Why should anyone feel “betrayed” when a pro-abortion administration acts like a pro-abortion administration?

By Dave Andrusko

Earlier today, when posting about a seriously misleading Pew Research poll on “support” for Roe v. Wade, I mentioned we’d discuss another Pew poll— “Americans far more likely to say evangelicals will lose influence, rather than gain it, under Biden”– which is akin to concluding NRLC will not be Joe Biden’s favorite grassroots organization []

What’s fascinating are these back-to-back paragraphs:

Moreover, Americans are more likely to foresee evangelicals losing influence than to believe it will be the case for any of more than a dozen other groups of Americans asked about in the survey, including White people, wealthy people and the military.

The survey did not ask about the influence of any other religious group, aside from evangelicals. 

Why? Probably because  everyone knows that along with pro-lifers, Evangelicals—particularly White Evangelicals—were among pro-life President Donald Trump’s most fateful supporters. When lots of others were browbeaten or intimidated into being quiet, pro-lifers and Evangelicals remained vocally behind the President.

Which is why “Pro-life Evangelicals for Biden” stood out like a sore thumb. Not just because they were so far removed from their brethren but also because they managed to convince themselves that they would have a voice at the table in an administration saturated with pro-abortionists, including a number who formerly worked for leading pro-abortion organizations.

I can’t know their hearts, obviously, but you have to wonder whether it was naiveté, hatred for President Trump (which they made no attempt to hide),  or a desire to be a “player”—or all—that allowed them to reach conclusions no one whose age is in double digits should have reached.

I mentioned in passing last week, prior to passage of the COVID-19 “relief package,” an open-letter  lament from said “Pro-life Evangelicals for Biden”. After wondering if they are really still “welcome”(they still wonder?), they told us

We are very disappointed about the COVID-19 relief package’s exclusion of the Hyde Amendment, a longstanding bipartisan policy that prevents taxpayer funding for abortion. We’re even more upset that the Biden administration is supporting this bill.”

It is painful to repost the rest, but here goes:

“As pro-life leaders in the evangelical community, we publicly supported President Biden‘s candidacy with the understanding that there would be engagement us on the issue of abortion and particularly the Hyde Amendment. The Biden team wanted to talk to us during the campaign to gain our support, and we gave it on the condition there would be active dialogue and common ground solutions on the issue of abortion. There has been no dialogue since the campaign,” the group writes.

“We call on President Biden to honor his commitment to us and immediately demand that the House of Representatives apply the Hyde language to the American Relief Package. This is no time for radical change to longstanding abortion policy.”

Of course, President Biden didn’t “honor his commitment.” He and the rest of his administration is quite comfortable with instituting a  “radical change to longstanding abortion policy.” They told us they would, or weren’t “Pro-life Evangelicals for Biden” listening? 

Did they actually tell one another that in exchange for “publicly support[ing] President Biden’s candidacy,” they would be the first name on his rolodex when it came time to consider opposition to clearing  away every remnant of President Trump’s pro-life accomplishments?

Would they do it all over again? Pitch their tent in the camp of a Biden/Harris team that is acting as an adjunct to the Abortion Industry?

Don’t know for sure, of course, but I’m guessing we can be pretty certain they knew exactly what they were doing and precisely the risks they were taking.