Yesterday Rachel posted a great essay to help rally pro-life hope in the face of the Freedom of Choice Act. In response to her essay, several readers claimed that President Obama was not “staunchly pro-abortion” and one even posited that Rachel’s opinion of the President’s abortion stance was due to Rachel’s not wanting to join in on the Obama party that has swept the nation.
If you claim that President Obama is not staunchly pro-abortion, then you are either uninformed or willfully ignorant.
I make this strong statement because the evidence stands overwhelmingly in opposition to anyone who would make the above claim. It is unfair to the integrity of public discourse that one should continue to make this claim in public debates. The evidence I speak of has been centralized in one place by a number of prominent, pro-life intellectuals. Robert George, Hadley Arkes, and Francis Beckwith have begun a new website, MoralAccountability.com, in order to shine the light on the new President’s record on abortion.
We are in a time of economic crisis. According to the press and popular belief, many people are losing jobs, losing homes, and losing retirement investments. Nonetheless, tax day is quickly approaching and each of us will have to open our wallets to pay the government its due. And what will President Obama do with that money? He will fund overseas abortions.
In response to the economic crisis in this country, President Obama plans to repeal the Mexico-City Policy in order to use our tax burden to fund private organizations that give abortions in other countries. In the face of an economic crisis on the homefront, is this really a good use of our money, to be sending it abroad to private organizations to fund abortions? Given that the Mexico-City Policy and FOCA are among the first things he has put his Presidential attention to in his first days in office, doesn’t it seem reasonable to conclude that President Obama’s priorities are such that promoting abortion is at the top of his list?
Let me be clear. It is fine to debate and disagree about the morality and constitutionality of abortion. Such debates are good and ought to be had. But do not, for one moment, pretend that President Barack Obama is anything but staunchly pro-abortion. Not only does he want to kill babies in this country, he wants private organizations to kill babies in other countries using your and my hard-earned money. To claim that President Obama is anything but pro-abortion is untrue and insulting to the intellectual integrity of your fellow citizen. I’m pro-life. I do not hide the fact that I am pro-life and I will debate the merits of my side of the argument. President Barack Obama is pro-abortion. His followers should have the integrity to admit that he is pro-abortion and debate his position on the merits of his arguments if they so choose.
A Brief Pro-Life Reading List:
Justin Taylor at Between Two Worlds has written a number of excellent posts regarding the pro-life side of the abortion debate. I encourage you to read them here, here, here, here, and here. Hugh Hewitt has also posted a few pro-life posts featuring his interviews with Robert George. See them here and here. Finally, our very own Joe Carter wrote an open letter to fetal humans. I encourage you to read it.