Some folks are saying that it's wrong to even talk about the 'Pro-Life Movement' because it's not moving, anymore.
Twenty years ago there was Operation Rescue and the whole 'Rescue Movement'. Now we have a new generation and a new term to insert.
They insist that they are not 'Pro Life'. They say that they are 'Abolitionists'.
The term 'Abolitionist' is not new. It's long been connected to major issues like stopping slavery, stopping capital punishment, stopping whatever it is that they are morally opposed to. Stopping abortion is certainly a proper issue to apply here.
But many abolitionists then expect adherents to agree with a specific strategy or tactics to accomplish cultural or political victory. Sometimes even military victory.
What I will not confirm to, is being told that I can't say "anti-abortion", "pro-life", or whatever version of "abolitionist".
I love the message, but I really hate political-correctness regardless how well intentioned. How about we all just agree to be committed to stopping the killing of the innocent? This has turned to political cannibalism in some remote circles, and I see it spreading. Primary season just sickens me, sometimes.
The fact remains that we were all wanting the same thing, but we just came up with different strategies.
The problem happening today is just like the rift that developed between Frederick Douglass & John Brown. They each had a different strategy and they each wanted to declare their own strategy to be "Real Abolitionism".
They were allies who could have devoured each other instead of defeating slavery.
I have more to say but I'll stop for a while.
- David Van Risseghem
Publisher of SoonerPolitics