It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. All the people currently being mentioned as potential VP running mates for Barack Obama are solidly pro-abortion.
Take Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. Solidly pro-abortion. . . just like Obama.
And then there is Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius who counts among her friends the infamous late-term abortionist, George Tiller. Sebelius has vetoed numerous bills that would place common sense limits on abortions in Kansas. Another advocate of unrestricted abortion . . . just like Obama.
U.S. Senators Joe Biden and Christopher Dodd have solid pro-abortion voting records as long as your arm reflecting the many years they have been in the Senate. They are pro-abortion to the core . . . just like Obama.
There is no prominent pro-life Democrat even being mentioned as a possible running mate for Obama.
A new USA Today/Gallup poll shows John McCain leading, for the first time, among voters who say they are most likely to actually show up at the polls on election day. The poll showed a 49% - 45% lead for McCain. This reverses a five point lead Obama had in the last Gallup survey.
I know what you’re saying … poll results continually change and the election isn’t till November. But McCain is leading among likely voters even after Obama’s much-touted whirlwind international trip and in spite of the media’s interminable love affair with Obama. Could it be that the public is finally beginning to focus on the candidates’ positions on issues rather than glitz and hype?
As we feared, a measure, 1-1000, to legalize assisted suicide in the state of Washington will be on the November 4 ballot after proponents of the measure were successful in gathering sufficient valid signatures.
If this extremely onerous proposal is approved by the voters in Washington, it would legalize the killing of vulnerable patients by allowing their physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs so the patients can kill themselves.
Among the strongest opponents of 1-1000 are disability rights organizations who fear the legalization of assisted suicide will erode even further the ability of those with disabilities to receive adequate medical treatment. And they are right!
Leading the charge on behalf of 1-1000 is former Governor Booth Gardner who is wealthy, well-known, and has a progressive disease. Proponents of assisted suicide have raised over $1 million while opponents have raised a fraction of that amount. Fighting back 1-1000 will be a long and lengthy battle.
Our nation must guard against those “choices” which victimize the vulnerable, ourselves and society as a whole. Instead, we must minister compassionately to those who suffer from pain and those who fear death. It is vital that the healing tradition of medicine is maintained where doctors heal, not kill, their patients.
For those who would like to know more about the dangers of legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide, I strongly recommend the Nightingale Alliance website. This site is a joint venture of Wisconsin Right to Life and Christian Life Resources and it has become a worldwide information resource on these topics. You can access it here
Want the real scoop on Obama’s outrageous pro-abortion position and McCain’s pro-life record? National Right to Life PAC has launched two very informative websites, one on each candidate. Not only can you get the real deal on the Obama and McCain right-to-life positions, but you can guide your family, friends and colleagues to the site — again and again.
Young people, especially, need to have this information. Every study we have seen tells us these first-time voters are very pro-life. Polls also state that they support Obama in large numbers. We need to get them to connect the dots. A vote for Obama will relegate millions of unborn children to the dust heap of abortion. Where is the hope and promise for them?
In one of the most shocking developments linking Planned Parenthood and racism, the video below records an individual calling several Planned Parenthood offices in states like Ohio and New Mexico. The caller identifies himself as a prospective donor and states uncategorically that he wants to make a donation for the specific purpose of paying for the abortion of a black baby. The caller makes several racist remarks about wanting to have a black baby aborted because there are too many black people around.
The caller is assured by various Planned Parenthood officials, who are named in the video, that PP would be happy to oblige. The financial gift will be earmarked for abortion of a black baby. Listen for yourself, and you will find yourself as shocked as I am at the blatant racism displayed by PP. Anything for a buck, I guess.
David Andrusko writing in Today’s News and Views for the National Right to Life Committee says pro-abortionists are taking notice with trepidation about new attention being paid to abortion consequences for men. “Abortion rights supporters watch this latest mobilization warily: If anecdotes from grieving women can move the Supreme Court, what will testimony about men’s pain accomplish? They can potentially shift the entire debate,” said Marjorie Signer of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, an interfaith group that supports abortion rights. Signer was quoted in an article which ran in the January 7, 2008 Los Angeles Times.
Signer was referring to commentary which substantiated post-abortion grief for women in last year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the partial-birth abortion ban
Over the years, a few men have stepped forward to talk about the pain they experienced from losing a child through abortion. I can remember a father coming to a public hearing in Madison many years ago, testifying tearfully that he found out about his wife’s abortion when he found the bill for it while cleaning the kitchen floor. All who heard this dramatic testimony were profoundly affected by this man’s agony.
The subject of post-abortion men is no longer a now-and-then utterance as many more men come forward. At a workshop at the National Right to Life convention held earlier this month, family therapist Greg Hasek explained that post-abortive men do not seek counseling because they do not connect their pain to the abortion. Hasek said that what impacts men deeply is not the concept of abortion itself but that of lost fatherhood. Because of this, approaches to men must be different than those to women.
