Wednesday, October 15, 2008

THE issue in the upcoming Presidential Election

Okay, so the economy is on everyone's minds. It is an important issue and it seems that the focus of the election at the moment is this issue and this issue only. But there is one issue that trumps all others, even this one. Yes, we're all concerned about our houses, our investments, our children's futures, and so much more. But these wouldn't be concerns if you weren't here to be concerned about them. So what about all those who are never given the chance to live their lives?

Before I go on, read this article from Life News.

Go ahead, read it ... I'll wait.

I found the above article through a blog that I regularly read. It is very interesting to me that so many people don't realize what kinds of dangers are out there depending on the candidate you support. When it comes to Sen. Obama there are some major concerns, particularly in the life issues.

We are slowly becoming a nation with a culture of death. This culture of death already exists in a big way in many other parts of the world and the U.S. is not far behind. We are barely replacing our population and more and more we are seeing proposed policies that will bring this culture of death closer and closer for us. We need a culture of life in this country. The initiative in Washington State to allow assisted suicide, the greater and greater acceptance of euthansia, the millions of babies that have been killed through abortion, all these things and many more create a culture that doesn't respect life: life in all its stages. This election relies very much on this issue and the above article highlights the reasons why.

Some highlights from the article and my comments:
"Barack Obama supports federal funding of abortion."

No thank you, Sen. Obama. You aren't using my tax money to fund abortions!! The thing is, this does happen now. One of the country's largest abortion providers is Planned Parenthood which does currently receive federal funding. This needs to change. Abortion is not something that American's tax dollars should be used for.

"Barack Obama wants to stop federal funding to crisis-pregnancy centers."

Often when the issue of abortion comes up we often here the pro-death candidates/politicians say that they are in favor of limiting and reducing the number of abortions in this country. And yet, they don't vote that way. Want to reduce the number of aboritons?? Support the crisis-pregnancy centers!! Put the tax payer money there, that's where it's needed. Support laws that require abortion providers to do ultrasounds and explain to women that they are carrying another human being, explain that they have choices. Many women entering abortion clinics don't know their choices. So much for the push to keep so-called choice alive.

"Barack Obama has told the Planned Parenthood Action Fund that the first thing he will sign as president will be the Freedom of Choice Act, which will sweep away limits on abortion -- state and federal -- including restrictions on government funding of abortion and laws protecting anti-abortion health care providers."

The so-called Freedom of Choice Act is a dangerous Act for this country. Many, many states have enacted laws that require parental notification if a minor enters a clinic for an abortion, laws requiring abortionists to perform an ultrasound on a woman seeking an abortion and show her the baby that is growing inside her, laws allowing pro-life health care providers to not be involved in abortion or anything that is against their moral convictions. All these types of laws as well as others would be swept away if Obama signed this act. This just can't happen.

This issue is too important to not consider. Yes, the economy is of vital importance, the war in Iraq is definitely an issue that needs attention, and finding ways to make our country energy independant will do a lot to boost our economy. But much more important to any of this is the right for ALL of our citizens to be given the chance to have life. This is a civil rights issue, the most basic human right we have is that of life.

It's even part of the United States Declaration of Independance as one of the three "inalienable rights" of man: "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."

Actually, it's even the first one listed.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:54 PM

    Hi Kerri,

    I enjoy reading your blog, but I was a little uncomfortable with your choice to use LifeNews as a source of information. I read the article you linked, along with a few others and I found it to be biased writing, with facts that were twisted for its audience. There were also some personal attacks on Barack Obama that I didn't think were appropriate, including attacks on his race.

    I completely respect your views. I was just surprised to see you cite that article as a source.

    It's a tough campaign season right now though and it's really hard to get any unbiased information.

    Thanks again for the interesting blog!