Here’s Why Both the Left and the Right Are Wrong on Pro-Life Issues

What’s happening?

Democrats are threatening a government shutdown if they don’t get their way on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program shielding illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation if they qualify.

Meanwhile, pro-life demonstrators are filling Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life event. Why are liberals advocating for DACA with the argument that we need to care for children, while supporting a process that is all about murdering children?

Glenn’s take:

Both liberals and conservatives are in the wrong when it comes to pro-life issues. Liberals say they have compassion but don’t want to protect babies in the womb, while conservatives aren’t nearly as passionate about protecting life as they are about issues like border security.

“If you’re so committed to compassion and helping the oppressed … how on earth are you killing children?” Glenn asked liberals.

As for conservatives: “Imagine for a minute if Americans on the right were half as passionate about protecting the unborn as we all seem to be about building a border wall,” Glenn said.

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GLENN: So DACA has been in the news lately a lot. Democrats in Congress threatening a government shutdown over DACA.

So much hand-wringing from the left over DACA, that you would think it was a matter of life or death. Let's be honest, we know it's going to happen. We know it's going to happen. And there is an actual life and death matter, but the left mysteriously ignores it.

Imagine for a second if Americans on the left were half as passionate about protecting the unborn as they are about DACA. How many lives would be saved?

It is to me incomprehensible that progressives promote the murder of babies. It's ironic. Because they're the party of compassionate. Right? They're supposed to be the party that stands up for the little guy. The poor. The people who can't fight for themselves. The complete defenseless human.

Now, I'm not making light of that compassion, because we're all called to have it.

Liberals don't have a monopoly on compassion. And they shouldn't.

But my honest question is, if you're so committed to compassion and helping the oppressed, the disadvantaged, the most defenseless of our society, how on earth are you killing children?

Why doesn't liberal compassion extend to the most helpful among us, the unborn people? And if you don't believe they're people, well, that's a lie. It is. It is. It's a lie. It's a lie that you've crafted for yourself to make it -- make yourself able to live with what is happening.

And even the New York Times just ran a story about surgery on an unborn fetus. And as they're talking about this baby having surgery in the womb, they talk about how this, quote, baby is so feisty.

Unborn babies are people, no matter how you try to spin it by calling them fetuses or anything else. Perhaps referring to a person as a fetus numbs the conscious just enough to allow you to stuff the dead human body into the disposal bag.

Maybe. I mean, it's happened before. This is what's happened with all the actual, decent people in Germany that just turned the other way. They stopped seeing Jews as people.

The thought of it is appalling. Most people, regardless of politics, would be horrified at the -- at the sight. And they would recognize it as evil, and that's why nobody ever shows it to you.

The left champions the overlooked and the oppressed, if you get out of the womb alive. Until then, you're on your own.

Do you remember Senator Doug Jones? He said recently: Once that baby is born, I'm going to be there for that child. That's where I become a right-to-lifer.

Okay. All right.

Okay. I'm sure that's great comfort to the children that have come so close to getting you to care.

But just had their head in the canal, the rest of their body, that was human. But their head...

Defenseless babies are one thing, but the helpless children of illegal immigrants, well, that requires a whole different level of outrage. Doesn't it?

Last fall, Planned Parenthood, the president, she -- she actually -- she didn't even notice this. She expressed her fury over President Trump's plan to end DACA, and she wrote, without any sense of irony: Here at Planned Parenthood, we firmly believe that every person has the right to live, work, and raise a family freely, without the threat of deportation or separation. And we will never stop fighting for this vision.

Except when you're killing babies. I'll never understand the moral gymnastics that let a person kill a baby with one fist and shake the other fist in a dramatic protest over Dreamers and deportation.

Now, let me flip this on its head. Imagine for a minute if Americans on the right were half as passionate about protecting the unborn as -- as we all seem to be about building a border wall.

Imagine how many lives would be saved.

In a sense, the burden falls more on the right, because protecting the unborn is actually part of a party platform, and we actually have not tried to convince ourself it isn't life. We all recognize that that's a baby. And we say we believe it. But do we put those words in action? I'm not condemning you, I'm condemning me. I should be at the march for life this year.

I went to my first march against abortion for the first time in my life this year. I mean, at least the Democrats aren't the hypocrites that I am, when it comes to murdering babies. They're unashamedly in favor of it. I talk a good game in private circles and just recently on the air.

We have to really examine ourselves, our apathy, our silence, perhaps our hypocrisy.

To say we're pro-life, yet never lift a finger to help those in the struggle.

It's bad. It's bad.

Saying I'm for Frederick Douglass or I'm for Martin Luther King. But I'm not going to show up.

Yeah, I'm -- I'm against what's happening in those concentration camps in -- in Germany. But, I mean, I'm not going to do anything about it. What are we afraid of?

What are we waiting for? Look at the difference just this audience made with the Nazarene Fund. Thousands of people were saved.

And when we're silent, we're complicit. Today is the march for life in Washington, DC. As we think about the massive Holocaust -- I was going to say tragedy. It's a Holocaust.

Let's each of us try to recommit ourselves to defending the unborn. To defend life and all that that means.

And to the thousands of men and women who are faithfully serving on the front lines of this battle, helping women every single day, saving unborn lives, people who are adopting children, thank you.

For those people who have taken a bus, have sent their children to Washington, have taught them what this is really all about, those who are standing for the 45th time this year in Washington, thank you for your diligence and your sacrifice. Be encouraged. Persevere in your work. Because it's nothing short of life and hope.

There's a lot of talk lately about dreamers. They're getting ready to shut down the government over it. But there's another set of dreamers that few are talking about. You're not going to see those dreamers on TV. You're not going to read about them in the headlines, but they are there nonetheless. They are real dreamers. Dreamers that never had the opportunity to wake up. An opportunity that was stolen from them. Not because of war. Not because of famine. Not because of disease. Not because of anything that we always say is so important. These dreamers will never open their eyes or take a breath in this life, because of a war on truth. A famine of the soul.

A disease of our own minds. These dreamers will never open their eyes and squint into the light. And yet, we are the ones who are blind to their reality.

These dreamers are the true victims of the aborted children. Last year, Planned Parenthood murdered 321,384 children. Governor that is more than the number of American soldiers killed in World War I, Korea, and Vietnam combined. Where is the headline? How many children have died today? Imagine the potential achievement, the joy, the intelligence that we will never know.

This is a Holocaust, and it is happening right now all around us. It's big. It's overwhelming.

No, it's not. It's really not. It all boils down to you.

Will you at least really look at it, knowing that looking at it may change your life.

Will you follow the path? Will you begin to pull the thread and commit?


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