Thanks For Nothin’
There was lots of enthusiasm at this morning’s Blogs For Life meeting—conveniently scheduled right before the 35th annual March for Life—about the power of blogs to spread the pro-life message. But when it came to where the movement fits in with the world around it, not so much.
"What happens with us in the conservative world and the religious community?" asked Peter Shinn, one of the founders of the event. "We’re shut out. It’s something we have to recognize. We have to admit it."
Speaking to a few dozen bloggers and activists gathered at the Family Research Council’s headquarters, Shinn complained that neither churches nor conservatives wanted to talk about how to end abortion. And, amid grumbles in the room that President Bush had again declined to appear at the March in person, preferring to record comments to be broadcast to the crowd, Shinn said, "We had a Republican administration for how long and what did it get us? Pretty much nothing."