Politicians Can't - and Won't - Fix What's Wrong

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, April 22, 2002

Politicians Can't - and Won't - Fix What's Wrong

The Virginia legislature has failed to override a veto of a bill that would have outlawed partial birth abortions in the state. Republicans, who increased their majority in the last election, dominate the Virginia legislature.

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a measure that would prohibit the transportation of a minor across state lines for an abortion unless a parent accompanied the child. Don't look for the Senate to act on this measure. It probably won't even come up for a vote and even if it does, a lot of Republicans, as well as Democrats, would vote against it.

This is evidence, if more is needed, that the primary moral and spiritual problems, which lead to abortion and the rest of our concerns, are not caused, nor can they be solved by, politics and politicians.

Don't believe those preachers and direct mail fundraisers who tell you that if you send them money they will fix what's wrong. They won't and they can't. We've sent them millions these last 25 years and what have they accomplished? I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.