"The Planned Parenthood Action Fund is proud to endorse Barack Obama for president of the United States. He is a passionate advocate for women's rights, and has a long and consistent record of standing up for women's health care. As president, he will improve access to quality health care for women, support and protect a woman's right to choose, support comprehensive sex education to keep our young people healthy and safe, and invest in prevention programs, including family planning services and breast cancer screenings." - statement released by Planned Parenthood, July 2008
Barack Obama is only the second presidential candidate endorsed by Planned Parenthood; yes, you guessed it, the first was Hilary Clinton. I don't know how much PP gave the Obama campaign, but I am sure it was in the millions. I guess he owes them, big time!
I am waiting for video coverage of the March for Life in Washington last Thursday to be uploaded to LifeSiteNews - I have seen some coverage on YouTube, but it is not very helpful in getting some idea of the scope of this march.
I heard from our president of Campaign Life Coalition here in Nova Scotia, that one black man in the march yelled "stop lying, we're dying". I wonder how many people know what he is referring to. In case you don't:
In the United States, 12% of the population is black, yet 34% of all abortions are performed on black women. This actually means that close to half of all black children are being aborted. So the real number of black people in America is diminishing. As well, for those who have surgical abortions, the chances of subsequent pregnancies being extremely premature is greatly increased, and the incidence of cerebral palsy increases dramatically with XPB (extremely pre-term birth, i.e. under 28 weeks gestation). American black women have very high rates of children born with CP, a direct result of the US abortion law.
"The most harrowing risk of an extremely pre-term birth (XPB) -- under 28 weeks gestation -- is cerebral palsy. The risk is about 38 times higher in XPB than in the overall newborn population. Sometimes XPB is just bad luck. Sometimes it isn't. According to obstetrician Barbara Luke's classic Every Pregnant Woman's Guide to Preventing Premature Birth, "If you have had one or more induced abortions, your risk of prematurity with this pregnancy increases about 30%." After two, a woman's chance of an XPB doubles. A woman who has had four or more abortions runs nine times the risk of XPB, an increase of 800%. Studies of black American women throw the problem into bold relief. Black American women, although only 12% of the American population, undergo 35.2% of all abortions. In 1987 it was reported in The New England Journal of Medicine that black American women with two previous abortions had a 91% higher relative risk of a subsequent pre-term birth. "- Barbara Kay, National Post
Does President Obama know this? surely someone has got these facts to him; in that case, why does he not care? Is he unaware that he is presiding over a black genocide in his own country?
“At the conclusion of your term in office, may it never be said that you
presided over the largest slaughter of innocent children in the history of the country and that African Americans became an ever increasing minority under your hand.” -Pastor Luke Robinson, Frederick, Maryland
It is incomprehensible to me that three days after Martin Luther King Day, he would lift the Mexico City Policy, a policy that will result in many more abortions in developing countries, as US tax dollars are funneled to organizations that promote abortion in the name of reproductive rights. And he has promised Planned Parenthood that he would sign FOCA, the Freedom of Choice Act. This act would open the flood gate to abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy, it would lift the ban on partial birth abortion that Bush signed (and which Obama voted against three times), it would pay for abortions with tax dollars, it would remove the requirement for parental consent for abortions on girls under 16 years of age. Hey, wait, don't we already have all those things in Canada? I get it, the US wants to be more like us here in the North!
When Obama was elected, an elderly black woman in the grocery store asked me if I had seen any magazines with his picture on the cover. She wanted to buy one. I hadn't, and told her that the next week there would be many. She said "oh, there were some, but they have all been sold out". She was so happy to see a black man elected President of the USA; I wanted to say something, but thought why should I dispel her illusions? she is not of an age to be re-educated and, to her, Obama's election was an amazing thing to see in her lifetime. But I felt very sad, thinking that she and many others have been duped by this man, who seems to be more of a political animal than a man of Christian values. In the words of Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life: "President Obama doesn't know the difference between serving the people and killing the people."