now has more Trump nominees than judges appointed by Democrats, with the confirmation of Steve Menashi to the 2nd District Court of Appeals.

LifeSiteNews reports:

Judicial nominations are poised to be one of the most lasting impacts of Donald Trump’s presidency, and his latest round of appointments has brought the total number of federal appeals courts flipped so far to three.

The U.S. Senate voted 51-41 last week to confirm George Mason University law professor and former White House attorney Steven Menashi to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Courthouse News reported.

Democrats objected that he was “extreme” and “unqualified,” in Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s words, and sought to make an issue out of his refusal to answer questions about his work for the Trump administration. Critics also attempted to make an issue out of Menashi’s college writings as editor-in-chief of the Dartmouth Review, in which he discussed the “overwhelming public consensus against infanticide” and reported that the Dartmouth health department was failing to inform students of Plan B’s abortifacient potential.

“There are now three federal appeals courts – the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Circuits – that have more Trump appointees on the bench than judges who were appointed by Democrats,” according to Courthouse News.

This win is on top of massive victories at the Supreme Court, with the confirmation of both Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.

As long as Trump continues to bring in these victories, the Left’s pro-abortion agenda will be doomed.

Do you think abortion should be illegal?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  1. Instead of demonizing Democrats, if pro-lifers really want to end abortion, it’s going to have to be bipartisan. I told Jim Frey of Berkeley Pro-Life over a decade ago that we (Democrats) never see pro-lifers venture beyond their own base. Rather than reach across the aisle to Democrats, feminists, liberals, etc., and try to bring them on board with protecting unborn children, they just play to the same old Ronald Reagan / Oliver North crowd.

    If pro-lifers really want to end abortion, opposition to abortion must come from across the political spectrum. Pro-lifers are going to have to venture beyond their own base and convince Democrats, feminists, liberals etc. to distinguish abortion from arguably victimless crimes like marijuana; to argue on secular grounds that the unborn are persons (secular arguments are religion-neutral, and thus applicable to everyone, including atheists and agnostics) and convince Democrats, feminists, liberals, etc. to see the killing of the unborn on par with domestic violence, hate crimes against LGBTs, etc.; and make the case to Americans that it’s possible to protect prenatal life without taking to draconian measures violating a new mother’s privacy and civil liberties in this regard.

    Robert Casey, the former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, said he believed a pro-life liberal Democrat would easily be elected president: conservatives would vote for a pro-lifer, and liberals would vote for a Democrat articulating opposition to abortion as a secular and nonsectarian civil rights issue. In 1994, even archconservative Pat Buchanan had kind words for Robert Casey! If pro-life Democrats had greater visibility in past decades, perhaps Carol Crossed would have been the first female speaker of the House.

    After the 2016 election losses, Nancy Pelosi admits that the Democratic Party’s support of abortion has not been a winning issue. Pelosi spoke to the Washington Post about whether her party should support pro-life candidates or require that candidates support easy access to taxpayer-funded abortions through all nine months of pregnancy.

    Struggling after heavy election losses in 2016, many in the Democratic Party are debating whether to support pro-life candidates, especially in rural areas where voters tend to be pro-life. Some, like Pelosi, appear to be recognizing that the party’s support of abortion-on-demand-up-to-birth is losing them voters.

    Unfortunately, rather than seeing the abortion issue as a real loser for Democrats, especially in red states (crucial with winning the Electoral College!), Pelosi blamed Hillary Clinton’s loss on pro-life voters themselves! Clinton supported the unpopular platform of forcing taxpayers to directly fund abortions, and she promised to nominate Supreme Court justices who would uphold Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand up until birth, if elected.

    Pelosi told the Washington Post : “You know what? That’s why Donald Trump is president of the United States—the evangelicals and the Catholics, anti-marriage equality, anti-choice. That’s how he got to be president. Everything was trumped, literally and figuratively by that.”

    Pelosi, who supports abortion but describes herself as a Catholic, said many in her Catholic family are pro-life. She also mentioned U.S. Sen. Bob Casey from Pennsylvania, a Democrat with a mixed record on abortion.

    “You think I’m kicking them out of the Democratic Party?” Pelosi said.

    Jay Ware, a black Democrat in Illinois, said on the Democrats For Life email list as early as 2004 that it should be automatic: just as the Republican Party supports pro-choice candidates like Rudy Giuliani and Arnold Schwarzenegger in blue states like New York and California where pro-lifers can’t win and even has Republican president George W. Bush campaign for them, Jay Ware said the Democratic Party should similarly support pro-life Democrats in red states where pro-choicers can’t win, and have Democratic presidents campaign for pro-life Democrats, etc.

    “The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”

    –Hubert H. Humphrey

    Fifty-nine percent of Democrats favored a ban on partial-birth abortion. (Gallup Poll, November 1, 2000)

    Eighty-nine percent of Americans favored informed consent for women seeking abortions. (Gallup Poll, 2002)

    Sixty-seven percent of Democrats would outlaw some or all abortions. (Gallup Poll, May 5-7, 2003)

    Forty-three percent of Democrats agreed with the statement that abortion”destroys a human life and is manslaughter.” (Zogby Poll, December 2004)

    Seventy percent of high school senior females say they would not consider abortion if they became pregnant while in high school. (Hamilton College/Zogby Poll, January 2008)

    Seventy-seven percent of Americans believe abortion should have stricter limitations. (CBS News Poll, January 2008)

    Twenty-nine percent of Democratic Convention delegates disagreed with the statement, “Abortion should be generally available to those who want it rather than under stricter limits or not permitted.” However, 52 percent of Democratic voters as a whole disagreed. This large discrepancy between party leadership and membership indicates a serious problem that Democrats For Life of America wants to rectify.

