100 Days of Death

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Obama has been a busy guy over his first 100 days of his presidency.  And he’s definitely had a lot of tough challenges thrown on his plate.  Amazingly, on top of being able to spend the most money in the history of the world during one of our worst economies, he hasn’t forgotten at all about his promises to the abortion industry.

Shockingly, there are honestly Catholics who are trying to argue that Obama has been a “moderate” on moral issues.  They need to pull their head out of the sand.  While the media is happy to portray him as such, Obama is the exact same guy that he has always been – an extreme liberal.  Sure, if you listen to his rhetoric he does a great job of convincing you that he’s reasonable, moderate, working hard to respect both sides of the issue, and bringing people together.

But if you look at the facts, it is the same old story.  Look at the spending.  Look at the appointments in his administration.  Look at the release of Top Secret memos revealing sensitive information to our enemies.  Look at the non-waging of the wars we are still in…whether we want to recognize the enemy or not.  And most importantly, look at how he has treated the dignity of the human person thus far.

I thought he had enough on his plate already.  But he’s still found time to work hard on one of his top priorities.  Abortion “rights.”

The abortion industry gave Obama 15 demands when he got elected.  His administration has already accomplished or is already progressing on 10 out of these 15.  These 10, as reported by the Susan B. Anthony List, are:

  • Reverse the pro-life Mexico City Policy – Accomplished by Executive Order on January 23, 2009.
  • Restore funding to the UNFPA – Accomplished in the FY 2009 Appropriations Omnibus bill; Increased funding 25% to $50 million. More funding requested For FY 2010.
  • Increase Title X Funding (Planned Parenthood Funding Stream) to $700M – Title X Domestic Family Planning received an increase of about $7.5 million for a total of $307M. (2.5% increase) More requested for FY 2010.
  • Rescind Conscience Protections for Medical Providers – Rule reversal published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2009.
  • Strike Abortion Budgetary Restrictions – Kemp-Kasten language limiting funds for organizations connected to coercive abortion practices weakened in FY 2009 budget.
  • Provide $1B for International Family Planning – International Family Planning received an increase of $88 million for a total of $545 million. (19% percent increase over $457 million in FY08).
  • Select Pro-Abortion Judicial Nominees – David Hamilton nominated for U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Choose Pro-Abortion Federal Appointees – Achieved with nominations of Kathleen Sebelius, Janet Napolitano, David Ogden, Elena Kagan, Ellen Moran, Dawn Johnsen, and more.
  • Review Policies that Restrict Access to Emergency Contraception – FDA approved access to Plan B for 17 year olds.
  • Reduce the Cost of Birth Control at College Health Centers – Nominal drug pricing for university and community clinics included in FY 2009 Budget.

Even in his first 100 days, during a global economic crisis and multiple wars, Obama has already established himself as, by far, the most pro-abortion president in our history (not that we didn’t already know that before we elected him).  It’s especially obvious when you combine it with the fact that a top priority remains to be passing FOCA.

He’s just barely getting started.

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Ron Russell May 1, 2009 at 10:05 am

Thanks for the follow on twitter. Like you I am pro-life. Obama on the other hand is very much to the left of my position on almost everything. I favor individual liberties whereas Obama seems to be very much a collectivist. Visit me sometime totus-blog.blogspot.com

Jenn May 1, 2009 at 10:35 am

The single best way to prevent abortions is to prevent unwanted pregnancies. I think that’s where the focus should always be. Once you get the the abortion clinic, its WAY to late to alter someones frailed decision. We as a community need to be on top of this in our education to children and in the outreach to the community at large.

Jane May 1, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Jenn,
Although you are correct, that’s exactly the logic that Obama is using to justify his actions. He’s saying that we should put money into social programs to “prevent” unwanted pregnancies; but, once pregnant it’s too late and the woman should be able to abort. So, we should be educating our children in abstinance, absolutely, but we also need to oppose this tragedy and use our voice, money and prayers to fight everything this man is trying to accomplish here.

Jane May 1, 2009 at 12:11 pm

(I posted this once, but don’t see it… sorry if it is a duplicate) Jenn, although you are correct, that is the very logic that Obama is using to justify his actions. He claims that his focus will be on “preventing” unwanted pregancies and that once a girl is pregnant it is “too late”, so we might as well make it easy. So, sure, we need to educate our children in abstinance, but we need to oppose with our voices, money and prayers this travesty. I don’t agree, though, that if a girl has walked into a clinic it is too late to change her mind. It’s not too late until the procedure is done.

Mike May 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm

“The single best way to prevent abortions is to prevent unwanted pregnancies.” But you can’t prevent that. There will always be such. And promoting the impression that the fetus does not deserve the right to live makes a pregnancy that much more unwanted, because the mother is not thinking of the gift of life, but of a cancer-like bunch of cells growing and sapping her of energy.

I’m not saying we don’t need to address other causes of the abortion decision, but the most basic reason for abortion is a lack of understanding that the fetus is a human being. Let’s not ignore that fact.

And the best way to acknowledge that a human being is being killed is to make it a crime. Why? Because a human being is being killed, and our country is founded on the principle that every human has an unalienable right to life.

Jane May 1, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I agree 100%, Mike! Well said.

Haina May 2, 2009 at 12:23 am

Well said, Mike!

Annette May 4, 2009 at 8:28 am

The United States African American community makes up approximately 15% of the American population. In this country approximately 34% of the total abortions performed are on African American women. What is he thinking? He is supporting the killing off of a race. What is he thinking?

We can do the most powerful thing and pray. Pray, pray and pray for the conversion of souls to Truth, love and Jesus………….

Leo May 14, 2009 at 10:35 am

It is very very interesting, to see racist hiding under the catholic teachings to promote their right wing agendas.Why didnt any of you guys say anything about the right bombing Iraq and killing innocent women and children? didnt the leader of our church his holiness John Paul 2 say no to it? how many innocent people and mostly the weakest on earth,kids and women were killed and still being killed there today and all you guys do is run around talk about abortion, protest at Notre Dame, admit it, the whole reason behind all this is racism, all you racist and the so called US catholic church leaders are a big joke. I have never heard any catholic preacher here in the US preach against fornication,adultry, and all they do is talk about politics and abortion. I think its time the US catholic church should be stripped of the tax status. Little advice to yall,read, learn about the true catholic church, because what is practiced in this country as catholism is a joke

Jane May 14, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Mr. Leo, first of all, the discussion is about abortion. It wouldn’t make sense to begin discussing every social issue here in this forum. Secondly, are you Catholic? Have you attended mass in the US? I have been to many masses where the homily was against adultery, fornication and other sins. Thirdly, please explain why you think this is a racist discussion? I don’t think abortion is a race issue. ALL life is sacred, regardless of race. True, there are many American “Catholics” who don’t follow the teachings of the Church, but that does not mean that the deposit faith has not been preserved here in the US. Actually, it sounds more like you have a racial agenda than the people who are discussing this topic. There was more contempt in your post than I have seen in any of these comments. It sounds as if you have had a bad experience and are projecting that on the entire Church in the US. I’m truly sorry if you have had some sort of an issue; but rest assured, the true faith is preserved in much of the US.

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