It’s really not clear what a Trump administration is going to do for the cause of right-to-life. I’m glad he was elected, although I am nervous about how he will govern.
But, there’s another tactic that Priests For Life should undertake. Since the government guarantees the freedom to bear arms, like in recent decades it has defined a right of a woman to have an abortion, and that at government expense, PFL should demand equal protection under the Second Amendment.
Yes, if we have a right to bear arms. then the government should be forced to pay for me to walk into a gun store, any time I want, and obtain a gun “on demand.” And, for the ammunition, too, of course. If the government is going to support the one “right,” it should support the other as well.
It has already been established that the government will pay for an attorney to represent you in court to protect your legal rights.
Having a gun isn’t even immoral, by any standards I’ve heard in the Catholic Church. So, the Catholic Church should lead the charge to have the government pay for guns, too.
If, on the other hand, the government is unwilling to do that, then why do they pay for abortions? The shallowness of that argument shows the government has no duty to pay for abortion or guns, for that matter.