Is abortion the one issue that should determine how Christians vote?
In this insane election year, Christians are debating a whole host of issues. The character of the president. Immigration. Race. The environment. The police. COVID-19. But in all these debates, one issue arises that seems to trump them all: Abortion. And there is one solution to abortion: Overturning Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in 1973. Without Roe, abortion would still be illegal. Problem solved.
Except the reality is much more complicated than that. Starting with the fact that Roe didn’t make abortion legal, and overturning Roe wouldn’t make abortion illegal. Throw in the fact that the abortion rate in 1972 - before Roe - was actually HIGHER than it is today, and things get really confusing. Our friend David French, a pro-life civil liberties attorney, recently wrote about the reality of politics and abortion in America today. When Holy Post co-host Skye Jethani echoed French’s point of view on Twitter, people asked if we could summarize it with a video.
So we did.
This is a tough topic. You may disagree with David and Skye. And that’s okay. We just think it’s a conversation worth having.
Transcript with citations can be found here.