Joe Biden’s projected win as the 46th President of the United States of America may have enraptured his Democratic Party support base, well-wishers and admirers. But as far as pro-lifers are concerned, that victory mightresult in erodingpro-life gains achieved under Donald Trump’spresidency.
Although Trump has launched legal challenges to the election results in several key states, it is not clear how the matter will play out in the corridors of justice.
Soon after international news media outlets, including The Associated Press, ABC, NBC and CNN, projected Biden as the 2020 USelections winner, the US National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League hailed Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, as a champion for abortion.
Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, also celebrated the news on Twitter: “With the electionof Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, America will be in the hands of leaders who are committed to advancing and expanding reproductive rights. We are thrilled to see them elected and will be ready to work with them on day one.”
But pro-lifers are concerned. Speaking to the SHEPHERD in a phone interview, Dr WahomeNgaresaid it was no secret that both Biden and Harris support abortion and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Questioning (LGBTIQ) agenda, and have even presided over homosexual unions.
Should they be sworn into office on January 20, 2021, Ngarestressed, the next four years might see all the gains made under Trump reversed and worse, more pro-abortion and gay marriage laws formulated.
In August 2016, media outlets such asABS News reportedthat Biden, then Vice President under Barack Obama, hadofficiated his first wedding for same-sex couple Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie at the Naval Observatory.
Posting a photo of the ceremony on Twitter, Biden wrote: “Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn’t be happier, two long-time White House staffers, two great guys.”
Ngare, a senior consultant obstetrician-gynaecologist and laparoscopic surgeon, and also the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum’s Life Committee Convener, said pro-lifers were staring at an uncertain future.
“Trump has stood firm for the pro-life agenda not just in America but also on the internationalstage. Yet all thiscould be reversed by the Biden presidency,” he said.“Any society that values children and understands the importance of family cannotsupport abortion and same sex-unions.It is one thing to know such practices exist but another to go to the extent of formulating laws or policies that affirm or promote them.”
He addedthatpro-lifers and supporters of the natural family should celebrate what Trump had managed to achieve so far.
“He has done what we never thought was possible. He has enlightened us that these monsters – abortion, LGBTIQ and organisations supporting them – have soft underbellies. Even if Trump does not succeed in his legal challenge to Biden’s victory, he shall go down in the annals of history as a warrior-leader who firmly and courageously stood for life and the natural family,” he said.
The US pro-life group, National Right to Life, noted in a statement to The Christian Post that a Biden-Harris presidency would “expand access” to abortion.
“Biden would be the abortion president. He has pledged to promote abortion on demand and reverse pro-life laws and policies,” the organisation said. “As the nation waits for final tabulations, recounts and official certifications of vote totals, Biden has claimed that he would represent all Americans as president. However, he and his administration would fail to protect the most vulnerable among us: the unborn child.”
Ngarefelt that even if Trump ended up being a one-term President, his boldness in confronting abortion and same-sex unions had caused a revolution and many more would arise to continue with the work and cause he earnestly championed.
“As believers we shouldnot see Trump as the saviour of the world;that without him in the White House, we are doomed. That is a lie. Trump is God’s project and whether he stays for another term or leaves, we shouldnot be scared. God knows what He will do next because He values life,” he said.