Obama overturns Mexico City Policy

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on January 25, 2009

Obama waited until his third full day in office to open the funding spigot to abortion providers overseas. I had predicted he would do it on his first full day in office. I was wrong.

But Obama's accompanying statement regarding his executive order was laughable and somewhat offensive.

Obama said in a statement that family planning aid has been used as a "political wedge issue," adding that he had "no desire to continue this stale and fruitless debate."

Bolshevik Storytelling. His action continues the "stale and fruitless" debate. The next Republican president will undoubtedly reverse Obama's move. The debate will continue until Roe v. Wade is overturned and the American people can come to a political accommodation on the issue.

And then there's the Christian left that's completely sold-out to whatever Obama does.

Jim Wallis of the progressive evangelical group Sojourners praised Obama for not signing the order on the day of the march and instead marking the day by issuing his first presidential statement about abortion, which called on all sides to find common ground, such as working to reduce abortions.

"President Obama showed respect for both sides in the historically polarized abortion debate, and called for both a new conversation and a new common ground. I hope that this important gesture signals the beginning of a new approach and a new path toward finding some real solutions to decrease the number of abortions in this country and around the world," Wallis said.

Yeah, thanks for waiting until the day after tens of thousands marched on Washington to give them the proverbial middle finger. Obama could feed Wallis a crap sandwich and he'd thank him for serving it on wheat bread.

Here's something else for Wallis to chew on: If taxpayers fund "A," more "A" happens than would if taxpayers didn't fund it. I'm going to make a depressing prediction right now: The number of abortions in America and worldwide will increase during Obama's presidency.

Gerald Warner over at the London Telegraph says it best:

To anyone who kept his head, the string of Christmas cracker mottoes booming through the public address system on Washington's National Mall can only excite scepticism. It is crucial to recall the reality that lies behind the rhetoric. Denouncing "those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents" comes ill from a man whose flagship legislation, the Freedom of Choice Act, will impose abortion, including partial-birth abortion, on every state in the Union. It seems the era of Hope is to be inaugurated with a slaughter of the innocents.

One suspects that even should the Freedom of Choice Act pass and Obama sign it, that not even that would give Wallis and his fellow Kool-Aid drinkers pause.

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  1. This was a great article. I put a link to it on my blog. Thank you for all that you do in researching and posting this stuff.

    ~Annemarie

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