Walking about as I do, in academic settings, when I encounter thoughtful and conservative Christians, I sometimes find them apologetic about their pro-life/anti-abortion stance. They don’t want to be known as “single-issue” voters. Because, among the intelligentsia–who graciously, and for the price of this semester’s tuition, let an ignoramus like me walk among them–single-issue voting is soooooo “simple-minded.”
But thanks to all that has come in the wake of Roe v. Wade, we pro-life/anti-abortion citizens find ourselves confronted with a whole host of issues related to our “single issue.” Touchstone’s Jim Kushiner in yesterday’s “Mere Comments” makes a list of issues guiding his vote:
- Human embryonic experimentation and research.
- Human cloning.
- Assisted suicide.
- Defense of marriage as a man-woman institution. With the acceptance of gay-marriage as a constitutional right, public schools eventually will have to accept this redefinition of marriage and teach it. The traditional view will be termed “religious doctrine” and ruled as unsuitable for public schools, and perhaps considered as “hate speech.”
- The appointment of federal court and Supreme Court justices who respect the sanctity of life and marriage.
- The appointment of federal court and Supreme Court justices who respect freedom of religion in the public square.
- Rolling back the activist judicial state that is demonstrably increasingly anti-religious.
So much for single-issue voting. If you’re pro-life/anti-abortion, I would wager the choice is fairly clear.