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The day after a vote on the floor of the United States Senate saw a bill meant to protect newborns who survived abortions fail, American pro-life leaders are decrying what they see as a rubber stamp for infanticide.
On The Todd Starnes Show Tuesday, the host Starnes declared that abortion “is going to clearly define the issue of our time in the 2020 presidential election” and implored “Never Trumpers” to “understand what’s at stake.”
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“This president is the most pro-life president in American history and he is standing up for the unborn,” Starnes said. “And thank goodness there are Republicans on Capitol Hill that are standing up for the unborn as well.”
Joining Fox Nation’s Starnes to discuss the latest developments on the protection of human life, was Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser, and Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.
Echoing Starnes’ take, FRC’s Perkins said that he too thinks that abortion will “be a defining issue for the 2020 election.”
“But I think it’s even bigger than that,” Perkins said. “I kind of entered politics because of the life issue, losing my position as a police officer speaking out against the abuse of pro lifers. And so this issue is obviously something very important to me, but this is beyond being a policy issue, this is beyond being a political issue, this is really a moment of choosing for a nation from a standpoint of morality.”
The issue of morality was picked up by Dannenfelser, who also said the issue was now above politics.
“There’s a question being asked that transcend politics now which is who are we as a nation when we allow that,” Dannenfelser said. “So when Democrats were running for president many of them who voted yesterday against this bill answer it with let them die instead of save them, it shows just where the point of the center of competition is in the Democratic Party right now.”
The SBA president, discussing with Starnes and Perkins, noted that 34 percent of the Democrat base is “calling themselves pro-life because of this particular moment” and said a “wedge is dividing the Democratic Party.”
FRC’s Perkins piggybacked on Dannenfelser’s comments, and said that “upstarts” like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have “really pushed the party so far to the left.”
“They’re way out there,” Perkins said, noting that 13-15 percent of Americans actually support the far left policies put forth by Democrats.
“We got to look beyond the politics of the moment, even the policy of the moment to the greater issue here of that defining us as a nation,” Perkins said. “I think this is causing a lot of people to step back and say wait a minute is this where Roe v. Wade has led us is this where abortion has brought us to.”