Kudos to the National Office for Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing for holding a major conference last November in San Francisco on “Reclaiming Fatherhood.” With 170 participants from 28 states and nine countries, this conference was so successful that a second one is planned for September 8th and 9th, 2008 in Chicago.
And, we will watch the pro-abortionists squirm as they continue to try to shove under the rug the fact that there are major harmful consequences from abortion to women and men.
The June 2008 update on advances in ethical human treatments and research using adult stem cells reveals an amazing array of success stories for patients with little hope until they received adult stem cell transplants. The scorecard is now 73 - 0, with 73 conditions and illnesses successfully treated using adult stem cells and zero with embryonic stem cells.
Here is just one of the personal stories told in this update. Barry Goudy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in May 1995. According to the update, “In 2003, Barry was accepted into Dr. Richard Burt’s study and received his adult stem cell transplant in July. After 4 months he was able to get back to work symptom free. In 2008, he will celebrate five years of being free of multiple sclerosis symptoms. ‘I look forward to continuing to live an active, productive MS-free lifestyle that includes my work as well as playing racquetball, golf and coaching hockey,’ affirms Barry.”
Other personal stories in the update involve progress with autoimmune disorders, genetic disease, heart tissue regeneration, breast reconstruction, leukemia, organ replacement, and neuroblastoma.
With all of the hype about embryonic stem cell research, it has yet to benefit even one single person in the entire world. In the meantime, quiet research which does not involve the destruction of human life is being conducted every day to benefit fortunate people like Barry Goudy.
It has been pretty comical to watch Obama spin, mold, expand and shift his positions on numbers of issues in the past four weeks, trying to make the public believe that the new position is what he has always stood for. What hilarity to then see him try to glide back to original positions as various interest groups he has offended beat him over the head.
And, so go his nuanced comments reported in this blog last week about Obama now wanting to prohibit late-term abortions.
Just days after these erroneous mutterings, Obama appeared on July 10 with his new best friend, Hillary Clinton, at a gathering of “Women for Obama.” With his ears ringing, no doubt, from claims that he is a turncoat on abortion “rights,” Obama told the group (as reported by the Baptist Press): “I stand by my votes against confirming Justices Roberts and Alito. I’ve made it equally clear that I will never back down from making sure that women have their reproductive rights here in this country. That’s what’s at stake in this election…..I was proud to get Planned Parenthood’s endorsement.”
It is incredible that Obama thinks the public will buy yesterday’s position nuanced to today’s (which is what he says has always believed) back to some new incarnation of the original stance and not see through it. Then again, his flimsy strategy may be working. Recent polling tells us half the population doesn’t even know how radically pro-abortion Obama is. Worse, 10% thinks he is pro-life.
Our job to educate the public is more challenging than ever with the lives of another 50 million children who could die from abortion over the next 30 years at stake.
In the first years following the January 22, 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision, WisconsinRight to Life worked for passage of a Wisconsin law to allow hospitals and medical professionals to refuse to participate in abortions for reasons of conscience. Similar laws have been passed at the federal level. Even with these protective laws in place, conscience rights for medical professionals are now under siege.
To the rescue comes the Bush administration. New rules have been proposed which would require that recipients of federal funds for health programs sign a certification stating that they will not discriminate against nurses and other medical professionals who object to participating in abortion by not hiring them. Hospitals, clinics, researchers and medical schools would be required to sign the “written certifications” before receiving federal funds.
Even though we have state and federal laws which protect the right of conscience in regards to abortion, the Bush administration wants to ensure that federal money does not “support morally coercive or discriminatory practices or policies in violation of federal law.” In other words, we have the laws, now we need to make certain they are followed.
In an interview with LifeNews.com, Dr. David Stevens, head of the 13,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA), said he is “pleased President Bush is moving ahead with protections for pro-life doctors and nurses.” The article reports that an internal survey of the CMA membership revealed that 41% of pro-life physicians had been pressured to compromise their views on the job.
Stay tuned — these new rules are tentative and are not yet in force.
A new national campaign is being waged in 50 U.S. cities for health care reform under the name of Health Care for America Now. Sounds good, until you look at who is intimately involved in its development and promotion — none other than that bastion of abortion, Planned Parenthood.
The details of the Health Care for America Now are fuzzy. But, you can bet that it will cover abortion on demand, paid for with your federal tax dollars. Planned Parenthood has contributed at least $500,000 to promotion of this plan. Conveniently, PP is one of the organizations on the steering committee for this group.
Planned Parenthood must be drooling at the prospects of this health care plan gaining steam and actually being enacted. Let’s look at it in numbers — that would be $$$$$$. Current revenue for 1.2 million abortions each year in the U.S. is approximately $480 million. PP already gets $116 million of this pot. With the taxpayer footing the bill for free abortions, they are certain to rise in number — and PP’s revenue will go up accordingly.
Don’t be fooled by slick advertisements you may see for Health Care for America Now. Ask yourself the question — health care for whom? Certainly not for unborn babies.