Saturday, February 1, 2014

Abortion-rights advocates ran away from Gosnell

Saw this in today's National Post. Here it is from the Washington Post by Charles Krauthammer.

Krauthammer is talking about a strategy for Republicans. Now if we had a political party in Canada who had any backbone, we could easily do this in Canada.

Since we don't have a political party with backbone on life issues, this strategy can be used by pro-lifers themselves. That's us, people.
"...Yet there is a very simple, straightforward strategy for seizing the high ground on abortion in a way that transcends the normal divisions and commands wide popular support: Focus on the horror of late-term abortion — and get it banned. 
Last year’s Kermit Gosnell trial was a seminal moment. The country was shown a baby butcher at work and national sentiment was nearly unanimous. Abortion-rights advocates ran away from Gosnell. But they can’t hide from the issue. 
And the issue, as most succinctly defined by the late liberal Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, is infanticide. Describing one form of late-term abortion known as partial-birth, Moynihan said: “I had once remarked that the procedure was too close to infanticide. And now we have testimony that it is not just too close to infanticide, it is infanticide.” How else to describe crushing the infant’s skull in mid-delivery before the head leaves the birth canal?"
Calling late-term abortion what it is: a living, viable, pain-feeling human being being killed. Infanticide.
"Stay away from the minefield of gender politics. Challenge the other side on substance. And watch them lose."


  1. And how to get CLC to advocate for any ban on abortions that is based on age limits? the largest and strongest pro-life group in the country refuses to push for any limits on abortion based on the age of the fetus.

  2. I agree. However there are a lot of pro-life groups who I know who would advocate for limits based on age. For instance does, and may others.

    If CLC won't support a gestational ban, then we just need to move forward without them and work with the other groups who would support it.

    We would also have a lot of support I maintain, with many pro-choice people, and the so-called mushy middle.

    If we refuse to go ahead with this kind of approach, we will never get anywhere with abortion restrictions. Politics is the art of the doable, and this is doable.