The question is simple. If you were solely a one issue voter what would that one issue be and why?
For me, it’s pretty simple. My issue would be a candidate’s stance on abortion. I know, I know, abortion is and has been a widely debated topic. However, I can’t thing of another issue that has such a drastic impact on our country.
For starters, there’s the whole “…all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” part of the Declaration of Independence. I find it interesting, then, that the right to Life is denied to the unborn child.
You’ll hear people throw out the rape, incest and health of the mother argument too. I get it. And I’ve never been through any of those experiences, but painful as I’m sure they all are, I would want to err on the side of life. I’m fairly certain, though I have no way of knowing, that most mothers would err on the side of life also.
According to U.S. Census statistics, 1.21 MILLION abortions were performed in 2007. I’m not sure if the number has gone up or down since then (although the trend appears to be downward according the document), but if we project that out, that means almost 6 MILLION children have been aborted in the time since then. If you go back since Roe v. Wade was enacted, it’s estimated that 50 MILLION abortions have been performed (http://prolifeaction.org/faq/abortion.php”)
To me, the number of innocent lives taken every day in a “Christian” nation is sickening, so the Pro Life candidate gets my vote.