Monday, January 26, 2009

Life Links 1/26/09

President Barack Obama overturned the Mexico City policy on Friday and issued this statement on Saturday. I think I like this paragraph the best.
For too long, international family planning assistance has been used as a political wedge issue, the subject of a back and forth debate that has served only to divide us. I have no desire to continue this stale and fruitless debate.
Debating issues divides us so we’ll just do whatever I want. Talk about stale and fruitless.

Stephen Waldman notes a change in Barack Obama’s language regarding abortion. Gone is the rhetoric about helping women carry their children to term and instead we’re given language claiming that we all are “united” to support women in “the choices they make.” Ummm... not if they’re choosing abortion.

Obama’s rhetoric about helping women choose life is also absent from his “reproductive choice” agenda.

HT: LTI Blog

Robert George provides some encouragement to prolifers regarding the Supreme Court.
At best, the vote on the Supreme Court today is 5 to 4 in the wrong direction. Obviously, no Obama nominee will support overturning Roe, and this may be the greatest tragedy of the 2008 election. But let us not forget that three of the four constitutionalists on the Court—Justices Thomas, Roberts, and Alito—are its youngest members; and the fourth, Justice Scalia, at age seventy-two is far from elderly by Supreme Court standards and he remains, thank God, physically vigorous and mentally sharp. I have no doubt that Obama will have one or two vacancies to fill in the next four years, but there is a very good chance that the seats that will be vacated are seats already held by pro-abortion justices. What is likely to happen, then, is that the status quo will hold. So let us even now look forward to the 2012 election which will almost certainly be the decisive one when it comes to the Supreme Court and the future of Roe v. Wade.
Professor George (along with others) has also started a web site,, which will document attacks on human life and traditional marriage and asks prolife Catholics and Evangelicals, who supported Obama, to work to repel attacks on human life and traditional marriage.

Kathryn Jean-Lopez provides some thoughts on her March for Life experience.

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