You discover how many people are really pro-life when you propose banning abortion.  Most Idaho Legislators will tell you they’re pro-life.  Then they’ll tell you it’s not a state issue.  In other words, they get to have it both ways.  They think they’re pulling the wool over the eyes of Christians.  Meanwhile, they don’t antagonize the country club Republicans who believe devout Christians are rubes.  And legislators want newspaper editors to write nice things.  Not that anyone outside of politics ever read editorials even during the days when people read papers!

Meanwhile, they don’t antagonize the country club Republicans who believe devout Christians are rubes.

When a pair of legislators from North Idaho last year proposed a ban, fellow Republicans spent months telling the rest of us it would be too costly once any ban was challenged in court by liberals.  Raising a question:  What’s the price of a child’s life?

There isn’t a gusher of support for a ban this year.  Only 6 legislators are fully committed to a bill.  Public pressure hasn’t yet reached a point where many comfortable Republicans feel their seats are threatened.  The world’s largest church is also avoiding the issue.  “Do as we say, not as we do!”

At a meeting last summer in Twin Falls, 400 people crowded a church building to learn about the bill.  I surveyed the room and believe there was just one Roman Catholic in the building.  And a woman who was Greek Orthodox was seated next to him.  The rest of the people were evangelicals and Latter Day Saints.  So much for a united front!  I was the Catholic and roundly disappointed.

A political action committee has been organized to support pro-life candidates who walk the talk.  You can get details by clicking this link.

You can also learn more by listening to the edition of Pastors Round Table posted below: