Mormon SPL supporter Nathaniel Givens responds to Dan Becker, who proclaims the wrath of God on all incrementalist pro-lifers:
"It has been openly stated within the movement that we need to distance ourselves from the 'rape/incest' debate by giving up the argument. This is a total abdication of duty and a grave moral failure that will incur God’s judgment."
The first sentence is a little strong, but it represents a genuine belief on the part of some within the pro-life community, and I sympathize with their sense that they alone will speak for the innocent and voiceless. But the second one? We’re going to start calling down God’s judgment on fellow pro-lifers? I believe that lacks discretion, to put it mildly. Of course, according to Becker, if you allow a rape and incest exception you aren’t really pro-life at all.Yesterday, pro-life leaders held a press conference demanding the closure of Douglas Karpen's abortion center. Karpen's former employees allege that he ran a Gosnell-like infanticide operation. State authorities are investigating, but Karpen remains in business in the meantime. That's unacceptable, say LEARN, National Black Pro-Life Union, Black Pro-Life Coalition, and Operation Rescue.
Ohio Right to Life condemns a high school that refuses to let a student with Down Syndrome participate on the cheerleading squad.