*NOTE: I share this guest post from my friend Eric Johnson as a former Republican who has since abandoned all faith in politics and politicians. Both Democrats and Republicans use these same tactics to manipulate their base. This is not an attack on Republicans. It’s a wake up call for American Christians to abandon politics and pledge allegiance to the Lamb.
Let’s look at the role of Republicans in the History of abortion, shall we?
Planned Parenthood started receiving funding in 1970 when Republican POTUS Richard M. Nixon signed into law the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act, which had the support of both Democrats and Republicans.
In 1973 was the landmark case Roe v. Wade. There were 9 Supreme Court justices who ruled on that case: 5 Democrats and 4 Republicans.
It was passed by a 7-2 ruling.
Both a Republican and a Democrat opposed.
That means 3 out of 4 justices voted in favor of Roe. vs Wade.
In 1992 there was the Supreme Court case of Planned Parenthood vs. Casey.
Out of 9 justices there was only one Democrat on the bench. They had an opportunity to over turn R v. W, but they didn’t.
Instead they ruled reinforcing abortion being protected by the 14th Amendment.
In the 46 years since Roe vs. Wade Republicans have had control of the Senate:
– 1981 to 1987
– 1995 to 2001
– 2003 to 2007
– 2015 to 2019
So far that’s a total of 20 years out of the 46 since R v. W became law.
Likewise in the 46 years since Roe v. Wade became law Republicans have controlled the House:
– 1995 to 2007
– 2011 to 2019
Again, out of 46 years since Roe v. Wade was decided Republicans have controlled the House for 20 of those years.
From 1995 to 2007 Republicans controlled both the House and Senate.
From 2001 until 2007, and then again 2017 to 2019 Republicans controlled the House, Senate and the Presidency.
Also from 2001 to 2007 on the Supreme Court nine out of the 11 justices who served during that time were Republican.
In other words: The greatest chance for Republicans to end legalized abortion was between 2001 and 2007 when they controlled the House, the Senate, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court.
Not once did they de-fund Planned Parenthood, pass legislation to outlaw abortion, or overturn Roe v. Wade.
They could have, but didn’t.
They had ample opportunity.
From 2017 until the present Republicans have once again controlled the House, Senate, Presidency, and SCOTUS.
Ask yourself this: After 46 years…
Why is abortion still legal?
Why is Planned Parenthood still funded?
Why hasn’t Roe vs. Wade been overturned yet?
People are quick to blame Democrats for abortion in the U.S. while turning a blind eye to the MASSIVE amount of blood on Republicans hands.
They are quick to demonize those of the opposing political party while giving their own party a free pass when they share in responsibility.
So, with all of this laid out here I’m going to share with you a cold, hard fact that maybe hard for most to swallow:
If you have voted Republican anytime since 1970 the odds are you have voted for someone who has voted in favor of a bill that funded Planned Parenthood. #Truth
If you want to read more about this topic, I cover it in my book “Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics To Pledge Allegiance to The Lamb“, available now on Kindle, Audiobook and Print.
Keith Giles was formerly a licensed and ordained minister who walked away from organized church 11 years ago, to start a home fellowship that gave away 100% of the offering to the poor in the community. Today, He and his wife live in Meridian, Idaho, awaiting their next adventure.
His new book “Jesus Unbound: Liberating the Word of God from the Bible”, is available now on Amazon and features a Foreword by author Brian Zahnd.
He is also the author of the Amazon best-seller, “Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics To Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb” with a Foreword by Greg Boyd.
Keith also co-hosts the Heretic Happy Hour Podcast on iTunes and Podbean.
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