Think of a woman you care about. Your sister, daughter, granddaughter, cousin, niece or a friend. Imagine she has an unplanned pregnancy. It happens.
She’s heard all the arguments and already knows where you stand on abortion. She’s not going to come talk to you about it. She’s going to make a decision, one way or the other, on her own.
Let’s say she decides to end her pregnancy, for whatever reason. Ask yourself:
1.) Would you rather she get Mifepristone from a licensed pharmacist or a meth dealer?
2.) Would you rather she go see a doctor or mutilate herself with a coat-hanger?
That’s the problem with politicians and judges who promise to “end abortion.” They can’t. All they can do is outlaw the safest methods of abortion and force it underground.
By all means, pray for fewer abortions. We all want that. And thankfully, the abortion rate has been falling for almost 40 years, regardless of which party is in power.
But know that anybody who says “vote for me to end abortion” is selling you a bill of goods.
If your faith informs your vote, consider which party is most committed to feeding the poor, healing the sick, caring for the elderly, being good stewards of God’s creation and showing compassion to the outcast. You know in your heart that Jesus Christ is more concerned about those things than whether millionaires get another tax break.