I know that some of my fellow contributors and some of our regular readers are dismayed with the passage of “Obamacare”, or if you like, health care reform, by the House of Representatives. Personally, I think the bill could have been better in a number of ways, but I don’t want to get into all of that now.
The good news is, whether one supports or opposes the House bill, the Stupak amendment preventing federal funding of abortion passed. Already some are predicting its demise as as the bill moves to the Senate, but again, this is besides the point I want to make.
The main reason this is good news in my view is that it demonstrates the seriousness with which the pro-life movement must be taken by the political leaders of our nation. Pro-abortion activists are outraged with the passage of the Stupak amendment, citing it as a “step backwards.” I wholeheartedly agree: it is a major step backwards for the Culture of Death, and a significant advance for the Culture of Life.
The unborn human being may not be recognized as a valuable being by the law – yet. But the advocates of the unborn have shown that they have the power to make or break the most important piece of legislation of the entire year, that they cannot be ignored, and that the cause for which they fight is not forgotten. In my view this is excellent news.
And I think the pressure that grassroots and professional pro-life activists and organizations has paid off in a big way – those folks derided as “extremists” loons and nuts not only by our political and moral enemies, but by some of those who call themselves “pro-life” as well. Those nuts and loons did the hard, dirty work whose benefits all in the pro-life camp will bask in.
So even if you were dead set against the bill that passed tonight in the House, if you are pro-life, there is a silver lining. The “sexual revolution” is on the ropes, and the Culture of Life is on the march. Pro-life Americans who may have been despairing can now see that there is still yet some hope. Let us pray that the momentum of this victory carries over into future victories.