(Life Dynamics president, Mark Crutcher, wrote the following article for The Dallas Morning News. It was rejected.)
On Wednesday, The Dallas Morning News published a column in which Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, the author of the article and leader of New Wave Feminists, attempted to defend her vote for pro-abortion Democrat, Beto O’Rourke.
The Dallas Morning News had already endorsed O’Rourke and my suspicion is that this article was put out the week before election day in order to gin up support for his campaign. After all, it would not be the first time the paper has used this woman to carry water for the abortion lobby.
As for Ms. Herndon-De La Rosa, it is revealing to note that in the very first sentence of this article, and in the very last, she laments that she may have ruined her “career” in the pro-life movement. Hopefully, she is correct. The pro-life effort is not about building careers, it’s about protecting the unborn.
Sandwiched in between those two sentences is a collection of self-serving distortions that should not go unchallenged.
Among them, she asserts that the golden rule within the pro-life movement is to vote Republican. That is a lie. Our loyalty is to the unborn – not to a political party. It is not a failing of the pro-life movement that most of the candidates who favor protecting the unborn are Republicans, while most of the candidates who favor killing them are Democrats. Be assured, if the Democrat and Republican parties were to trade positions on the abortion issue, the pro-life movement would be voting Democrat.
Then she makes the absurd suggestion that O’Rourke would work with Republicans and independents on these kinds of issues. It boggles the mind to think that anyone would be naïve enough to think that, once this guy is under the thumbs of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, he is going to “work with” those who are trying to stop abortion.
In the past, even Democrats who are legitimately pro-life have been chopped off at the knees whenever they tried that little stunt. To now believe that a raging pro-abort like O’Rourke is going to even attempt it, much less succeed at it, is laughable. If the Kavanaugh hearings proved anything, it is that the American abortion lobby owns the Democrat Party – lock, stock and barrel. Like most politicians, Beto O’Rourke is personally ambitious and if he is elected he will fall in line, do what he is told and become just one more company man. Rest assured, he will not be wandering off the reservation.
Next, she claims to be both 100 percent pro-life and 100 percent feminist, but again, that lie comes unraveled. When push came to shove, and her feminism collided with her claim to be pro-life, it was the unborn she abandoned. In her mind, that might leave her 100 percent feminist, but in the real world it also leaves her 0 percent pro-life.
She also asserts that O’Rourke and other abortion defenders, are not pro-abortion but pro-choice. That is a rhetorical shell game straight out of the abortion lobby playbook. The truth is, for the 3,000 unborn children who are slaughtered in American abortion clinics every day, there is absolutely no distinction between “pro-abortion” and “pro-choice.” For them, both terms result in a painful and brutal death.
The bottom line is, when you VOTE pro-choice you ARE pro-choice.
And from that moment on, the blood of every child killed because of this politician’s policies will leave an indelible stain on your hands. That is the path Ms. Herndon-De La Rosa is now on.
Regardless of her motives, I suspect that this young woman is about to learn a very harsh lesson. It has been shown throughout history that, in any conflict, the two most valuable assets one can posses are credibility and loyalty. Unfortunately, this is a concept that people like her never seem to fully grasp until it is too late. Only then do they discover that the inevitable fate of traitors is to be distrusted by both sides.
This article was originally posted on ProlifeAmerica.com under the title, “A Faux-Lifer’s Ungracious Exit”