January 23, 2009

Abortion Politics and the Soul of the Nation


President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order overturning the "global gag rule" on U.S. funding for international abortion groups. With this move, shortly after the 36th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision, this administration will postition itself as the arbiter of abortion extremism worldwide, and it will guarantee that its domestic and interational social policies will polarize the nation and complete the destruction of the moral fabric of this country.

As Robert George notes, in "Our Struggle for the Soul of our Nation," the ungodly legacy of the American left over the past 36 years is the 50 million victims of a national feticide of genocidal proportions. The United States, with the Democratic administration in power, faces a moral reckoning today that is a potential breaker of nations:


Abortion and embryo-destructive research are at the heart of the divide between the nation's major political parties ....
The Republican Party's support for the unborn has brought into its ranks many disaffected rank-and-file Democrats, including a large number of Catholics and Evangelicals. I am one. Indeed, it overstates the matter only a bit to say that, as a result of the conflict of worldviews that began with abortion, the Republicans have become the party of the religiously engaged, while the Democrats have become the party of liberal secularists. Barack Obama is trying to win over religiously serious Catholics and Evangelicals, without altering in the slightest his support for abortion, including late-term and partial-birth abortions, the funding of abortion and embryo-destructive research with taxpayer dollars, the elimination of informed consent and parental notification laws, and the revocation of conscience and religious liberty protections for pro-life doctors and other healthcare workers and pharmacists. He will ultimately fail. We must see to it that he fails.


In this project, Obama is being served and abetted by a small number of Catholic and Evangelical intellectuals and activists who have been peddling the claim that Obama, despite his pro-abortion extremism, is effectively pro-life because of his allegedly enlightened economic and social policies will reduce the number of abortions. This is delusional. The truth is that Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to serve in the United States Senate or seek the Office of President of the United States. The revocation of the Hyde Amendment, the Mexico City Policy, funding limitations on embryo-destructive research, informed consent laws, parental notification statutes—all of which Obama has promised to his pro-abortion base—will dramatically increase the number of abortions, and will do so for reasons that have been articulated by the abortion lobby itself. It is the pro-abortion side that tells us that the Hyde Amendment alone has resulted in 300,000 fewer abortions each year than would otherwise be performed—and that is why they so desperately want it to be repealed. Yet the putatively pro-life Obama apologists claim that the man who pledges to repeal it is going to reduce the number of abortions. Let me say it again: this is delusional.

Reflecting that the left's abandonment of the Constitution's call that all shall have the equal protection of the laws, Professor George concludes:

We are called to account for the national sin of abortion. Like Thomas Jefferson reflecting on the evil of slavery—an evil in which he was personally complicit—we must "tremble for our country when we consider that God is just." Like Abraham Lincoln, whom President Obama invokes but does not emulate, we must pray that God, in His mercy, will not abandon us, but will rather restore us to the true and lofty moral ideals of our founding. Even at this dark hour for our movement, let us here highly resolve to hasten the day when this nation, under God, will be truly and fully and finally dedicated to the proposition that all are created equal.


Thanks, Donald.

Now is not the time to keep silent, but to shout from the house tops what is happening here. Not only must we pay for infeticide in our own country, but now we will be funding it in other countries, as well.

There isn't a better word to describe it, either..infeticide meaning 'fetal homicide' which tells the true story of what it actually is. It seems that homicide is becoming more and more prevalent in our society and it's abhorred by many..except when it comes to the unborn innocent.

I, for one, hope that it isn't too late..that we haven't already gone too far, so this is my prayer:

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

5 comments:

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Donald Douglas said...

Yes, Jan, don't miss out on the raging bounty of deaths of the unborn. Yay, Obama! All hail!

Very nice update and quotation at the end there, Jan!

Jan said...

Donald..I think many will rue the day they hailed this man, and cheered for what he is trying to accomplish.

Thanks for commenting.

morrisao said...

Jan, I love Americans almost as much as I love my own country, but electing Obama has to be the dumbest thing I've ever seen America do. I have no hesitation at all in calling Obama what he is - an evil man. He will drag the US into a situation from which it will not recover. His full condoning of abortion shows how anti-life he is. He is a liar, a conman - a true product of present day corrupt politics. Ever since the Obama delusion started, I've been checking into what he's about - looking *past* the charisma to see what he's about, and nothing about him or his methods are good. There is something about this guy I find truly creepy.

Jan said...

Morrisao..You've said a mouthful, and it is all true.

I, too, believe that electing Obama was the gravest mistake this country has ever made.

I can't believe that it's happened, but it has, and we are going to suffer the consequences.

Thanks for dropping by, and for your comments. :)