I am by no means Catholic, but their stance on abortion is the one thing I do agree with. Read on:
ASSOCIATED PRESS • January 24, 2009
VATICAN CITY— Vatican officials said today they were disappointed by President Barack Obama’s decision to end a ban on federal funding for international groups that perform abortions or provide information on them.
Monsignor Rino Fisichella, who heads the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, urged Obama to listen to all voices in America without “the arrogance of those who, being in power, believe they can decide of life and death.”
Fisichella said in an interview published today in Corriere della Sera that “if this is one of President Obama’s first acts, I have to say, in all due respect, that we’re heading quickly toward disappointment.”
Obama signed an executive order that ended the ban on Friday, reversing the policy of the Bush administration.
“This deals a harsh blow not only to us Catholics but to all the people across the world who fight against the slaughter of innocents that is carried out with the abortion,” another top official with the Academy for Life, Monsignor Elio Sgreccia, told the ANSA news agency.
“Among the many good things that he could have done, Barack Obama instead chose the worst,” he was quoted as saying today.
Please understand, funding HAS been in place for abortions overseas with private funding and some government funding that gets rerouted without our knowledge or consent. This becomes a blatant thumb-on-nose to the Bush administration from BHO to appease the Dems in their fight for Stepford-wife like society. So, lets start with the third world countries first!
From the National Right to Life:
‘This will be the first instance in which the actions of the new Obama administration will inevitably, inextricably, and inexorably increase the number of aborted babies. But virtually no “mainstream media” outlet will bother to point that out to the public. No, today’s executive order, we are told, is all about eliminating a “global gag rule.” ‘ read the entire article here–>
And then Guttmacher:
‘The Bush administration and other anti–family planning administrations had also denied U.S. support to UNFPA—which works to reduce the need for abortion by promoting voluntary family planning in more than 150 poor countries. The Reagan, Bush I and Bush II administrations all blocked any U.S. contribution to UNFPA on the grounds that it indirectly supported coercive abortions in China, despite U.S. government findings clearing UNFPA of any involvement in coercive practices.’ read the entire aricle here–>
This is just the beginning – next is the Freedom of Choice Act right here in the U.S. God will not be mocked – there is judgement coming.
With every wave of Democratic rule, comes certain death. The death of those who HAVE NO CHOICE. The United Nations Population Fund is being funded by the tax payer and many more private funders such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Read on:
In Foxnews.com today:
President Obama on Friday is expected to lift a ban on federal funding for groups that help provide abortions abroad, reversing a policy of his predecessor, George W. Bush.
Obama will sign the executive order one day after the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states.
The policy, known as the Mexico City policy, requires any non-governmental organization to agree before receiving U.S. funds that they will “neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations.”
The policy was first instituted by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and continued by President George H.W. Bush. The policy was reversed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, and re-instated by President George W. Bush in 2001.
It seems that Obama’s first 100 days will be busy – mostly making a mockery of all moral truths that this country was founded on. And this is only the beginning.
When does abortion become a HATE CRIME?
Soon, many thousands of doors will close because of the Freedom of Choice Act. Read on…
Now that Barack Obama has been elected president, pro-life
and pro-abortion groups are waiting to see if he will keep his campaign promise
to sign the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) into law and if faith-based hospitals
and health care facilities will be forced to perform abortions or risk losing
federal funding – a loss that could result in some health care providers closing
view article —>
And from Lifenews.com:
Barack Obama told Planned Parenthood in July 2007 that the first piece of
legislation he would sign would be the so-called Freedom of Choice Act,
a bill that would overturn pro-life laws nationwide. One little-discussed
aspect of the ramifications of the bill could see the closing of Catholic hospitals.
Baby steps – literally – is what it will take to stop this madness called abortion. A child’s voice cries in the wilderness of bad government; the preborn child did not have the ability nor the CHOICE to make a decision that would effect the whole of it’s life. Perhaps when he/she is a tax payer? Is that when VIABILITY begins?
Close the doors of the faith-based hospitals. Keep life legal.
According to Lifenews.com, the White House website has already been changed to reflect the pro-choice message that the current administration supports. I cannot adequately explain how I feel at this time – it’s as if I can hear millions of voices suddenly silenced. My husband was nearly in a tussle with a brother in the Lord that happens to be black; this man was rejoicing as the new president was sworn in. As well, my husband asked him how he can do this knowing that the president will now be responsible for even more deaths through abortion than ever before. And as usual, this man was confrontational and brusk siting racial motivation to my husband. Another man that my husband talked to, also a black man, asked what the Freedom of Choice Act was – when he found out, he wept. This man wept because he knows the judgement of Almighty God will be upon us for this horrific thing. Any one who believes in God AT ALL should have never voted for ANYONE that supports abortion or any related issues.
Tomorrow, January 22, 2009, marks the 36th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. I urge you and anyone you know to view a short video. It is an anti-prochoice ad that is being shown in some parts of the country that features the former Jane Roe. Click here to view.
When the Freedom of Choice Act is signed, not only will it allow anyone to abort at anytime during the pregnancy, but it will also allow civil suits to be filed against peaceful protesters who are only trying to save the lives of those that, according to the new administration, have no value.