The Right to Life and the Abortion Issue
Barak Obama and the Born Alive Act in the Illinois Legislature
Barak Obama’s pro-abortion beliefs are perhaps the most radical of any elected official in the United States. When Obama was a senator in the Illinois Legislature, concern for botched late term abortions in Chicago abortion clinics eventually brought consideration of The Born Alive Act. In cases when the fetus survived the attempted abortion, The Born Alive act would have called in a second physician to assess the viability of the infant rather than trust the doctor who botched the abortion to make the decision on viability. Barak Obama opposed the bill affirming his radical pro abortion position. See The Planned Parenthood President: Obama’s obsession with abortion. Common Sense by Paul E. Rondeau, 10/15/12,The Washington Times Communities
Kathleen Sabelius and Health and Human Services
Obama appointed the radically pro-abortion governor of Kansas (2003-2009) Kathleen Sabelius to Secretary of Health and Human Services. Crucial evidence against Planned Parenthood was destroyed during Sabelius’ term, and Sabelius battled the state’s attorney general who was investigating late-term abortion violations.
In Support of Roe v. Wade, Overseas Abortions, Embryonic Stem Cell Research
On the first day of his Administration, President Obama restated his support for Roe v. Wade and on the second day he lifted the Mexico City policy which then allowed for the funding of abortions overseas. This was in turn followed up by taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research. Obama’s appointees to the Supreme Court, Sotomayor and Kagan, are pro abortion. Additional appointees in the future will certainly hold the same beliefs.
HHS Mandate Includes Religious Organizations Who Have Moral Objections
In January 212, the HHS (The Department of Health and Human Services) issued a mandate under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) ordering all employer health plans to provide free contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs, thereby overriding organizations with moral or religious objections. To date, opposition has formed across the nation to oppose the HHS Mandate.
ASK YOUR CHURCH WHAT THEIR POSITION IS ON THE HHS MANDATE. Like it or not, your church is now a part of the HHS MANDATE. The only remaining question is what are you going to do about it?
See Becket Fund for Religious Liberty,* Standup Coalition for Religious Freedom, or type in a search finder “Groups Opposed to HHS Mandate”
*From the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty website: “Today there are 37 cases and over 110 individuals representing hospitals, universities, businesses, schools, and people all speaking with one voice to affirm the freedom of religion guaranteed in the Constitution.”