Cliff Kincaid
Heaven help us: Trump bails on protecting the right to life
By Cliff Kincaid
April 10, 2024

President Trump’s “states' rights” approach to abortion is the same recipe for disaster that brought us the Civil War. The nation must be free, and that applies to human beings from the moment of conception. His new position solves nothing, and makes his attempt to get back into the White House much harder.

Trump’s position will not mollify the ardent feminists who believe abortion is a sacrament to their pagan deities. In fact, the feminist position has become a form of child sacrifice common during the pagan era of Moloch worship.

The former president has been led astray, so much so that it jeopardizes his effort to evict the squatter, Joe Biden, from the White House. It was a critical miscalculation by advisers who think you can equivocate on the greatest moral issue of our time. His new position undermines his credibility, perhaps fatally.

Trump’s new position will sap the strength from those of his supporters who had appreciated his right to life stand during his first term,

The Supreme Court gave us the state’s rights approach to abortion, and Trump now says that’s fine with him. He’s against any effort to make the right to life into a federally-protected right. In short, he’s playing politics with the most important issue of our time. The advisers behind this fateful decision are worse than the Swamp that Trump wants to drain.

Abortion is the leading cause of death in the world today. We are not given that information in those terms because the leftist media treat the unborn human being as a non-person. They prefer the term “reproductive health care” as a euphemism for killing the unborn and they want our tax dollars to carry out the procedure.

Trump should learn something from the new Argentinian President Javier Milei, who said, “Philosophically speaking, I am in favor of the right to life. Beyond that, there is a scientific justification to be had. It’s the fact that life begins at conception, it’s at that very instant that a new being begins to evolve with its own unique DNA,” Milei said.

“Beyond that, there is a matter of mathematics,” he explained. “Life is a continuum with two quantum leaps: birth and death. Any interruption in the interim is murder.”

House Speaker Mike Johnson was honest enough to have written an op-ed in 2005 referring to abortion as “a holocaust.” How else is an objective observer supposed to describe the murder of tens of millions of unborn innocent babies?

Johnson comments, “The Left openly celebrates the extinguishing of innocent and beautiful life through the evil of abortion.”

If the issue is framed in terms of science, morality, and the war on the unborn, Republicans have a chance to win the argument.

Trump did not choose that path.

We are inundated with public service announcements for animal rights groups with pictures of starving dogs in need of a rescue. Pet lovers respond with their donations, sometimes in exchange for a T-shirt. But images or pictures of aborted babies are taboo.

One heroic pro-life Democrat, Terrisa Bukovinac, is running for president to stop “abortion extremism” in the Democratic Party and to show “the victims of abortion to the American people….” Her campaign is running 30-second TV ads showing in gruesome detail the remains of five babies killed by late-term abortion. Bukovinac says she captured the footage when she recovered the remains last year outside an abortion business in Washington D.C.

“These are the faces of a genocide,” she says.

And one of the faces behind the carnage is “genocide Joe,” a so-called “Catholic” who wants to make the “right” to abortion into a constitutional right. But that’s what the Supreme Court overruled in the Dobbs decision. Hence, sticking to a state’s rights approach does not guarantee the right to life of the innocent unborn.

Incredibly, the very liberal Pope Francis has just come down on the side of the right to life, reaffirming the heinous nature of abortion in the Vatican Declaration on Human Dignity, Dignitas Infinita.

The media have emphasized his opposition to transgenderism, which is a fact, but the document is also truthful and forthright on the issue of abortion. This is the position that Trump should have taken. It would have been a winner with traditional Catholics and many other conservative Christians.

“In addressing some of the many grave violations of human dignity today,” the document declares, “we can draw upon the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, which emphasized that ‘all offenses against life itself, such as murder, genocide, abortion, euthanasia, and willful suicide’ must be recognized as contrary to human dignity.”

The section on abortion declares in part that “no word has the power to change the reality of things: procured abortion is the deliberate and direct killing, by whatever means it is carried out, of a human being in the initial phase of his or her existence, extending from conception to birth.” (italics in the original).

The document also goes on to say that unborn children are thus “the most defenseless and innocent among us. Nowadays, efforts are made to deny them their human dignity and to do with them whatever one pleases, taking their lives and passing laws preventing anyone from standing in the way of this.”

The document proclaims that it must, therefore, be stated with all force and clarity, even in our time, that “this defense of unborn life is closely linked to the defense of each and every other human right,” adding, “It involves the conviction that a human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development. Human beings are ends in themselves and never a means of resolving other problems.”

What Trump doesn’t understand is what led Whittaker Chambers to break with the Communist Party in the 1950s. “Abortion was a commonplace of party life,” he wrote in his classic 1952 work Witness. “There were Communist doctors who rendered that service for a small fee. Communists who were more choosy knew liberal doctors who would render the same service for a larger fee. Abortion, which now fills me with physical horror, I then regarded, like all Communists, as a mere physical manipulation.”

It was all physical because, in the communist view, there was nothing spiritual. Chambers was better known as the former Communist who exposed top State Department official and United Nations founder Alger Hiss as a Communist agent. But Witness was about an even greater struggle between the forces of darkness and light, of which communism versus freedom was just one chapter.

It’s terrible news that Trump has failed to understand this element of the great struggle we find ourselves in. He may have just lost the election to Genocide Joe.

  • Cliff Kincaid is president of America’s Survival, Inc.

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