In a previous post, I started a thread to explore what Barack Obama would do if elected President. In the last post, we surveyed the radical direction that Obama would take regarding homosexual issues. Today, we turn our thoughts toward the unborn.
Barack Obama is the Democrats' most radical candidate ever on the issue of abortion, which is saying quite a lot. (You don't get to be the most liberal Senator by doing nothing).
In a July 17, 2007 speech to Planned Parenthood, Barack Obama affirmed his extremist views on abortion. Central to that is the proposed Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). This legislation, initially set forward by liberal Democrats in 1989, would codify Roe v. Wade as a federal statute and remove any restrictions upon abortion that states have enacted.
According to an article in The Catholic Key, FOCA would automatically overturn:
-State abortion reporting requirements in all 50 states
-Forty-four states’ laws concerning parental involvement
-Forty states’ laws on restricting later-term abortions
-Forty-six states’ conscience protection laws for individual health care providers
-Twenty-seven states’ conscience protection laws for institutions
-Thirty-eight states’ bans on partial-birth abortions
-Thirty-three states’ laws on requiring counseling before an abortion
-Sixteen states’ laws concerning ultrasounds before an abortion
In its original form, former Illinois Senator Carol Mosely Braun rejected FOCA because it provided conscience protection for health care professionals and did not require states to fund abortions.
Returning to Obama, he has promised to make FOCA a centerpiece of his administration. Before Planned Parenthood, he said:
"[T]he first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing that I'd do...."
Obama had more to say:
"So, you know where I stand. But this is more than just about standing our ground. It must be about more than protecting the gains of the past. We're at a crossroads right now in America -- and we have to move this country forward. This election is not just about playing defense, it's also about playing offense. It's not just about defending what is, it's about creating what might be in this country. And that's what we've got to work together on."
These are eloquent words and they could be inspiring if uttered for a righteous cause. The truly sad thing is that Obama said these words to the world's foremost destroyer of unborn life and he gave them with conviction and the intention to remove all restrictions on Planned Parenthood's murderous...and profitable...activity.
He closed his speech in a manner so to leave no doubt as to his identification with the goals and purposes of Planned Parenthood:
"On this fundamental issue, I will not yield and Planned Parenthood will not yield."
The systematic extermination of millions of unborn children through abortion is one of the blackest marks on the history of this great nation. That this terrible crime is committed for profit makes it even more heinous.
May God protect us from the murder lobbies such as Planned Parenthood. May God shield us from politicians such as Barack Obama who facilitate those who would take innocent life and profit from it.
If Obama and the Democrats have their way, unrestricted abortion will be the law of the land. Parental notification laws will evaporate. The infanticide of partial birth abortion will have federal sanction. States will have no legislative recourse but will be forced to fund abortions to those who cannot afford them. The future is bleak in the case of a Democrat victory...especially for the unborn.
If the issues of life cannot motivate a person to vote against this man, I'm not sure what will.
--Submitted by B. Bryant