After yesterday’s vote in the Senate, there is no getting around it – the Democrat Party is now the Party of Infanticide. All but three Democrats voted against the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act, which would have required medical treatment of babies that survive late-term abortions. No Republican voted against it although three Republicans did not vote. Here is the roll call.
Oh, and all the Democrat Senators who are declared candidates for President voted against it – Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Amy Klobuchar.
At times I’ve wrestled with the question of whether support for today’s Democrats is an acceptable position for a Christian. (Now I always cut new Christians some slack. I even supported abortion for a short time after I became a Christian. Likewise those who are apolitical.) But, at least as far as the 44 Democrats who voted “No” are concerned, we are surely far beyond what Christians can agree to disagree on. I cannot see how it is acceptable for at least Christian ministers to support any of these six or those 44. In my jurisdiction, I would consider reporting any such clerics to their bishop.
On a slightly happier note, more are noticing the push towards infanticide and are turning against it and against abortion:
According to a new poll from Marist, Americans' attitudes on abortion have dramatically shifted over the last month. Americans are now as likely to identify as pro-life (47 percent) as they are pro-choice (47 percent). A similar survey taken by Marist just last month found Americans were more likely to identify as pro-choice than as pro-life by a 17-point difference.
It is distressing that this country – or at least blue states – has gotten to this point of depravity. But maybe such open displays of evil are necessary to open people’s eyes.