There are many differences of opinion between America’s two political parties, but it’s the primary difference that’s the most crucial. This difference revolves around a fact, not an opinion.
This fact is made evident in the Republican Party platform…
“The Constitution’s guarantee that no one can “be deprived of life, liberty or property” deliberately echoes the Declaration of Independence’s proclamation that “all” are “endowed by their Creator” with the inalienable right to life. Accordingly, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to children before birth.”
— Republican Platform, 2016, The Fifth Amendment: Protecting Human Life. p. 13.
And this fact is clearly articulated in science…
“Human life begins at fertilization, the process during which a male gamete or sperm unites with a female gamete or oocyte to form a single cell called a zygote. This highly specialized, totipotent cell marked the beginning of each of us as a unique individual.” “A zygote is the beginning of a new human being”
— Keith L. Moore, The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, 7th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, 2003. pp. 16, 2.
As a nation founded on the idea that all are equal, we must learn from our past failings. The Democratic Party supported and enabled American slavery and segregation, and today this same political party supports and enables the targeted discrimination and destruction of another class of human beings — the preborn.
This fact is made evident in the Democratic Party platform…
“We will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health centers, which provide critical health services to millions of people. We will continue to oppose—and seek to overturn—federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment.”
— Democratic Platform, 2016, Securing Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice. p. 37.
As we consider our choice for President and the issues at stake, it’s clear that no issue holds the gravity of life and death like the issue of abortion. Even the use of the word ‘issue’ understates the magnitude of what abortion is and what it does to prenatal American children.
We have transformed our nation from one that upholds human rights into one that views the destruction of humans as a right.
When abortion is stripped of the euphemisms that shroud its reality, the stark truth of what we have allowed ourselves to become is repulsive. We have used our advancements in medical science to turn on the most vulnerable members of our human family. We have transformed our nation from one that upholds human rights into one that views the destruction of humans as a right.
Each one of us has a choice to make. We have the choice between a political party that enshrines the idea that some lives matter less and a political party that upholds the idea that all lives are equal. We must make a choice, like abortion itself, between life and death.
Which side of history will you be left standing on?