If you believed that a group was routinely violating a fundamental individual human right and doing so in the most violent way — by killing massive numbers of people — would you get out your checkbook and write them a generous donation?
You may not. But now, the Republican “leadership” in Congress is doing it for you — whether you like it or not.
They have been doing it year after year in direct violation of their stated principles and unambiguous promises.
They will force you to pay taxes to the federal government and then turn around and hand some of that tax money — as well as some money they will borrow from your grandkids — to a group they have rightly accused of evil acts.
Why will they do this? Because they are moral cowards.
In 1984, the Republican Party adopted a platform that endorsed the right to life in unambiguous terms and vowed to defund any organization that gave “support” to abortion.
“The unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed,” said that Reagan platform.
“(W)e endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment protections apply to unborn children,” it said.
“We oppose the use of public revenues for abortion and will eliminate funding for organizations which advocate or support abortion,” it said.
Every Republican platform since 1984 has included essentially these same words — and, in 2016, the platform went so far as to name one specific pro-abortion rights organization Republicans would not fund.
“We oppose the use of public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund organizations, like Planned Parenthood, so long as they provide or refer for elective abortions or sell fetal…