Ever notice how people are skittish when the topic of abortion comes up? It’s almost like conservatives hesitate to speak frankly about it, for fear of being labeled “extreme” or “fundamentalist.” It’s as if someone wrote a “how to maintain your conservative principles and still be accepted in society” manual, which we all basically follow. It goes something like this:
Realize that the person you are speaking to may have had an abortion.
Don’t speak too forcefully.
Don’t use the Bible to justify your position.
Yeah, it’s murder, but don’t be emotional about it.
Well, Carly Fiorina threw away that book last night.
David wrote his thoughts about Carly taking on Planned Parenthood over at National Review Online:
Last night, Carly Fiorina broke the convention. Yes, there were men on the stage who spoke with conviction and feeling about Planned Parenthood. Ted Cruz did particularly well in describing the videos — not presuming that everyone had seen them and taking the opportunity to describe their contents, in detail. Fiorina, however, made the discussion real — a pro-life woman speaking with the passion that so many pro-life women feel. She said this:
I dare Hillary Clinton [and] Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, “We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.” This is about the character of our nation.
In three sentences, Fiorina not only brought to life the moral reality of abortion and the atrocities of Planned Parenthood. She also expressed the extreme frustration so many conservatives rightly feel in the face of Republican impotence. It is shameful indeed if the Republican party cannot even muster the will to force the president to declare his unconditional allegiance to abortion on demand, to taxpayer funding for the organization that murders millions.
Last night, Carly Fiorina threw down the gauntlet. As a conservative woman, she defied the unofficial rules of the abortion debate and put the truth, including the emotional truth, directly in front of more than 20 million Americans, with various social-media shares likely accounting for millions more. This is what the Left fears most, and it will strike back hard and fast — indeed, it already is doing so — but the damage is done, and in attempting to rebut Fiorina, they are giving her more exposure.
Go, Carly, go! So glad to see a pro-life woman taking the national stage and forcing the watching world to confront the truth about abortion!
You can read more of David’s thoughts here and watch what some are calling the best 35 seconds of last night’s debate:
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