    During the 2008 campaign, Reverend Jim Wallis (of Sojourners) advised Barack Obama to support a plank in the Democratic Party Platform that would aim to reduce abortions by focusing on supporting low income women and making adoption easier. (This is the 95-10 Initiative, advanced by pro-life Democrats in Congress.) Reverend Tony Campolo served on the Platform Committee and has issued a strong statement in support of a pro-life position.

    A “conscience clause” which appeared in the 2000 Democratic Platform (but not in 2004) acknowledges that there are pro-life people in our Party and we respect their views. It reads as follows:

    “We respect the conscience of each American and recognize that members of our Party have deeply held and sometimes differing positions on issues of personal conscience, like abortion and the death penalty. We recognize the diversity of views as a source of strength and we welcome into our ranks all Americans who may hold differing positions on these and other issues.”

    Kristen Day of Democrats For Life said in 2014, “Roughly a third of the Democratic Party is pro-life. And while many do not call themselves liberal, they share the values which seem to identify with liberalism, particularly a commitment to helping the vulnerable and providing a social safety net.”

    The Democratic Party platform should support: Animal Rights, Defending the Affordable Care Act, Ending Citizens United, Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Giving Greater Visibility to Pro-Life Democrats, Gun Control, Net Neutrality, Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Responding to the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, and a Sustainable Energy Policy.

    Democrats for Life of America, 10521 Judicial Drive, #200, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 424-6663

    • All that’s great, except anyone who would remain in the Democratic “party”, has more than one issue.

      I believe that “abortion” is THE #1 issue, but any candidate who supports and pushes “gun control” is a liar (violates the Oath of Office) as is any candidate who approves of the perversion of marriage (which also carries the penalty of being given over to a reprobate mind by our Creator.)

      There is no way to compromise with anyone who supports the following:
      “The Democratic Party platform should support: Animal Rights, Defending the Affordable Care Act, Gun Control, Net Neutrality, Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Responding to the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, and a Sustainable Energy Policy.”
      All that stuff is Progressive (COMMIE/humanist religion) BS! They are NOT within the delegated authorities of the United States government.

      Now, if you want the “Ending Citizens United”, then we have a second thing in common – the elimination of the unconstitutional “Amendment XIV”, because THAT is at the root of two issues: abortion and the United States enslaving of all Americans. (It is also the license for “Citizens United”, as it makes all individuals, associations and corporations “citizens”.) “Amendment XIV” is the root of many unconstitutional opinions of sCOTUS and unconstitutional “legislation” of the Congress.

      The Federal govt is NOT authorized to be a charitable nanny. Government is an IT, not a they. People in government abuse the FORCE OF LAW to push agenda – to rob and murder, to corrupt the innocent and devastate this society.

      QUESTION: on what basis do you chose to be pro-life? (e.g. animal rights?, or selective morality?)

      The Founders created the Constitutional republic for the purpose of defending LIFE, LIBERTY and PROPERTY AND the RIGHT TO DEFEND THE SAME. Without the latter, we are SLAVES to the corrupt, power-hungry creatures – the kind of vile creatures which sell the wholesale slaughter of innocent children to CHILDREN. #WALKAWAY!

      http://www.DirtyUncleSam.com

  2. When science discovers the gene that causes sexual orientation and right-wingers begin aborting LGBT fetuses, what will the LGBT community do? Align themselves with the homophobic right merely paying lip service in their opposition to abortion? Side with pro-choice Democrats allowing prenatal hate crimes against LGBTs to take place under the guise of “choice”? Or join Democrats For Life?

    “I don’t believe in abortion on demand. The day we can solve the world’s population problem, the problem of browns in Central America, the problems of blacks in the ghetto, by aborting them, that’s unacceptable to me.

    “How about the kids in mental hospitals? They’re parasites on the environment. How about the old people in the institutions? They’re cluttering up the landscape. Do you want to exterminate them, too?”

    —Senator Ted Kennedy, 1970 Campaign for Senate

    (taken from Kristen Day’s 2006 book, Pro-Life Democrats.)

    Kennedy’s position wasn’t always in line with abortion advocacy groups, one of many formerly pro-life Democrats who changed with the political winds as the party moved from one influenced by pro-life southern Democrats and pro-life Catholics to one dominated by the abortion-rights feminist groups like NARAL and Emily’s List.

    Kennedy displayed an eloquent pro-life position in 1971, prior to Roe v. Wade, when he wrote a letter to Catholic League member Tom Dennelly.

    “While the deep concern of a woman bearing an unwanted child merits consideration and sympathy, it is my personal feeling that the legalization of abortion on demand is not in accordance with the value which our civilization places on human life.

    “Wanted or unwanted, I believe that human life, even at its earliest stages, has certain rights which must be recognized—the right to be born, the right to love, the right to grow old,” he wrote.

    “On the question of the individual’s freedom of choice there are easily available birth control methods and information which women may employ to prevent or postpone pregnancy. But once life has begun, no matter at what stage of growth, it is my belief that termination should not be decided merely by desire,” he added.

    “When history looks back to this era it should recognize this generation as one which cared about human beings enough to halt the practice of war, to provide a decent living for every family, and to fulfill its responsibility to its children from the very moment of conception,” he concluded.

    Other prominent pro-life Democrats who eventually abandoned the courage of their convictions include former president Bill Clinton, Dick Durbin, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, and “common ground” congressman Tim Ryan.

    In an article appearing in the September 1980 issue of The Progressive entitled, “Abortion: The Left Has Betrayed the Sanctity of Life,” Mary Meehan wrote:

    “If much of the leadership of the pro-life movement is right-wing, that is due largely to the default of the left.

    “We people who marched against the war and now march against abortion would like to see leaders of the left speaking out on behalf of the unborn.

