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David Ripley: Reviewing Obama’s Record

November 2nd, 2012 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

As citizens prepare to cast their ballots on Tuesday, it is important to review President Obama’s focused, unrelenting campaign to expand abortion in America. If there is a “war” going on, it is the war on the preborn child.

In truth, the public record of Obama’s unwavering assault is too long to recount in its entirety, at least on a website. Perhaps someone will undertake the mission of compiling his unsavory record in a book after his regime is repulsed.

Still, there is great value in remembering some of the details. Perhaps readers of this column can share this posting with neighbors and friends who have not followed Obama’s regime with much care.

From his first day in office, Obama began to execute the agenda prepared with help from his friends at Planned Parenthood. On January 23rd, 2009, Obama issued an Executive Order to rescind the Mexico City Policy – which President Reagan had established to prohibit the use of U.S. dollars in abortions overseas. He later backs this up with a special appropriation of $50 million to the UNFPA.

President Obama filled his cabinet and Administration with unsavory characters committed to a radical pro-abortion agenda: Kathleen Sebelius became Secretary of Health & Human Services; Thomas Perelli became Deputy Attorney General (he is attorney who represented Terri Schiavo’s husband in his campaign to dispose of his wife).

In his first March, Obama signs another Executive Order allowing federal tax dollars to be used in funding embryonic stem cell research – cloning new humans only to destroy them for their stem cells.

Then Obama’s representatives help press the United Nations to establish abortion as a fundamental human right. (A year later – March, 2010 – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blast the Canadian government for being weak on its support for international abortions).

In April of 2009, Obama’s new FDA expands the availability of “Emergency Contraception” to teenage girls. (This would be expanded even further: His federal government now helps schools in New York and California provide free EC pills to students without parental consent or knowledge).

After passing his federal take-over of the nation’s health care system – which will do more to expand abortion than anything since the Roe v. Wade decision itself – President Obama continues his assault on Life and the religious values which infuse the pro-Life movement:

While Congress is in recess in 2010, Obama appoints Dr. Donald Berwick as Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The man is an express advocate of health care rationing for the disabled and elderly.

In January of 2011, Obama issues a public statement extolling the virtues of legalized abortion:

“Today marks the 38th Anniversary of Roe v.Wade, the Supreme Court decision that protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, and affirms a fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters. I am committed to protecting this constitutional right.”

In April of 2011, Obama lays down the gauntlet in a battle with the Republican House over continued federal funding of Planned Parenthood – America’s largest abortion provider. In fact, the conflict intensifies to the point where Obama threatens to shut down the federal government if the pro-Life majority in the U.S. House persists in its efforts to stop funding Planned Parenthood. (The Republicans eventually back down, hoping to elect a more humane president in 2012).

Obama then took his defense of Planned Parenthood into the states: His Justice Department wages a campaign against Indiana when it dares to end its partnership with the leading death merchant.

Beginning in the summer of 2011, the Obama Regime begins its assault on the conscience and religious liberty rights of Americans by compelling insurance companies to provide abortion-causing drugs as part of basic policies.

That same summer, Vice President Joe Biden gives his approval to China’s forced abortion policy during an official visit to that repressive nation.

In the fall of 2011, Michelle Obama’s chief of staff (Tina Tchen) was the keynote speaker at a conference sponsored by NARAL – an organization of abortionists who work to protect their lucrative business. One focus of this conference was developing strategies for closing the doors of “dangerous” pregnancy centers.

The list could be doubled, then doubled again: Radicals appointed to his Administration and the federal judiciary; the assault on Christian churches; the expanded funding for abortions in Washington, D.C.

Hopefully these highlights of the depravity being systematically pursued by Barack Obama and his allies will motivate us to pray with genuine humility for the Lord to intervene on behalf of the innocent. There can be no doubt that Obama has more than earned his title as the “Abortion President” – a title he is likely to hold for many years to come.

With your prayers, we can hope that the Lord will spare us another four years of this evil.

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