Wednesday, October 29, 2008

If Obama Wins

I've been resisting any ideas of going political on my blog...aren't we all tired of this political season anyway? Please accept my apologies for adding to the information with which you've already been inundated, but I felt led to post this.

Let me start by saying that I don't condemn those who've had an abortion in the past. Many women make this difficult decision under much distress or under misleading information. I know there is forgiveness and healing for each of these situations, so I dont' mean to hurt anyone. This is a subject that is close to my heart so it's difficult to remain quiet.

While the war and the economy are the topics of concern for most voters, it's important to note that more lives have been lost as casualties of abortion than all American casualties of war throughout all of American history. And while we're all feeling the pinch financially, Obama would like to use your money to fund more abortions.

So here it is:

IF OBAMA WINS

-The Freedom of Choice Act (
FOCA) will be signed into law eliminating 35 years of laws that have restricted and regulated the practice of abortion.

-He would very likely offer legislation to eliminate the Hyde Amendment which protects taxpaying citizens from being forced to pay for abortions through Medicaid.

-Abortion will be covered in his proposed national health care plan.

-The Mexico City Policy, which bars taxpayer funding of organizations that perform or promote abortions in foreign countries, would be eliminated.

-Funding for the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) would be restored, allowing millions of taxpayer dollars for abortions and forced sterilizations in Third World countries, including China with its coercive "one child" policy.

-The
Born Alive Infants Protection Act and the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act would be overturned.

-Current restrictions on the performance of abortions on military bases would be removed.


The link to the info on partial birth abortion is rather graphic, but we all should be informed of the issues on which we're (essentially) voting. Abortion advocates use a misleading line about banning the practice "except when the health of the mother is in jeopardy," which is a catch-all for an unrestricted practice. The mother only has to claim the pregnancy is causing depression or a toothache for that matter to be excluded from the ban. The truth is, if the mother isn't healthy enough to give birth, she isn't healthy enough to give birth "paritially," as the baby is delivered except for the head which is...well, look for yourself. We should all be horrified and ashamed of a country that would allow such a practice! God help us!

Also, those of us who've heard and read about the horrible practice of forced abortion in countries such as China should be outraged that their $ could soon be funding such atrocities. My own daughters could have been victims of such a practice. In case you are unaware, women in China who have not received "permission" from the government to have a child (it isn't their turn to get pregnant) are sometimes taken from their homes and forced to abort their very loved and wanted child or are coerced to such a degree that there is no other choice.


I'll close with this from Princeton law professor Robert George:

Sen. Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion legislator and presidential candidate ever. While this may sound like political hype, it's actually a matter of fact. As just one example of Obama's radical stance on abortion, he has promised that, if elected, his first order of White House business would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act. This legislation is breathtaking in its implications, essentially eliminating numerous laws which have protected preborn babies for decades.

""Thirty years of effort on our part, in the pro-life movement, would be taken away in an instant by the passing of the Freedom of Choice Act. Evangelicals and Catholics who are supporting Obama should consider that they will be responsible ... if the Freedom of Choice Act is enacted."
- Robert George



3 incredible comments!:

Amy said...

I am praying more about this then anything I can recall. My heart hurts at the thought! By God's grace McCain will win and so will life!

Anonymous said...

I agree 100%! terri(daisybox)

Beverly said...

Vote life!! I did. McCain Palin