Pardon me while I rant a little bit. I hope you’ll bear with me and read this and let me know what you think, especially if you’re an Obama supporter….
Barack Obama: the most pro-abortion political figure ever to run for president. Make you wonder what “yes we can” means?
What really surprised me is that I got several responses like this:
“Actually, Obama said the other day that nobody really supports abortion.”
A couple of folks who seem to really love Jesus said things like,
“Next week, we’ll be saying ‘Yes we did!'”
As if they couldn’t care less that they support someone who aggresively promotes infanticide.
And my old buddy Patrick said,
“People are still talking about abortion in relation to presidential candidates? Really? I thought we’d moved on to more important issues.”
Now, first of all, let me say that if you want to vote for Obama, then fine. I don’t think you’re stupid or arrogant for wanting to do that. I don’t disrespect you for wanting to do that. I realize that it’s a really ‘cool’ thing to do. You get to have the popular bumper sticker and say things like ‘yes we can!’.
Here’s where I want to challenge the Obama supporters: please don’t trick yourself or lie to yourself or rationalize this – you have got to acknowledge that you support the most pro-abortion political figure in the history of our country. And not only that, but one who has no integrity when it comes to this matter because he consistently refuses to acknowledge his views.
Forget what he says, and look at how he has voted! Here are some snippets from an article by a professor at Princeton University. (this dude is a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics and previously served on the United States Commission on Civil Rights):
Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to seek the office of President of the United States. He is the most extreme pro-abortion member of the United States Senate. Indeed, he is the most extreme pro-abortion legislator ever to serve in either house of the United States Congress.
I have examined the arguments advanced by Obama’s self-identified pro-life supporters, and they are spectacularly weak. It is nearly unfathomable to me that those advancing them can honestly believe what they are saying.
For, unlike his running mate Joe Biden, Obama does not think that abortion is a purely private choice that public authority should refrain from getting involved in. Now, Senator Biden is hardly pro-life. He believes that the killing of the unborn should be legally permitted and relatively unencumbered.
But unlike Obama, at least Biden has sometimes opposed using taxpayer dollars to fund abortion, thereby leaving Americans free to choose not to implicate themselves in it. If we stretch things to create a meaningful category called ”pro-choice,” then Biden might be a plausible candidate for the label; at least on occasions when he respects your choice or mine not to facilitate deliberate feticide.
The same cannot be said for Barack Obama.
You can go on and read about how Obama has voted FOUR TIMES against a bill that simply says that if a doctor botches an abortion so badly that the baby makes it out alive, the living, breathing, viable human baby cannot be killed. (and yes that happens daily – watch a nurse talk about how she regularly has to carry babies to a ‘death room’ where they are left to die of malnutrition and hypothermia because this legislation has not been passed here)
And on top of all this, Obama doesn’t even have the integrity to tell the American people that he supports this stuff. When Rick Warren asked him when human life begins, he said, “That’s above my pay-grade.” And he recently said, “Nobody really supports abortion.”
….not true Mr. Obama. Why do you want to deceive the American people? Why won’t you at least be honest about your aggresively pro-abortion voting history?
Listen, if you couldn’t care less about 40 million children that have been murdered in the last couple-dozen years, and all you want to do is be on the bandwagon that’s probably gonna win, then fine, vote Obama.
But, if you believe that abortion is (usually murder) and you have closed your eyes and jumped on this ‘yes we can’ bandwagon, willfully ignoring that the guy you’re getting behind is our country’s leading promoter of fetucide and infanticide, then please at least open your eyes and choose with your whole consciousness.
This isn’t about whether the next president is going to overturn Roe v. Wade. He couldn’t if he wanted to because that’s the job of the supreme court. That’s not what this is about at all…
This is about whether the next president of the US is going to be a man who says that selfishness that leads all the way to murder is acceptible and should be welcomed, or a president that believes in the sanctity of human life.