By Jonathon Van Maren
For many pro-life leaders, today is a difficult day. Joe Biden, the most pro-abortion candidate in American history, along with Kamala Harris, who persecuted pro-life hero David Daleiden, will be sworn in as president and vice president in Washington, D.C.
Headlines at mainstream media outlets like NBC warn what’s coming: “Biden readies sweeping rollback of Trump-era abortion crackdown.” Money will begin flowing towards abortion organizations in America and abroad; the Hyde Amendment will be at risk; abortion industry executives will warm chairs in the Oval Office.
The pro-life movement, in the meantime, has shifted to a defensive posture. With a razor-thin margin in the Senate, Democrats will likely have to rely on West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin to ramrod their agenda through.
Manchin, who is pro-life, voted for the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh under enormous pressure (but voted against Amy Coney Barrett, citing concerns with the pace of the process.) If pro-lifers can somehow stave off the most radical elements of Biden’s agenda — court-packing, the Equality Act, and the repeal of the Hyde Amendment — for two years, the GOP will have the opportunity to retake the House.