Saturday, October 8, 2016

Pro-Lifers to Hillary Promoter: Sapp out of It!

Hillary Clinton: Extreme Abortion Advocate
by Tony Perkins: Pro-lifers for Hillary? That's the case Eric Sapp is trying to make for the most pro-abortion candidate in the history of America. The woman (Hillary Clinton) who would repeal the Hyde Amendment, funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, make abortion a primary U.S. export, and promote the taking of innocent unborn lives up to the moment of birth should earn the support of anyone who cares about the unborn, Sapp argues incoherently. The executive director of the American Values Network furrowed plenty of brows when he wrote a column declaring that Hillary Clinton, Planned Parenthood's first primary race endorsement, is "the best choice for voters against abortion."

"... [I]f your concern for the unborn determines your vote," he insists, "Hillary Clinton should be your candidate. I imagine there might be a reader or two right about now saying, 'But Hillary Clinton is pro-choice!' That's true. She has never promised to overturn Roe. She even famously said that 'abortion should be safe, legal, and rare.' But all of that is largely immaterial to the question of saving unborn babies. Here's the question pro-life Christians must ask: do we care more about talking about the unborn, or do we actually want to do something to prevent abortions?"With all due respect to Sapp, what has Hillary Clinton ever done to prevent abortions? On the contrary, she's spent her career making the procedure easier to access, pay for, and normalize through policies that target minorities, especially. Now, in a move that even President Obama opposes, at least in word, she's trying to overturn the Hyde Amendment -- which, as the Charlotte Lozier Institute points out -- has saved two million lives since its passage in 1976. "If Clinton succeeded in repealing it, an estimated 33,000 more unborn babies would lose their lives in abortion every year," as even the liberal Guttmacher Institute explains.

So what is Sapp's rationale for this off-the-wall endorsement? He claims that politicians like Donald Trump don't follow through with their promises. That's interesting, since I can guarantee that Hillary will follow through with hers -- and protecting life won't be one of them.

From there, Sapp tackles the actual numbers, suggesting that abortions "go up when Republicans are in charge and down when Democrats are." Part of the reason for that is that the birth rate also goes up under Republican presidents. Our good friend Dr. Richard Land debunks Sapp by noting that "there were more live births per years under President H.W. Bush than under President Clinton." The same was true of President George W. Bush and Obama. "Could it be because [Americans] are feeling better about having children because of Republican pro-life, pro-marriage, and pro-family policies?" he asked.

The other reality is this: policy changes take a while to show effect. Look at the abstinence debate. During President George W. Bush's two terms, the administration promoted, implemented, and funded risk avoidance programs. But it was President Obama who initially reaped the benefit of lower teen pregnancy and sex rates. Why? Because it took time for those behavioral changes to take hold. Now, those numbers are starting to tick back up again after an eight-year assault on innocence and morality.

The choice about "choice" is clear. Download a copy of FRC Action's presidential voter guide and see for yourself where the candidates stand on the issue of abortion.
Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC Action senior writers.

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