Ever since the Supreme Court ruling in Roe vs. Wade in 1973, abortion has been an issue in American politics. The supporters of this ruling were ecstatic, and thus began the phrase "a woman’s right to choose." Those opposed to this ruling were aghast and cited that this was the beginning of infanticide.

Supporters denied that abortion actually involved a baby, but just a mass of tissue growing within the womb of the mother. Opposition cited that this was a violation of sanctity of life and that the “mass of tissue” was actually a living human being and thus the term “life begins at conception” became the cry. Initially those in favor of abortion limited the procedure to the first trimester of pregnancy. In the decades since, there has been a steady push for abortions later and later into pregnancy. The current issue has evolved into allowing abortion up until the very moment of birth. With the development of the sonogram, those opposed to abortion were able to provide a picture of the definite formation of a human child very early in pregnancy.

Those who feared the beginning of infanticide early on are being proven more and more correct as each day, month and year comes and goes. Recently in the news, a nurse, Jill Stanek, stated that a hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill., used a “comfort room” for aborted babies that were born alive as a place for them to die. She stated that doctors performed “live birth abortions,” which is a procedure whereby doctors perform an abortion, the baby is born alive, and then allowed to die. There was controversy earlier this year when the governor of Virginia stated that aborted babies born alive were made “comfortable” while being allowed to die. More and more pressure is being exerted to allow late- and very late-term abortion. The issue in 1973 was and still is one of morality. Does “the mother’s right to choose” allow her to decide whether another human being should live or die?

Whether they accept it or not, candidates for president in the 2020 election are being faced with this question, “Should abortions be allowed up to the moment of birth?” Bernie Sanders was asked this very question back in April, and he answered. “The decision over abortion belongs to a woman and her physician, not the federal government, not the state government and not the local government.” Sanders, in the recent CNN Climate Change special, made a statement that was widely interpreted to indicate that the African population needed to be controlled by better birth control, which included abortion. CNN host SE Cupp accused Sanders of entertaining the racist ideology of eugenics.

Beto O’Rourke was recently asked the question in a town hall; the man stated, “My question is this: I was born Sept. 8th, 1989, and I want to know if you think on Sept. 7th, 1989, my life had no value.” O’Rouke’s answer was, “Of course I don’t think that. And of course I’m glad that you’re here. But you referenced my answer in Ohio, and it remains the same. This is a decision that neither you, nor I, nor the United States government should be making. That’s a decision for the woman to make.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has called on Congress to pass legislation guaranteeing abortion and other reproductive rights with no limitation on the duration of the pregnancy. Pete Buttigieg tries to legitimize his late-term abortion stance by indicating that the Bible teaches that “life begins with breath,” and then states, “No matter what you think about the cosmic question of how life begins, most Americans can get on board with the idea of, ‘I might draw the line here. You might draw the line there.’ The most important thing is the person who should be drawing the line is the woman making the decision.” President Trump answers the question with a definite “No,” and has been and continues to be the most solid pro-life president since the debate began.

The standard answer of all the Democratic candidates on the issue is that the choice is up to the woman or between the woman and her physician. Why do they all answer this way? They are all answering that an abortion at any point in pregnancy is acceptable. However, they do not say “Yes” because it would have negative implications to a great deal of voters. This line of thought goes all the way back to Genesis 3 in the Bible, where Adam was confronted with sin. Instead of accepting responsibility, he tried to blame someone else. The blaming of someone else did not work then, as “the sin of Adam” has been theologically referenced ever since, and it ultimately will not work now.

As much as progressives would try to prove otherwise, this country was founded on biblical Judeo/Christian values held by many of the Founding Fathers. What does the Bible have to say about when life begins? In the New King James Version, Jeremiah 1:5 says, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations." Psalms 139:13-14a -13 says, "For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. 14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." And finally in the New Testament, John the Baptist, while still in his mother’s womb, recognized Jesus the Christ while He was still in Mary’s womb. Luke 1:41 states, "And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb."

May the morality of the Bible influence your decision as we choose the next president.