Republicans and Democrats have shown a "saddening" silence on the rights of the unborn during the 2016 presidential race, The American Conservative
"Watching the Republican and Democratic national conventions over the past couple weeks has only emphasized our country's absence of a strong, vibrant pro-life platform," Gracy Olmstead, the right-leaning magazine's associate editor writes in a column published Wednesday.
"This, despite the fact that a significant group of Americans label themselves as pro-life, and would say that, if they were to be a one-issue voter, their 'one issue' would be abortion."
Olmstead says there are effectively no pro-life candidates, not even the Green and Libertarian party picks.
"The absence of any vibrant, winsome pro-life politician on our national stages over the past couple weeks reveals a stark disconnect between the interests of national politicians and the passions and principles of their base," she writes.
"Their emphasis on our 'children' — whether the children of Donald Trump or Michelle Obama, the children watching Trump, or children struggling with disabilities — has seemed ironic and saddening, as those of us who care about the pro-life issue look toward November with frustration.
The American Conservative, published bi-monthly by the American Ideas Institute, was co-founded by political commentator Pat Buchanan, a senior advisor to Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.
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