Obama to Reverse Abortion Policy on Friday
Friday, January 23, 2009
By Susan Jones, Senior Editor
Washington (AP) - Officials say President Barack Obama will sign an executive order on Friday ending the ban on federal funds for international groups that promote or perform abortion.
The Associated Press said the officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to pre-empt Obama's announcement.
The "Mexico City policy" bans U.S. taxpayer money from going to international family planning groups that either offer abortions or provide information, counseling or referrals about abortion.
Critics call it the "global gag rule," because it prohibits taxpayer funding for groups that even talk about abortion as an option for unplanned pregnancies.
Obama avoided signing the executive order on Thursday, when thousands of pro-life activists came to Washington to mark the 36th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion on demand.
And there you have it. Our new President/King is beginning to act, and very quickly, on his death-to-the-unborn mentality. That would be bad enough in itself. But the P/K is not content with that. He also insists on forcing you to use your money to pay for abortions and abortion advocacy around the world.
And to top it off, he is too much of a weenie to sign his executive order while pro-life advocates are in Washington.
What should Christians say about a man such as this? Obama made it clear that he would pursue these policies. Yet until now many Christians have said, “He hasn’t even taken office. Give him a chance to prove himself.”
Now the proof is in. Are Christians now allowed to call evil by its rightful name? Must we still somehow defer to the ‘historic’ President and give him more chances? Chances to do what?
In the 1930's when Hitler became Chancellor of Germany, he had announced his intentions toward the Jews. But the times were bad economically, and many people, including Christians, were willing to give Herr Hitler a chance. He had his chance, and he made the worst of it.
Should we give Obama still more chances? Or should we clearly and unequivocally point out, highlight, and denounce both the evil Obama is doing and the exceptionally evil person that he is for doing it?
Or should we just blindly ‘hope for some change’?