Obama Culture of Death Update™: Among President Obama's First Official Acts is Promoting Abortion Abroad [UPDATED]
I really do hate to address this on this historic day marking the occasion of President Obama's inauguration, but since he appears to be wasting no time in pushing his pro-abortion agenda ...
LifeNews reports that "Obama Officials Confirm He Will Fund Foreign Abortions Starting Wednesday":
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Officials with the incoming administration of Barack Obama have confirmed that he will indeed overturn a pro-life policy of President Bush on his first day in office. Despite campaigning on the rhetoric of wanting to reduce abortions, Obama will make one of his first actions promoting them globally.This, despite a letter from Cardinal George, in his capacity as president of the USCCB, and another letter from a bipartisan group of 78 members of Congress, urging President Obama not to overturn the Mexico City Policy.
You can tell a lot about a man by what he makes his priorities. I am saddened by the loss of innocent life that will inevitably ensue from this sudden change in the policy of the United States government (not to mention that it will come at U.S. taxpayer expense).
This Obama Culture of Death Update™ has been brought to you by Prof. Douglas Kmiec, Eric McFadden, all the fine folks at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good / Catholics United / Catholic Democrats, and countless other Catholics for whom "Hope" and "Change" trumped LIFE.
Regular Guy Paul has a suggestion:
I invite you and everyone else to join me in calling the policy of providing federal funding for overseas abortion providers the "Douglas Kmiec Policy."
UPDATE #2 (23 January)
See Chris Blosser's post at Catholics in the Public Square: "Obama POSTPONES overturning Mexico City Policy".
Kudos to President Obama for not sticking his thumb in our eyes on this sad anniversary. That's small consolation knowing that he plans to overturn the Mexico City Policy soon anyway (possibly as early as today). But at least it shows some modicum of decorum that he chose not to do so as a way of "celebrating" the anniversary of Roe v. Wade the way Bill Clinton did.
UPDATE #3 (23 January)
Reuters reports that President Obama will overturn the Mexico City Policy today.
(Hat tip: Amy Welborn)
UPDATE #4 (24 January)
It's now a done deal.
Perhaps, one day, certain bloggers at certain blogs that purport to support a consistent ethic of life will find it in them to castigate President Obama for actually doing this heinous thing with as much vigor as they castigate his opponents for pointing out what the President has done (or for such trifling matters as being off by one day as to when the policy reversal would actually happen).
Perhaps, one day, certain bloggers at certain blogs that purport to support a consistent ethic of life will not seek to minimize the importance or gravity of such acts, but will instead criticize the President's anti-life policies with something a little more forceful than the mild scolding inherent in "While Obama is certainly wrong here, just look how much more wrong his opponents are there." Oooh, that tu quoque deflection will really do the trick of bringing the President around.
I suppose it might be giving certain bloggers too much credit to hope that they might react the same way I did when my presidential candidate of choice, Sen. Brownback, didn't respond as forcefully against the use of torture as I thought he should have. Mind you, I didn't (and don't) believe for one minute that Brownback actually supports torture, but I was angry that I hadn't heard an unequivocal denunciation of waterboarding and other so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques". I would appreciate the same level of outrage and indignation from Obama's Catholic supporters when he engages in policy-making that ought to shock our consciences.
Maybe one day. We can always hope.