“Some have speculated,” writes The Blaze assistant editor Zach Noble, “that [Lousiana Representative Bill] Cassidy publicly acknowledged his daughter’s pregnancy to preempt the media finding out.”
Noble adds that the Louisiana Congressman and GOP Senate candidate intended his statement “as a rejection of abortion.”
“Well, DUH….” I wanted to say, as I read the story in The Blaze.
The intimation that a pro-life legislator would use his pregnant daughter as a tool in his Senate run simply astounds me. How, I wonder, does the media expect a pro-life legislator to act?
Cassidy is simply putting his money where his mouth is–living out the pro-life message which has been a hallmark of his public service. Both Congressman Cassidy and his wife are physicians; and Dr. Cassidy has volunteered his time to provide health care to the uninsured, to hurricane victims, to Baton Rouge-area schoolchildren. Are we to be surprised and cynical when he offers the same caring support for his own 17-year-old daughter?
In a statement to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Congressman Cassidy said:
“Earlier this year, Laura and I learned we will become grandparents this summer. Our children have been the greatest blessing of our lives and we welcome our grandchild as a joyous addition to our family. Our daughter now faces a more challenging future than her peers. She has our unconditional love and support.”
Americans who oppose abortion are consistent in their respect for life: offering care and support for mothers, as well as their unborn babies. All across this country, crisis pregnancy centers open their doors and their hearts to women who face unplanned pregnancies: providing diagnostic ultrasounds, layettes, strollers and cribs, parenting classes and prayers and, when necessary, housing and financial assistance. CPCs offer a friendly, nonjudgmental face to walk alongside the mother during her pregnancy and afterward. Such acceptance and support is the daily mission of pro-life centers and pro-life people.
It’s how we roll.