American Conservative: Moore Victory May Doom Pro-life Movement

Tuesday, 05 December 2017, 08:01:07 AM. The pro-life movement would take a major hit in the event of a Senate victory by staunch Alabama conservative Roy Moore - who's been dogged by allegations he dated and molested teenage girls as a grown man - a column in The American Conservative predicts.

The pro-life movement would take a major hit in the event of a Senate victory by staunch Alabama conservative Roy Moore — who's been dogged by allegations he dated and molested teenage girls as a grown man — a column in The American Conservative predicts.

Leaders in the pro-choice movement — particularly Planned Parenthood — have successfully billed themselves as the pro-woman side in the abortion fight. Imagine how much more clout and power their argument will have if men like Moore dominate the ‘pro-life' side," writes Gracy Olmstead, an associate editor at the magazine co-founded by Pat Buchanan.

"How can pro-lifers say they care more about women and their welfare when they vote for child molesters and sexual harassers?"

Olmstead says pro-lifers have been "forced to ask themselves: can they vote for a ‘pro-life' candidate who lacks chivalry and common decency? Can they vote for a politician whose record is pro-life, but whose personal life is characterized by corruption, harassment, and hypocrisy?

"Roy Moore may win Alabama, but his unpopularity (as well as the widespread disapproval of Donald Trump) could result in a momentous swing to the left in future months and years, thus erasing any possibility of congressional victory for the pro-life cause."

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