First off, for the record: I am not a Republican. I have not been a Republican for many years. The GOP has become, for all intents and purposes, The Party of Big Government, Part II, right behind the Democratic Party.

That being said, I have had some guys that I respect say that it’s not inconsistent to be a “Pro-life Democrat.”

…ummm…yes it is.

The party platform contains very strong language supporting a person’s “right” to execute their children in utero.

Democrats typically have a strong plank in favor of abortion rights; this year’s version is stronger than usual. “The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right,” it says.

By simple virtue of the fact of self-identifying with a party, you axiomatically support that party’s platform.

And the Democrats’ platform specifically includes a provision that forces all Americans, regardless of their opposition to the practice of infanticide, to support it with our tax dollars.

A “Pro-life Democrat” is as much of an oxymoron as is “dehydrated water.”