Posted Oct 03, 2016 by Michael L. Brown

It’s good to see that a superstar athlete like LeBron James cares about the presidential elections, but I take strong exception to his reason for endorsing Hillary Clinton, namely, his claim that she “has always been a champion for children and their futures.”

Come again?

James would have been far more accurate if he had said, “I believe that she’s a champion for children and their futures, unless those children are still in the womb, in which case she’s quite happy if they have no futures at all. In fact, she’s quite happy if they never even reach the status of children, let alone have a future. After all, it’s the mother’s choice!”

To be clear, I appreciate all that James is doing for children in his community, establishing the LeBron James Family Foundation and taking a genuine interest in improving the lives of those kids.

And you can hear his heart when he says, “I’m so proud of the more than 1,100 students in my Wheels for Education and Akron I PROMISE Network programs. We’re working on year six now, and my kids have big plans for their futures,” also claiming that, “We even have a future astrophysicist. I can’t wait to see how far these kids can go.”

Yes, “future” is the operative word, and again, my hat’s off to James for his initiatives in these areas.

And it is in this context that he endorsed Hillary: “Like my foundation, Hillary has always been a champion for children and their futures. For over 40 years, she’s been working to improve public schools, expand access to health care, support children’s hospitals, and so much more.”

Unfortunately, when you are a radical pro-abortion advocate like Hillary, when you are the best friend Planned Parenthood ever had running for president, when your policies support rather than diminish what some black leaders rightly call the “Black Genocide,” then in no way are you a champion of these children and their futures. (It could also be argued that Democratic policies are hurting inner-cities kids more than helping them, but that’s another subject entirely.)

That’s why pro-abortion advocates normally speak of a “woman’s right to choose” rather than “the mother’s right to choose.”

Once you call her the mother, the fetus is now her child, and how many would argue that the mother has the right to terminate the life of her own child?

How militant is Hillary on this?

She is so committed to the pro-abortion cause that she stated during a 2015 speech at the Women in the World Summit that, when it comes to a woman’s “right” to choose abortion, “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed” – and those words carefully: “have to be changed.”

What, then, would it mean if Hillary became president?

Not only could we expect her continued, passionate advocacy for LGBT “rights” – at the expense of religious rights and freedoms – but we could also expect her passionate advocacy for so-called “reproductive rights,” once again, at the expense of religious rights and freedoms. (Isn’t it ironic that one aspect of so-called “reproductive rights” is the right to terminate the result of reproduction?)

Make no mistake about it. A vote for Hillary is a vote to wipe out a generation of children yet to be conceived and born – to wipe out their futures – and a vote to support the idea that “the unborn person does not have constitutional rights.” (How can the unborn baby be a “person” and yet have no constitutional rights?)

A vote for Hillary is also a virtual declaration of war on deeply-held, biblically-based, long-cherished, pro-life and pro-family positions. Indeed, it is a vote to declare war on conservative believers themselves, since it is our beliefs that, according to Hillary, “have to be changed.”

With all respect, then, to LeBron James, if he really cares for the lives of the poor and the underprivileged, for the lives of the inner-city kids, in particular of underprivileged black Americans kids – and I believe he really does care – he would do well to reflect on the ongoing attack on black babies in the womb.

Those babies deserve a hopeful future, and their very existence in the womb entitles them to the right to leave that womb alive rather than to leave the womb sliced up, mutilated, torn apart, poisoned, or burned (by salt). Surely a vote for a radical pro-abortion candidate is vote against, not for, those children, a vote against their futures.

And so, I pray that God would help LeBron James to see.

As a man who seems to care deeply, he could be a marvelous advocate for these precious little ones, the most vulnerable members of our society.

May he become a champion of life, beginning in the womb.

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