    “But we see only a few, such as Dick Gregory, Mark Hatfield, Richard Neuhaus, Mary Rose Oakar. Most of the others either avoid the issue or support abortion.

    “We are dismayed by their inconsistency. And we are not impressed by arguments that we should work and vote for them because they are good on such issues as food stamps and medical care…

    “It is out of character for the left to neglect the weak and the helpless. The traditional mark of the left has been its protection of the underdog, the weak, and the poor.

    “The unborn child is the most helpless form of humanity, even more in need of protection than the poor tenant farmer or the mental patient or the boat people on the high seas.

    “The basic instinct of the left is to aid those who cannot aid themselves—and that instinct is absolutely sound. It is what keeps the human proposition going.”

    Meehan stated elsewhere:

    “Writer and activist Jay Sykes, who led Eugene McCarthy’s 1968 antiwar campaign in Wisconsin and later served as head of the state’s American Civil Liberties Union, wrote a ‘Farewell to Liberalism’ several years ago.

    “Sykes cited several areas of disagreement and disillusionment, then added, ‘It is on the abortion issue that the moral bankruptcy of contemporary liberalism is most clearly exposed.’ He said that liberals’ arguments in support of abortion ‘could, without much refinement, be used to justify the legalization of infanticide.’”

  3. In her 1982 article, “All Abortions are Selective”, pro-life feminist Jo McGowan asks about sex-selective abortions:

    “What are we to make of all this? Without denying in any sense the depravity of killing baby girls simply because they are girls, I submit that the position (pro-choice) feminists have taken on this issue is morally bankrupt, without substance of any kind.

    “Why? Because one cannot have it both ways. Once the abortion of any child, for any reason, is permitted, the abortion of all children becomes acceptable.

    “If it is all right to kill a child because it is handicapped, or because its mother is unmarried, or because it is the third child in a family that only wanted two, why isn’t it all right to kill it because it is a girl?

    “This process of aborting girls when boys are wanted has been termed ‘selective abortion’, but in fact every abortion is a selective one. What changes from case to case are only the values of the parents, determining what they select and what they reject…

    “(Pro-choice) feminists who have been so active in assuring women of the ‘right to choose’ can hardly complain when those same women exercise their freedom to choose something with which (pro-choice) feminists do not agree.

    “Choice being such a highly personal affair, one can hardly expect everyone to choose the same things. But it is tragically ironic that what has been hailed as the ‘great liberator’ of women may turn out instead to be the means of their destruction…

    “Perhaps, however, something good may yet emerge from this ‘female feticide’ outrage. Perhaps people, and (pro-choice) feminists in particular, will finally realize what is actually at stake in an abortion, any abortion.

    “Perhaps from this undeniable truth that it is wrong to kill girls will emerge the larger truth that it is wrong to kill anyone.”

    In the 1970s, pro-life feminist Juli Loesch wrote:

    “Each woman has the right (to contraception)… But once a woman has conceived, she can no longer choose whether or not to become a mother.

    Biologically, she is already a mother… the woman’s rights are then limited, as every right is limited, by the existence of another human being who also has rights.”

    Pro-life feminist Ruth Enero similarly refers to a “narrowing of choices.”

    This point was made in a September 2000 article, “Abortion and the Left” which appeared in the Stanislaus Connections, a monthly newspaper put out by the Modesto, CA Peace/Life Center:

    Recognizing the rights of another class of beings limits our freedoms and our choices and requires a change in our lifestyle — the abolition of (human) slavery is a good example of this.

    Are whites free to own slaves or lynch blacks?

    No! Because of the civil rights movement, we’ve corrected that injustice.

    Is domestic violence tolerated?

    No! Because of the women’s movement, domestic violence is unacceptable.

    Should hate crimes against LGBTs be permitted under the guise of “choice”?

    No! LGBTs have rights.

    This isn’t rocket science, but if animals have rights, then our freedoms and choices to commit crimes against animals are similarly limited.

    This point was made clear by pro-life feminist Ginny Desmond Billinger, in an article entitled “Confessions of an Anti-Choice Fanatic,” which originally appeared in the September/October 1982 issue of Minnesota Feminists For Life, and which later appeared in the Pro-Life Feminism: Different Voices anthology in 1985:

    “Let’s take a look at just a few of the other issues that I, as an avowed antichoicer, am ready to address:

    “Spouse and child beating — here, my position is unhesitatingly anti-choice. My perspective as a spouse, a parent, and a former child qualifies me to support all measures to remove from people the freedom to choose to abuse their family members–even in the privacy of their own homes.

    “Drunk driving — Again, anti-choice. I’m afraid I must impose my morality on those who would choose to operate life-threatening machines while influenced by alcohol, and ask them to temporarily abstain from one or the other.

    “Gun control — Despite the big-bucks, ‘constitutional rights’ lobbying by the NRA, I remain consistently anti-choice on this issue. The memory of a friend, forces me to reject any justification for handgun ownership without strict regulation.

    “Endangered species protection — Faced with a whale-hunter or seal-clubber, I’ll take a hard line anti-choice stand every time.

    “Hazardous waste disposal — We’re talking about the rights of corporate America vs. the average Joe here, but my anti-choice position still applies. The right to choose efficient business practices must always be weighed against the public’s right to a safe environment. Ditto for occupational safety and health issues.

    “I expect that these declarations will leave me open to censure; I will no doubt be labeled a heretic. The American principle of personal liberty would surely suffer with the propagation of my anti-choice philosophy…

    “So call me what you will: pro-life, anti-choice, fetus-worshiper, anti-abortion. A thousand labels will never alter the certainty that the road to freedom cannot be paved with the sacrificed rights of others.”

