Democrats have increased their support for removing all or most limitations on abortion, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center.
While the party has long held a pro-choice platform, survey data show that Democrats have shifted farther leftward on the abortion debate in recent years.
According to Pew, the percentage of Democrats who believe that abortion should be legal in all or most cases has increased from 66 percent in 2007 to 79 percent in 2016. more >>
I understand that abortion is an emotional issue. That's why Christians need to seek to listen, rather than yell. This issue is too important to ignore the facts about why women have abortions and what policies reduce them. And this election is too important for Christians not to question the rhetoric being used to trap so many into blind allegiance to the party of Trump.
Ryan has a poignant story, being a child of rape whose mother chose not to have an abortion. He anchors his case against Hillary (and support for Republicans) in that personal story. I understand why this is personal for him and wouldn't question that. more >>
The granddaughter of Billy Graham and daughter of Franklin Graham has endorsed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and says that this election could affect the religious freedom of conservative Christians for generations to come.
Cissie Graham Lynch, who works for Samaritan's Purse humanitarian organization and is also married to former NFL player Corey Lynch, spoke with The Christian Post on Tuesday about why she is voting for the thrice-married billionaire real estate mogul.
Lynch told CP that no matter what Christians might think of Trump's character or his crude comments on women, they need to "set all emotions aside" and think of the implications this election has on the balance of the Supreme Court and the federal courts. more >>
One of the biggest reasons Christian conservatives are voting for Donald Trump is the make-up of the Supreme Court, and the reasoning is simple: If Hillary Clinton becomes president, she will nominate between two and four new justices, and that could have a disastrous effect on the nation for the next 20-40 years, threatening our fundamental liberties and making it virtually impossible to overturn Roe v. Wade for a generation or more.
But are these concerns exaggerated?
Dr. Benjamin L. Corey, who blogs as a committed (and formerly fundamentalist) Christian, recently posted an article entitled, "The Christian Right's False Hope In A Conservative SCOTUS," in which he challenges the idea that "if we had a SCOTUS filled with justices largely appointed by Republicans, we wouldn't have Roe v. Wade, right?" more >>
The former president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination is saying this week that the election is a "simple decision" for evangelicals because of one issue: Hillary Clinton's support for partial-birth abortion.
Writing on his blog Monday, Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas, who recently finished his tenure as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, noted that in every election, a candidate's stance on abortion is central to his choice. This year is no exception, and in light of the Democratic nominee's defense of abortions in the second and third trimesters, also known as partial-birth abortion, the choice is even easier.
"Just stop and think about this for a moment: Sec. Hillary Clinton has made it one hundred percent clear she intends on promoting abortion, using taxpayer dollars to do so, and has even been an unwavering supporter of partial-birth abortion," Floyd said. more >>
While the presidential election has dominated the news cycle, there are other races down-ballot that could have a major impact on the country and the states.
Analysts suggest that the Democratic Party has an opportunity to regain control of the Senate this election, thus underlining the importance of a number of Senate races, including six that polls show to be toss ups at this late stage in the election cycle.
Meanwhile, there are 12 gubernatorial elections that will decide whether or not the balance of power will be shifted in the states. more >>