Paul Kengor has just released a new book, God and Hillary Clinton. For those of you not familiar with Kengor’s work, he also wrote the best-selling work, God and Ronald Reagan, as well as God and George W. Bush.
Among other things, Kengor focuses on the tension between Hillary’s claim that she is a faithful Christian and her fervent support for abortion. Says Kengor:
If you’re a pro-lifer, and if no issue is more important to you than the right of an unborn child to have life, then nothing could be more calamitous than a President Hillary Clinton. I don’t know of any politician who is more uncompromising and extreme on abortion rights than Hillary Clinton. I know this well and don’t state it with anger or hyperbole. Her extremism on abortion rights was the single most shocking, inexplicable find in my research on her faith and politics. I couldn’t understand it. No question. It is truly extraordinary. Nothing, no political issue, impassions her like abortion rights. For Mrs. Clinton, abortion-rights is sacred ground. By the way, speaking of Catholics, Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II saw this abortion extremism in Hillary, and both confronted her on it repeatedly, especially Mother Teresa, right up until the day she died. I have a chapter on this in the book. It’s a gripping story.
All this raises an interesting question for pro-lifers. Do you vote for, say, a Giuliani — if Giuliani can beat Clinton? (which, of course, remains to be seen). Or, do you vote for a third-party candidate? — knowing that doing so will lead to the election of Clinton?
In my opinion, even if pro-lifers lose ground in the next election, that’s far better than losing the election altogether to someone who believes abortion is a sacred right.