    Animal rights activists have even proven themselves to be “anti-choice” depending upon the issue. A 1994 letter to The Animals’ Voice Magazine, for example, states:

    “Exit polls in Aspen, Colorado, after the failed 1989 fur ban was voted on, found that most people were against fur but wanted people to have a choice to wear it. Instead of giving in, we should take the offensive and state in no uncertain terms that to abuse and kill animals is wrong, period! There is no choice because another being had to suffer to produce that item… an eventual ban on fur would be impossible if we tell people that they have some sort of ‘choice’ to kill… remember, no one has the ‘right to choose’ death over life for another being.”

    Similarly, a 2003 letter in Veg-News reads: “I did have some concerns about (the) Veg Psych column which asserted that we must respect a non-vegan’s ‘right to choose’ her/his food.

    “While I would never advocate intolerance (quite the opposite actually), arguing that we have a ‘right to choose’ when it comes to eating meat, eggs, and dairy is akin to saying we have a ‘right to choose’ to beat dogs, harass wildlife, and torture cats.

    “Each is a clear example of animal cruelty, whether we’re the perpetrators ourselves, or the ones who pay others to commit the violence on our behalf.

    “Clearly, we have the ability to choose to cause animal abuse, but that doesn’t translate into a right to make that choice.”

    “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment,” insists People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which was founded in 1980.

    As the animal rights movement continues to influence mainstream society, humankind is finally ending millennia of injustices against animals.

    Kristen Day of Democrats For Life said in 2014, “Roughly a third of the Democratic Party is pro-life. And while many do not call themselves liberal, they share the values which seem to identify with liberalism, particularly a commitment to helping the vulnerable and providing a social safety net.”

    The Democratic Party platform should support: Animal Rights, Defending the Affordable Care Act, Ending Citizens United, Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Giving Greater Visibility to Pro-Life Democrats, Gun Control, Net Neutrality, Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Responding to the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, and a Sustainable Energy Policy.

    Democrats for Life of America, 10521 Judicial Drive, #200, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 424-6663

  4. You’d think the unborn-right-to-lifers would immediately understand the animal-right-to-lifers! The case for animal rights should be readily understandable to the millions of Americans opposed to abortion on demand.

    “Although I may disagree with some of its underlying principles,” writes pro-life Democrat Karen Swallow Prior, “there is much for me, an anti-abortion activist, to respect in the animal rights movement. Animal rights activists, like me, have risked personal safety and reputation for the sake of other living beings. Animal rights activists, like me, are viewed by many in the mainstream as fanatical wackos, ironically exhorted by irritated passerby to ‘Get a Life!’ Animal rights activists, like me, place a higher value on life than on personal comfort and convenience, and in balancing the sometimes competing interests of rights and responsibilities, choose to err on the side of compassion and nonviolence.”

    The animal rights movement, representing a cross-section of mainstream secular American society, is NOT “officially pro-choice,” but IS divided on abortion. In a 1992 interview on Dennis Prager’s conservative talk show, when specifically asked about the animal rights position on abortion, Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), admitted, “We’re divided.”

    Former television game show host Bob Barker is a conservative Republican and an animal activist. Tony LaRussa of the Animal Rescue Foundation is a political conservative. Vegan labor leader Cesar Chavez was pro-life. Vegan civil rights leader Dick Gregory was pro-life. Former Washington Post columnist Colman McCarthy, a devout pacifist, has expressed opposition to abortion, and in the 1980s was critical of Reverend Jesse Jackson for having changed sides on the issue.

    Dixie Mahy, past president of the San Francisco Vegetarian Society, has been vegetarian for sixty years, vegan for forty of those sixty years, and identifies herself as pro-life-and-pro-animal Matthew Scully, a conservative Catholic and former speechwriter for George W. Bush identifies himself as “Pro-Animal, Pro-Life.” Catholic Concern for Animals is pro-life-and-pro-animal. Reverend Frank Hoffman’s http://www.all-creatures.org Christian vegan website is pro-life-and-pro-animal Compassion for animals is a fundamental tenet of the Baha’i faith, which endorses vegetarianism, says abortion is more a matter of individual conscience, but concludes, without taking a position on abortion, life should not be destroyed.

    John Stuart Mill wrote: “The reasons for legal intervention in favor of children apply not less strongly to the case of those unfortunate slaves — the animals.”

    Animals are like children. Henry Bergh, founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), successfully prosecuted a woman for child abuse in 1873, at a time when children had no legal protection, under the then currently existing animal protection statutes. This case started the child-saving crusade around the world.

    In Christianity and the Rights of Animals, the Reverend Dr. Andrew Linzey writes: “In some ways, Christian thinking is already oriented in this direction. What is it that so appalls us about cruelty to children or oppression of the vulnerable, but that these things are betrayals of relationships of special care and special trust? Likewise, and even more so, in the case of animals who are mostly defenseless before us.”

    When told the animal rights movement is divided on abortion, Serrin Foster, Executive Director of Feminists For Life, said understandingly, “The Children’s Defense Fund is also divided on abortion.” Feminists For Life has many vegetarians and vegans. Serrin identifies herself as a vegetarian.

    From 1992 through 2003, James Dawson, raised Catholic and now a Buddhist, published Live and Let Live, a pro-life / animal rights / libertarian ‘zine. The ancient eastern reincarnationist religions Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism all predate Christianity, all oppose abortion, all teach ahimsa, or nonviolence towards humans and animals alike to the point of vegetarianism, all are vegan-friendly, and all teach that abortion and war are the karma for killing animals, and that therefore, we cannot end abortion nor bring about world peace until first we abolish the killing of animals.

