Yesterday was the first Democratic primary debate and, if you followed our live tweeting, you caught some highlights on what the candidates said about issues surrounding life–namely, abortion. Even though it seemed to me that the candidates and moderator Anderson Cooper had every reason to bring the issue up–it's very relevant between the Planned Parenthood videos, the effort to defund the organization, and supporting abortion would've earned whichever candidate brought it up first strong favor from the crowd.
Considering the minimal discussion of abortion on stage, I noticed the contradictions between of some of the candidate's positions on other issues vs. their stance on abortion. Hillary claimed that each day, 90 people die by bullet in the U.S. Of course, these deaths are saddening and regrettable. However, 2,899 pre-born babies are killed in the U.S. every day. In fact, more people die at the hands of abortionists EVERY HOUR (120) than by gun per day. Which problem seems more urgent to you?
In Hillary's opening statements, she indicated that if she won, "finally, fathers will be able to say to their daughters, you, too, can grow up to be president." Yes, Hillary would be the first woman president and thus set a precedent of women in the White House, but I can't help but be saddened by this. If we didn't abort so many baby girls, maybe, just maybe, we would've had a female president by now, or maybe there would be more women running for the presidency, or more women in Congress, or more women governors, or more women CEOs! Basically, I'd bet there would be a lot more women trailblazers everywhere if only so many weren't ripped out of their own mothers to be killed.
Hillary happened to directly discuss abortion and exposed a few inconsistencies in her opinions, as I have pointed out, but we know where most of the Democratic candidates stand on abortion from yesterday's debate alone, if not from other speeches and sources. Every candidate vying for nomination from the DNC supports abortion, although Jim Webb's position is notably moderate.
If any of the Democratic candidates win the White House, it won't be good for the unborn.