Steve Deace

An article in Time Magazine does about the best and most honest job of covering the current divide within the pro-life movement I have seen yet.

The schism comes down to two questions:

1) Is all life sacred and worthy of protection?

2) What is the strategy to ultimately end the tragedy of child killing in America?

The fact that on the 40th anniversary year of Roe v. Wade we still aren’t of one mind on the two most important questions of our movement is exactly why the killing continues.

Time points that there are some claiming to be pro-life that either don’t believe all life is sacred and worthy of protection, and/or have no strategy to ultimately end the slaughter of over 50 million children in America the past 40 years.

At the heart of the debate is an emerging group within the pro-life movement called Personhood USA, whom I partnered with to put forth a pledge signed by almost every 2012 Republican presidential candidate. Despite the massive influence and size of the pro-life voting bloc within the Republican Party for decades, our pledge was sadly the first to demand potential Republican Party standard-bearers to uphold the standard that makes us pro-lifers.

The “personhood movement” actually has a plan to end child killing in America once and for all. In fact, it’s the only workable plan I know of. That plan is to establish by law that a “person” is a person at the moment of biological beginning under the 5th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which say “no person” shall be “deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.”

Isn’t this what you believe if you’re pro-life?

Personhood USA also believes in the “God-given right to life” and that all persons are “created in the image of God.”

Isn’t this what you believe if you’re pro-life?

The reason Personhood USA’s plan is workable is because it comes right from the original Roe v. Wade hearing itself. During the hearing several Supreme Court Justices said “at issue here is what rights does an unborn fetus have? The basic Constitutional question here, initially, is whether or not an unborn fetus is a person. If it were established that an unborn fetus is a person, you would have an almost impossible case here.”

To which the attorney advocating child killing before the U.S. Supreme Court responded, “I would have a very difficult case.”

It doesn’t get any more practical than using your enemy’s acknowledged weakness against them.

Steve Deace

Steve Deace is syndicated nationally by the Salem Radio Network each weeknight from 9 p.m.-Midnight eastern. His radio program has been featured in major media such as Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, The Weekly Standard, and Real Clear Politics among others. He's one of the top 100 talk show hosts in America according to Talkers Magazine. In 2013 he wrote the second-most shared column of the year for USA Today, defending "Duck Dynasty" and traditional American values. In addition to being a contributor for Conservative Review, USA Today, and Town, Deace is a columnist for The Washington Times. He is also the author of the book "Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again," which includes a foreword by David Limbaugh and is endorsed by a who's who of conservative leaders. He lives in Iowa with his wife Amy, and their three children: Ana, Zoe, Noah You can follow him on Twitter @SteveDeaceShow.