If the election of Scott Brown is the death knell for Obamacare, and that is a big if, this may be one of the greatest pro-life victories of the last decade. The most immediate and obvious impact of the defeat of Obamacare will at least be the temporary avoidance of taxpayer-funded baby bloodshed.
A less obvious but very delightful result will be “the Great Outing.” Every pro-lifer in congress, and I think particularly of Democrats, was put to the test in this process. Each of them showed once and for all whether they are truly pro-life or just party men.
This judgment was most definitive for pro-life Democrats in the Senate. Now we know there are none. When it came to choose between political expediency and life, life was a distant second. Senator Ben Nelson made a big show of vowing opposition to any bill that funded/covered abortion. As we all know by now, babies were merely a bargaining chip for the Nebraska Senator intent on obtaining more important goodies like a Medicare exemption for his state. This craven baby bartering has made Senator Nelson one of the more reviled political figures in the country. He deserves every last bit of that revulsion.
Less obvious to some is the pro-life sellout of Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey. Unlike Senator Nelson, Casey’s desire to be a party man did not allow him to hold out for goodies. Senator Casey took the lead in negotiating a compromise that would allow pro-life Democrats some semblance of pro-life cover by use of accounting tricks but wouldn’t prohibit one taxpayer-funded abortion. You don’t need to believe me on this, radical pro-abortion Senator Boxer tells you everything. Boxer told abortion supporters not to worry about the Casey compromise because “it’s only an ‘accounting procedure’ that will do nothing to restrict [abortion] coverage.” Senator Casey is a disgrace to his father’s memory and can never ever make a plausible case that he is pro-life again.
However, we learned some other things as well. In the House there is truly such a thing as a pro-life Democrat. Rep. Bart Stupak led that charge in the House for language that would prevent the funding of abortion. He fought for and accomplished amending the bill with the needed language. What is more, Reps Stupak, Driehaus, and a handful of other Democrats made it clear that they would never support a final bill without that language and under immense political pressure they stuck to their guns. In fighting for what is right in the face of strong opposition from their own party, these Democrats have proven that they are truly pro-life and may God bless them for what they did and are doing.
As for the sellouts, we have the best of both worlds if the bill is finally defeated. Not only will we have prevented tax-payer funded abortions, but we will have finally outed pseudo pro-life Democrats for that they are, plain old pro-abortion Democrats. These traitors to life should never forget that we will never forget.