Sam McLure is a great friend of mine. He is an attorney who founded The Adoption Law Firm in Alabama and is well-known for his work in the pro-life movement. We first connected when I interviewed him on the podcast about Proposal 16, the movement he started to end abortion in Alabama that gained national notoriety, and he has made appearances on the show two times since then. In July of this year, Sam announced his intention to run for the office of attorney general of Alabama. In doing so, he has received a great deal of backlash from the “pro-choice” camp. The reason I started off by telling you about my relationship with Sam is to let you know that I have no intention of writing an unbiased article. In fact, I’m pretty angry about what I’m about to tell you. He didn’t ask me to write this, nor did I tell him about it beforehand. This is simply my observation of retaliation gone too far.
Fifteen 1-star ratings on my law firm page in the last 24 hours. That’s weird. 😂
— Sam McLure for AG (@SJMcLure) September 4, 2017
It is no secret that people in Alabama who support abortion are no fans of Sam McLure’s campaign. Many of them consider his pro-life position as “unconstitutional”, which is ironic because I’ve never read in the Constitution where killing a child in cold blood is referred to as a right. Regardless, they have come at him hard. This wasn’t unexpected, of course. Anytime someone steps into the political arena, especially with the intention of ending abortion, the pro-choice crowd will certainly not remain silent. When those who support abortion begin trolling an adoption agency, though, they reveal a great deal about themselves. Here is what we can gather from this attack. (Note that I am not intending to broad brush everyone who is pro-choice with the following statements, but this has definitely proven true for many. I’ll refer to them as “Pro-abortionists.”)
Pro-abortionists would rather a child be aborted than adopted.
There are plenty of people I do not agree with in the political arena. In fact, I voted for Darrell Castle because I believed him to hold the most conservative constitutional position of any of the candidates in the 2016 election. But consider for a moment that it might be possible to support something someone does while not supporting them as a candidate. While many might not have supported Ben Carson for various reasons, could you imagine if his medical practice had been scrutinized simply because he had a different view on universal healthcare than one of his opponents? That would be asinine. While we might disagree about universal healthcare, most of us would agree that doctors perform good and necessary work. So we can simultaneously disagree with Ben Carson as a candidate while supporting him as a surgeon. That’s not what happened here. Sam has spent his career helping people adopt. I think we’d be hard pressed to find a reasonable person who considers adoption as something to be frowned upon. Nevertheless, the pro-abortionists who oppose Sam’s campaign decided to launch an attack on his adoption firm. Here are a few of the reviews left on his law firm’s Facebook page. You can see them all here.
When pro-abortionists are willing to attack an adoption agency in order to preserve their “right” to have and perform abortions, it puts on display their preference of abortion over adoption. This is not simply an attack on Sam McLure the candidate, but on Sam McLure the adoption attorney. If you attack the good someone does simply because they disagree with you in another political category, you are doing nothing short of elevating your political position over the good your opponent does. In this case, abortion has been preferred over adoption.
Pro-abortionists feel threatened by Sam’s campaign.
Given the fact that fifteen one star reviews were left over the course of a 24 hour period, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to determine that this was a coordinated attack. These types of things typically only happen when people feel that their preferred policies are threatened. In this case, it is reasonable to assume that the pro-abortionists view Sam’s pro-life campaign as a legitimate threat. This is a good thing. Far too long have candidates run on a pro-life platform only to reveal that they were pro-life in name only. They said what they needed to in order to win an election and preferred to not rock the boat once they assumed office. If you’re familiar with Sam McLure, then you know that he has spoken on this extensively. Sam doesn’t intend to assume office and become apathetic, but to end abortion in Alabama once and for all. This is good news for pro-lifers, but very bad news for pro-abortionists. They realize that he’s serious about what he says and continues to pick up more and more momentum and support. This attack on Sam’s adoption firm reeks of desperation. For the first time in a very long time, those who stand for life have a very strong advocate in the political arena who can, and will, stand for the unborn with every ounce of power granted to him. Sam’s goal is not to appease everyone, but to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves and act on their behalf.
The attacks will only get worse.
Imagine discovering a remote village previously immune from outside contact. This village has a towering stone idol fixed in the center of a temple and one of the acts of worship these natives practice is child sacrifice. They would give anything to appease their god, even their children, because they desire its favor above all else. Now imagine trying to save the lives of the children being sacrificed against their will. They’d more than likely become hostile to the point of attacking anyone who tried to take away their ability to appease this idol.This is, in essence, what is happening in Alabama right now as Sam’s campaign picks up steam. Sam wants desperately to stand in the gap for the children being sacrificed daily on the altar of self, career, and reputation. Make no mistake, abortion is a sacrifice made to idols. And just like natives of a remote village, they don’t intend to give up their idols without a fight. They might not throw spears and knives, but they will attack in any way they can get away with as seen in the petty attack on Sam’s law firm. It would be naive to think that this is the end of it and the attacks on Sam’s campaign, and the pro-life movement in Alabama, are over. No, they’ll continue to fight, and sometimes fight dirty. That’s okay, though, because the sixteen children murdered each day in Alabama are worth fighting for. Their lives are more valuable than any ridicule that can be endured and any obstacle pro-abortionists might throw in our way. If we don’t stand in the gap for them, who will? Sam, unfortunately, will be on the receiving end of most of these attacks. But that’s what a leader does. He seeks justice and stands in the gap, no matter the cost to his own reputation. And Sam does it with more poise than I could ever muster.
As I’ve said before, Sam is a friend. I’ve had conversations with him, both publicly and privately, and am convinced that he is the real deal and the best thing to happen for the pro-life movement in a very long time. If you know me well, you’ll know that I don’t like sitting idly by while my friends are attacked or mocked unjustly. The attack on Sam’s law firm was just that… unjust. But, then again, what should we expect from those in danger of losing their idols?
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 5:20 (NKJV)