Economic-only attitude of moderates has had other victims

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Valley News - Opinion
Moderates have urged the Republican Party, and the nation as a whole, to focus on economic issues and to ignore the divisive issues based on religious conviction, such as the protection of life. Even some who hold such religious convictions take this attitude. Most of the general public does not have a strong feeling toward including protection of potential life in national policy. For those not involved, the victims are faceless and nameless. When examined closer, the victims of this policy do have names. Tecumseh. Osceola. Sitting Bull. Crazy Horse. Geronimo. Abortion isn’t the only example of when the lives and other rights of human beings were snuffed out because of economic desires. The Trail of Tears and the Indian Wars were last century’s version of the abortion issue.
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