Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Crux: Trump’s election was a monstrous defeat for the pro-life movement

Crux: Trump’s election was a monstrous defeat for the pro-life movement

by Charles C. Camosy


"I pointed out that he is particularly loathed by millennials, women and people of color, and with good reason, for Trump’s positions on issues like immigration, criminal justice reform, health care and climate change are completely alienating to huge majorities in these demographics.

His racist and sexist rhetoric and behavior - linked to sexual violence - are even more repulsive to these sections of the population.

The pro-life movement has over the years painstakingly put itself in a position where it can authentically resist the attempts of our opponents to marginalize us as led by old, white, privileged, racist, misogynist men who want to use and control women’s bodies.

But with the election of Trump-who could not fit better into that category-all of our work now risks being undermined.

Pro-life groups should immediately distance themselves from the views of our new president-elect, emphasizing without equivocation that an authentic pro-life movement cannot possibly consider him our leader."

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