Let Me Make Everyone Angry II

In Christianity on April 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm

It’s the “morning after”—the morning after the threatened shutdown of the government.

According to the New York Times, agreement was reached at the last hour to fund the government. This morning’s cable news tended to cover everything but this agreement—with MSNBC doing a feature several minutes long about a book on amusement parks. One might wonder why our current politically obsessed, do-nothing Congress did not qualify as an amusement park, but no mention was made.

So what happened? With the Times article reporting conflicting statements by Democrats and Republicans, we should be thankful for Life Legal Defense Fund’s website. Consider supporting their good work in the defense of life.

LLDF’s site had a link to, which offered this analysis. Apparently, HR 1363 restricts funding for abortion in the nation’s capital, as well as requiring Senate Democrats to allow a vote on health care repeal and Planned Parenthood funding. Thanks are due and, given the almost impenetrable language of the legislation itself. Want a look?

We can be thankful for some progress on pro-life issues.  We can only wait to see how the subsequent votes are cast on healthcare and Planned Parenthood.

Republicans understand the issues of pre-birth health and right to life. Democrats understand and respond better to this issues of life post-birth. May we see continued movement toward compassion and “choice” for the unborn, matched by social responsibility toward the living.  I wish I were more hopeful.  But given the theological virtues—faith, hope, and love—let’s strive to hope, while speaking up to make a difference, my Christian brothers and sisters.

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