Monday, November 07, 2005

Musings on Jimmy Carter's comments

So Jimmy Carter blasted Democrats for being the party of abortion. Speaking on the subject, Carter said: ''It's a mistake to wed the Democratic Party to freedom of choice and abortion. As I say in this book, I have never believed that Jesus Christ would approve abortions unless the mother's life or health was in danger or perhaps the pregnancy was caused by rape or incest, for those very few exceptions. And when I was president, I had to live under Roe vs. Wade; it was my duty as a president. I did everything I could to minimize the need for abortions.''
''I think for the Democratic Party to get identified as being completely pro-choice, with no attention given to the rights of the fetus, is very self-defeating policy,'' he said. 'and I hope we will get away from that. I don't know if it's possible. I hope we will.''

Funny how with time people forget what they really did. Now don't get me wrong. I am VERY happy that the former president has come out against abortion. Whether his conscience or his closeness to judgment day has compelled such self examination is what sparked the public confession is irrelevant. I will take it and express joy in the moment.

However, let us not forget how Jimmy Carter ever got going in Iowa in 1976. It was his statements to the pro life democrats in Iowa that he was pro-life that got them to support him. After he won Iowa, he started backing away from the pro-life label. Throughout his administration, he did NOTHING to help the pro-life cause. Later he shunned efforts by pro-life groups to have him state his opposition to abortion. So while we welcome his return to the truth that abortion is wrong, we cannot forget that betrayal 30 years ago. Millions of women and children have been harmed by the politics of the Democratic party. I have stated it many times. It is a moral obligation on any person who is a democrat and claims to be pro-life to actively work for a change in the party position and to defeat all candidates and elected officials who are enemies of life. This is a non-negotiable. If the person is not pro-life, then that person does not get your support or your vote. Period. End of story. If enough pro-life Democrats refuse to sign pro-abortion candidate petitions, refuse to give them money, and refuse to vote for them, then these politician as will get the message and jettison the abortion lobby that has cost them the presidency, the congress and many state elections.

It is a simple message. We do not kill our children. We do not exploit our women. We do not destroy our future.


At 8:55 PM, Anonymous John K. Walker said...

I certainly also hope and pray that President Carter (who is an extremely sincere Christian) finally follows his conscience and unambiguously takes a pro-life stance, but this is not my impression from these recent media clips and excerpts -- just more of his history of attempts to straddle a fence that can never exist on such a grave matter as de facto legally sanctioned infanticide. At least he supported the Hyde Amendment while in office, but his administration did employ Sarah Weddington! (Twenty years after knowingly lying in Roe v. Wade about Norma McCorvey's having been raped, in a speech this sworn officer-of-the-court rationalized this disbarrable offense as justified "for a greater cause," while also finally admitting that she had had a birth-control abortion in Mexico prior to legalization in her home state of Texas under Roe.)


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