Have you ever felt like some pro-life politicians are only paying lip service to the movement and only willing to work on moderately pro-life legislation? You are not alone. Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins recently published an op-ed in Newsweek on her own similar frustrations. She’s labelling this experience as “being given the kids’ menu” of abortion policy by politicians who claim to be pro-life.
Hawkins wrote, “Politically speaking, pro-life Americans get stuck with the abortion policy kids’ menu. We’re presented with a few watered-down options and a nice picture to color, in the form of photo ops, memes or a token line dropped in a speech about other issues. But almost 50 years after Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, we’re all grown up now.”
Hawkins’ op-ed highlights the sad and all too often true reality that many politicians would rather say they’re pro-life than actually do pro-life things. By merely calling themselves pro-life, these representatives can gain votes from loyal constituents who rightly oppose the murderous abortion industry, and by not working on any pro-life legislation that is considered “controversial” (read: truly effective in saving lives), these representatives are also able to placate their abortion-supporting constituents. By trying to please everyone, they get no flack and certainly nothing done.
However, the pro-life movement has had enough of this song and dance that goes nowhere. We’re tired of politicians using our advocacy for their own personal gain and shaking their heads no when we ask for better legislation for life—but this isn’t up for debate anymore. As Hawkins’ said in her op-ed, “We will not be ordering from the kids’ menu of abortion policy choices.” Our movement is vibrant—full of millennials, Gen Z’s, and veteran activists who saw Roe decided—and we will not be satisfied with crumbs of pro-life legislation when lives are at stake.
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