On Sunday I asked for any resources which argue against single-issue voting (with the issue being abortion). (Here is one that argues for it.) Although I did not receive any from our group, I was thankful to find the following conversation between Scott Klusenforf and Tony Jones.
I was not familiar with Scott, but had appreciated Tony’s writings in the past. I’ve edited down the radio program so as to include just the conversation. [original source linked from here]
The gist of Tony’s perspective (which I believe is outlined more at ProlifeProObama.org) is that Obama will work to deal with the root issues of abortion such as poverty. This is a better way of reducing abortions, it is suggested. (But why can’t it be a both-and? That is, why can’t we deal with the underlying causes of abortion as well as legislate against it?)
I wish the conversation could have gone longer. In particular, I would have appreciated hearing Tony’s thoughts on how Obama’s commitment to the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) [some info here and here] is congruent with a reduction in abortions.
The real test will be if we in fact see a reductions in abortions in 10 years. If not, I wonder if pro-life Christians who voted for Obama will feel duped?
Cogent and charitable thoughts are welcome!