Bound4LIFE International has never endorsed any candidate but we absolutely do not apologize for asking people to vote pro-life. This, of course, is not always that popular of an idea.
We recently received a question concerning our mandate to encourage people to vote for only pro-life candidates. We do not overlook issues such as poverty, drugs, abuse, and unemployment. However, we strongly believe that the abortion issue is the most important of our day just as slavery was to those who lived through those dark times. I know many are worried about our economy, and rightfully so. But think about the economic upheaval in the south due to the ending of slavery; it was disastrous, but ending slavery was the right thing to do. The toll that it took on our nation was great, but again slavery had to be ended.
Those seeking to oust slavery from our society were known not only as abolitionists but also as single-minded individuals—the equivalent of today’s single-issue voters. Slavery was not negotiable for these “single-issue voters”. Yes, the costs would be high, but they occupied the moral high ground and they could not give way to societal and political pressure to acquiesce.
The question must be asked. If, the politician you or I vote for cannot be trusted with the most basic right that we as Americans have—the right to life—then how can he or she be trusted with anything else we hold dear?
Here are a few more questions to ponder:
- How will someone who cares nothing for the innocent child in the womb care for the stranger on the street?
- If we cannot protect the most helpless (the child in the womb), how can we truly help the homeless?
- If we can budge on abortion, then why not budge on drugs and guns?
- How is killing a child (abortion) better than beating a child (abuse)?
Bottom line: Thomas Jefferson said it best when he penned, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.
The right to life is fundamental to our society. To ask that it be upheld is not wrong. It is our sacred honor and our duty.