    This knowledge, however, does not rest with everyone. Not all pro-life-and-pro-animal people advocate the reincarnationist strategy for ending abortion and bringing about world peace. Shay Van Vlieman, founder of Vegans For Life in the late ’90s, said she doesn’t expect to see a vegan president in her lifetime: she would just be glad to elect a president who will work to overturn Roe v. Wade. And she insists she is not a Republican, but a libertarian!

    During the late 1990s, Rachel MacNair, a Quaker pacifist, feminist, vegan, past president of Feminists For Life, moderated an email list for pro-life vegetarians and pro-life vegans. Rachel is now a psychology professor, and has written several books on nonviolence. In 1998, the Animals Agenda ran a cover story on the debate within the animal rights movement over abortion. Vegan congressman Dennis Kucinich (D – Ohio), one of the most liberal members of Congress, was pro-life throughout most of his political career.

    Pro-life vegetarians and pro-life vegans are found within the “consistent-ethic” movement: pro-lifers opposed to capital punishment. A significant number of “consistent-ethic” Christians were / are vegetarian or vegan: Rose Evans, Ruth Enero, Rachel MacNair, Albert Fecko, Carol Crossed, Bill Samuel, Mary Krane Derr, Mary Rider, Father John Dear, etc.

    Mary Rider, a practicing Catholic, wrote in Harmony: Voices for a Just Future, a “consistent-ethic” periodical in 2002:

    “So we teach our children to walk softly on the earth and to embrace nonviolence as the only legitimate means of conflict resolution, on both a personal and a global level. We are aware of the excessive, privileged life we lead as educated, first world U.S. citizens and of the responsibilities to which our privilege calls us. We try to live simply. We eat low on the food chain. We try to buy nothing new… We try to respect all life and carry that message forward in all we do… Because we value people and relationships over things… First world consumption kills people around the world… Pollution, environmental devastation, corrupt governments, war, sweatshops… all are a are a result of our desire to buy more at a lower price… We believe each person has a right to live a valued and respected life free from hunger and discrimination…”

    The threat of overpopulation is frequently used to justify abortion as birth control. On a vegan diet, however, the world could easily support a human population several times its present size. The world’s cattle alone consume enough to feed over 8.7 billion humans. Even if abortion advocates argue shifting to a plant-based diet, a vegan diet, isn’t enough to stave off overpopulation, in light of the data showing the depletion of energy, food, fresh water, land space, raw materials and resources as well as the heavy contribution to air and water pollution, deforestization, and global warming caused by a meat-centered diet, how do abortion advocates — warning about overpopulation consuming the world’s resources — justify consuming animal products?

    If vegetarianism were merely about “fit” or following a peculiar set of “dietary laws” why are pro-lifers offended by pro-choice vegetarians and pro-choice vegans? Clearly, they’re offended because they know vegetarianism involves the animals’ right to life, and thus these pro-choicers appear to value animal life over human life under some circumstances. And issues like animal experimentation, circuses, and fur have nothing to do with diet, eating, nor food, but do involve the animals’ right to life. Leonardo Da Vinci, Count Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, George Bernard Shaw, Susan B. Anthony, Percy Shelley, Rosa Parks, etc. were all vegetarian, and none of them were Jewish nor Muslim.

    For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action offers an introduction to animal rights ethics within Christianity alongside directly related sanctity-of-life issues, like the possible rights of unborn children. The book’s foreword is written by Mary Eberstadt, senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, a Catholic who identifies herself as “Pro-Animal, Pro-Life.”

    Author Charles Camosy responds to criticisms from academicians Peter Singer and Lynn White, Jr., that the misinterpretation of “human dominion” (versus compassionate stewardship) is responsible for the current ecological crisis. Camosy indicates that Christianity cannot be blamed if humans with their imperfections distort their own religious teachings, that Christianity did not give rise to the industrial revolution, and that real Christianity — as it was meant to be practiced — is at odds with market-driven ethics and mass consumerism (a point made decades ago by liberal Protestant theologian Dr. Harvey Cox). Camosy concludes: “I became convinced that, if I wanted to be authentically and consistently pro-life, I should give up eating meat.” Dozens of books have been written on Christianity and animal rights. Camosy merely provides an overview of animal ethics in Christianity.

    Steve Kaufman, head of the Christian Vegetarian Association, was raised Jewish, and is now serving in the United Church of Christ, America’s largest pro-choice Protestant denomination. Steve expressed interest in Democrats For Life, his only reservation was whether Democrats For Life favors criminalizing abortion. Some animal advocates and activists (like Catholic vegan columnist Colman McCarthy) oppose abortion, but don’t think criminalization is the answer.

    In 2004, on the Democrats For Life email list, Maria Krasinski mentioned a poll which found animal activists evenly divided on abortion. This either indicates animal rights really are a bipartisan cause which conservatives can support alongside liberals, or it indicates many liberals are uncomfortable with abortion!

    In 2014, Kristen Day of Democrats For Life said: “Roughly a third of the Democratic Party is pro-life. And while many do not call themselves liberal, they share the values which seem to identify with liberalism, particularly a commitment to helping the vulnerable and providing a social safety net.”

    The Democratic Party platform should support: Animal Rights, Defending the Affordable Care Act, Ending Citizens United, Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Giving Greater Visibility to Pro-Life Democrats, Gun Control, Net Neutrality, Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Responding to the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, and a Sustainable Energy Policy.

    Democrats for Life of America, 10521 Judicial Drive, #200, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 424-6663

    • God says it’s both wrong and unacceptable! Anything more than yes be yes and no be no, doesn’t come from the Lord. Thanks for all your interest. Want to cross the aisles? Pray and do the best to do what you know it’s right! It’s written all over your heart or you wouldn’t have gone to the trouble of all that so called research.

        • Lisa,

          “This form of government was meant for a moral and religious people. It is insufficient for any other.” [John Q Adams(?)]

