By Jonathan Van Maren
September 30, 2019 — On Thursday, September 26, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave an address to the 50th-anniversary dinner of NARAL Pro-Choice America, one of the most powerful abortion lobby groups in the country. NARAL had put all of its hopes on Hillary during the 2016 election. Her defeat to Donald Trump reduced many top abortion leaders to tears that evening.
One photograph of NARAL’s Ilyse Hogue [https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/that-woman-weeping-over-clintons-loss-one-of-the-most-powerful-u.s.-pro-abo] — she had triggered applause at the Democratic National Convention when she declared she’d aborted one of her babies — staring in stunned grief at the election results, which were supposed to be favoring Clinton, went viral.
Clinton, unsurprisingly, announced to a receptive crowd that Trump posed a “clear and present danger” to America’s future and to democracy itself, and she praised Nancy Pelosi for her leadership in initiating an impeachment inquiry. But it was the threat the Trump administration posed to legal abortion, she told Moloch’s top lobbyists, that people everywhere should fear the most.
America was at a crossroads in the abortion wars, and feticide advocates everywhere needed to fight like their freedoms depended on it. Pro-life activists, after all, would be fighting like the lives of millions of children depend on it — because they do.
“In the last Democratic debate, there was not one single question about abortion rights,” Clinton complained. “It has to be a critical issue in 2020.” She need not have worried: Democratic candidates fell all over themselves to genuflect at NARAL’s bloody altar on the 50thanniversary of their tireless work to reduce human beings developing in the womb to non-persons unworthy of consideration. Cory Booker congratulated them on their fifty-year fight for abortion and said America is “better” for what they had done (without explaining why the loss of over 60 million lives is something to celebrate). Beto O’Rourke took a break from his campaign against firearms to tweet his congratulations as well.
Bernie Sanders, a dyed-in-the-wool socialist who knows you need to break a few eggs to make an omelet (and that some people are more equal than others), also sent the abortion lobbyists his best wishes. Pete Buttigieg, who has been attempting to convince people that Christianity is about an empty womb rather than an empty grave, promised to fight alongside them. Squad member Ilhan Omar also praised NARAL’s half-century of abortion advocacy.
But it was Democratic House speaker Nancy Pelosi, who also addressed NARAL’s anniversary dinner, who displayed the most chutzpah. The pro-life laws being passed around the country, she said, “ignore basic morality.”
She did not explain how basic morality — or any morality, really — permits the grotesque physical destruction of society’s youngest members. Unperturbed by this reality, Pelosi forged on. “We will fight to defend Roe v. Wade using every tool at our disposal,” she announced. From there, she moved to impeachment. “I say to you with great sorrow and prayerfully,” she said with that sanctimony peculiar to those defending the indefensible, “that we are at a place that I hoped we would never be.”
Perhaps Pelosi and Clinton do not realize it, but their speeches to America’s abortion lobbyists appear to confirm the suspicions of many, many pro-lifers: They are simply awaiting the opportunity to eliminate his administration’s ability to appoint anti-abortion judges to America’s courts. That regardless of his guilt or lack thereof, this is all about Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand. Abortion is not an issue that Americans can agree to disagree on, and so democracy has become an exercise of raw power by one side against the other, with lives hanging in the balance.
Abortion activists will do whatever it takes to protect the fictitious right to feticide — a “right,” it must be said, that would have stunned the Founders and the framers of the Constitution. And so regardless of whether or not Trump violated the law, this battle, at the end of the day, is really about abortion — even if it shouldn’t be.
Editor’s note. This appeared at LifeSite News and is reposted with permission.