Three years ago an anonymous person in a an online discussion forum informed me that abortion was an issue that no one cares about. It was unimportant to voters. This same person boldly proclaimed that their man had won -Obama, the abortion president. They said they had campaigned for Barack Obama and were regular donors to Planned Parenthood and NARAL. Roe V Wade was law. Abortion was a settled issue. The Freedom of Choice Act would be signed. Being pro-life was a waste of time. You might have thought abortion was going to become a literal add-on to the Bill of Rights, if not already so in effect.
Barack Obama has been a galvanizer in the pro-life movement however and the best example of extraordinary pro-choice hubris since Margaret Sanger. His personal list of pro-abortion efforts is long and we won’t revisit them here for lack of time and space. Along the way though, Obama has lied to everyone from the American people to the Pope. He actually promised Benedict XVI fewer abortions. Strangely, recent data would suggest that in some ways when it comes to enacting legislation to reduce abortions, having Obama for a president does work, even President Obama himself, does not.
Since the election of Barack Obama, there has been perhaps more pro-life activity than ever before. Live Action has continued to expose various Planned Parenthood abuses while they and dozens of other pro-life websites and blogs provide pro-life updates. The explosion of Facebook as a social network has changed more than middle east politics. It has become virtual web connecting thousands of at home pro-life activists in you might call, “a pro-life spring”. In addition, 40 Days for Life has gone global in 247 cities while clinics have closed and many others have reduced their staffing and hours.
The election of Obama has had an interesting effect. The de-funding and restriction of abortion has become pandemic. Obama’s Kronkite, The Daily Kos even abandoned it’s usual sneering pro-abortion tone for the length of one whole article expressing concern about pro-life legislation. Wasn’t victory secure? They were promised more abortions! The Obama effect was not readily apparent. Obama’s pro-abortion policies could have left some discouraged, yet this past January’s March for Life saw the largest gathering of pro-life supporters ever. More than 300,000 peaceful persons -roundly ignored by the media.
It’s harder to ignore a protest when it happens in the voting booth however and more so in the state houses across America. People are tired of funding the industry responsible for 1.2 million recorded elective abortions every year. They are tired of an industry that does not play by house rules and refuses to treat women like patients even while they boast of providing health care. Knowledge is power. More women than ever who have regretted their abortions are sounding the alarm. Want to know how good a job a business is doing? Just ask the customer. It would seem that abortion is not an issue that no one cares about.
So I guess thanks are in order. Thank you Mr President! Thank you for being such a wonderful pro-life catalyst. Thank you for lighting a fire under more people than ever and lighting a fire in their hearts for the unborn. Your presidency will not be in vain. Despite all your efforts Mr President, there are prayerful people every day outside abortion clinics across America giving people hope and saving lives because hope cannot be sold. It is something that is given. Thank you, for reminding people that human life cannot be bought so cheaply. You can buy abortions, but you can’t buy consciences.