Tuesday, October 14, 2008

for those who think I wholeheartedly support Barack Obama...

... I can assure you that I don't. Mainly because of this. I just don't see how someone can claim to value a human life, and casually consent to letting people kill an unborn child.
What kind of America do we want our beloved nation to be? Barack Obama's America is one in which being human just isn't enough to warrant care and protection. It is an America where the unborn may legitimately be killed without legal restriction, even by the grisly practice of partial-birth abortion. It is an America where a baby who survives abortion is not even entitled to comfort care as she dies on a stainless steel table or in a soiled linen bin. It is a nation in which some members of the human family are regarded as inferior and others superior in fundamental dignity and rights. In Obama's America, public policy would make a mockery of the great constitutional principle of the equal protection of the law. In perhaps the most telling comment made by any candidate in either party in this election year, Senator Obama, when asked by Rick Warren when a baby gets human rights, replied: ''that question is above my pay grade.'' It was a profoundly disingenuous answer: For even at a state senator's pay grade, Obama presumed to answer that question with blind certainty. His unspoken answer then, as now, is chilling: human beings have no rights until infancy - and if they are unwanted survivors of attempted abortions, not even then.
Anybody know of a great candidate for president whose name isn't John McCain or Barack Obama? I'm open to suggestions.

MORE: JT, take it away.

1 comment:

  1. OK, I'll play devil's advocate here.

    You are driving an ambulance. You have space for one patient. You come across two injured people. One of them can be saved with proper and immediate medical attention. One of them will die no matter what you do. Do you leave both of them to die, just to be "fair" and "right" and "moral" or do you save the one who can be saved?

    It would break my heart, but I would rush the one who could be saved to the hospital and pray for peace for the one who could not.

    I know a half dozen women who underwent partial-birth abortions. None of them did it as a last ditch attempt at birth control. None of them wanted this to happen. All of them already had children. All of them were and are married to the father. Yes, all of them attend religious services.

    I repeat: none of these couples wanted this to happen. All of these pregnancies were planned, wanted and welcome.

    All of the pregnancies had serious complications. The pregnancy could have been carried to term, but in consequence, would have killed both of them.

    Do you leave both to die, or do you save the life that can be saved?

    Women will have abortions. Women have had abortions for millenia. I am pro-choice because I want them to be performed under safe, sanitary and protected circumstances.