The Left has, in my view, a totally one-sided view of poverty. They have abandoned one part of humanity – the unborn (the unseen), for the economically poor (the seen).
Another good quote:
First, it is out of character for the Left to neglect the weak and helpless. The traditional mark of the Left has been its protection of the underdog, the weak, and the poor. The unborn child is the most helpless form of humanity, even more in need of protection than the poor tenant farmer or the mental patient or the boat people on the high seas. The basic instinct of the Left is to aid those who cannot aid themselves -- and that instinct is absolutely sound. It is what keeps the human proposition going.
People may wonder why I ever joined the NDP, once upon a time. It was because I wanted to help the most vulnerable in society, which includes the unborn. Unfortunately, ignorance of the unborn and refusal to consider his side in the debate has led to where we are today.
The reason I think that feminists will never consider the idea that the unborn are people too is because it would take away their power. People in power don't normally give it away willingly. It is so essential to their worldview that unborn be kept down and subject to their whims, that suggesting that unborn children are lovable, worthy, equal human beings is a dealbreaker.
This is another reason why so many left-wingers support abortion:
Still another, more emotional reason is that so many conservatives oppose abortion. Many liberals have difficulty accepting the idea that Jesse Helms can be right about anything. I do not quite understand this attitude. Just by the law of averages, he has to be right about something, sometime. Standing at the March for Life rally at the U.S. Capitol last year, and hearing Senator Helms say that "We reject the philosophy that life should be only for the planned, the perfect, or the privileged," I thought he was making a good civil-rights statement.
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