Transition advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that could be swiftly undone to reverse White House policies on climate change, stem cell research, reproductive rights and other issues, according to congressional Democrats, campaign aides and experts working with the transition team. [article]
This of course is hardly surprising and the immediate effect when these executive orders are changed
will be dead people. The Party of Death knows their priorities. The Mexico City Policy which required all non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive federal funding to refrain from performing or promoting abortion services in other countries. Say hello to tax dollars supporting abortion once again. Say hello to Federal funding of ESCR.
Yes President-elect "above my paygrade" Obama is able to make decision regarding life anyway.
Catholic Obama supporters such as professor Nicholas Cafardi said "supports government action that would reduce the number of abortions," including an "adequate social safety net for poor women who might otherwise have abortions." This was the common case made by Catholic Obama supporters since this is about the only possible argument they could use regardless of how implausible it is. While economics certainly play a part in a decision for abortion, the fact that it is even seen as a possible choice is a major factor. The law is a teacher and if the government says abortion is legal than it will be seen as moral. If the government says ESCR is legal and thus moral they are teaching that you can kill at the beginning of already created life. Politicians like to talk about being conflicted on abortion, but the law is not conflicted at all – it says go ahead.
It is also not just poor women that get abortions anyway. Many women going to expensive schools or other circumstances find an unexpected pregnancy as disrupting their plans. But will there actually be a "safety net" created to help pregnant women? Both Obama and his running mate Joe Biden voted against extending the health care program to cover pregnant women and their unborn children. The State Children’s Health Insurance (SCHIP) is a federal program that provides funds to states to provide health care services to children of low-income families. Funny how they say they want universal healthcare, but voted against extending existing healthcare to pregnant women. Bit of a mixed message there.
Catholic Obama supporters are going to have to wish for a lot of offsetting to support their contention that Obama would effectively reduce abortions. A president Obama’s Supreme Court picks would surely keep abortion legal and prevent individual states from making it illegal. Add the numbers killed because of this to ESCR, and Federal support of NGO’s and abortion you end up with a lot of people dead. There are going to have to be hundreds of thousands of women choosing life because of a so-called safety nets to offset and reduce the number of abortions. I have a feeling Obama and the Democrats will use the same contractor that is suppose to be building the border fence to also build safety nets. Plus if FOCA actually got passed the very laws that helped to reduce the abortion rate in recent years will be totally gone.
But Catholic supporters of Obama will continue to defend the indefensible when it comes to their supporter rather than defend the indefensible in the womb.