Yesterday marked the 36th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade and thousands–upwards of 225,000—flocked to our nation’s capital for the 2009 March for Life. The turnout was huge, as it is each year. It is amazing to see so little coverage of such a large gathering of people devoted to such a cause—one is hard-pressed to find more than a passing sentence in the media of this event.
And today, in one of his first acts as President, Obama revoked the Mexico City policy, which prohibits US tax dollars from going toward groups that provide and promote abortions oversees. Here is what Obama had to say about his decision:
“On the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we are reminded that this decision not only protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, but stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters,” said Obama. “I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose.”
See, that’s the funny thing about the liberal mindset: They think the government should intrude in each and every aspect of the citizenry’s lives EXCEPT where it would serve to protect and defend millions of innocent lives. The only place where they don’t want government involved is the one place it could effectively eliminate the sickening destruction of babies in the womb.
Abortion is not a matter of privacy, contrary to what pro-abortion people attest. It is a matter of natural law: One does not have the right to take the life of another. Abortion is not necessarily a religious issue, either. A good atheist realizes the fallacy and the destructive nature of abortion. Apparently, our 44th president does not.
Contrast Obama’s statement to that of George W. Bush’s to the crowds in Washington yesterday via telephone:
You believe, as I do, that every human life has value, that the strong have a duty to protect the weak, and that the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence apply to everyone, not just to those considered healthy or wanted or convenient. These principles call us to defend the sick and the dying, persons with disabilities and birth defects, all who are weak and vulnerable, especially unborn children.
This reminds me again why I’m proud to have supported President Bush. The man was committed to promoting a culture of life. I cannot and do not support President Obama, and frankly, I think his stance on abortion is an embarrassment to modern civilization and an age that should know better. Those people who support such a heinous practice–even those who support it by proxy by voting for those who support it—will be looked upon as fools in the fullness of time, just as we look back in horror at the Nazi regime and its extermination of the Jewish people. As the president of the March for Life, Nellie Gray, said in a statement when asked what she wanted Obama’s first impression of the pro-life movement in America to be:
“I definitely want him to see that Americans are telling him that this is our country, and our country does not kill innocent human beings. And now we are at the point of killing 50 million innocent human beings – that’s genocide. The reason for the March for Life is to assure that in history no one will be able to say, ‘Why didn’t those people stand up and do something?'”
I think that to say that abortion is all about “choice” is to gloss over the fact that the child has no choice in the matter. It sounds so benign and fair to say you support “a woman’s right to choose.” People who have not thought about the realities of abortion hide behind that statement. People who have not truly examined the issue from every single point of view hide behind that statement. And people who simply cannot face up to the brutal reality of abortion hide behind that statement.
Pray for the heart of our president to change on this issue.