Protecting Life, Protecting Morality | Shlomo Rudman

In last week’s State of the Union address, President Trump made a passionate plea to Congress to ban late term abortions. “All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God,” Trump preached to Congress. He pushed against Democrats assertions that a woman’s right to choose whether she will give birth to a child trumps the right of the child to live, saying that we must “work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life.” President Trump plucked at Americans heartstrings when he spoke of these youngsters, saying “these are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world”.

President Trump urging lawmakers on the topic of abortion comes on the heels of a bill proposed in Virginia by a state lawmaker that would legalize the abortion of a viable fetus even after birth. The bill was supported by Virginia’s Democratic Governor Ralph Northam, who came under national furor for apparently being in favor of legalized infanticide. Less than a week later, Trump capitalized on the Democrats lack of ethics by making abortion a central part of his State of the Union address.

President Trump deserves serious consideration for a second term as Chief Executive over just this political, yet deeply moral stance. He stands in stark and unwavering opposition of the Democrats who continue careening leftward and away from basic and universal moral precepts.

The sanctity of life is the moral underpinning of all society. Life is the most valuable thing we have, and life is the our most basic human right. If life is not sacred, nothing is. If a politician will not stand up for the right of an innocent soul to live, there is no other ethical issue that can compensate for that discrepancy, and that politician can not and should not be given a seat in which power over life can be wielded.

It is sadly ironic how liberals will fight for the right to life for convicted murderers, remorseless men and women who have committed the most heinous, savage, and barbaric crimes, yet will, without batting an eyelash, sign the death warrant of an innocent child, depriving them of the chance to live, to love, and to be loved.

Abortion should not be about whether a woman has a right to do what she wants with her body. Every woman has that freedom. However, like all liberties, her right to freedom of choice ends when it encroaches upon another’s rights, in this case, the right of a child to live. If the life of the woman is not jeopardized by the child then there is no valid argument to justify the snuffing out of that God-given life.

If President Trump is serious about winning himself a second term in 2020, he should focus on the issue of abortion almost non-stop. Republicans maintain not only the moral high ground, they maintain the only morals of either side of the debate. Democrats have gone so far off the edge, and their stances so political and beyond the pale, that Trump and Republicans need only to remind Americans that they too were once children – pure, helpless, and deserving a chance at life.


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