Senator Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska) recently gave hope to pro-lifers that he, like Rep. Stupak (D-Michigan) in the House, would go against his party and uphold what is right for all Americans by taking a stand for life in the Senate. We believed he was helping us to have real choice by introducing an amendment so we would not have to pay for abortions with our tax dollars. And he stood—for a while.
Then he compromised. That’s a bad word to most Christians. We teach our churches to not compromise for the cause of Christ. But in politics it’s a word that is supposed to mean a solid business deal with benefits for all sides. This "compromise" actually, upon examination, didn’t change anything significant when it came to abortion funding. Senator Nelson caved to political pressure, with the end result being he received more money for the state of Nebraska. I’ve been unable to shake Ezekiel 22:12, which is all about God’s attitude at nations that shed innocent blood.