Some weak-kneed Congressional Republicans are avoiding the Pro-Life issue at their own peril

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As the abortion issue heats up, RINO Republicans are finding themselves on the wrong side.

They are turning their backs on both innocent babies and their own base.

And some weak-kneed Congressional Republicans are avoiding the Pro-Life issue at their own peril.

Republican Members of Congress, like South Carolina’s pro-abortion Congresswoman Nancy Mace, are doing all they can to sell out babies’ lives for perceived political advantage.

GOP opposing even moderate proposals 

South Carolina Congresswoman Nancy Mace, who claimed to be Pro-Life, has shown her true stripes recently and she’s become so radically pro-abortion her last name is now used a pejorative by Pro-Lifers.

“Don’t let the GOP Mace babies,” goes one slogan.

But the sad fact is, Mace isn’t the only GOP Member of Congress selling out on the important issue of life.

While there were once many GOP members of Congress dedicated to strong federal protections for the unborn, a growing number of Republicans in Washington, D.C. are backing off their strong Pro-Life positions.

They seem content to simply let the fight over life be left to the states now that the Supreme Court has struck down Roe v. Wade.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said, “With the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade last summer, the Supreme Court returned the issue of abortion to policymakers from whom they seized the issue nearly 50 years ago.” 

As Perkins and many other Pro-Life leaders have pointed out, “The court has also opened the door for federal legislation to protect unborn babies.”

But Pro-Life leaders are increasingly frustrated with the GOP’s sell out on the life issue.

Not even smart politics

And another problem with the GOP’s position is that in addition to selling out their own base and selling out the lives of innocent babies, it’s not even smart politics.

As Kristin Hawkins, President of Students for Life pointed out, Pro-Life candidates who are strong and committed on the issue fared far better last November than their moderate pro-abortion sell-out compatriots.

For example, not one sponsor of Pro-Life legislation lost last year, at either the state or federal level.

But many moderate Republicans who tried to take a middle of the road, or hands-off position, lost.

The current strategy by people like Mace is proving the GOP is indeed “the stupid party” as conservative author P.J. O’Rourke called them.

When Senator Linsey Graham (R-SC) introduced his 15-week abortion ban, many in the GOP were appalled.

They flat-out ignored the fact that the proposed ban would only even affect some 6% of all abortions, meaning it’s honestly a very weak Pro-Life bill.

But even that was too much for people like Nancy Mace.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters, “I think most of the members of my conference prefer that this be dealt with at the state level.” 

And RINO Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) agreed, saying, “I don’t think there’s much of an appetite to go that direction.” 

It’s time for Pro-Life leaders and activists to realize we don’t need Republicans like Mace, McConnell, and Capito setting GOP policy on this all-important issue.

And even a 15-week ban is not enough. 

It’s time for Congress to pass a Life at Conception Act like the one introduced by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.