Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio talk after a Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

This Election Is Now About Abortion And Life

Ted Cruz got it right on the debate stage tonight. Today marked a red letter day on the calendar: Justice Antonin Scalia has gone to his reward, and the next president will determine the fate of our national scourge–abortion.

Trump supporters are, in general, not evangelical. The time for taking sides has arrived. Either the election is about immigration, the economy, crime, foreign trade, all the things that cause loud voices and spittle to fly across the room when Trump is criticized–or it’s about life and a return to Godly values.

Where the latter issues get traction, we must see voters rise up and reject Trump’s squishy values which give God the back seat to “winning.”

Whether these voters coalesce around Cruz, or Rubio, they must coalesce. There’s only a month left between now and the Florida primary. During that time, the race will be decided. Either Donald Trump will be on a path to gain enough delegates to win the nomination outright; or he will be stopped by a candidate with enough delegates to force a showdown; or he may even lose enough momentum to lose the delegate race completely.

What cannot happen is a fractured evangelical base stands around two or three candidates and throws stones at itself. If that happens, we will see another 20 years of liberal Supreme Court justices, and another 20 or 30 million unborn babies killed.

This election is now about ending abortion and preserving life, just like 1860 was about ending slavery. The sooner Christians understand that, the better.

About the author

Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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