Yesterday we were not giving money to organizations overseas that provided abortions, today we are – Change.
Yesterday before noon the official White House site did not promote abortion, now it does – Change.
Yesterday we had a President that did not consider that the question of human life was above his paygrade, now we do – Change
Yesterday we had a President who signed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, today we have a President who voted for infanticide – Change
This is all true so that makes it “Change we can believe in”.
Yesterday I did not blog about President Obama and the inaugural. At that point some of the things he had promised to do were not actualized. For politicians you don’t take them at their word. Certainly I had little if not zero hope that he would not get rid of the Mexico City policy by executive order, but once again a Democratic President makes this a priority with 24 hours.
Cardinal George had written to Obama saying in part:
The Mexico City Policy, first established in 1984, has wrongly been attacked as a restriction on foreign aid for family planning. In fact, it has not reduced such aid at all, but has ensured that family planning funds are not diverted to organizations dedicated to performing and promoting abortions instead of reducing them. Once the clear line between family planning and abortion is erased, the idea of using family planning to reduce abortions becomes meaningless, and abortion tends to replace contraception as the means for reducing family size. A shift toward promoting abortion in developing nations would also increase distrust of the United States in these nations, whose values and culture often reject abortion, at a time when we need their trust and respect.
So much for a “humble” foreign policy. Cardinal George is exactly right about this where often organizations offering aid have strings attached by saying the poor need abortion most. In disaster relief often you will finds containers of condoms and abortion equipment and no basic medicine. This type of imperialistic “family planning” will be back in force with government funding.
* Supporting Stem Cell Research: President Obama and Vice President Biden believe that we owe it to the American public to explore the potential of stem cells to treat the millions of people suffering from debilitating and life-threatening diseases. Obama is a co-sponsor of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007, which will allow research of human embryonic stem cells derived from embryos donated (with consent) from in vitro fertilization clinics. These embryos must be deemed in excess and created based solely for the purpose of fertility treatment.
Well in this evil they were one with Sen. McCain. No mention of human cloning though, but he did vote for clone and kill research before.
* Supports a Woman’s Right to Choose: President Obama understands that abortion is a divisive issue, and respects those who disagree with him. However, he has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women’s rights under Roe v. Wade a priority in his Adminstration. He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in that case.
First I guess they need to raise taxes to afford a spellchecker. Once again we get “abortion is a divisive issue” however we are going to shove it down your throat anyway. Robbery is a divisive issue, now hand over your wallet.
* Preventing Unintended Pregnancy: President Obama was an original co-sponsor of legislation to expand access to contraception, health information, and preventive services to help reduce unintended pregnancies. Introduced in January 2007, the Prevention First Act will increase funding for family planning and comprehensive sex education that teaches both abstinence and safe sex methods. The Act will also end insurance discrimination against contraception, improve awareness about emergency contraception, and provide compassionate assistance to rape victims.
As if people don’t have enough access to contraception here. I guess they consider having to pay for it yourself is a lack of access. Of course compassionate assistance to rape victims does not mean checking to see if they are pregnant first before using an abortafacient like Plan B. The rapist does not get the death penalty, but the innocent person who might be the result of the evil of rape must die.
Some have likened Obama’s presidency as Carter II. More likely Herod II. I would love to be wrong on this and we will just have to see what the Democratic run house passes and President Obama signs.
Some critics of President Obama wish for his presidency to fail. My wish for President Obama is the same that I wish for everyone. That they grow in holiness and one day enjoy the beatific vision. I wish President Obama and his family well and will them the same good as I will for all. As for his presidency then everywhere where he and his administration promotes evil I hope that it fails miserably and is totally defeated. Where he and his administration promotes actual goods I support him totally and wish success.
Update: I just thought of this “Abortion – Change we can bereave in.”