You/'ve been waiting for it, you know you have. Here is one of his posts on the subject. I've seen several comment on his various posts since the decision. I was going to let them bother with Mark on this one. Most of what he wrote is what one expects.
But this post jumped out at me. Here's why. Take a look at how he frames it:
Now I've learned not to trust Mark. For the longest time we could attribute his constant stream of errors and falsehoods to laziness or partisanship on his part. But too often he has spread false accusations and lies, and accepted errors long debunked in order to drive his agendas. By his own standard, whereby a single mistake or misstep by a conservative is enough for Mark to condemn all conservatives, I believe Mark less than I believe your average cult leader in a Waco compound.
Nonetheless, note what he did here. He's suggesting that this is some MAGA conservative pro-life advocate saying 'now we need to care about moms and babies.' As if up until now they haven't. My first instinct is that Mark wrote that quote himself. After all, I know of nobody remotely to the right who would say this. This is laundry list of leftwing and democratic economic agendas and policies and theories.
Or it could be one of those 'anti-abortion leftwing democrats'. One of those liberal or democrat or atheist for life types who are against abortion, plus the death penalty and all other such things, but otherwise hardcore to the left of center in almost everything else.
I'm willing to cut Mark some slack and make that second assumption. He has taken something from a leftwing pro-life advocate and used it to regurgitate the old pro-abortion talking point that people against aborting pregnancies don't care about moms or babies. Or worse, those pro-life advocates dare to question the policies and narratives of the political Left.
That last part I'll buy. There actually are some people who look at the numbers and question the narrative that if we just give more government mandated support for individuals, they'll stop sinning. Some actually believe this sort of mentality doesn't make them sin less, it just shifts the sins around. They believe that, as well meaning as some of these proposals are, they are short term benefits at best, that lead to long term problems that make things worse.
Or Mark is trying to suggest pro-life advocates have never cared about moms or babies. At that point, the invitation still stands: please show data demonstrating that pro-life activists are any less charitable than anyone else.
But I had to respond to this one, since Mark doesn't link to the source of the quote, nor mention it, or identity who wrote it in any way. I'll be charitable and assume it's someone left of center who otherwise is against abortion. But if that is the case, it speaks to the assumption that God is little concerned with our widow's mites, cups of cold water, clothes for the naked and visits to jail; that the Almighty only cares about what political and economic policies of Caesar we support. Which, by my understanding of the Gospel, is a false assumption of the most dangerous kind.
UPDATE: Apparently this was a two parter or something, since I was sent a link to a follow up post. It seems to be some series. Anyway, here is the link. I was going to comment, but again, why? Time is too precious. It's bad enough to read any of it, but for those who enjoy misery, here's your chance.