Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Links On the 2011 March For Life and Thoughts On Governor Christie

Since about every Catholic blog in the United States was doings posts on the March For Life marches in DC and around the country , I decided not to hit on it yesterday.

The Anchoress though has perhaps the best of the links to give you an overview. See Pro-Life Marchers Roundup – UPDATED

Let me discuss this post I found. See New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Headlines Pro-Life Rally.

It must have shocked pro choice folks that a Pro-lifer got the Governor's mansion in NJ. It was shot in the arm for the pro-life movement last year.

There was theme last year that the Governor elections in VA and NJ was a message that social issues should not be discussed. We see this in Governor Daniel's call for a "truce" on social issues.

However that narrative was always false. The pro-life movement has ALWAYS been a lot more sophisticated than it critics give it credit for. Pro-lifers are smart enough to recognize that a person running for sffice does not need to make such issues as abortion their prime issue they talk about 24/7/ However they want assurances they will not be ignored.

It was missed but in a close NJ Governors race the pro-life community was very engaged. It appears Governor Christie is making good on the trust that pro-lifers gave him. The focus of Governor Christie is of course on the dire fiscal condition of his state. However he shows one can walk and chew gum at the same time on economic and social issues. In other words he has decided that too tell one crucial element of the conservative movement should not be told to shut up.

I expect that will pay off in the future.

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