Friday, August 29, 2008

Abortion: NOT a "Small Thing"

Reader, let me ask you a question. Does the crowd in this picture look small? THOUSANDS travel to Washington D.C. every year to March for Life. Because God has blessed America, the protest is done in peace. This is a GREAT country, but there is always room for improvement. That's why Americans applaud the idea of "change." I think the way in which we view the sanctity of human life will ultimately determine the future of our great nation. Obviously, based on this photo, I am not alone.

"We can not make a big election about small things," Senator Barack Obama announces in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Is abortion a SMALL issue? He says, "Maybe we can't agree on abortion, but we can find ways to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies. " Is that good enough? Those of us who are pro-life want an attitude shift about the rights of the unborn. Reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies is not going to create a change in the way people view human life. Senator Obama, what does it say about your judgement when you vote against pro-life legislation 100% of the time during your tenure as a senator? Barack Obama likes to say that he voted against the war in Iraq. However, his voting record on life issues is not something he brags about.

I know I nicknamed him "Senator Abominable" in a previous post, but Senator Obama does have admirable personal qualities, and opinions on other issues that I agree with. I wish I could vote for him, but his position on abortion is abominable. How can an intelligent, articulate man who cares about serving others not want rights for unborn children? With his voting record (in regard to life issues) I wonder how can he sleep at night. It would have been a small thing for the senator to support pro-life legislation, and yet, he chose many times to vote "present, " avoiding the issue altogether. What was he doing, putting his future presidential campaign ahead of his conscience?

The following information was taken from the National Right to Life website: :

  1. Barack Obama is a co-sponsor of the “Freedom of
    Choice Act” (FOCA), a bill that would
    nullify virtually all federal and state limitations on
    abortion, including the types now permitted by
    the Supreme Court, such as parental notification
    laws and waiting periods. It would also make
    partial-birth abortion legal again.

  2. While in the Illinois State Senate, Barack Obama
    voted against legislation that prohibited taxpayer
    dollars from being used to pay for abortion. His
    campaign has stated that he “does not support”
    the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer
    funding of abortion through the Medicaid

  3. Barack Obama voted to block a bill to require an
    abortionist to notify a parent before performing an
    abortion on a minor who lives in another state.

  4. Barack Obama voted against an amendment to
    allow states to provide federally subsidized health
    care insurance for an unborn child (within the
    SCHIP program). The amendment would have
    written explicit language into the SCHIP
    statute to guarantee that a covered child
    “includes, at the option of a State, an unborn
    child.” The amendment further defined “unborn
    child” as “a member of the species homo sapiens,
    at any stage of development, who is carried in the

  5. Barack Obama sharply criticized the Supreme
    Court for its 2007 Gonzales v. Carhart decision
    upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. He
    said, “I strongly disagree with today’s Supreme
    Court ruling...I am extremely concerned that this
    ruling will embolden state legislatures to enact
    further measures to restrict a woman’s right to
    choose, and that the conservative Supreme Court
    justices will look for other opportunities to erode
    Roe v. Wade, which is established federal law and
    a matter of equal rights for women.”

  6. While a member of the Illinois State Senate,
    Barack Obama opposed the proposed “Born-Alive
    Infants Protection Act” (BAIPA). The measure
    was very similar to the federal BAIPA, which
    President Bush signed into law in 2002. Obama
    opposed the legislation for three straight
    legislative sessions and twice spoke against the
    bill on the Senate floor. He voted against the bill
    twice in committee and once on the Senate floor.
    Both laws were intended to provide protection for
    babies who survived abortions equal to protection
    received by babies who are spontaneously born

  7. Since his election to the Senate in 2004, Barack
    Obama has compiled a 0% voting record on prolife
    issues scored by the National Right to Life
    Committee. By contrast, he has a 100% rating
    from NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Here's what Mother Theresa thinks about small things:

“What I do you cannot do; but what you do, I cannot do. The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”

Forget about CHANGE, it's more like, time for a miracle. Maybe Mother Theresa will come out of eternal retirement and run for President of the United States. If not, I plan to use my presidential vote to offend Hillary Clinton. Now that's the beauty of democracy.

"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what a ship was built for."
-John A. Shedd (Salt in My Attic, 1928)

All pictures above show March for Life, Washington D.C., 2008

Above: A 3D sonogram of my youngest at 25 weeks (6 months) in the womb.
By week 4 (one month) the neural tube, which becomes the nervous system and brain, the heart and primitive circulatory system have formed. - (FACT taken from

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