“We saw the vote in Ohio,” Hannity said to his guests, “The fear among many, many conservatives is this will chase away many suburban voters.” Hannity was referring to a vote held Tuesday in Ohio, which attempted to raise the threshold for amending the state’s constitution from a simple majority to 60 percent, making it harder to pass constitutional amendments. Proponents of the law had hoped the change would stop the passage of a November amendment aimed at enshrining abortion rights in the state constitution. While Dixon agreed with Hannity, Huckabee, thankfully, disagreed, saying that in his opinion, the problem was the Republicans’ “very pitiful job” of explaining the difference between what the two parties want. “We want to protect life, Democrats want to take it right up to the point of birth. They want to butcher a fully developed child,” Huckabee said. To his shame, Hannity pulled out the old, tired “rare, safe and legal” phrase that Democrats used for decades to manipulate the argument on the one hand while consistently pushing the line to the other heinous extreme on the other. “I think the American people — and I consider myself pro-life, I believe in the sanctity of life, but I think politically that there is — Republicans have gotta say as Bill Clinton once said — I never thought I’d quote him — ‘rare,’ ‘legal,’ and I’d add the word[s], ‘very early in a pregnancy.’ That seems to be — politically — where the country is. Maybe I’m wrong. But we’ll see. That vote in Ohio is pretty, pretty sobering,” Hannity said. Democrats have moved well past former President Bill Clinton’s foot-in-the-door phrase. The goalpost has moved far beyond “early and rare” to “even after birth” and “just because you can.” Quoting Clinton now only serves to remind us of how stupid we were to have believed him.
Hannity: America’s Stance on Abortion Is What Bill Clinton Once Said — ‘Rare,’ ‘Legal,’ ‘Very Early in the Pregnancy’ pic.twitter.com/ilPdh5A2I0— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) August 11, 2023
PP looking for someone who “meets intensity with grace, unflappability AND makes it fun.”1992: “safe, legal, and rare.” 2023: “Make Abortion Fun Again.”#defundplannedparenthood pic.twitter.com/6wh0dg9tEf — Dave Van de Walle (@Area224) August 11, 2023
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Hannity’s remarks following the events in Ohio are centered around political strategy — appealing for votes. They are disconnected from championing what is morally just, a line that Republicans, especially Christians, are still trying to hold. Regrettably, this is the same tack that many present-day churches took, especially during the COVID pandemic, avoiding taking a stand and rationalizing immorality by citing IRS tax regulations when in reality, it has to do with retaining membership. This is why many Americans find it hard to see the moral distinctions between political parties, resorting to the term “uniparty” to depict this disheartening trend. Huckabee underscores this point in his response, emphasizing that for issues like abortion –and, indeed, a multitude of other morally unequivocal subjects — education, not surrender, is the solution. For instance, people have been instructed for years, even in grammar schools, that a child in the womb is merely a mass of cells and not a baby. Yet, when they discover otherwise or witness ultrasounds, they become informed and frequently alter their perspective. A clear example of how education can alter perspective can be found in the story of former Hollywood actress Leigh-Allyn Baker, known for her role as Amy Duncan in the Disney TV series “Good Luck Charlie.” While detailing her pro-life conversion, Baker said, “I kind of fell in line with the idea that a bunch of men in Washington, D.C., don’t have the right to make that decision for our bodies,” “And then I started learning more about the actual process of it. And I started learning more about how the baby actually does feel pain and moves away from the needle and the brutality of the actual experience for the child. And the fact that that is a child.” “So yeah, I’m pro-life,” she said. Lenin once said, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” For those whose standard of truth is not based on relativism, however, a lie remains a lie no matter how many different ways it is said. Hannity was wrong to suggest we need to stay on the slope we have been sliding down for 50 years. The overturning of Roe gave us a chance to stop the slide. In Huckabee’s words to Hannity, “Quit playing defense. Let’s be clear about what we stand for.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
“Nobody celebrates abortions” pic.twitter.com/I9BvtJcJnH— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) June 14, 2023