          That is why so many are trying to rip it down – out of hatred of truth and light.

          The immorality the “godless” want to “normalize”, is being foisted upon Christians, almost exclusively. Almost no one is attacking muslims for much of anything they do (honor killings, FGM, polygamy, etc…),
          …but Jesus told us this would be the case. He said “The world will hate you because it hated me first.”

          It is difficult for me to remember what it was like before I became a believer, not that it was so very long ago, but because there are changes in how things of the world are seen.

          True Christianity will not force anyone to “believe” – by nature it cannot do that, because God created each of us with free will to chose – to love Him, or reject Him. He told us that He would that NONE would perish, but that all would come to saving knowledge. Either way, His son paid the price for each of us to spend eternity with Him. It was a terrible price.

          The only real decision we each will make, which has forever consequences, is accept, acknowledging we are sinners in need of a savior, or reject, letting our pride stand between us and our being set free.

          You wrote “If there is a god.” THAT brought back a memory of the time I shouted in my frustration and disbelief “IF THERE IS A GOD, WHERE ARE YOU!?!?”

          Funny how, in His good time, He sent just the right couple into my life to show me where to find Him. I’m not sure there was anyone else who could have led me, from where I was, to where I needed to be. I’m grateful to them for being willing and patient.

          But, then, you don’t want to be forced to love the God who loves you already, nor do you want to love your neighbor.

          I wish I was so perfect… nothing about me is perfect, except His love of me, in spite of me.

        • Lisa, God is very real and you will know that the MOMENT you die. But you can know Him now. Jesus loves you so much that He came and died for your sins so you can be with Him in Heaven. It is your choice to follow Jesus who loves you or satan who can’t wait to take you to Hell with him. Choose wisely

        • Lisa, our founding fathers were Christians who left us a nation built on their Christian principles, one of which is your freedom. Your freedom comes from God whom you deny.

  5. Trump is ruining everything we have accomplished. He must be stopped at all cost.
    Impeach 45 Impeach 45 Impeach 45……………….

    • Maxine Waters; What have you accomplished??? You Liberals have divided this country. Supported murdering innocent babies even after birth. Trying to rewrite the Constitution to fit your evil ends. Teaching children that the alphabet people and the transgender people are normal and should be accepted. Throwing out GOD. My list could go on and on. But you get my point.
      President Trump will not be stopped nor will we… Get used to it….
      P.S. I know this is not the real Maxine Waters. But you are just as evil…..

    • How can Trump ruin anything you have accomplished – since you have
      not accomplished anything except ignoring your duties to your district
      and your Country.
      You haven’t spewed anything but hatred, lies and foul language since Trump was elected.
      He does more for this Country in week than you’ve done your entire time
      in Congress. If anyone needs to be impeached, it’s you (and Shifty).
      Go home to your mansion in Hancock Park and enjoy your undeserved pension.

      • The Only Thing CRAZY donald & D for DUMB trump Has Ever Done For The USA Is How Fast He Can Flush It Down History’s Toliet Like The SICKO He Is!

        • Hey Betty, did you run out of rum? Donald Trump is the needed antidote for the poison the democrats have injected America with since Barry the organizer conned enough voters to put the imposter in office. Even after being outed for his destructive ideas for America, the left still think the world of bathhouse Barry.

        • Funny that… President Trump is WANTING the impeachment to proceed.

          The lies will be dragged into the light.

          (BTW: Impeachment is the trial in the Senate. The Schiff-Show in the House, is just a bunch of nothing, unless you listen to the Comedy News Network (CNN), or the other Lame-Stream Media spittoons.)

        • Jack, you know nothing at all about God. And please name ONE THING that Pres. Trump has done that he should be impeached for. YOU CAN’T!!! He has done NOTHING WRONG.

    • Maxine, you’re truly breaking my heart! You have been and still are being blessed by the Lord! Why would you choose death and heartache? The Lord remembers your loving hugs and the awesome worship. Choose ye once again who you will serve!

    • Maxine Waters I’m not supposed to do this but for you I am willing to make an exception to my Christian beliefs against swearing, so for you Maxine, I swear to God if I was as STUPID as you are I would kill myself, I swear I would!!!!!

    • Maxine Waters you and the other corrupt demoncrats have ruined everything for the American People. You only care about lining your pockets with all your corruption and distain for this country. All of you have made it so clear to WE THE PEOPLE. You have accomplished nothing for WE THE PEOPLE and all of you are going to be taken down.

  6. This is one of the reasons I voted for him. He loves this country and our Constitution. The dems threw God out and embrace satan. They have no morals. They hate everything this country stands for and are very dangerous to our freedom

    • So BJ what do you want to do either disenfranchise half the country, lock up half the country in re-education camps or perhaps you would like to do like your German brothers and just open the ovens.

      Because we aren’t going anywhere.

      • NAZIs are Leftists. The Left end of the political spectrum is 100% government control of everything (NAZIs only tell corporations how to remain in existence, Commies take the corporations and all tools of production – otherwise the only difference is the uniforms)

        At the extreme Right end of the political spectrum, is Anarchy.

        The Constitutional Republic sits just Left enough of Anarchy to provide for the defense of Life, Liberty and Property AND the right to defend the same… Well, that is what the Constitution bound government to, but government has been allowed to wriggle and squirm its way out of the constraints and to go astray.

        Now government (the collective bureaucracy) has deemed itself a “god” and apparently convinced a YUGE number of Citizens to be good little peons (subjects). Pretty sad deal – a tremendous waste.

        FORTUNATELY about 63 MILLION Americans stood up and put their foot down, just in time to prevent #BleachBITch from taking the Oval Office. THAT would have been a total disaster, what with the “civil war” and all. Thank God!

