A coalition of pro-life groups has responded to the assertion of some pro-life candidates that in this year’s elections, the social issues like abortion should not be a focus of attention, but rather issues like jobs and the economy.
The Vote ProLife Coalition, organized by Priests for Life, points out that abortion is always a critical election issue, because if the government can take one’s life, it can take one’s job and money, too. There is no issue more fundamental or non-negotiable than abortion.
There can be no truce, and no “agree to disagree” position, because when someone is perpetrating violence, we don’t sit back and agree to disagree with the perpetrator; rather, we stop the perpetrator. Therefore, whether politically convenient or inconvenient, we call for an end to abortion.