Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Obama's "Pro-Life" Position Scam

The Barack Obama "messaging machine" is now in full overdrive mode, seeking to mislead religiously committed Americans into thinking that Obama has a middle-of-the-road position on abortion policy and will promote "abortion reduction."

In late September, the Obama campaign kicked off a "Faith, Family & Values Tour." A team of Obama surrogates -- including Pepperdine University law school professor Douglas Kmiec, evangelical author Donald Miller, and former Congressman Tim Roemer of Indiana -- will travel from state to state, seeking the votes of religiously committed Americans. According to a report on BeliefNet.com, the surrogates will be “doing grass-roots evangelizing for Obama in community centers (neutral sites –no houses of worship) and homes. The Tour will continue for weeks in most of the key battleground states. . . ."

"The scam depends on the Obama campaign, with cooperation from the mainstream news media, deflecting attention away from Obama's actual record, and from his extensive commitments to pro-abortion interest groups," Johnson said. "Barack Obama is firmly committed to an agenda of sweeping pro-abortion policy changes that, if implemented, will surely greatly increase the number of abortions performed."

Johnson noted that a few short months ago, during his primary contest, Obama and his advocates were boasting about his record of leadership in opposition to legislation to ban partial-birth abortions, to protect infants born alive during abortions, and to require parental notification for minors seeking abortions, among other pro-life bills. "Those boasts were well-founded, and the current effort to re-package Obama as a moderate is a brazen scam," Johnson said. . . .

Obama is a cosponsor of the so-called "Freedom of Choice Act" (FOCA, S. 1173), which Johnson calls "the most sweeping piece of pro-abortion legislation ever proposed in Congress." The FOCA is a bill that would make partial-birth abortion legal again, strike down restrictions on taxpayer funding of abortion, and nullify virtually every state and federal law or policy that would in any way "interfere with" access to abortion, including parental notification laws. In a letter sent to every member of Congress by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on September 19, Cardinal Justin Rigali wrote, "No one who sponsors or supports legislation like FOCA can credibly claim to be part of a good-faith discussion on how to reduce abortions.” In a speech to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund on July 17, 2007, Obama said, "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing that I'd do."

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2 comments:

briefs said...

Although I would prefer that the government stay out of abortion, or at least punt it to the states ... I deplore Barack Obama's support for killing babies that happen to survive an abortion attempt.

What has this world come to, that a baby would be sacrificed on the altar of human choice?

prayeramedic said...

I agree it should be a state issue. So sad...