During the last presidential election, Catholics voted by a margin of 55-45% for the most pro-death President in history. Of course, he started out by covering up the crucifix at Georgetown before delivering a speech, so as not to offend Muslims or Atheists, proceeded to declare that “America is not a Christian nation,”, then bowed before a Saudi king. Therefore, should we be surprised when this secular humanist, pro-abortion President now attacks religious freedom by backing regulations which force Catholic hospitals—against their will and the tenets of their religion—to fund and or even perform abortions or risk sanctions and closure?
Before it is too late and we re-elect the most pro-abortion politician ever to hit Washington, perhaps we should revisit Obama “family values.”
Let’s start with babies. Of course we know that Obama would not want his daughter to be “punished with a baby” [sic] if she became pregnant. But it gets worse. In February of 2004, Michelle Obama authored a fund raising letter soliciting funds for Obama’s senatorial campaign.
Preaching to the radical, left-wing, pro-abortion, feminist choir, she railed against the federal partial birth abortion ban, and trumpeted the fact that her husband would never allow pro-life judges to interpret the law and would preserve the right of a woman and her doctor not just to perform an abortion, but to kill viable babies who were inches from life, by stabbing them in the head with scissors and sucking their brains out—euphemistically referred to as “partial birth abortion.” (Perhaps if commentators, politicians, and the rest of us referred to the procedure as “stabbing a nearly-born baby in the head and sucking his or her brains out” rather than “partial birth abortion,” people would better understand the hideous nature of this procedure.) But, back to the fund raising letter. Michelle Obama, when raising money for her husband, referred to “partial birth abortion” (“stabbing a nearly born baby in the head and sucking his or her brains out”) as:
“a legitimate medical procedure.” [sic]
This, of course, begs the questions: 1. In whose book is this a “legitimate medical procedure?” and 2. When did Michelle Obama go back to school and get her medical degree?
Obama family values
Of course the salient point is this: The Obamas, when raising money for his senatorial campaign, elicited money from the radical left pro-baby- killing wing of the Democratic party, bragged that Obama would prevent the politicians and the courts from ever presuming to protect babies, and trumpeted the “legitimate medical procedure” [sic] of stabbing babies in the head and removing their brains—just inches and moments from birth. I don’t know whose family values these are, but they are not mine, and certainly not those of Middle America or Kansas either, I presume.
But it gets worse. Forget about “punishing your girl by allowing her to have a baby.” Forget about stabbing live babies moments from birth in the head with scissors and sucking their brains out. The Obama family values go even further. Obama does not even favor protecting innocent babies who actually are “lucky” enough to survive late term abortions. In testimony before the United States Senate just before the federal Born Alive Infant Protection Act was passed (98-0 with Hillary Clinton supporting the Act) the Senators heard of instances in which babies surviving late-term abortions were actually thrown into waste bins or allowed to die by indifferent doctors or mothers who found the babies inconvenient. This is not just an abortion, this is not just a partial birth abortion; this is nothing less than infanticide. However, when a similar measure was brought to committee in the Illinois Senate—a committee chaired by none other than then Illinois Senator Barack Obama—he let the measure die in committee.
Like the babies who survived late-term abortions and then were allowed to die, the bill protecting born alive babies in Illinois was allowed to die by none other than Barack Obama**. Put simply, whenever Barack Obama had the chance to vote on and promote a bill in the Illinois Senate which would have prohibited doctors from allowing born alive babies to die or be killed or be thrown into dumpsters, Obama—the family man with good ole fashion American values—did nothing. Worse yet, he prevented the bill from being passed and argued against it. He would, as it turns out, let born alive babies die rather than prevent their deaths because to do so might some day, restrict a woman’s right to an abortion or result in the questioning of Roe v. Wade—God forbid.
So, before you vote again for the first secular humanist president of the United States, and as you watch the campaign commercials touting the Obamas’ family values, featuring the Obama family sitting around a cozy fireplace, think not of the image that they want to sell you. Think rather about the reality of who they are and what they stand for. If killing nearly born babies, and allowing born alive babies to be thrown in to a dumpster while still alive is your idea of family values, then vote for Obama. He is, after all, the champion of the right to kill babies. But just don’t say you didn’t know. Fifty million American babies have been killed since Roe v. Wade. And the Obamas are proud to have done their part to expedite the slaughter. As Michelle once said: “He is a fighter [for the right to abort and kill babies] and he will be a champion we can be proud of.”
Should it therefore have come as any surprise that Obama once announced to a meeting of Planned Parenthood Action Fund that:
“Well, the first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing I’d do”?
That legislation “....applies to every Federal, State and local statute, ordinance, regulations, administrative order, decision, policy, practice, or other action enacted, adopted or implemented before, on, or after the date of enactment of this act” and proscribes any impediment to the delivery of reproductive health services, including abortion, in the provision of benefits, facilities, services and information.
Recently, the Department for Health and Human Services on behalf of the Obama administration released guidelines as part of the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The guidelines mandated that by the summer of 2012 all individual and group health insurance plans, including self-insured plans, cover all FDA-approved contraception, sterilization procedures and pharmaceuticals that result in abortion.
Government, it seems, has outlawed God, and has, in effect, become God
These regulations apply to all Catholic hospitals and there are no provisions exempting Catholic hospitals (which employ Catholics and non Catholics alike) from their reach. Accordingly, Catholic hospitals and health care providers either have to provide or fund abortion services or drugs which induce abortions or face closure. Clearly, the freedom to kill babies trumps the freedom to exercise religion.
The President worships at the Altar of Choice. He considers freedom of choice so sacrosanct that pro death legislation was and is his top priority; he is more than willing to risk closure of hundreds of hospitals around the country and force them to act against their religious beliefs all for the sake of the right to kill a baby. As remarkable as this seems, it is the tragic truth. Government, it seems, has outlawed God, and has, in effect, become God.
So when, in time, Catholics observe their local Catholic hospitals close down because they refuse to abide by this modern-day Herod’s proclamation that babies must be killed, will they be so anxious to vote again for the man they blindly embraced four years ago? Will they too late suffer buyer’s remorse when they re-elect him? Even worse, will Catholic hospitals accede to his demands that they kill babies or provide the drugs to abort them? That seems unimaginable. Yet, after watching the majority of Catholics embrace the most pro death president in the history of our country, anything, sadly, seems possible.
© 2012 William Kevin Stoos
**The Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act passed the Illinois Senate after Obama left for Washington.