Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Does the Freedom of Choice Act Provide a Choice to the Unborn?

So many things to write about, so little time. I wish I had the time to update this blog more often because I seem to have so much on my mind lately, but, unfortunately there just never seems to be enough time to sit down and do it. So I’m finally getting around to commenting on the executive order that President Obama tried to slip in late Friday afternoon when no one was paying attention. As everyone knows, if you want to do something in politics that you don’t really want noticed; announce it on a Friday afternoon when everyone is distracted with wrapping up the work week and preparing for the weekend.

For those that don’t know, the president signed an executive order on Friday that reverses Bush’s order to deny government funding to international organizations that provide abortion services. I believe this is just the first step in Obama’s promise to push through the Freedom of Choice act, which would take away some of the current restrictions on abortion, such as parental consent and waiting periods. For those of us who believe that life begins at conception and that all people are created in the image of God for a purpose, this is truly frightening and will set the pro-life movement back decades.

I know some will argue that it’s not clear when life begins. However, in an age where medical science is so sophisticated that we can see organs forming at just a few weeks and where we have shown that a single cell contains a person’s complete DNA, I believe it is ridiculous to argue that life begins at some later time. But even if we want to put aside the scientific evidence; if we aren’t sure when life begins shouldn’t we take the most conservative view just in case? Do we really want to take the chance that it is a child we are disposing of and not just a mass of cells?

I’m truly saddened by the fact that a society as educated as ours has allowed this to become legal. But I’m really disturbed by the fact that there are some out there that are so dogmatic about it and want to make it even easier to obtain. I truly don’t understand the pro-choice position and the anger and hatred toward those of us who believe life is a precious gift from our Creator.

Obama is not the first pro-choice president, but he is in the driver’s seat right now due to his large majority in congress and will be able to push through his agenda with ease. He made his position very clear in the campaign and his record speaks for itself. I don’t believe he is an evil person, but if he gets his wish and this bill passes, the impact on the unborn in this country may be devastating.

I know this post will piss off a lot of people, but I believe this is one of the defining issues of our time and one on which I just cannot be silent. It is critical that we take a look at where we are headed as a nation and decide if we want to live in a culture that upholds and values life or one that disposes of life in the same way we do our garbage. God help us all if we choose the latter.

God Bless.

2 comments:

Tony C said...

The Executive Order he signed has been an ongoing flip-flop with several incoming Presidents. Reagan reversed Carter, Clinton reversed Bush Sr., W reversed Clinton...

It has become routine, but it is an area of concern for people who are Pro-Life.

Get the word out! Being in the minority doesn't mean things get shoved down our throats like it or not.

Thanks for the info.

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