I don’t know much about Mitch Daniels, the Governor of Indiana, and read with interest the lengthy article about him in the Weekly Standard. He was described as an unusual campaigner with high personal appeal as he rides his motorcycle around the state and joins tables of people at local restaurants to participate in their discussions. A strong fiscal conservative, certainly this piece was showcasing Daniels as a possible presidential contender in 2012.
As delightful a character as he seems, he made one very bad mistake in the interview that sends shivers down the spines of those who valiantly defend the unborn — day after day, year after year, decade after decade. Daniels said the next President would have to call a “truce” on social issues like abortion to concentrate on the economy.
So, if a helpless child is in a burning building, would we say there should be a “truce” on saving her life because there are more important matters? Every day in the United States, there are 3,288 unborn babies that are in an abortion clinic (the equivalent of a burning building) imploring that someone intercede to save their lives.
Listen up, Mr. Daniels — there can be no “truce” on abortion — not now, not ever.