The Party's Good Servant
The comments of Tennessee's Republican Chairman have triggered discussion about the very meaning of the pro-life movement in the GOP
What should concern pro-life conservatives about Devaney's statement is not that he is saying that pro-abortionists can be Republicans, but the seeming nonchalance with which he appears to regard the pro-life position. Pro-life political action is reduced to a mere political position, a difference of opinion akin to tarriffs or environmental policy. What Devaney does not seem to understand is that this question of aborticide is not a matter of mere political opinion, but a matter of life or death. Either you believe that it is cold-blooded murder to take the life of an unborn child in the womb, or you do not-period. There is no middle ground on the matter and for that reason pro-life people within the Republican Party will not give an inch and will not give up the pro-life plank in the national platform.
Labels: Aborticide, Conservatism, Republican Party, Tennessee politics