Pro-Life and Pro-Obama?

18 01 2009

Grant Swank has some great points when he tells about some conversations he had with a black minister friend who had led his life as an evangelical Christian, but in the months leading up to the election, his support for Obama caused Swank to question his friend’s stance. I will say that although I agree with most of what he says, I think it is unnecessary to refer to Obama as “B. Hussein”. This is a tactic that is clearly meant as a way to play on people’s biases against Muslims and Arabs. Swank would still have plenty of ammo to work with in this article without having to resort to basically a form of name-calling. It’s just silly and immature. Still, I agree with the point of his article.

Abortion is murder.

Homosexual practice is abhorrent to the biblical God.

Both can never fit with the scriptural ethic. Never. Therefore, I cannot ever reason that it is legitimate for a person to testify to being a biblical Christian while at the same time openly confirming abortion and sodomy as acceptable.

There are those who say that every woman has a right to control her own body. That is true. Then, having control over her own body, she should not become pregnant if she does not want children. That is control! When she becomes pregnant, then she has lost her control over that situation.

But more importantly, only God has final rights to any person’s body. He brought that body into life and someday will take that body out of life. In the meantime He provides the very sustaining power for the body’s life to continue.

The Bible speaks of a fetus as a person, not simply tissue that can be discarded if found to be a bother or nuisance. Since the fetus is a person from the moment of conception, then the destroying of the fetus is killing a person.

“Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me? Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again? Did you not pour me out like milk … and knit me together with bones and sinews? You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit” (Job 10:8-12 NIV).

“Before I was born the LORD called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name…and now the LORD says — he who formed me in the womb to be his servant…” (Isaiah 49:1, 5).


Obama’s Abortion Socialism

13 12 2008

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post. My wife and I took a short trip to Hawaii as a mini-honeymoon.

Paul Kengor has an excellent piece in American Thinker about Obama’s plans to make abortion an entitlement for every American woman. Just another part of our life that he wants to socialize.

Obama sees “abortion rights” in several ways, but, principally, he perceives abortion as a matter of economic fairness. For Barack Obama, abortion is not merely a Constitutional right; it is a matter of social justice. He believes it is patently unfair that some women struggle to afford an abortion, or cannot purchase the procedure at all. Consequently, the state — meaning a single federal state — should seize that right and ensure its equitable distribution to every (female) citizen. This is spreading the wealth — on the skin of America’s unborn.

What you have here, remarkably, is a kind of abortion socialism, utterly unprecedented in the history of America.

It is also a testimony to the dark pessimism behind Obama’s sunny rhetoric about “change,” as well as the dark pessimism of the modern liberal-progressive worldview. The undesired child is seen as a burden. For the mother’s alleged financial well-being, she now, apparently, needs the government benefit of an abortion “safety net” to exterminate that child in the womb. That safety net includes the sick, secular left’s utopian dream: federal funding — your tax dollars — of unrestricted abortion.

Barack Obama is ready to take this nation where it has never gone before.

Planned Parenthood Admits Infanticide Happens

31 10 2008

Ed Morrisey at Hot Air brings our attention to a video released by Students for Life of America, in which an employee from Planned Parenthood admits that certain late-term abortions can result in a baby being delivered alive and then left to die.

This is the same Planned Parenthood to which Obama pledged to pass the Freedom of Choice Act, which would remove all state limitations on abortion and restore federal funding for the first time in decades. These are the people to whom Obama pledges his loyalty.

“They wouldn’t be able to live on its own. So, eventually, the baby does die.” Chilling.

For some reason, I can’t get the video embedded here, so just click on the links above to view it.

Palin’s Speech In Support of Life

11 10 2008

Kathryn Jean Lopez posts the text of a speech that Governor Sarah Palin just gave.

Yes, every innocent life matters. Everyone belongs in the circle of protection. Every child has something to contribute to the world, if we give them that chance. There are the world’s standards of perfection … and then there are God’s, and these are the final measure. Every child is beautiful before God, and dear to Him for their own sake.

As for our beautiful baby boy, for Todd and me, he is only more precious because he is vulnerable. In some ways, I think we stand to learn more from him than he does from us. When we hold Trig and care for him, we don’t feel scared anymore. We feel blessed.

It’s hard to think of many issues that could possibly be more important than who is protected in law and who isn’t – who is granted life and who is denied it. So when our opponent, Senator Obama, speaks about questions of life, I listen very carefully.

I listened when he defended his unconditional support for unlimited abortions. He said that a woman shouldn’t have to be – quote – “punished with a baby.” He said that right here in Johnstown –“punished with a baby” – and it’s about time we called him on it. The more I hear from Senator Obama, the more I understand why he is so vague and evasive on the subject. Americans need to see his record for what it is. It’s not negative or mean-spirited to talk to about his record. Whatever party you belong to, there are facts you need to know.

Senator Obama has voted against bills to end partial-birth abortion. In the Illinois Senate, a bipartisan majority passed legislation against that practice. Senator Obama opposed that bill. He voted against it in committee, and voted “present” on the Senate floor. In that legislature, “present” is how you vote when you’re against something, but don’t want to be held to account.

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a Democrat, described partial-birth abortion as “too close to infanticide.” Barack Obama thinks it’s a constitutional right, but he is wrong.

Most troubling, as a state senator, Barack Obama wouldn’t even stand up for the rights of infants born alive during an abortion. These infants – often babies with special needs – are simply left to die.

In 2002, Congress unanimously passed a federal law to require medical care for those babies who survive an abortion. They’re living, breathing babies, but Senator Obama describes them as “pre-viable.” This merciful law was called the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. Illinois had a version of the same law. Obama voted against it.

Asked about this vote, Senator Obama assured a reporter that he’d have voted “yes” on that bill if it had contained language similar to the federal version of the Born Alive Act. There’s just one little problem with that story: the language of both the state and federal bills was identical.

Voters Don’t Know Candidates’ Stances on Abortion

15 07 2008 is reporting that a new poll shows that half of voters don’t know that Senator John McCain is pro-life or that Senator Barack Obama is pro-abortion.

The survey shows that, when pro-life voters know that information, they support McCain by a three-to-one margin.

A stunning 38 percent of voters don’t know where either Obama or McCain stand on the issue of abortion. Some ten percent wrongly identify Obama as pro-life and 17 percent think McCain supports abortion.