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Late last week, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) — a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination — condemned pro-life efforts to protect unborn babies as "against Christian faith." Specifically, she slammed Georgia's law protecting unborn babies from the moment a heartbeat may be detected in the womb. Rather than addressing serious science and faith concerns about the humanity of the unborn and the Christian tradition of defending life, Gillibrand defended abortion by referencing free will.
"If you are a person of the Christian faith, one of the tenants of our faith is free will. One of the tenants of our democracy is that we have a separation of church and state, and under no circumstances are we supposed to be imposing our faith on other people. And I think this is an example of that effort," the 2020 candidate said.
Gillibrand - Abortion - Policy - Legislation - Abortion
Gillibrand laid out a three-step abortion policy: federal legislation to codify abortion as a woman's right across the country, an end to the Hyde amendment, which protects taxpayers from funding abortion; and a guarantee of "reproductive health care" in every state — which likely will amount to coercing health care providers to perform abortions. She also promised to appoint judges and Supreme Court justices committed to defending Roe v. Wade (1973), the outdated decision striking down state laws protecting unborn life.
As The New York Times reported, Gillibrand's campaign is struggling to take off, since she was known for being a conservative Democrat, she replaced Hillary Clinton in the Senate, and she has failed to raise a competitive amount of money. It seems she has seized on the issue of abortion to make a name for herself, and when it comes to Christianity, she has made a tremendous misstep.
Problems - Gillibrand - Statement - Baptist - Theological
There were many philosophical and religious problems with Gillibrand's statement, as Southern Baptist Theological Seminary...
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