      • Jack that is exactly what your side, (democrats), are doing with half the country by trying to impeach a duly elected president. You are disenfranchising them and trying to remove their vote.
        If you and the rest of the democrats had any ounce of morality and decency you would try to defeat Trump at the ballot instead of using underhanded dirty politics.

      • jack, that is what DEMS are doing!!!! It is the DEMS who want total control of our government and us. It is the DEMS who are NAZIS!!!! It is the DEMS who can’t stand anyone who does not agree with their sick immorality. And I don’t have to do a thing. YES, you are going somewhere. There is a war between God and His people and satan and his people. God wins. ALL who deny Him and follow their master satan will join him in Hell. It is really going to suck to be you when Jesus returns

  7. The Dems are EVIL and God knows this. He will be watching over all of us Christians and keeping the devil Dems at bay. Thank God.

        • Jack: I thought better of you. Have you stooped to praising mentally ill Betty now? You know this woman TRULY has problems, don’t you? Besides, calling President Trump’s wife a whore is TOTALLY uncalled for.
          How you feel about the Trump’s ,double that feeling for me when the great Muslim Obama was our president, and his self-centered demanding wife. But not one Republican I know NEVER carried on as badly as you Liberals do…. It’s really disturbing.

      • Pres. Trump isn’t going anywhere until the end of his next term. And you can’t name ONE THING that he has done wrong. He has done nothing but good for this country. Take your sick hate and get help. Look in your mirror to see worthless

      • Its the ones that are trying to impeach Trump instead of defeat him at the ballot that are evil Jack. Can you tell the difference?

      • jack, the whole dem party threw out God and embraces satan. satan controls the whole dem party, so YES they are all evil. It is the dem who sees the truth and LEAVES the dem party who is not evil

    • Mary you are absolutely however the Christian fascist do not see it that way they want to be the morals judge of everyone. And half the time I think they don’t care how they do it.

      • well we cannot take the part of the Bible that fits our life style we have to fit our life style to the Bible God’s word He said thou shalt not kill so what part of thou should not kill do you people not under stand He said it is better to put the seed in the belly of a hole than to put it on the ground so He doesn’t even want the seed to be destroyed so how can you think abortion is not wrong. He said holiness with out no man will see God or woman. killing babies is not holiness it is murder. as for President Trump christians got tired of getting all our wrights taken away so that’s why Trump got elected and he will take it again for the dems are blind to what is going on they are too busy trying to destroy Trump if the dems want to get back in stand for God and his people.

      • God says it’s both wrong and unacceptable! Anything more than yes be yes and no be no, doesn’t come from the Lord. Thanks for all your interest. Want to cross the aisles? Pray and do the best to do what you know it’s right! It’s written all over your heart or you wouldn’t have gone to the trouble of all that so called research.

    • Mary as a nurse you surely know that child birth is a natural process. Being a natural process the vast majority of cases have nothing to do with women’s healthcare. Besides that pregnancy has a natural prevention, abstinence, and if you really thought being pregnant was putting your life in danger then dont!!!!

    • Well, the matter is not strictly about health care.

      A government is responsible for organizing the systems of physically seizing people who commit acts of violence and then separating those people from people who do not commit acts of violence, since seizing of anything at all requires some kind of authority to distinguish it from theft or abduction. The fact that a human life is taken when deliberate abortion is undergone makes it, in a civilized society, a matter of public inquiry. We have to wonder why the unborn are not entitled to at least some of the protections that the born are. Even if the unborn are regarded as property, does this excuse inhumanity toward the unborn?

  8. Babies and animals are both God’s creatures. What separates animals from humans? Humans, and yes, even babies are created in God’s image. Unfortunately, since Planned Parenthood has been subsidized with tax payer dollars we all have blood on our hands; unwillingly by pro-life supporters. More babies have been killed than our losses in Vietnam. I would love to look an abortionist straight in the eye and ask them, “aren’t you glad your mother never got an abortion?” “Would your mother be proud of your chosen vocation?” Are you going to tell Jesus some day you’re sorry?” In the meantime I guess you’ll count your money all the way to the bank.

    • Sending a 16-18 year off to a useless war is murder of a nother human bean. If a woman has an abortion at least it is her body;

      • Lisa, NO IT IS NOT HER BODY!!!!! That is a LIE!!!! A baby is its OWN body. It is NOT part of the mother’s body. Abortion is the MURDER of the most helpless and innocent human being. Life begins at conception. It is the SAME BABY in or out of the womb. And useless war???? If not for wars we would NOT be a free country. But guess you just want us to do nothing at all and let our enemies just come in and take over. You are very sick

    • I agree Roy but if you really believe that then why is it all of you on the red team resist
      1. Sex Education in the schools.
      2. Available Birth Control to women.

      Additionally it seems to many people all the red team cares about is the baby is born after that you don’t care if they eat have a roof over their heads and so on.

      If you did you would not get so excited about pulling plug on social programs. Please explain that.

      • Jack, the red team wants people to learn to take care of themselves instead of relying on government for everything. Social -ism has not had a very good track record around the globe. Free market capitalism has brought more people out of poverty than any other system.
        Forcing tax payers to pay for birth control is a breech of their 1st amendment right.
        Forcing them to pay for abortion is also.

      • Jack…?????? You are wrong. Conservatives care very much. But we don’t believe that it is the job of government to do everything for us. So it would be fine with you if the government controlled every aspect of our lives and we had no freedom to do anything for ourselves. That is what the dem party is trying to do. They hate our freedom

  9. I know I don’t belong to any of these viewpoints, but please hear me out. I am a Christian and I believe abortion is morally wrong. But, just because I think it is wrong, I don’t feel I have the right to make it illegal for anyone else. Doesn’t anyone remember the lessons we should have learned with Prohibition? We didn’t stop anyone from drinking; we just drove it underground. If abortion is ever outlawed, things will go back to the way it used to be, with butchers doing back alley abortions. However, I do feel very strongly that abortions should only be allowed during the first trimester. I had a child born prematurely, so the idea that abortion is allowed up to birth is horrible to me.

