Abortion is a terrible thing. We should do everything we can to reduce the number of abortions in the United States. As a Christian, I am pro-life. I believe that all human beings–even unborn infants–are created by God and have inherent worth and dignity. With many in the Democratic Party, I believe that government should do everything possible to aid the powerless and helpless. This should include the unborn as much as the poor and the oppressed.
ADDENDUM: Since I posted this, I have learned more about Sebelius record on life issues from people “on the ground” in Kansas. I have been convinced that my description here of Sebelius’s record on abortion is a bit too rosy and I am guilty of jumping to conclusions here based on the ideas of some of the evangelical leaders references in this post. While there may be a lot of good reasons to support her nomination, I am not sure her commitment to reducing abortions is one of them. I learned a good lesson through all of this about localism. There a lot of people in Kansas–Republicans and Democrats and Independents–who have offered me a much more nuanced,informed, and I think accurate, picture of Sebelius’s views on this issue.