    • Nancy, abortion is the murder of the most innocent and helpless human beings. So it is okay with you that someone else murders their baby?

  10. Abortion is the taking of a Human Life and is called murder by law and if Vasu thinks differently then maybe he should go back to where he came from and stay there and get out of a law abiding country where we follow the law that deals with the murder of a Human Being. We do not follow the laws of third world countries that think murdering a Human Being created by God
    Almighty is okay.

  11. Abortion should be BANNED ….in general !!! But with some EXCEPTIONS , abortion should be available. Exceptions , such as when the mother’s life is endangered or due to the mother being a rape-victim or when it is already clear that the new born baby will be born dead …etc etc etc !!!

  12. Abortion has no right to be connected to politicians. It should be left of to the woman to decide. She is the one that bears the pain of birth, and in many cases, the hardship of raising a child on her own and at her expense, plus ruining her future and careers and the mental anguish. And is mostly due to men who usually pressure women into having sex with no thought or responsibility of it. Another reasons politicians shouldn’t be involved is because they are killers of grown babies that they send off to be killed in a worthless war. If I was to pregnant, I would want it to be killed at 18 weeks in an abortion then raise and love it until it is 18 years old and sent off to be killed in a useless war. Men don’t understand the hardship of it all and should have no right in the say of an abortion; especially politicians and religious leaders. They are forcing their beliefs on to women. Women are smart enough to know themselves. Ever wonder why there are so many children under 35 that are living at home and are still a burden on the parens.

    • Lisa Balla Millar: You keep referring to” useless wars.” That men and women die, needlessly. Since man walked on this earth, there has always been wars. This is an undisputable fact of life. BUT just remember ALL the freedoms you have in this country BECAUSE wars were fought to GET and KEEP those freedoms, for all of us.
      Now as far as your views about abortion. Abortion is now being done for two reasons; It’s BIG business for these abortion mills. SELLING these poor innocent souls body parts for money!! And two, it has become THE form of birth control today. Not using common sense or using some form of birth control , not to get pregnant to begin with. So yes, we do need laws in place to protect the innocent, that has no voice of their own to defend themselves. THAT IS MURDER….Watch a video as to what happens during an abortion. I’m quite sure it will change your mind…
      Now as for your last statement, about children under 35 and older, still living home. Do not blame President Trump for that. It is because of ALL the freebies the Democrats have been giving to people all these years that have not worked for it or earned it. THAT has effected our countries’ recourses greatly!!
      I know I am a lot older than you. And has experienced a great deal more what life has to offer, both the good and the bad, than you. I think you also spoke of not believing in GOD. Well, that is your choice. But during my greasiest heartaches and disappointments in my lifetime, THAT was when I drew my strength from GOD to see me through. .And HE did…
      Oh and by the way, I have both my adult children living with me at my home. I am a widow and at times I do struggle. BUT, I have never felt my children were a burden on me being there. That’s what parents do. Even with my last breath, I will continue to be there for them. They are my legacy and I truly hope when I am no longer here, they will use my wisdom and my faith to get them through their life times, wisely…
      Thank you.

      • Linda M. I am a very shy person that hasn’t worked up the courage to post how I really feel concerning various topics. But then I come across many truthful comments and I wish I could put my thoughts into words like many of you do. But yours, Linda M. always stand out for me. Your wisdom and compassion and your love for this country always comes through with each and every of your comments. You have made me cry when you voice your thoughts on various topics. Like this one to Lisa M. Especially how you feel about abortions and your commitment to stop them!!
        Thank you and God bless you always. I truly admire you.

    • Lisa, we don’t have a draft anymore.
      And it is immoral to claim that only women have a right to decide but the father has no rights.

    • Lisa, so it is fine with you that babies are murdered. Life begins at conception. It is the SAME BABY in or out of the womb. It is just a different stage of development. And it is NOT part of a woman’s body. It is its own person with everything it needs to survive outside the womb. Abortion is the murder of the most innocent and helpless human beings. You are very sick to think it is okay. And wars are worthless???? Really?? Yes, we sent out troops to fight wars. That is to KEEP US SAFE!!! So you would rather that we just do nothing and our enemies take over?? So you don’t care about freedom. Very sad. If not for us sending troops to fight in WWII (what YOU call a worthless war) this would be a very different world. We would all be controlled by Nazis and speak German. You should be very thankful that we are able to defend ourselves against our enemies. Be very thankful you live in a free country, a country kept free because of our military

    • Betty, yes He lovers everyone, in or out of the womb. But we have to choose to come to Jesus and repent and accept Him as our Savior. He does not force Himself on us. We have to choose to follow Jesus to Heaven or satan to Hell. Sadly, the whole dem party threw God out and embrace satan

  13. Maxine, you’re truly breaking my heart! You have been and still are being blessed by the Lord! Why would you choose death and heartache? The Lord remembers your loving hugs and the awesome worship. Choose ye once again who you will serve!

  14. Well, just to note, spontaneous abortion aka miscarriage cannot be made illegal, and supposing it is decreed as such, then “good luck” trying to haul god before a court of man-made law!

    It seems like there are bound to be some debates in which debaters do not have actual consensus as to the meaning of “abortion”. What the pro-life crowd has in mind is the ratification of a system that allows unborn children to be protected in the same was as born children are, to the extent humanly possible of course.

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